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Wrestling

Tyrone girls even record

INDIANA — Tyrone broke open a game that was tied at the half with a 17-8 advantage in the third quarter in a 51-41 triumph over non-conference opponent Indiana on Saturday in high school girls basketball action. Kayelin Gibbons scored 14 points to lead the Lady Eagles. Jaida Parker added 12 ...

Eagles, Mounties wrestling with the new normal

TYRONE — Tyrone and Philipsburg-Osceola met up on the wrestling mat in one of the first local wrestling dual meets of the Coronavirus Pandemic era on Thursday night at Tyrone. They did so wearing masks while they wrestled in front of only Tyrone family members who signed a COVID-19 waiver ...

Area wrestling programs making adjustments

Like it has for so many other activities, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ground rules for events for high school wrestling teams in the Mirror coverage area this winter. With schools mandated by the state government not to begin or resume athletic practices until last Monday, and a ...

Tyrone forced to change slate

Tyrone athletic director Luke Rhoades confirmed Thursday that boys and girls basketball games Friday and Saturday, along with a wrestling match on Tuesday, have been postponed. Rhoades received an email from Clearfield at 2:30 p.m. that all athletic events at the school were being shut ...

Light at end of tunnel for area winter sports teams

Many area scholastic sports teams resumed or began winter sports practices Monday, and a few teams will begin competitions as early as Friday. The Tyrone boys basketball team, which finished as the District 6 Class 4A runner-up last season and returns its top six players, will travel to ...

Sarbo’s heart was always with Lock Haven

Altoona Area High School senior Matt Sarbo has had his heart set on competing for the NCAA Division I Lock Haven State University wrestling program since he began thinking about his college destination. Sarbo, a three-time Northwest Class 3A Regional and District 6 Class 3A Tournament ...

Please keep Conaway in your prayers

Notes and observations from a PIAA wrestling season that has yet to start and will hopefully be held in some form this winter: n The past year has been an extraordinarily difficult one for just about everybody on the planet, including many with wrestling ties to the Mirror’s current or ...

Scholastic sports off until Jan. 4

As cases of the COVID-19 pandemic surge throughout the state, and just one day after he had tested positive for the coronavirus himself, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday decreed a temporary shutdown throughout the commonwealth of various businesses and activities, which will also ...

Area gyms remain silent for now

Tonight was supposed to be the first night of competition for the winter scholastic sports season, but in District 6, there won’t be any tip-offs, grappling or dives into a pool. And there might not be for quite some time. The PIAA decided not to delay the season at its meeting Wednesday, ...

D6 could opt out of state playoffs

Due to concern from school superintendents in Intermediate Units 8, 10 and 11, which make up most of District 6 in scholastic sports, there is a possibility that the district may not participate in the PIAA playoffs during the winter sports season. “Everything is on the table given the way ...

Feelings for Pitt never wavered

For more than a year, it was almost a foregone conclusion that Glendale High School senior and two-time PIAA Class 2A wrestling champion Brock McMillen would further his wrestling career on the NCAA Division I level at the University of Pittsburgh. McMillen, a three-time PIAA finalist with a ...

Glendale gets new wrestling coach

The Glendale Area High School wrestling program enjoyed a banner year in the 2019-20 season. After logging a 16-2 dual meet record, Glendale won its first-ever District 6 Class 2A team championship and sent four wrestlers to the PIAA state tournament at Hershey’s Giant Center, where Brock ...

Chesney remembered as solid teammate

In a fabulous four-year wrestling career at Northern Bedford Area High School, Tyler Chesney won 119 matches, four District 5 championships, and took a third-place bronze medal as a senior in the PIAA Class 2A state tournament. But Chesney, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep recently ...

New C-K coach ready to teach his Bulldogs

It is often the case that outstanding athletes don’t necessarily always make the best coaches. Sometimes, their skills are so highly-refined and second nature to them that they have trouble imparting their knowledge to those under their charge who may not be nearly as gifted. James ...

A taste of wrestling coming to Tyrone

From Mirror reports Top-notch wrestling competition featuring some of the best scholastic talent that the state of Pennsylvania has to offer will be on tap this Saturday night at the Tyrone Armory/Tyrone Community Center. An 18-match dual-meet card will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday that will ...

New head coach hopes to restore toughness to Mustangs

When Ted Castel was a standout heavyweight for the Portage Area High School wrestling program back in the early 1990s, the Mustangs were known for their grit, determination and fight. Castel, 46, who spent the last three seasons as Portage’s head junior high wrestling coach, was recently ...

Ridge mourns loss of star wrestler

Kai Burkett was a quiet, family-loving star on the state power Chestnut Ridge High School wrestling team. He had just begun his senior year at Ridge and was looking forward to — barring a cancellation or interruption as a result of COVID-19 — adding to his illustrious wrestling resume ...

PIAA got it right with wrestling

Commentary Making a move that had been long overdue, the PIAA Board of Control recently voted to reduce the number of weight classes for varsity wrestling events from 14 down to 13, effective in the 2020-21 season. The 14th weight class was added back in the 2002-03 season with the idea of ...

Wrestling all-stars: Chestnut Ridge, Glendale well represented on first team

Glendale junior 132-pounder Brock McMillen and Bedford senior 138-pounder Kaden Cassidy would make for a heck of a 1-2 punch if they wrestled in the same lineup. McMillen captured his second state title at the PIAA Class 2A Championships less than a year after discovering he had a heart ...

Wrestlers of the year: McMillen, Cassidy pull off rare feats in winning gold

Winning a state title is very tough to do in Pennsylvania, which is considered the best state in the country in wrestling. Bedford senior 138-pounder Kaden Cassidy and Glendale 132-pounder Brock McMillen not only won Class 2A state titles but they also accomplished their respective feats in ...