Wrestling

My dad’s love of wrestling led to my passion for sport

Sometimes I’m asked why I enjoy covering wrestling so much. My answer is I get my love of the sport from my dad, Jack. My dad loved going to high school wrestling matches in his younger days, watching high school and college wrestling on TV when his physical limitations prevented him from ...

Everett’s Cornell less stressed after earning state medal

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Everett’s Garret Cornell had gone to the state tournament his first two years at the varsity level and throughout junior high, but he never knew what it felt like to stand on the medals podium. That changed last season. Cornell finally broke ...

Bearcats go 5-0 in duals; Portage’s Sossong wins title

MIFFLINTOWN — Huntingdon went 5-0 in the Juniata Duals in high school wrestling on Saturday. Huntingdon beat Glendale (42-33), West Perry (64-7), Danville (53-20), Greencastle-Antrim (75-3) and Tulpehocken (84-0). Glendale lost to West Perry, 54-26, but beat Tulephocken, 78-4, ...

Freshman gets big pin for Philipsburg on special night

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG – The fourth annual Take Down Cancer event between Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola raised $10,077 to support the Emily Whitehead Foundation. In the four years the event has been going on, more than $55,000 has been raised for the ...

Tussey defeats Northern, 58-18

LOYSBURG — Tussey Mountain used six pins to cruise past Northern Bedford, 58-18, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Cole Weist (182 pounds), Christopher Pierce (126), Nick Brumbaugh (132), Brenden Wright (145), Colton Riley (152) and Bryan Rankin (160) logged falls for the Titans. ...

Fisher, McCready claim titles

READING — Hollidaysburg Area High School boasted two champions at the Governor Mifflin Holiday Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Senior Nate Fisher won the 170-pound bracket, and senior Mason McCready won the 182-pound class as the Golden Tigers finished sixth out of 24 teams. Others who ...

P-O has two in semis

LANCASTER — The Philipsburg-Osceola High School wrestling team is in 11th place out of 27 teams after the first day of the Conestoga Valley Holiday Classic. Philipsburg-Osceola still have five wrestlers alive in the tournament, which means all five of them will place in the top eight of ...

Central tops C-K

CLAYSBURG — Michael Fowkes won by fall at 220 pounds during Central’s 45-27 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday in high school wrestling. Cooper Lingenfelter, Cade Keithley, Levi Brown and Kobe Harr won by fall for the Bulldogs. 182: Ben Detwiler (CHM) over (CKH) (For.) 195: Jacob ...

Strong start sparks Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis opened with four straight victories Friday night en route to a 48-24 victory over United in high school wrestling action. The Blue Devils got pins from Ty Noonan (138), Aidan Taylor (145), Alex Taylor (152), Trentin Whaley (19). 132: Paulino Cuevas (BAH) over ...

Bearcats show strength in victory over Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hollidaysburg started off Friday night’s dual meet with Huntingdon with a bang as returning Class 3A state placewinner Mason McCready pinned Class 2A state qualifier Ryder Kocik. The Golden Tigers got two more pins in the first six bouts, including Gus Dellinger’s fall ...

Lions pin loss on Williamsport

After opening its season at two invitational tournaments, the Altoona Mountain Lion wrestling team finally got its first dual meet in, and made it a good one, disposing of Williamsport, 57-18, Thursday afternoon in high school action. The Mountain Lions got pins from Jordan Wagner (138), ...

High school wrestling: Tyrone topples Ligonier Valley

LIGONIER — Noah Sprankle, Mason Walls, Ashton Sipes, Parker Allen, Braeden Nevling-Ray, Aric Reader and Tommy Hicks all pinned their opponents for Tyrone in a 48-29 victory over Ligonier Valley Wednesday in high school wrestling. Brockway 49 Hollidaysburg 18 BROCKWAY — Andrew Simpson ...

Cornell wins battle while Glendale takes the war

FLINTON — The way the dual meet raced along, it appeared even the wrestlers wanted to see the highly anticipated 132-pound between Glendale’s Brock McMillen and Everett’s Garret Cornell. The first six bouts from 145 to 195 were pins in either the first or second period, with the Vikings ...

Bellwood-Antis downs Claysburg

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis lost its first bout of the night, but still went on to record a 59-18 wn over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action on Tuesday. The Blue Devils picked up falls from Trentin Whaley (195), Evan Pellegrine (285) and Alex Taylor (152). Claysburg-Kimmel ...

Glendale shines at Classic

CRESSON — Glendale coach Billy Dubler’s voice was shot. He was hoarse, and he could hardly be heard as he spoke. But you could sense the pride as he spoke about the way his wrestlers competed at the 45-team Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College. The Vikings had five ...

McGill, Knisely claim King of Mountain titles

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge closed out the 2018 King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in third place out of 32 schools with 158 team points. Council Rock South won the team title with 198.5 team points and two individual champions. Seneca Valley took second place with 189 ...

Glendale solid at Panther Holiday Classic

CRESSON —- Glendale sits in eighth place with 82.5 points as the top school from the Mirror coverage area in the team standings at the 2018 Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College on Friday night. Altoona is close behind in ninth place with 78.5. At 106, fourth-seeded Suds Dubler ...

Chestnut Ridge rolls past Bedford

NEW PARIS — Trevor Weyandt, Baltzer Bollman, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Dalton Seace won by fall as Chestnut Ridge dominated Bedford, 54-17, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Nathan Gabriel and Mathew Emerick pinned their opponents for the Bisons. 106: Simon Osman (CRH) over ...

Bearcats take down Mounties in tight contest

HUNTINGDON — Given last year’s nailbiter between Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola — won by the Bearcats — Tuesday’s dual meet between the teams figured to be another tight match. They didn’t disappoint. In a dual meet with seven bouts decided by four points or less, the ...

Ridge routs Central Cambria

NEW PARIS — Kai Burkett, Nathan Holderbaum, Taylor Claycomb, Gryphon Callihan, Seth Holderbaum, and Dalton Seace were all winners by for Chestnut Ridge in its 75-6 win over Central Cambria Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Trevor Weyandt won by technical fall, 17-2, in 5:45, ...