Wrestling

Quaker Valley’s Redinger rallies, TJ’s Serapiglia pulls surprise at Allegheny County tournament
January 18, 2019
It's not often a quarterfinal-round match features two past tournament champions. But that's what happened at the 18th annual Allegheny County Wrestling Championships Friday at Fox Chapel. Quaker Valley sophomore Conner Redinger, the 2018 champion at 106 pounds, battled Penn Hills senior Justin Perkins, the 2017 champion at 126, in

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5 Pine-Richland hockey players selected for PIHL All-Star game
The Pine-Richland hockey team (12-0) will send five players to the PIHL Class AA All-Star Game, tying Hampton for the most participants in Class AA. The game is 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at RMU Island Sports Center. Rams selections were: seniors Brandon Kashur, Jared Eggert, Jordan Rosenbaum, Will Studt and

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Penn-Trafford’s Coy relishes Westmoreland County title
Injuries delayed Nick Coy's chances of winning a Westmoreland County Coaches' Association wrestling title as a sophomore and junior. The Penn-Trafford senior wasn't denied this season, but it didn't come without some anxious moments. Coy scored an escape in the second period of the 145-pound final Jan. 5 and defeated

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WPIAL section tournaments set for Wednesday
The section team wrestling tournaments in Class AAA and Class AA will get underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kiski Area is the returning WPIAL champion in Class AAA and Burrell in Class AA. Burrell has won 12 consecutive Class AA titles. The top two teams in each subsection, which have

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Organizers change times for Saturday’s Allegheny County wrestling tournament
Officials running the 18th annual Allegheny County wrestling tournament have made an adjustment to Saturday's schedule because of the expected snowstorm. Action will resume at 9 a.m. with semifinal-round action at Fox Chapel High School, and the finals and medal rounds are expected to begin at noon or earlier. A

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Fox Chapel set to host 18th annual Allegheny County wrestling tournament
January 17, 2019
A native of East Liberty, where wrestling wasn't very prevalent as he grew up, Ron Frank nonetheless made the sport a significant part of his life's work. And even after nearly four decades of coaching at Fox Chapel, Frank still gets a rush from the sight of the medal stand

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WPIAL wrestling standings through Jan. 16, 2019
January 16, 2019
Here are the final WPIAL team wrestling standings for the 2018-19 season through Jan. 16. The top three teams from each sub-section qualify for the section tournaments. The top team in each subsection faces the runner-up in the opposing subsection with the two winners then doing battle for the section

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Burrell wrestlers take down rival Valley to claim subsection title
Burrell wanted to get back on track with the WPIAL team season approaching, especially after a disappointing loss to local rival Kiski Area last week. A Section 3-AA matchup against neighboring Valley did just the trick, as Burrell maintained its section dominance with a 57-19 victory over the host Vikings

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Hempfield wrestling uses forfeits, big run to defeat Greensburg Salem
Spotting No. 2 Hempfield 12 points from two forfeits isn't a good recipe in winning a wrestling match. That's where No. 9 Greensburg Salem found itself Wednesday in its first-place showdown at Hempfield. Those forfeits were part of eight consecutive Hempfield wins, and it rode that wave to a 39-21

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Kiski Area wrestling rallies vs. Franklin Regional, pins down top seed
Wednesday was senior night for the Kiski Area wrestling team. As a sign of sportsmanship, the Cavaliers public address announcer also recognized the Franklin Regional seniors as they trotted to the middle of the circle, shook hands with Kiski Area coach Chris Heater and were handed gold wrestling pins as

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Derry’s DeLuca eyes state title, not 150-win milestone
January 15, 2019
When Derry senior Dom DeLuca began his high school career, he never set out to win 150 matches. His goals were to qualify for the PIAA tournament, place in the tournament, win a state title and get 100 wins. DeLuca has already achieved three of his four goals. The only

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A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Valley aims to dethrone Burrell for section title
Part of Burrell's enormous WPIAL success over the past decade-plus includes a dominance of its section opponents. To wit: The Bucs have won 107 consecutive section matches since the 2002-03 season, claiming the regular-season championship every year since 2004. Although a long line of teams would enjoy the opportunity to

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Fox Chapel’s Jordana Matamoros to put her improvement on display
As much as Jordana Matamoros enjoyed wrestling in junior high, she didn't plan to continue with the sport once she came to high school. Then Fox Chapel coach Ron Frank began pestering her. andquot;I was in ceramics class and he was the jewelry teacher, so he came to my class

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High school wrestling notebook: Dolde to get 1st taste of Hempfield-Greensburg Salem rivalry
When Tommy Dolde coached wrestling at Connellsville, the Falcons really didn't have a rivalry match. Mt. Pleasant was the Falcons' rival for a few years when Rob Waller coached the Vikings in the late 1970s, and Uniontown was another rival in the early '80s. Connellsville then left Fayette County and

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Trib HSSN individual wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 14, 2019
Trib HSSN individual wrestling rankings Class AAA WPIAL 106: 1. Dylan Chappell, Seneca Valley (19-3); 2. Carter Dibert, Franklin Regional (20-1); 3. Dylan Coy, North Allegheny (17-0); 4. Mason Prinkey, Connellsville (16-3); 5. Jacob Haupt, Canon-McMillan (14-3). 113: 1. Alejandro Herrera-Rondon, Seneca Valley (25-1); 2. Kyle Burkholder, Hempfield (20-5); 3.

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Kiski Area, Burrell remain atop WPIAL wrestling rankings
Trib HSSN wrestling rankings Class AAA Team, record, previous 1. Kiski Area, 8-0, 1 2. Hempfield, 10-1, 3 3. Seneca Valley, 5-2, 2 4. Waynesburg, 11-0, 4 5. Canon-McMillan, 4-2, 5 6. Thomas Jefferson, 12-0, 7 7. Norwin, 7-2, 8 8. Peters Township, 5-0, 9 9. Greensburg Salem, 6-1, 6

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Trib HSSN state wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 14, 2019
Trib HSSN state wrestling rankings Class AAA Team (district), record, previous 1. Bethlehem Liberty (11), 12-2, 1 2. Bethlehem Catholic (11), 6-1, 2 3. Kiski Area (7), 8-0, 3 4. Cedar Cliff (3), 8-0, 4 5. Cathedral Prep (10), 15-2, 5 6. Council Rock South (1), 3-0, 6 7. Hempfield

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Trib HSSN Wrestler of the Week: Upper St. Clair’s Jake Slinger
WRESTLER OF THE WEEK Jake Slinger, Upper St. Clair, senior, heavyweight A PIAA Class AAA medalist as a junior, Slinger is having a dominant senior campaign, and he continued that over the weekend at the Burgettstown Tournament. Slinger rolled to the heavyweight championship at Burgettstown, winning his first three matches

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Trib HSSN Wrestling Team of the Week: Waynesburg
Team of the week: Waynesburg The Raiders chose to win again at the Winner's Choice Tournament in Fairmont, W.Va. Waynesburg went into the tournament as the defending champion and once again claimed the title, finishing with 208.5 team points, well ahead of second-place East Fairmont. Four Waynesburg wrestlers won individual

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Class AAA No. 1 Kiski Area uses five pins to take down Class AA No. 1 Burrell
January 11, 2019
Brayden Roscosky absorbed a shove from Burrell's Zach Rupert as the two tumbled out of bounds at the end of the first period in their 195-pound bout, drawing an audible buzz from the crowd inside Burrell's gym. Although Roscosky said later he didn't really feel the push, as absorbed as

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