Wrestling

Kiski’s Darren Miller howls in victory after defeating Franklin Regional’s Colton Camacho in the 126-pound Class AAA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Kiski Area’s Darren Miller named Valley News Dispatch Wrestler of the Year
March 30, 2019
Darren Miller grew up admiring Matt McCutcheon’s wrestling accomplishments at Kiski Area. He’ll graduate after matching and breaking some of those achievements.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw beats Hampton’s Justin Hart 3-2 in the 195lbs bout during the ACWT Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Injuries slow Hart’s bid for state championship
March 21, 2019
Hampton wrestling coach Chris Hart preaches it: You always can take more from a loss from a win.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw wins in the 195-pound championship bout against Bethel Park’s Luke Montgomery at the WPIAL class AAA individual tournament finals on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
Shaw, Weber cap special careers with Thomas Jefferson wrestling
March 16, 2019
It sounds like a distinguished law firm: Shaw, Weber & Co.

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Derry’s Dominic DeLuca walks off the mat after losing to Jacob McMaster of Greenville in the 220-pound class AA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Derry’s DeLuca dealing with knee injury
Derry senior Dom DeLuca wrestled with an injured left knee in the PIAA Class AA semifinals and finals in Hershey on March 8-9 according to wrestling coach Mike Weinell.

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Penn-Trafford’s Nick Coy top battles Tioga N.Y. wretler John Worthing during the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on March 15, 2019, at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House.
United States team rolls past Team Pa.; WPIAL team falls to New York in Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic
March 15, 2019
A strong United States team had too much firepower for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on Friday at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House.

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Quaker Valley wrestlers Geoff Magin, left, and John Rocco Kazalas competed at the PIAA wrestling championships March 7-9, 2019, in Hershey.
Magin, Kazalas cap Quaker Valley careers on PIAA podium
At the beginning of the season, seniors Geoff Magin and John Rocco Kazalas weren’t ready to say Quaker Valley’s 3-year-old wrestling program had a tradition of excellence.

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Trib HSSN Wrestler of the Week: Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis
March 12, 2019
Wrestler of the week: Gerrit Nijenhuis, jr., Canon-McMillan

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Trib HSSN Wrestling Team of the Week: Franklin Regional
Team of the week: Franklin Regional

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Hopewell’s Jacob Ealy reacts after defeating Saegertown’s Kenny Kiser in the 138-pound Class AA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Hopewell’s Ealy, Kiski Area’s Miller picked for PA All-Stars at Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic
March 11, 2019
Fresh off winning their first PIAA championships over the weekend, Hopewell’s Jacob Ealy and Kiski Area’s Darren Miller were picked to represent the PA All-Star team at the upcoming Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.

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Burrell, Valley wrestlers end season on high note
March 9, 2019
HERSHEY — When their Friday night didn’t go as planned, Burrell sophomores A.J. Corrado and Ian Oswalt and Valley senior Noah Hutcherson awoke Saturday with one goal: win their final wrestling match of the season.

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Kiski’s Darren Miller howls in victory after defeating Franklin Regional’s Colton Camacho in the 126-pound Class AAA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Kiski Area’s Miller finishes decorated career with state wrestling title
HERSHEY — Darren Miller brought a companion to the top of the podium Saturday night: a 5-pound Hershey’s milk chocolate bar.

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Hopewell’s Jacob Ealy celebrates with coaches after defeating Saegertown’s Kenny Kiser in the 138-pound Class AA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Hopewell’s Ealy among 3 WPIAL wrestlers to capture PIAA Class AA championships
HERSHEY — Jacob Ealy was hunting history in Hershey, and he didn’t let the opportunity pass him by.

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Seneca Valley’s Alejandro Herrera celebrates defeating Karl Shindledecker of Chambersburg in the 113-pound Class AAA semifinals during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Herrera, the returning PIAA champion, will face Franklin Regional’s Finn Solomon in the final.
PIAA Class AAA wrestling finals to feature 3 all-WPIAL matchups
HERSHEY — The state wrestling finals will feature some WPIAL tournament reprisals.

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Valley’s Noah Hutcherson battles Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill in the 170-pound class AA semifinal during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Hutcherson lost 17-2 by technical fall to McGill.
Burrell, Valley wrestlers to compete in Saturday’s PIAA Class AA medal rounds
March 8, 2019
HERSHEY — There won’t be a golden ticket in Chocolate Town for Burrell or Valley wrestlers, but they will come home from Pennsylvania’s biggest high school wrestling tournament with a consolation prize.

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Frazier’s Thayne Lawrence wrestles for a score against Notre Dame’s Derek Berlitz in the 160-pound class AA quarterfinal during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
7 WPIAL wrestlers advance to PIAA Class AA finals
HERSHEY – Things didn’t start out well for WPIAL wrestlers in the PIAA Class AA semifinals Friday night.

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Derry’s Dom DeLuca faces Montoursville’s Cameron Wood in the 220-pound class AA semifinal during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey. DeLuca defeated Wood by a 5-1 decision and moves onward to the final against Greenville’s Jacob McMaster.
Derry’s DeLuca, Mt. Pleasant’s Pitzer going for gold at PIAA Class AA tournament
HERSHEY – Derry senior Dom DeLuca hopes to end high school wrestling career with a bang.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps wrestles Stroudsburg’s Cameron Enriquez in the 120-pound class AAA quarterfinal during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Norwin’s Phipps keeps PIAA title hopes alive following comeback win
HERSHEY — What a difference a couple years made for Norwin junior Kurtis Phipps.

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Kiski Area’s Darren Miller wrestles Matt Sarbo of Altoona in the 126-pound class AAA quarterfinal during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Kiski Area’s Miller, Connor earn spots in PIAA Class AAA semifinals
HERSHEY — Darren Miller didn’t make it to the Giant Center last March, the victim of an upset in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament. So the Kiski Area senior appreciates the value of even wrestling in the state wrestling championship, let alone earning a medal.

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Gateway’s Evan Whiteside, junior, weight class 113. Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review
Gateway’s Whiteside, Hanisak gain experience at WPIAL championships
Gateway coach Ryan Sula saw improvement from Evan Whiteside in every area of his wrestling, but the one thing that stood out the most was the growing confidence in his 113-pound junior.

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Plum’s Vinny Citrano competes against Central Catholic Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Plum.
Plum’s Citrano, Stecik cap season at WPIAL wrestling championships
As a freshman this year, Plum’s Vinny Citrano believed in himself every time he stepped on a mat, and it showed in his results. But before his first match at the WPIAL individual championships Feb. 28, the magnitude of the event set in.

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