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Wrestling

Altoona picks up three victories at Clearfield event

CLEARFIELD — The Altoona and Glendale wrestling teams both competed at the Clearfield Bison Duals on Saturday where the Mountain Lions went 3-2 while the Vikings finished up at 2-2 in high school action. Altoona beat Benton (47-28), Bradford (60-16) and James M. Coughlin (46-31) while ...

Lions knocked into consys at Hershey

HERSHEY – Chestnut Ridge came up three points short of reaching the PIAA Class 2A Duals finals for the second year in a row And it was Southern Columbia stopping them again. After a feisty start by Ridge, the Tigers, ranked second by PA Power Wrestling, recorded four pins in the last ...

Central coach hits milestone at duals event

MARION CENTER — The Central wrestling team went 4-0 on Friday night at the Marion Center Duals, which gave head coach Dave Marko his 300th victory of his career in high school action. One of Central’s wins was 45-33 over Claysburg-Kimmel. The Dragons also beat Portage, 66-12. They also ...

Mounties hold on to defeat Tigers

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG – The dual meet between Philipsburg-Osceola and Hollidaysburg was so tight those in attendance started trying to figure out what the tiebreaker criteria would decide the match. When Hollidaysburg’s Andrew Simpson put P-O’s Aaron ...

Win puts Lions in quarters

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge broke open a tight dual meet with Freedom Area by winning the last six bouts, including four by fall, to win, 51-21, in the first round of the PIAA Duals on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center. With the win, the District 5 champion Lions ...

Central tops Bellwood

MARTINSBURG — Central fell behind 18-0 but came back to beat Bellwood-Antis, 48-36, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Alex Bowman, Ian Crouch, Brandon Holsinger, Logan Marko and Michael Fowkes earned falls for the Scarlet Dragons, who also won three matches by forfeit. Bellwood ...

Dull’s victory key to win for Bedford

BEDFORD — Ashton Dull pinned Seth Snyder in 3:43 at 182 pounds to put Bedford up for good en route to a 38-36 win over Everett in high school wrestling action Tuesday night. Dull’s win gave Bedford a 38-30 lead going into the final weight at 195, where Everett’s Logan Propst scored a ...

Greenville eliminates Bearcats

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon wrestling team prides itself in not giving up pins or bonus points. District 10 third-placer Greenville, though, recorded five pins against the Bearcats in a preliminary round match for the PIAA Dual Meet Championships on Monday at Bearcat Gymnasium. The ...

Ridge still dominating D5 with coaching, young talent

Some District 5 wrestling teams probably looked at all of the Chestnut seniors graduating last season, including 2017 state champion Justin McCoy, and thought the 2018-19 season might be the year the Lions come back to the pack. Nope, didn’t happen. Instead, the Lions reloaded, filling ...

Golden Eagles slip past Bellwood

TYRONE — Tyrone got pins from Ashton Sipes at 113 and Hunter Walk at 120 in the final two bouts of the night to score a 42-36 win over rival Bellwood-Antis in high school wrestling action Monday night. The Golden Eagles also got falls from Mason Walls (126), Tommy Hicks (170), Aric Reader ...

Bearcats fall to WH

TYRONE — Huntingdon and Westmont Hilltop met in the District 6 Class 2A Team Duals finals for the second straight year on Saturday afternoon at Tyrone High School. And for the second straight year, the Hilltoppers took home the title. Westmont pulled away from the charging Bearcats by ...

Ridge captures title

NEW PARIS — Chestnut Ridge had continued to show its dominance in District 5 this season – even with a lineup that includes four freshmen starters. The Lions continued their reign on Saturday afternoon in their home gym by beating an improved Bedford, 52-14, in the District 5 Duals ...

Bisons pull off upset at districts

BERLIN — The Bedford wrestling team pulled off an upset Thursday night in the District 5 Team Duals, beating No. 3 seed Berlin Brothersvalley, 40-30, in high school action. Bedford (7-5), which went into the match as the No. 6 seed, will wrestle North Star Saturday in the semifinals. The ...

Freshman comes through in the clutch for Vikings

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com FLINTON — With Tristan Rutter out of the lineup with a broken leg he sustained at the Fred Bell Tournament, Glendale coach Billy Dubler figured he needed to gamble a little bit against West Branch in their District 6 Duals Class 2A ...

P-O eliminated by Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN — The Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team was eliminated from the District 6 2A Team Duals Tuesday night, thanks to a 51-15 loss to Westmont Hilltop in high school action. The Mounties (9-6) were the No. 7 seed while Westmont was No. 2. P-O’s only victories came from Chase ...

‘Feed me’ gesture stokes fire of growing rivalry

The growing rivalry between Bedford’s Kaden Cassidy and Everett’s Garret Cornell really didn’t need much added to it to it. The anticipation of their Thomas Chevrolet Tournament bout was pretty high. Both are state placers — Cornell finished third last season while Cassidy was third ...

Motivating factor: Ridge’s McGill focused on winning elusive state gold

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill cleared a big hurdle in the quarterfinals of last year’s PIAA Class 2A Championships by beating Wyalusing’s returning state champ Creighton Edsell, 4-2. McGill then jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Port Allegheny’s Jacob ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 20-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 23-1 3. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 20-8 4. Ashton Sipes Tyrone Fr 9-6 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 16-9 Ones to watch: Trevor Husick, TM; Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

McGill, Thomas go hand in hand

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD – Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill has his goals set for PIAA gold in March, but another title at the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament will do for now. McGill blitzed his way through the 27-team tournament with three pins and a 13-2 major ...

MV’s Dale takes home title at 152

By Brian Carson For the Mirror ALLPORT — After two years of disappointment in the finals of the Ultimate Warrior Tournament, Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale finally won his championship. Dale captured the 152-pound title with a 5-0 win over Jacob Trumblower of Lake Lehman to lead the area ...