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Wrestling

Now is the Wright time for Tyrone coach

When the Tyrone head wrestling positioned opened up five years ago, Quentin Wright thought about applying for the job. But in the end, the Bald Eagle Area and Penn State great decided not to. Terry Tate ended up getting the job. “I love coaching kids,” he said, “but it just wasn’t ...

B-A wrestling coach says it’s time to retire

Tim Andrekovich had been a long-time assistant coach within the Bellwood-Antis wrestling program before being named Ron Wilson’s successor four years ago at the high school level. Andrekovich, who turns 57 in the fall, turned in his letter of resignation to the school board right before ...

2021 Mirror wrestling all-stars

Wrestlers and coaches in the Altoona Mirror coverage area were certainly presented with challenges during a delayed 2020-2021 regular season and an extended postseason. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were told to wrestle with masks and maintain social distancing off the mat. They had ...

McMillen’s patience, skill pays off

Brock McMillen got one of the latest starts to the wrestling season in the state because Glendale was in remote learning until late January. McMillen, who had won two PIAA Class 2A state titles and wrestled in three state finals, finally wrestled his first bout on Feb. 3 against West ...

McMillen falls at PWC event

CANONSBURG — Glendale’s Brock McMillen’s scrambling ability was in full effect against Oklahoma three-time state champion Carter Young in the 47th annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on Friday night. McMillen, who just capped off his career by winning his third state title, fought off ...

Tate steps down as wrestling coach

Terry Tate was instrumental in turning around the Tyrone wrestling program. As coach, he led the Eagles to a combined 14 wins in the last two years, including a 7-4 mark this season. In his first three seasons, Tyrone had eight combined wins. But Tate, who won a Class 2A state title as a ...