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Wrestling

Glendale has three alive in medal round

NEWTOWN — Glendale has three wrestlers still alive to take the medal stand when wrestling resumes today at the Escape the Rock Tournament in high school action at Council Rock High School. At 220, Cory Johnston remains in position to claim a tournament championship. He faces Michael ...

A sizable matter: H.S. wrestler fights off physical limitations

By Pat Huggins The Associated Press LEBANON — With its significant physical and mental challenges, wrestling is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Nor, it would seem, is wrestling a sport for someone who stands just 4 feet, 5 inches tall and won’t get much bigger because of dwarfism, ...

McMillen makes Glendale history in rout

BELLWOOD — Glendale’s Brock McMillen posed for photos with family, friends, fans and teammates long after the dual meet with Bellwood-Antis was over Thursday night at the Bellwood gym. “Pictures really aren’t my thing,” he said with a smile. The returning state champion was the ...

Bonus points help Mounties top Central

MARTINSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola recorded five falls in topping Central, 40-33, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Nick Coudriet, Luke Hughes, Hunter Weitoish, Parker Moore and Tyler Anderson all had pins for the Mounties. Central recorded four forfeit wins, and Alexander ...

Mtn. Lions feel at home in win

The Altoona Area High School wrestlers made their first home appearance of the season Tuesday and cruised past a depleted Hollidaysburg squad, 62-15, at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Coach Joel Gilbert’s Mountain Lions needed only 50 minutes to dispatch the Golden Tigers. “It’s nice to come ...

Tussey edges out Blue Devils

SAXTON — Brendan Wright’s major decision at 138, coupled with Nick Brumbaugh’s pin at 145 was enough to lift Tussey Mountain to a 37-35 win over Bellwood-Antis Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Down 37-25, the Blue Devils got a major decision from Aiden Taylor at 152 and a ...

New H.S. tourney entrants rule a good thing for wrestling

At a time when there is a proposal to cut the number of weight classes in wrestling from 14 to 12, it’s good to see some tournaments are doing things to help wrestlers stay interested in the sport. Tournaments like the Panther Holiday Classic, Eastern Area Invitational, King of the Mountain ...

H.S. wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Calan Bollman Chestnut Ridge Fr 12-3 2. Korry Walls Tyrone Fr 10-4 3. Landon Dunsmore Huntingdon Fr 14-7 4. Reyan Imler Northern Bedford So 11-5 5. Jaxon Matthews Central So 7-6 Ones to watch: Dustin Hockenberry, Glen; Nathan Rabenstein, B-A, Mike Lazor, TM 113 ...

Huntingdon tops Glendale in Juniata Duals

MIFFLINTOWN — Huntingdon defeated Glendale, 46-34, in the biggest dual match of the day to win the Juniata Duals with a 5-0 record. The Vikings went 4-1 to finish second. HUNTINGDON 72, LANCASTER CATHOLIC 9 113: Devin Grubb (HAH) over Griffin Stefanow (LCH) (Fall 1:02) 120: Eric Howe ...

Bearcats pin their way past wounded Scarlet Dragons team

HUNTINGDON — Central’s Ian Crouch rode out Huntingdon’s Eden Wagner in the ultimate tiebreaker to capture a 3-2 victory in an epic 120-pound bout — the opening match in Thursday night’s dual meet. It was all Huntingdon after that bout. The Bearcats recorded six pins, a technical ...

Blue Devils control Warriors in victory

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis captured 10 of the 14 weight classes in a 54-24 win over Everett on Thursday night in high school wrestling. Nick Kost (126-pounds), Aiden Taylor (152), Alex Taylor (160) and Zach Cunningham (182) won by fall for the Blue Devils. The four weights that the ...

Central wrestlers have solid afternoon at Bloody Duals

hool wrestling teams competed on Saturday at the Bloody Run Duals that were held at Everett Area High School. Central went 4-1 with wins over Cambria Heights (54-30), Central Cambria (54-25), Tussey Mountain (42-39) and Juniata Valley (60-24). The Dragons lost to Meyersdale (48-36). Juniata ...

Cassidy, Imler capture Southmoreland titles

ALVERTON — Bedford Area’s Kaden Cassidy and Northern Bedford’s Colby Imler won titles at the Southmoreland Classic in high school wrestling on Saturday. Cassidy won by technical fall over Ligonier Valley’s Ryan Harbert, 15-0 (3:51) in the 138-pound finals, and Imler won by forfeit ...

Bellwood-Antis picks up third win of season

MORRISDALE — Nick Kost, Alex Taylor and Dominic Caracciolo pinned their opponents for Bellwood-Antis in its 34-33 Criteria D victory over West Branch Friday night in high school wrestling. Criteria D is for most bouts won as the Blue Devils improved to 3-0. 113: Kaleb Sallurday (WBH) over ...

Big pins lead P-O to victory

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola has to make up for giving up two forfeits by getting pins and scoring other bonus points. The Mounties needed a lot of pins in what turned out to be a tight dual meet against Altoona on Thursday night at the P-O gymnasium. P-O charged out to a 25-point ...

Ridge crushes Bedford

BEDFORD — Kaden Cassidy’s technical fall at 138 pounds spared Bedford from a shutout loss to dominant Chestnut Ridge Thursday in high school wrestling. The Lions, who won 66-5, got falls from Baltzer Bollman, Noah Smith, Duane Knisely, Nathan Holderbaum, Trevor Weyandt and Gryphon ...

Bearcats handed another heartbreaking defeat

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HUNTINGDON — After losing to Philipsburg-Osceola by four points in a dual meet that came down to the last bout, Huntingdon found itself in another nailbiter against Clearfield on Tuesday night. The Bearcats lost another heartbreaker. They led for ...

Chestnut Ridge rallies past Forest Hills to win

SIDMAN — Chestnut Ridge won the final six matches to rally past Forest Hills, 45-30, in high school wrestling Tuesday. Kai Burkett, Daniel Moore, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Nathan Holderbaum won their matches by fall for the Lions. 120: Kai Burkett (CRH) over Easton Toth (FHH) ...

Vikings solid at Panther Classic

CRESSON — Much is expected of Glendale this season, and the Vikings showed why the expectations are so high with their performance at the Panther Holiday Classic. The Vikings finished second in the 43-team tournament with 181 points, a champion in Brock McMillen at 132, two runners-up and ...