Wrestling

WPIAL champion Belle Vernon wrestlers fall in state semifinals

HERSHEY — Belle Vernon's bid to claim its first PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament came up short Friday in the semifinals at Giant Center. Bethlehem ...

Kiski Area stays alive for 3rd place at PIAA tournament

HERSHEY — It was another suspense-filled match for the Kiski Area wrestling team Friday at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament. The Cavaliers rallied from ...

Kiski Area opens PIAA tournament with dramatic comeback victory

HERSHEY — Kiski Area found itself in a deep hole Thursday during the first round of the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament. But senior Vinny ...

Belle Vernon looks to maintain run of PIAA success for WPIAL Class AAA teams

There wasn't a big celebration after the Belle Vernon wrestling team won its first WPIAL Class AAA title Saturday at Penn Hills. That's because the ...

High school wrestling notebook: Burrell's Greenwald carries on family's golden tradition

Burrell's extended run of WPIAL championships means many sets of brothers had the opportunity to win a title. However, no family has experienced the type of ...

Burrell, Kiski Area prepare for tougher challenges in Hershey

As they posed for pictures after their latest WPIAL Class AA championship, Burrell wrestlers clutched Hershey bars — a symbol of their upcoming trip to ...

Plum places third overall at Buckeye Local wrestling tournament

For the second consecutive year, a collection of WPIAL teams dominated the team standings at the annual Buckeye Local tournament at Buckeye Local High School ...

Kiski Area wrestling team regains winning form by routing Carrick

Kiski Area coach Chris Heater worried briefly about a letdown after the Cavaliers lost their WPIAL Class AAA semifinal match to Canon-McMillan over the weekend. His ...

Belle Vernon wins WPIAL team wrestling title

This time, the Belle Vernon wrestling team wasn't going to be denied history. Belle Vernon claimed its first WPIAL Class AAA team title with two impressive ...

Kiski Area wrestling settles for 3rd place at WPIALs

Watching Belle Vernon wrestle Canon-McMillan for the WPIAL Class AAA team title Saturday wasn't in Kiski Area wrestling coach Chris Heater's plans. But after Canon-McMillan upset ...

Burrell claims 10th straight WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship

As the referee raised his arm following a victory in the WPIAL heavyweight bout against Freedom's Evan Sweesy, Burrell senior Alex Moses looked at the ...

Top-seeded Belle Vernon chasing 1st title while Burrell goes for 10th straight

Belle Vernon's special 2015 wrestling season didn't end the way the team had planned. The Leopards were beaten in the WPIAL Class AAA finals by eventual ...

Burrell, Kiski Area wrestling teams looking to win WPIAL titles in same season for just second time

Chris Heater knows the situation isn't unique. That doesn't make it common. The yearly success of the Burrell and Kiski Area wrestling programs means in any ...

North Allegheny wrestlers take down defending champion Franklin Regional

North Allegheny picked a great time to get healthy. The Tigers, who fell out of the Tribune-Review team rankings this week, have been fighting injuries all ...

Burrell moves step closer to 10th WPIAL title in row

Top-seeded Burrell took another step in its decade of dominance — and a 10th consecutive WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship — as the Bucs ...

Kiski Area advances to WPIAL semifinals

Kiski Area knocked on the door of the WPIAL wrestling semifinals each of the past two seasons but couldn't quite make it inside. This time, the ...

High school roundup: CWNC girls avenge loss to Vincentian

Sam Breen's 33 points and 20 rebounds helped Class A No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic avenge an earlier-season loss with a 60-51 win over ...

South Allegheny reaches WPIAL playoffs for 6th consecutive season

Less than 15 seconds remained in South Allegheny's Section 3-AA semifinal matchup against Indiana last Wednesday, and the Gladiators needed a pin in at 138 ...

Westmoreland high school roundup: Derry wrestlers advance to WPIAL semifinals

The Derry wrestling team is in position to reach its first WPIAL championship match since 2007 after earning a 51-21 win over Chartiers-Houston (6-3) in ...

Franklin Regional's Lee set to return after rehab for shoulder injury

Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee was cleared to wrestle by Dr. James Bradley on Tuesday. But the question remains, will the two-time WPIAL, PIAA and world ...

Freedom wrestlers riding high after winning Section 1 title

Entering this season, a young Freedom wrestling team had high hopes. No one graduated, and everyone was expected to return. "In the summer when we were ...

Scoring pins fuels Kiski Area wrestling team

Because of his pinning prowess, Chad Kuhn has a wide selection of white and gray T-shirts to choose from, as well as the inside track ...

High school wrestling notebook: Burrell set to join elite club of WPIAL champions

Burrell already holds the longest championship streak in WPIAL wrestling history, but the Bucs can add another achievement to their legacy this week. If No. ...

Franklin Regional wrestling team captures championship at Sharon Duals

The Franklin Regional wrestling team gained an additional measure of momentum for this week's WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs by capturing Saturday's Sharon Duals tournament. The ...

Plum wrestlers to test mettle at Buckeye Local tournament

The Plum varsity wrestling team continues to prepare for the Section 3-AAA individual tournament later this month, and that preparation includes its annual trip west ...

Thomas Jefferson wrestling to host WPIAL powerhouse Franklin Regional

The Thomas Jefferson wrestling team will hold a nonsection match Tuesday at home against WPIAL and state powerhouse Franklin Regional. The varsity match will start at ...

Kiski Area wrestling team parlays spate of pins into Section 1-AAA title

It has been four years since the Kiski Area wrestling team won a section title. But on Wednesday, the second-ranked Cavaliers (16-0) showed why they are ...

Burrell bolts to 13th consecutive section title by beating South Allegheny

The number 13 typically carries with it the stigma of misfortune. When it comes to wrestling, however, Burrell doesn't usuually rely on abstract concepts like ...

High school roundup: Canon-McMillan wins 15th straight section title

Canon-McMillan used pins from Michael Binni (106 pounds), Logan Macri (113), Thomas James (170), Nick Konyk (195) and Brendan Furman (285) to claim its 15th ...

Westmoreland high school roundup: Greensburg Salem advances to WPIAL tournament

Greensburg Salem won the first seven bouts and cruised to a 69-12 victory over Woodland Hills in the Section 1-AAA tournament's fifth-place match to earn ...

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