Wrestling

Ligonier Valley’s Patrick earns rematch with nemesis for state wrestling crown
March 9, 2018
HERSHEY – Ligonier Valley's Robby Patrick has been waiting 363 days for another shot at Susquehanna Township junior Edmond Ruth. He gets that shot Saturday

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Franklin Regional’s Camacho cruises into PIAA Class AAA semifinals
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional junior Colton Camacho had a close call in his opening-round match at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships Thursday at Giant

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Connellsville's Nate Ansell is congratulated by coaching staff after winning the 195 pound quarterfinal against Blue Mountain's Nate Stine in class 3A during the PIAA championship wrestling tournament Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Twenty WPIAL wrestlers advance to PIAA Class AAA semifinals
HERSHEY — The WPIAL proved again why it is one of the toughest wrestling regions in the state. Twenty wrestlers advanced to Saturday's semifinals at

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Kiski Area’s Levett, Reid aim to join McCutcheon as PIAA wrestling champion
HERSHEY — Noah Levett and Isaac Reid looked up to Matt McCutcheon as they grew up in the Kiski Area youth wrestling program. They need

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Seeking 4th straight PIAA wrestling title, Jefferson-Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale advances to semifinals
HERSHEY — Gavin Teasdale is halfway to history. The Jefferson-Morgan senior moved one step closer to becoming the 13th wrestler to win four PIAA individual

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PIAA wrestling notebook: Mt. Lebanon’s Stout scores early upset in Hershey
March 8, 2018
HERSHEY — There were a number of upsets involving WPIAL wrestlers Thursday during the opening rounds of PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships at the Giant

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Greater Latrobe's Gabe Willochell attempts to maintain an offensive position over Owen J. Roberts' Connor Quinn in the 126 pound class 3A bout during the PIAA championship wrestling tournament Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Latrobe’s Willochell, Hempfield’s Burkholder post upsets at PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament
HERSHEY — After Latrobe sophomore Gabe Willochell won his preliminary-round match Thursday at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, his coach Mike Ciotti predicted his

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After strong start, Kiski Area sends all 5 qualifiers to PIAA wrestling quarterfinals
HERSHEY — Nick Delp didn't want to ruin Kiski Area's dinner plans. After watching three of his teammates win their first-round matchups back-to-back-to-back on the

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Jefferson-Morgan’s Teasdale among 16 WPIAL wrestlers to advance to PIAA quarterfinals
HERSHEY — Gavin Teasdale has a habit of coming up big in the Giant Center, and he provided more evidence of that Thursday morning. The

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Southmoreland senior pair advances to PIAA Class AA quarterfinals
HERSHEY — This is the last hurrah for Southmoreland seniors Tyler Griffiths and Jaden Datz. They are closing in on the conclusion of their high

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Valley heavyweight Schuffert among 3 A-K Valley wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA quarterfinals
HERSHEY — A PIAA official briefly stopped David Schuffert on Thursday morning because he wasn't wearing the pass around his neck he needed to access

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Worth the weight: Preparation, diet, exercise helps area wrestlers stay in peak condition
March 7, 2018
David Schuffert likes to torture his Valley wrestling teammates sometimes. The junior heavyweight doesn't exactly have to follow the same diet protocols as most wrestlers,

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Five things to watch at the PIAA wrestling tournament
Pennsylvania's biggest stretch of high school wrestling will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the PIAA individual championships at Giant Center in Hershey. There will

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A-K Valley wrestlers look forward to PIAA tournament debuts
March 6, 2018
Jack Blumer sat by himself after losing in the so-called andquot;blood roundandquot; during the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships in 2017, his dreams of qualifying

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A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Kiski Area’s Reid reflects after claiming title
Isaac Reid pointed both index fingers to the ceiling in Canon-McMillan's gym, then animatedly switched to a raise-the-roof motion after winning his first title in

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Area wrestlers look to make history at PIAA championships
Four victories. That's all that stands between Jefferson-Morgan senior Gavin Teasdale, North Hills sophomore Sam Hillegas and all the seeded wrestlers from making history at

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High school wrestling notebook: Fayette County 4 seeking gold at PIAA tournament
When the PIAA wrestling championships begin Thursday in Hershey, four Fayette County wrestlers will be looking to bring home gold medals. All are returning state

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High school wrestling rankings for week of March 5, 2018
Individual Class AAA 106: 1. Kurtis Phipps, Norwin (36-0); 2. Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (42-8); 3. Carter Dibert, Franklin Regional (30-8); 4. Brady Sherback, Latrobe

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Standout sophomore Phipps ‘shows progression’ at WPIAL wrestling championships
March 5, 2018
Norwin wrestler Kurtis Phipps proved to be the best in the west at 106 pounds for the second consecutive season. The sophomore added to his

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Penn-Trafford wrestlers Coy, Chishko headed to PIAA tournament
And then, there were two. With just seven wrestlers on the roster for much of the season, the Penn-Trafford wrestling team might have been short

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