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Wrestling

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 ...

Vikings fall short in championship

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com Visiting Glendale battled Forest Hills throughout Thursday night’s District 6 Class 2A Duals Championship, but the Rangers won crucial bouts at 160 and 172 pounds to beat the Vikings, 34-24, and claim their second straight Duals title. With the win, ...

McMillen captures third state gold

HERSHEY — Brock McMillen doesn’t usually show a lot of emotion after his wins, but after he captured his third state title on Friday at Hershey’s Giant Center, the Glendale senior celebrated. He did when the final seconds ticked off the clock after a tight 1-0 win over Burrell’s Ian ...

Viking desires 3-peat

Glendale’s Brock McMillen burst upon the high school wrestling landscape as a freshman and made an immediate impact. The two-time Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state champion went 41-4, with all of his losses coming to Mount Union’s Josh Boozel in the dual meet, District 6 finals, ...

Glendale’s McMillen beats same foes in moving to states

INDIANA — Glendale’s Brock McMillen has wrestled Burrell’s Ian Oswalt in the finals of the last two postseason tournaments and Saint Joseph’s Amonn Ohl in the semifinals or the finals in two of the last three tournaments. “It’s like Groundhog Day,” Glendale coach Brian Storm ...

Altoona’s Sarbo, Fasick reach end of road

Under this season’s COVID-19 pandemic-influenced PIAA wrestling format, the first-ever Super Regional tournaments technically served the function of the first part of the state tournament, with competition that is just as intense and difficult. Two Altoona Area High school entries in ...

Welcome to wrestling’s Sweet 16

PIAA West Super Regionals CLASS 3A TOURNAMENT Saturday at Altoona Fieldhouse Weights 106-138 Quarterfinals: 8:30 a.m., Semifinals and consolations: 9:15 a.m., Consolation semifinals: 10:15 a.m., Finals and consolation finals: 11:15 a.m. Weights 145-285 Quarterfinals: 2:45 p.m., ...

Mirror high school wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Korry Walls Tyrone So 13-7 2. Bryce Proudfit Penn Cambria Sr 11-3 3. Noah Horne Hollidaysburg Fr 9-9 4. Tyler Biesinger Central So 6-4 5. Hunter Jones Cambria Heights Fr 7-4 Ones to watch: Dillon Degennaro, Alt 113 POUNDS 1. Trent Hoover Penn ...

Sarbo first Lion with 4 regional titles

Altoona Area High School senior Matt Sarbo etched his name into the school’s all-time record book Saturday afternoon, while continuing to set his eye on a loftier goal. Sarbo became the first wrestler in the 60-year history of the Altoona program to win four Northwest Class 3A Regional ...

McMillen earns crown, advances

INDIANA — Glendale’s Brock McMillen got a Southwest Regional rematch with Burrell’s Ian Oswalt on Saturday at IUP’s Frey Arena at the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex. It appeared to be a little easier this year for McMillen, who had to go to overtime to beat Oswalt in the ...

Sarbo, McMillen look to make history at regionals

Altoona’s Matt Sarbo and Glendale’s Brock McMillen both wrestle at 138 pounds, and they are looking to make history at their respective regional tournaments on Saturday. Sarbo is aiming for his fourth Northwest Regional Tournament title at the Altoona Fieldhouse, which would set program ...

Mirror high school wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Korry Walls Tyrone So 12-4 2. Bryce Proudfit Penn Cambria Sr 11-3 3. Noah Horne Hollidaysburg Fr 9-9 4. Tyler Biesinger Central So 6-4 5. Hunter Jones Cambria Heights Fr 7-4 Ones to watch: Dillon Degennaro, Alt 113 POUNDS 1. Trent Hoover Penn Cambria Fr 11-2 2. ...

McMillen earns third D6 crown

Glendale’s Brock McMillen has faced stiffer adversity in his young life, including battling a heart condition, but his third District 6 Class 2A Tournament title was certainly no walk in the park. The two-time state champion had to battle through a nasty cut on his lip that forced three ...

Ridge takes D5 title

BOSWELL — Chestnut Ridge won its 10th straight District 5 Class 2A team wrestling championship with nine regional qualifiers and five champions on Saturday at North Star High School. Calan Bollman (113 pounds), Ross Dull (126), Colton Bollman (138), Luke Moore (152) and Daniel Moore (172) ...

Senior Sarbo gets another D6 title

The 2020-21 wrestling season has been a weird one with COVID-19 protocols, a late start to the season and teams having to halt competition, just to name a few oddities. One thing that hasn’t changed is Altoona senior Matt Sarbo dominating in the postseason. Sarbo breezed to his fourth ...

3 wrestling tourneys set for weekend

While the District 6 Class 2A wrestlers have been trying to advance to the District 6 Tournament, the Class 3A and District 5 teams have been waiting their turns for the postseason to start. All three tournaments will take place over the next two days. The District 6 Class 3A Tournament ...

Young Eagle wrestler soars in Tyrone’s win

HUNTINGDON — Tyrone and Huntingdon fought nip and tuck for the team title throughout the District 6 Class 2A Section 1 Tournament on Wednesday at Huntingdon High School. And wouldn’t you know it, the team title came down to the very last bout of the night between Tyrone’s Braden Ewing ...