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Wrestling

Knisely wins 220-pound title at King of the Mountain tourney

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge finished third out of 32 schools and had one champion this weekend at the King of the Mountain tournament at Central Mountain High School. The Lions had five other grapplers place in the consolation brackets for 163.5 team points. Canon McMillan won the team ...

McMillen, Sarbo could be on collision course

From Mirror reports CRESSON — Glendale returning Class 2A state champion Brock McMillen and Altoona Class 3A state qualifier Matt Sarbo are a win away from a rematch in today’s Panther Holiday Classic finals. McMillen and Sarbo clashed in last year’s 126-pound finals, and McMillen ...

Mounties take down Bearcats

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola was forfeiting two weights, and Huntingdon had a history of beating P-O in recent years on its side going into the dual meet against the Mounties. The Bearcats figured to be the favorite. Instead, the Mounties roared to an early lead, thanks to a ...

Blue Devils pin setback on Knights

BELLWOOD — Thanks to falls from Alex Taylor, Zach Cunningham, Evan Pellegrine and Aiden Taylor, Bellwood-Antis defeated Moshannon Valley, 42-23, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Black Knights earned falls from David Honan, Alex Richner and Austin Shoff. 170: Alex Taylor ...

Central tops Penns Valley; Bellefonte beats Tyrone

MARTINSBURG — Central won the last two matches to surge past Penns Valley, 40-34, in a high school wrestling dual meet that Alexander Bowman picked up a fall for the Scarlet Dragons on Wednesday. Central earned four forfeit victories. 113: Tyler Biesinger (C) over (PV) (For.) 120: Ian ...

Huntingdon earns big-time bonus points in win over Tigers

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon wrestling team picked up plenty of bonus points Tuesday night in a 66-6 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Bearcats got falls from Roland Mills (126), Morgan McDivitt (138), Adrian Lender (152), Zack Peck (195), Isaiah Reed (220) and Gunner ...

Altoona’s Sarbo claims 132 title at Gateway

MONROEVILLE — Backed by Matt Sarbo’s first-place finish, Altoona placed seventh out of 23 teams in the Eastern Area Invitational at Gateway High School on Saturday. Sarbo, a junior, won the 132-pound class with an 11-3 major decision over DuBois’ Trenton Donahue in the finals. He had ...

Pitt program rewards Vikings’ state champion

Glendale’s Brock McMillen, the reigning PIAA Class 2A state champion at the 126 pound weight class, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh as member of the Class of 2021. McMillen, a ...

Reliving the scholastic year’s best moments

The 2018-2019 scholastic sports season has come to a close, and plenty of memories made in communities across the Mirror’s coverage area will live on forever. Selecting just the top 10 moments was challenging, as seven PIAA state champions made the list, but none of those earned the top ...

Ridge hires Deputy as new coach

Josh Deputy has been an assistant wrestling coach for 17 years, including 11 years at his alma mater, Bedford, and the last six years under Greg Lazor at Chestnut Ridge. Now he’s taking over a Chestnut Ridge program that Lazor turned into a state power. The 36-year-old Deputy, a 2000 ...

2018-19 Mirror wrestling all-stars

It was a banner 2018-19 for many wrestlers and some teams in the Mirror coverage area, particularly for Glendale sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge senior Jared McGill. It was a golden year for McMillen and McGill. Spurred on by hard losses in the previous year’s PIAA Class 2A ...

McMillen, McGill each live up to expectations

Glendale 126-pound sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge 170-pound senior Jared McGill were expected to win state titles this season. McMillen was a returning state runner-up, and McGill was a three-time state placewinner who was very motivated after suffering a shocking loss in the ...

Lazor continues dominance with Chestnut Ridge program

While it has become expected that the Chestnut Ridge wrestling program will turn in great years under coach Greg Lazor, this year might have been his best coaching performance. Wrestling without Justin McCoy, the program’s career leader in wins, and with four freshmen in the starting ...

Ridge wrestling coach Lazor announces resignation

Greg Lazor has turned the Chestnut Ridge wrestling program into a state power since he became the head coach 11 seasons ago. On Monday, Lazor, who has been named the Altoona Mirror’s Coach of the Year six times, including the 2018-19 season, stunningly announced his resignation ...

ICC stars selected

Many area athletes were recognized recently when the Inter-County Conference released its all-star teams for the 2018-19 winter sports season. In boys basketball, Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinbobile and Cameron Collins, along with Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Wolfe and Mason Yingling, as well as ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 35-6 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 41-4 3. Luke Hileman Altoona Fr 29-13 4. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 24-12 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 23-14 Ones to watch: Ashton Sipes, Ty; Trevor Husick, TM; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 43-1 2. Johnston Glen 43-7 3. Sossong Port 42-8 4. Dubler Glen 41-4 5. McGill CR 40-0 6. Brown PC 38-5 7. Cassidy Bed 36-2 8. Sarbo Alt 36-5 9. Cornell Ever 36-6 10. Burkett CR 35-6 PINS 1. Cornell Ever 25 Dubler Glen 25 3. ...

Title a great finish for Ridge’s McGill

HERSHEY — When Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill beat McGuffey’s Christian Clutter, 8-2, in the 170-pound finals of the PIAA Class 2A Championships, it marked the end of an outstanding career. The only thing missing on his wrestling resume was a state title. He finally added that to his ...

Hillegas, Chlebove should have been a finals match

The most anticipated bout of the state tournament was the Class 3A 132-pound semifinal bout between North Hills two-time state champion Sam Hillegas and Northampton two-time state champion Julian Chlebove. Why were two-time state champions meeting in the semifinals when they could have ...