Wrestling

Ridge’s McGill goes D-I

Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill is only a junior, and the heavy college wrestling recruiting hadn’t really intensified yet, but the two-time state place-winner couldn’t wait any longer. On Monday, just a couple days after making a visit to West Point, McGill verbally committed to wrestle ...

Ridge’s McCoy picks Virginia

Chestnut Ridge senior wrestler Justin McCoy was one of the last big names out there who hadn’t committed to a college. But on Sunday night, he verbally committed to Virginia just hours after taking an official visit to rival Virginia Tech. “I’m happy to announce that I will be ...

Bulldogs hire new coach

Matt Musselman is exceedingly familiar with the wrestling program at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Musselman became the first PIAA Class 2A state medalist in the school’s history as a junior back in 1987, when he took sixth place at 105 pounds. The next year, in 1988, he became the ...

Alum Harr picked by Hollidaysburg

Christian Harr was one of former Hollidaysburg wrestling coach Mike Moore’s best wrestlers during Moore’s 15 years with the Golden Tigers. Now Harr will attempt to fill Moore’s shoes and mentor his own stars. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board hired Harr as the new varsity wrestling ...

Altoona wrestler earns MAWA title

The offseason can be just as important to achieving success in the sport of wrestling as anything that happens during the regular season. Honing skills, staying in wrestling shape and expanding competitive horizons are all part of the successful wrestler’s repertoire. Altoona Area High ...

Brown gets Division I ride

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Moshannon Valley’s Larry Brown’s thoughts since he finished fifth at the PIAA Class 2A Championships have been primarily focused on where he was going to continue his wrestling career. In the end, though, the Black Knight senior 160-pounder chose Division ...

Manley savors national title

Altoona’s Cole Manley wasn’t satisfied with the way his high school season ended at the PIAA Class 3A Championships, finishing fifth at 132 following an ultimate tiebreaker loss in the semifinals and a tiebreaker setback in the consolation semifinals. That drove him last Saturday as he ...

Tigers’ Moore to step down

From Mirror reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District announced on Monday that wrestling coach Mike Moore is stepping down after 15 years as the head of the program. “My decision has not been made lightly,” Moore said in a press release. “I hold every ...

Mirror wrestling all-stars: State champions highlight 34th annual team

It was a banner 2016-17 wrestling season for state champions Central Cambria’s Max Murin (138), Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy (145) and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver (170) and their teams. Murin and Oliver captured their second state titles, while McCoy was the program’s first state champ ...

Murin, Oliver put stamps on careers

They have two of the most dominating wrestlers in the state for four years, and Central Cambria’s Max Murin and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver turned it up a few notches this season. Murin went 40-0, becoming the only area wrestler to finish undefeated, with 25 pins and eight technical falls, ...

Lazor keeps Chestnut Ridge on successful path

Chestnut Ridge’s Greg Lazor has only been coaching at Chestnut Ridge for nine years, but he’s led the Lions to 171 wins, six straight District 5 Tournament titles and five straight District 5 Duals crowns. The coaching honors have started to pile up too. Lazor has been voted the ...

Manley excels at Border Brawl

JOHNSTOWN — Cole Manley was named the outstanding wrestling for Team Pennsylvania in the Keystone State’s 47-12 victory over Team Maryland/West Virginia in the second annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown. Manley, who was a four-time PIAA ...

Murin, Oliver set for Dapper Dan

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror The Mirror coverage area is rarely represented in the prestigious Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic, but there will be two area wrestlers competing against United States All-Stars this year. Central Cambria two-time state champion Max Murin and Huntingdon two-time ...

DeSanto-Lee match was roof-rattling bout for the ages

There were two championship finals bouts in the Class 2A and Class 3A state tournaments that had the crowd buzzing well after they ended, and one rattled the roof because of the crowd reaction. I thought nothing could beat the intensity, drama and crowd noise of the Class 2A 138-pound finals ...

Gill puts competition in proper perspective

HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman, who went on to win the 285-pound title at the PIAA Class 3A Championships, had just pinned Hollidaysburg’s Hunter Gill in 40 seconds in the quarterfinals. Most wrestlers obey an unwritten tournament sportsmanship tradition by shaking the hands ...

Final wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 44-1 2. McCoy CR 43-3 3. McGill CR 43-7 4. Murin CC 40-0 5. Brown MV 39-3 6. Biddle Cent 39-6 7. Baney Hunt 39-6 8. Deremer CR 35-8 9. Brown PC 34-12 10. Fisher Hunt 34-13 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 26 Biddle Cent 26 3. Murin CC 25 4. ...

Mirror final wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-10 2. Caleb Holderbaum Chestnut Ridge Jr 22-11 3. Hunter Dively Claysburg-Kimmel So 21-7 4. Chase Chapman Philipsburg-Osceola Fr 21-14 5. Micah DeLattre Moshannon Valley So 17-8 Ones to watch: Joey Dignan, PC; Roland Mills, Hunt; ...

Murin, McCoy, Oliver capture PIAA gold

HERSHEY — Central Cambria’s Max Murin, Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver all trailed at one point in their title bouts at the PIAA Class 2A Championships on Saturday afternoon. They just didn’t let their respective outcomes stay that way. All three ...

Lions’ Manley entices opponent into loss en route to semifinals

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HERSHEY — Altoona’s Cole Manley was having trouble getting any offense going against Bethlehem Catholic’s Jarred Papcsy in their 132-pound PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal on Friday afternoon at the Giant Center. So, down 1-0, he tried something different on the ...

Three area top seeds will wrestle in finals today

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HERSHEY — Central Cambria’s Max Murin, Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver have been ranked No. 1 at their weights for most of the season. Today, they’re a little closer to becoming the ultimate No. 1 wrestler at their ...