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Wrestling

Red Devils’ uphill climb goes to Penn Cambria

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — The dual meets between the Penn Cambria and Central Cambria wrestling teams are usually pretty close. The competitive nature is something the coaches, brothers Todd Niebauer of Penn Cambria Matt Niebauer of Central Cambria’s ...

Tyrone takes advantage of forfeits, falls in victory

BELLWOOD — Tyrone collected five forfeit wins and five falls in beating Bellwood-Antis, 60-9, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Reese Wood, Andrew Weaver, Zack Lash, Jason Barr and Braden Ewing recorded falls for the Golden Eagles, now 7-2. Ethan Norris had a fall for Bellwood, ...

Lions use their six wins wisely against rivals

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Altoona’s annual wrestling dual meet with neighboring Hollidaysburg is usually hard-fought and competitive, and Wednesday night’s matchup between the two schools at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse proved to be no exception. In the ...

Ex-B-A coach says concerns weren’t resolved ministration

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com Kyle Fink was named the head coach of the Bellwood-Antis High School wrestling team in August after former coach Tim Andrekovich stepped down before Easter of 2021. Fink, who wrestled under Ron Wilson and graduated in 2012, resigned as the coach of ...

Rallies are too much for Eagles

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com HUNTINGDON — In three key bouts of the clash between once-beaten Tyrone and Huntingdon on Tuesday night at Huntingdon, the Golden Eagles held early leads. The Bearcats, though, didn’t give up. When they saw openings in those bouts, they pounced, ...

Vikings know how to play the numbers game

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com FLINTON — Like many scholastic wrestling programs in this day and age, Glendale is numerically challenged. The Vikings have 13 on this year’s roster, but are currently dealing with some injuries, and a couple wrestlers competing at the same ...