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Wrestling

PIAA clears up enforcement of masks

The PIAA’s monthly meeting began Wednesday with the public comments of an official from District 2 expressing his frustration with being told he was unable to enforce athletes and coaches to wear their masks properly during a basketball game he was working. Jim Elliott claimed he’s ...

Yeoman’s effort seals Penn Cambria victory

CRESSON — Brandon Yeoman’s technical fall at 189 pounds sealed the Penn Cambria High School wrestling team’s 37-30 victory over Richland on Tuesday. The Panthers had built a 32-12 lead behind three forfeit wins, a fall from Trey Talko, a technical fall from Trent Hoover and a decision ...

Fasick captures title

Altoona’s Caleb Fasick won the 120-pound championship at the Big 7 Tournament in high school wrestling action at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse on Saturday. Fasick defeated Central Mountain’s Zane Cooper by an 11-1 major decision in the final. Bellefonte won the team title. ...

Forfeit victories help Mountain Lions over P-O

The Altoona Area High School wrestling team has started its dual meet season with four straight victories, but Thursday night’s 44-23 win over outmanned Philipsburg-Osceola at the Altoona High Fieldhouse came with a bit of an asterisk attached. P-O (0-5) has customarily been forfeiting six ...

Blue Devils pin loss on Valley

ALEXANDRIA — Bellwood-Antis defeated Juniata Valley, 42-18, behind falls from Tyler McCaulsky (132 pounds), Xander Shank (145), Aiden Taylor (160), Landon Bungo (189) and Aaron Laird (215) in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Valley earned a fall from Dalton Dick (285). 113: ...

Altoona wrestling improves to 3-0

INDIANA — Altoona picked up five forfeit wins and two falls in beating Indiana, 45-24, and moving to 3-0 in high school wrestling on Tuesday. Damion Finnegan earned a fall at 132 pounds, and Colin Allmond recorded a fall at 189. Adam Zerbee won by a 6-5 decision at 152. 106: Dillon ...

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 ...