Wrestling

Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps will try for his fourth WPIAL Class AAA title when he faces Waynesburg freshman Rocco Welsh in the 126-pound final.
Norwin’s Phipps, North Hills’ Hillegas reach WPIAL wrestling finals, eye elite group
February 29, 2020
Norwin senior Kurtis Phipps and North Hills senior Sam Hillegas are one victory away from reaching an elite group.

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Quaker Valley’s Patrick Cutchember, wrestling Kiski Arean’s Nick Delp, is one of two Quaker Valley wrestlers to qualify for the state tournament.
Pair of Quaker Valley wrestlers work together to make state tournament
February 28, 2020
Quaker Valley senior Austin Pantaleo’s fourth wrestling injury in five years nearly sidelined him from the sport for good.

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Latrobe freshman Vincent Kilkeary celebrates a win over Hempfield sophomore Briar Priest at the Class AAA WPIAL tournament Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
WPIAL Class AAA wrestling notebook: Kiski Area’s Blumer ties pins record
Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer has racked up pins throughout his entire wrestling career. On Friday, he reached a milestone not many have. With a pin of Hempfield’s Trevor Verkleeren in 55 seconds, Blumer earned career pin No. 106 and tied the Cavaliers career pin record set by Shane Kuhn.

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Penn-Trafford sophomore Troy Hohman (top) defeats Canon-McMillan sophomore Jacob Houpt, 7-1, in the quarterfinals at 106 pounds at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling tournament Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Penn-Trafford’s Hohman pulls off upset to reach WPIAL Class AAA wrestling semifinals
Penn-Trafford sophomore Troy Hohman entered the 2020 WPIAL/PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional wrestling tournament as sort of an unknown.

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West Allegheny’s Nico Taddy (left) wrestles Plum’s Vince Citrano at the Class AAA WPIAL tournament Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Plum’s Vince Citrano falls in quarters, vows to improve on Day 2 at WPIALs
Since his two losses at the WPIAL Class AAA tournament last season as a freshman, Plum’s Vince Citrano has been looking for redemption.

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Christopher Beatty, a sophomore at Chartiers Valley, won the Section 4-AAA title at 145 pounds.
After illness kept him from WPIALs last season, CV wrestler Beatty relishes 2nd chance
February 27, 2020
Regardless of his results at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships, Christopher Beatty already was a winner.

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Kiski Area’s Nick Delp tries to prevent Latrobe’s Logan Zitterbart from earning an escape in the 170-pound weight class during the WPIAL Section 1-AAA team semifinals Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Middleweights lead charge for Kiski Area
February 26, 2020
Two weeks ago, WPIAL Class AA wrestlers converged on Canon-McMillan for their individual sectional and WPIAL tournaments. Now, the Class AAA wrestlers get their chance this Friday and Saturday at the same site.

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Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer wrestles South Fayette’s Praicen Long in the 160 weight class Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 in WPIAL wrestling at Hempfield Area High School.
Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer looking to pin down a third straight WPIAL title
Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer has won back-to-back WPIAL titles and on Friday, he begins his quest for No. 3.

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Trib HSSN wrestler of the week: Frazier’s Thayne Lawrence
The 160-pound senior dominated at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional this past weekend at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. He captured his second regional title without giving up a point and recorded a perfect 4-0 record. He won three of his matches by fall and one by technical fall.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps wrestles Franklin Regional’s Finn Solomon during the 67th annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Kiski Area High School.
WPIAL Class AAA wrestling seeding creates controversy
February 25, 2020
Twitter was abuzz Monday when the WPIAL wrestling committee released the seedings for the Class AAA individual tournament, which begins Friday at Canon-McMillan.

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Hempfield’s Dillon Ferretti wrestles under the pressure of opponent John Meyers of Greensburg Salem on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
Trib HSSN individual wrestling rankings for Feb. 25, 2020
Class AAA

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Lincoln Park’s Tanner Mathos is introduced before a game against Aliquippa on Dec. 17, 2019.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 24-March 1
February 23, 2020
The Path to the Pete concludes with the WPIAL basketball semifinals and championship games from Pitt this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Burrell junior Ian Oswalt sits on top of Glendale’s Brock McMillen at 132 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Southwest Regional.
                                Burrell junior Ian Oswalt (top) wrestles Glendale’s Brock McMillen at 132 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Southwest Regional.
Burrell duo suffer tough losses in PIAA regional finals
February 22, 2020
It wasn’t the finals Burrell juniors Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado were hoping for.

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Kiski Area’s Nick Delp won a Section 1-AAA wrestling tournament title Saturday.
Top wrestlers earn berths to WPIAL Class AAA wrestling tournament
Ten members of the Kiski Area wrestling team advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA championships next weekend after finishing in the top five of their weight classes Saturday at the Section 1-AAA tournament at Kiski Area.

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Burrell junior AJ Corrado (top) battles St Joseph Catholic Academy’s Caleb Dowling at 152 pounds Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Dowling won 2-1, his third Southwest Regional title.
Derry’s Cymmerman denied PIAA regional wrestling title again
Derry junior Ty Cymmerman came up short again at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling tournament, and he’s tired of it.

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Wrestling and diving and hoops, oh my. All the action Saturday on Trib HSSN
February 21, 2020
The second round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs concludes Saturday afternoon with quarterfinals games in boys 6A, boys 4A, girls 5A and girls 3A.

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Derry junior Ty Cymmerman gets back points on Marion Center sophomore Gain Stewart at 126 pounds at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.
New strategy brings PIAA quarterfinal win for Derry’s Cymmerman
Derry junior Ty Cymmerman decided to change his style late in the season, and for the past two weeks it has worked fine.

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Burrell junior Ian Oswalt gets a takedown against Forest Hills sophomore Noah Teeter at 132 pounds at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.
Burrell senior wrestler Feroce surprises at PIAA regionals
While it was business as usual for Burrell juniors Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado, senior Ricky Feroce capped off Day 1 of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional on Friday at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex with a satisfying victory.

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Burrell’s Mikey Scherer wrestles against Quaker Valley’s Donovan Cutchember in the 220 weight class Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in WPIAL class AA individual wrestling championship at Canon-McMillan High School.
Donovan Cutchember, Quaker Valley wrestlers shine at WPIAL championships
In a season when Quaker Valley won its second consecutive section championship and earned its first PIAA playoff berth, Quakers coach Mike Heinl told his team he wanted more.

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Derry’s Ty Cymmerman (right), wrestling Mt. Pleasant’s Damian George, will try to win his first PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional title after losing in the finals each of the past two years.
Five things to watch at PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling
February 20, 2020
The PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships will begin Friday at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

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