Wrestling

Reynolds flexes muscles at Ultimate Duels

Reynolds, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A by Off The Mat, flexed its muscles at the traditionally tough Ultimate Duals at Brookville High School on Saturday by going 4-0. The Raiders breezed to wins over Chestnut Ridge, 56-19, Bishop McCort, 66-7, and Burrell, 60-6, before earning a 37-16 victory ...

Red Devils win Claysburg Pizza Duals

CLAYSBURG  — The Central Cambria wrestling team won the Claysburg Pizza Duals on Saturday, thanks to a 5-0 day that included a 36-34 win over Central in the finals. This is the first time in school history that the Red Devils are 18-0. Central Cambria also beat Southern Huntingdon ...

Bearcats sweep toss-ups

HUNTINGDON — Looking at the matchups before once-beaten teams Altoona and Huntingdon wrestled Thursday under the spotlight at the darkened Huntingdon gymnasium, the key appeared to be the early toss-up bouts. As it turned, that’s exactly how the dual meet between the Mountain Lions, ...

Chestnut Ridge dominates Bedford

BEDFORD — After getting three forfeits to open the match, Chestnut Ridge dominated the middle weights, getting wins at 126, 132, 145, 152, 160, 170 and 182, four coming by fall, to roll to a 51-19 win at Bedford Thursday night in high school wrestling. Earning falls for Ridge were Justin ...

Altoona snaps skid against Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — There were two subplots going into the annual rivalry dual meet between Altoona and Hollidaysburg on Tuesday night at Hollidaysburg’s gymnasium. n The Golden Tigers had beaten the Mountain Lions three straight years, including a 29-28 win last season, but the now 8-1 Lions ...

Red Devils improve perfect mark to 13

PATTON — Max Murin (145), Isaac Thompson (170) and Caliber Castel (182) earned pins for Central Cambria in a 50-25 win over Cambria Heights Tuesday night in high school wrestling. The Red Devils improved to 13-0 while the Highlanders fell to 3-9. Allen Simmons (106) and Ben Yahner (160) ...

Biddle makes smooth transition to higher class

Central’s Brock Biddle has jumped up 20 pounds and three weight classes to 152 pounds this year. It’s a jump that some high school wrestlers haven’t been able to adjust to. That’s certainly not the case with Biddle. The Scarlet Dragon senior is 9-0 with eight pins and a forfeit win ...

Tyrone’s Tate facing roster challenges in first year

Tyrone’s Terry Tate was one of the best wrestlers in the Golden Eagles’ storied history, winning a Class 2A state title as a senior at 275 pounds in 2005, posting a 47-0 record that year, and amassing a 149-24 record. Now he’s the head coach of the Golden Eagles, who have been ...

NB pins setback on Valley

ALEXANDRIA — The Northern Bedford wrestling team picked up 30 points on five falls Monday night in a 51-24 victory over Juniata Valley in high school wrestling action. The Black Panthers got falls from Ian Sherlock, Alex Fouse, Carter Replogle, Chase Eller and Austin Mowry. They also got 18 ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons    Cambria Heights    So    13-4 2. Caleb Holderbaum    Chestnut Ridge    Jr    7-2 3. Micah DeLattre    Moshannon Valley    So    14-4 4. Robert Sloan    Tussey Mountain    Jr    9-3 5. Chase Chapman   ...

PIAA reverses WPIAL eligibility decision on Hong

On Dec. 5, the WPIAL ruled national prep champion Eric Hong ineligible to wrestle for North Allegheny. On Tuesday, the PIAA reversed the WPIAL decision and ruled him eligible. Hong wrestled his first three years at private schools Georgetown Prep, Md. And Kiski Prep. According to PA Power ...

Bonus points turn out to be big difference for Mounties

By Todd Irwin For The Mirror PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola entered Thursday night’s match against Tyrone without five starters due to injuries and skin conditions. Tyrone entered without wrestlers entered at five weights. The difference was the Mounties were able to fill three of ...

More than just one key to Altoona’s hot start

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The Altoona Area High School wrestling team has bolted off to a 7-1 start in dual meets this season, and, according to coach Joel Gilbert, the success can be attributed to a fairly collective effort. “Everybody has been gelling,’’ Gilbert ...

Success doesn’t weigh on NB’s Clark

Northern Bedford’s Zach Clark is a two-time District 5 champion, a returning state qualifier who was one win away from a state medal last season and is 10-0 as a senior this season. Many wrestlers in his situation might be feeling the pressure to win more bouts than last season, to earn a ...

Mtn. Lions, Red Devils on way to memorable seasons

It’s still early in the high school wrestling season, but given what they’ve done so far, Altoona and Central Cambria could be on their way to memorable seasons. That’s good to see for both programs. The Mountain Lions are 6-1 and have jumped to No. 4 in the Mirror rankings, while the ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons    Cambria Heights    So    12-4 2. Caleb Holderbaum    Chestnut Ridge    Jr    6-2 3. Robert Sloan    Tussey Mountain    Jr    6-2 4. Micah DeLattre    Moshannon Valley    So    13-4 5. Chase Chapman   ...

Central Cambria captures Everett’s Bloody Run championship

EVERETT — For the first time in team history, the Central Cambria wrestling team won the Bloody Run Duals held at Everett High School on Saturday. Central Cambria went 5-0 to achieve that status, thanks to wins over Juniata Valley (60-18), Central (37-33), James Buchanan (63-10), United ...

Fresh Chestnut Ridge rolls Black Panthers

LOYSBURG — With a little more than a week off since completing a rugged December schedule, Chestnut Ridge looked rested, aggressive and ready for January against Northern Bedford on Friday night. The Lions, who hadn’t wrestled since finishing 14th in the prestigious Powerade Tournament on ...

Central Cambria downs Bedford

EBENSBURG — Caliber Castel (195 pounds) had Central Cambria’s lone pin as the Red Devils defeated Bedford, 39-28, and remained undefeated at 6-0 in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Avery Bryan (182) won by fall for Bedford, which fell to 4-2. 182—Bryan, B, pinned Kaschalk, ...

Spotlight officially on area wrestlers

Commentary We are a little more than a month into the 2016-17 season, and we’ve already had many big bouts, exciting dual meets, some upsets and a glimpse at some promising young stars in the area. It’s time to recognize some of the wrestlers and teams with the first edition of the ...