Wrestling

Franklin Regional's Lee, Jefferson-Morgan's Teasdale commit to Iowa for wrestling

Spencer Lee and Gavin Teasdale are following similar wrestling paths in high school. Both are undefeated, have won multiple WPIAL and PIAA titles and are looking ...

Franklin Regional's Lee soaking in international wrestling experience

USAToday.com's high school sports section currently is running a poll that asks people to vote on who they think is the best high school athlete ...

Quaker Valley to add wrestling team

Quaker Valley has seen its colors on the jerseys, running shorts and helmets of countless successful athletes. This winter, singlets will be added to the black-and-gold ...

Baldwin wrestlers earn All-American honors in spring season

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4 Baldwin wrestlers advance to national tournament

It might not be high school wrestling season, but several Baldwin grapplers are preparing to compete in a prestigious championship tournament. Six Baldwin wrestlers ...

Franklin Regional's Lee named 2016 Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year

Franklin Regional junior wrestler Spencer Lee almost didn't compete during the 2015-16 season. He had surgery in the fall to repair a tear in the ...

Burrell's Greenwald named Valley News Dispatch Wrestler of the Year

Burrell wrestling coach Josh Shields didn't bother hiding his emotion when senior Damon Greenwald scored a takedown of Jeannette's GioVonne Sanders to win the 152-pound ...

South Park senior wrestler Bulsak caps 'fun' weekend with win for Pa. All-Stars

Only two things could stop South Park's Greg Bulsak in the first period of his 182-pound bout Saturday night at Pitt's Fitzgerald Field House, the ...

High school wrestling notebook: Lee, Teasdale in elite territory 

Minus a couple of all-star events, the high school wrestling season is about over. It was another outstanding season for the WPIAL, which brought home ...

5 WPIAL wrestlers win state Class AAA titles

HERSHEY — Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee usually doesn't celebrate after a match. On Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships, Lee stared up ...

Record 7 WPIAL wrestlers win state titles in Class AA

HERSHEY — It might not have been the best of starts for the WPIAL wrestlers during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Championships, ...

Franklin Regional's Lee celebrates 3rd PIAA title

HERSHEY — Spencer Lee isn't a wrestler that likes to celebrate after a match. But after he won his third state title Saturday at the PIAA ...

Playoff berth caps successful season for Thomas Jefferson grapplers

Entering his first season as head coach of the Thomas Jefferson wrestling team, Michael Ladick said his goal simply was to help his grapplers be ...

Seneca Valley's Newell relishes PIAA runner-up finish

Louis Newell wanted to come back from the PIAA wrestling championships in Hershey with another medal. He just didn't realize he'd come away with silver. The Seneca ...

Plum wrestler Zummo grateful for opportunity to close career at states

One of the best ways to wrap up a high school wrestling career is by finishing at the top of the podium at states. While ...

Burrell's Greenwald joins exclusive club with PIAA wrestling title

HERSHEY — Damon Greenwald admits to struggling with his confidence. The problem reared its head until midway through this season, as the Burrell senior worried ...

Shaler's Hartman closes career at PIAA tournament

The stage at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships last weekend wasn't too overwhelming for Shaler's Jake Hartman. What got to the Titans' 145-pound senior ...

Latrobe's Pletcher moves on to PIAA Class AAA semifinals with showdown victory

HERSHEY — Latrobe senior Luke Pletcher figured he'd face Nazareth sophomore Sammy Sasso at some point during the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships. For Pletcher, ...

Returning state wrestling champions from WPIAL advance to semis

HERSHEY — It was a perfect night for the WPIAL's five returning Class AA state champions in Friday's semifinals at the PIAA Class AA wrestling ...

Kiski Area heavyweight Reid a cut above in Hershey

HERSHEY — At weigh-ins on the first day of the PIAA wrestling championships, officials told Isaac Reid he needed to cut an inch and a ...

Burrell's Greenwald earns PIAA Class AA finals berth

HERSHEY — Burrell senior Damon Greenwald wants to end his high school wrestling career with no regrets. He may finish as a state champion on ...

Penn-Trafford trio advances to PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals

HERSHEY — It was almost a perfect first day Thursday for Penn-Trafford wrestlers at the PIAA Class AAA tournament. The Warriors advanced three of their four ...

After surprising loss, Valley's Ratliff rebounds in PIAA consolation bracket

HERSHEY — Jihad Ratliff got a rude welcome to his first PIAA Class AA wrestling championships. It started innocently enough: Valley's senior WPIAL champion scored a ...

Jeannette, South Fayette wrestlers knock off unbeatens in PIAA Class AA 1st round

HERSHEY — Fans have come to expect the unexpected at the PIAA wrestling championships. Being undefeated or having a great record means nothing; just ask ...

WPIAL champion trio set to take aim at 3rd PIAA wrestling titles 

Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee wasn't pleased with how he wrestled during the WPIAL Class AAA tournament over the weekend. He didn't want to use an ...

Nine A-K Valley wrestlers set out to make memories at Hershey's Giant Center

Dane Johnson remembers when the magnitude of the PIAA wrestling championships first hit him. As a Shady Side Academy freshman in 2006, the New Kensington native ...

High school wrestling notebook: Alle-Kiski contingent learns 1st PIAA foes

The nine Alle-Kiski Valley wrestlers competing in this week's PIAA individual championships in Hershey learned their opponents Monday for their first bouts when the state ...

Lee, Pletcher earn 3rd WPIAL Class AAA wrestling titles

Winning WPIAL wrestling championships are exciting for some, but Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee and Latrobe senior Luke Pletcher have bigger goals. Both became three-time WPIAL ...

4 WPIAL wrestlers become 3-time regional champions

As the midpoint between the WPIAL and state tournament, the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional championships represent more than just a tune-up on the way ...

Franklin Regional's Lee dominates; Krause punches PIAA ticket

Spencer Lee didn't feel he was at his best as he battled back from flu-like symptoms up to and through the WPIAL Class AAA championships ...

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