Wrestling

Kiski Area wrestler Darren Miller commits to Bucknell
September 10, 2018
Darren Miller woke up Monday still not entirely sure where he would wrestle in college. He ended the day with 100 percent certainty. Miller, a

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Penn-Trafford’s Nick Coy commits to Virginia wrestling
August 17, 2018
Another Coy from Penn-Trafford is heading to Virginia to wrestle. Nick Coy, a rising senior 132-pounder, committed Friday to the ACC program. His brother, Cam,

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Hempfield names Dolde wrestling coach
July 31, 2018
Tommy Dolde led Connellsville to a state title in 2005 and WPIAL titles in '04, '05 and '08. Now the 13-year coach will try to

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Franklin Regional senior Camacho has 2 wrestling offers so far
Franklin Regional senior wrestler Colton Camacho is making his rounds this summer. He's received offers from Pitt and Oklahoma, according to Franklin Regional coach Matt

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Apollo-Ridge’s Harmon to wrestle for Armstrong thanks to co-op
July 26, 2018
Logan Harmon tried to find a wrestling home away from home as a freshman, to no avail. He had more luck the second time around.

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WPIAL board approves eligibility request for pair of Burrell wrestlers
July 12, 2018
Nicholas Salerno and Shawn Szymanski, who transferred this summer from Plum to Burrell, are eligible to wrestle this winter. The WPIAL board had waited to

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Hampton wrestling coaches Chris Hart and Brian Zimmerman recently opened LTD Wrestling Club in Etna.
Hampton coaches open LTD Wrestling Club in Etna
July 6, 2018
Anything in life, you want to leave it in a better place than when you found it. That's something Hampton wrestling coaches Chris Hart and

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Kiski Area head coach Chris Heater (right) and assistant coaches Chuck Tursky (left) and Matt Kiebler react during their 35-31 comeback victory over Cumberland Valley in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament at the Giant Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Hershey.
Kiski Area coaching legend Tursky gets sixth Hall call
June 28, 2018
Chuck Tursky is getting a call to the Hall. Again. The all-time winningest WPIAL wrestling coach will get inducted into the Kiski Area Sports Hall

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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan points to the crowd after defeating West Chester Henderson's Killian Delaney in the 113-pound 3A championship final during the PIAA state wrestling championship Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Shaler wrestler Sullivan commits to Pitt
June 13, 2018
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan removed his final distraction before his senior season by committing to wrestle at Pitt last week. Taking the college decision off his

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Hempfield’s Sam Krivus hugs his coach, Vince DeAugustine, following his 1-0 decision over Penn Trafford’s Cameron Coy in their 138-pound championship bout during the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Wrestling coach DeAugustine leaves Hempfield for Norwin
May 22, 2018
Vince DeAugustine said it was one of the toughest decisions he's had to make, resigning as Hempfield's wrestling coach and taking over at Norwin. DeAugustine

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Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Lockport's Ronald Tucker during the 285-pound championship of the 2016 Powerade Wrestling Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
Field strengthens for annual Powerade Wrestling Tournament
April 24, 2018
Every year, the Powerade Wrestling Tournament draws some of the top teams and wrestlers from around the country to Western Pennsylvania. The 2018 tournament, the

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Kiski Area wrestling launches fundraiser for championship rings
April 9, 2018
Kiski Area is seeking some assistance as it looks to commemmorate its championship wrestling season. The team's boosters set up a GoFundMe page as a

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Kiski's Isaac Reid celebrates defeating Cathedral Prep's Kawaun DeBoe in the 285-pound 3A championship final during the PIAA state wrestling championship Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Reid won 3-1 against DeBoe.
Kiski Area’s Reid named Valley News Dispatch’s 2018 Wrestler of the Year
March 31, 2018
Less than three months ago, Isaac Reid wondered if he would ever wrestle again. A pulmonary embolism settled in the Kiski Area senior's lung, doing

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Jefferson Morgan's Gavin Teasdale is announced the winner of the 126 pound semifinal bout after defeating Athen's A.J. Burkhart in the class 2A wrestling semifinals during the PIAA state championship tournament Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Jefferson-Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale named 2018 Trib HSSN Wrestler of the Year
Jefferson-Morgan senior Gavin Teasdale used a loss at the Powerade tournament as motivation to win his fourth PIAA Class AA title and finish his career

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Ligonier Valley's Robert Patrick wrestles against Colin Fegley of Mahonoy in the 170 pound weight class quarterfinal in 2A wrestling during the PIAA championship tournament Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
Ligonier Valley senior Robby Patrick hadn't been forced to go the distance in a match until the PIAA Class AA semifinals. He won that match,

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The WPIAL all-stars' Luke Kemerer (Hempfield) puts a move on the Iowa all-stars' Ryan Steffen in the 145-pound match at the 44th Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic at Pitt. Kemerer won his match 8-2, but the WPIAL lost 36-6.
WPIAL, Pennsylvania all-star teams lose at Pitt wrestling classic
March 25, 2018
If Hempfield standout wrestler Luke Kemerer's performance at Sunday's 44th Annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic is any indication as to how well he'll do at Pitt

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Norwin's Kurtis Phipps takes the mat before facing Coatesville's Brennan McBride in the 106 pound semifinal bout during the PIAA state championship Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phipps moves on to the state final in class 3A.
WPIAL wrestling trio finishes high at national event
Pine-Richland freshman Cole Spencer, Norwin sophomore Kurtis Phipps and Franklin Regional junior Colton Camacho placed high at the National High School Coaches Association championships this

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Greensburg Salem's Jesse Quatse battles against Owen J. Roberts' Jason Zollers in the 170 weight class bout for the 3A individual matches during the PIAA championship wrestling tournament Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Greensburg Salem wrestler Quatse chooses Penn
Greensburg Salem senior Jesse Quatse has selected to continue his academic and wrestling career at the University of Pennsylvania. Quatse placed fourth in the PIAA

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Hampton’s Hart holds up wrestling tradition
March 19, 2018
Justin Hart comes from a lineage of wrestling success at Hampton. This year, it was his turn. He's off to a good start. Hart proved

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Hampton wrestler Kocak pleased with trip to Hershey
Tyler Kocak had to wait a year for this moment. But once again, it was a situation he didn't want to be in. Just like

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