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Wrestling

C-K hires Kakabar as wrestling coach

By Rachel Foor rfoor@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board appointed Ron Kakabar as head varsity wrestling coach Wednesday evening. Kakabar previously served as junior high wrestling coach. He also has experience coaching at Chestnut Ridge and Forest Hills ...

Glendale’s Dubler commits to D-I Lehigh

Glendale’s Zeke Dubler has been talking with the Division I Lehigh University wrestling coaches for some time as they made their recruiting pitch. And when Dubler made his official visit to Lehigh, he was impressed with the campus and the Mountain Hawks’ wrestling program. On Monday, he ...

Northern Bedford girls part of the family

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com Girls wrestling has been gaining momentum in Pennsylvania in recent years thanks to the Sanction PA movement. High schools throughout the state have begun adding girls programs. Northern Bedford became the 36th school in the state to add girls ...

Bellwood fills two head coaching positions

The Bellwood-Antis School Board hired a pair of head coaches Tuesday night that will lead the school’s two major boys winter sports programs. Tyler Mertiff, who was named the Altoona Mirror’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year during the 2002-2003 season while he played for Tyrone, will ...

Altoona’s Sipes runner-up in national tourney

Altoona’s Luke Sipes went 5-1 and finished second at 152 pounds in the NHSCA freshmen national tournament on Sunday in Virginia Beach. Sipes, who placed fifth in the PIAA Class 3A Championships last weekend, was seeded second in Virginia Beach. Sipes lost, 11-3, to Georgia’s top-seeded ...

Dubler brothers share top honor

Glendale brothers Zeke Dubler and Suds Dubler have been excelling on the wrestling mat and football field their whole lives. They certainly excelled and matched their feats this season. Both won District 6 Class 2A titles. Both lost by a point to returning state champions in the Southwest ...