By Bruce Wald
Now in its 48th year, the 2014 Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament will feature a record-high, 48-team field from a tourney-most 11 different states.
Only teams from Pennsylvania competed in the initial Powerade tourney in 1967.
This year’s field will feature teams from California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia ...
Hustle from young team could pay off for Elizabeth Forward wrestling By Kevin Lohman
When talking about the inexperience of his team and how that informs his expectations for this season, Elizabeth Forward wrestling coach Richard Scheuermann doesn’t sugarcoat his evaluation.
“Hopefully, we could crack in to the playoffs by the end of the year,” Scheuermann said. “But we got a smorgasbord of freshmen ...
WM wrestling rebuilding after losses to graduation By Brian Graham
The West Mifflin wrestling program has had 22 seniors graduate over the last three seasons.
Coach Tony Salopek has grown accustomed to the revolving door, but this year it might have caught up with the Titans.
“We’re kind of in a rebuilding year here,” Salopek said. “Over the past three years, we’ve ...
Penn Hills wrestler Campbell dominates in new weight class By Ed Phillipps
It’s about time to quit defining Te’Shan Campbell’s wins as upsets.
The Penn Hills wrestler quickly is making a name for himself as perhaps the best in the WPIAL at 170 pounds.
Campbell recently completed a 4-0 start to the season that culminated in the 170-pound title of the Eastern ...
Thomas Jefferson wrestling squad looking strong in early going By Brian Knavish
As the high school wrestling season gets under way, Thomas Jefferson head coach Rudy Nesbitt is not shy about the lofty goals he has for his Jaguars.
After all, the veteran coach sees, first-hand, the type of talent he has on the 2014-15 varsity team roster.
“We’ve got a pretty good crew ...
A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Teams try to fill out their lineups By Doug Gulasy
Less than two weeks into the 2014-15 season, some Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling teams are looking to fill out their lineups.
In its section opener last week against Avonworth, Riverview filled just five of 14 weight classes. The Raiders forfeited three matches, and five bouts weren’t held because neither Avonworth nor ...
Robb leads strong showing by Kittanning wrestlers at King of the Mountain By Matt Grubba
In the preseason, Kittanning wrestling coach Brandon Newill said he wanted to see star junior Jacob Robb in the top three of every tournament.
By that measure, Robb is 2 for 2.
Robb reached the 220-pound final before suffering his first loss of the season in a difficult field at the ...
Daily News roundup: Norwin buzzer-beater downs FR By Staff Reports
Anthony DelleFemine hit a running jumper as time expired to lead Norwin (4-0) to a 48-57 victory over host Franklin Regional in the championship of Mike Rettger Memorial tournament Wednesday night.
Curtis Perz had 24 points and DelleFemine had 11 for the Knights. Jake Roberge scored 17 for the ...
North Allegheny 4-time PIAA wrestling champion Ty Moore dies By Bill West
Ty Moore, a former North Allegheny phenom who championed the sport of wrestling even years after he claimed four state titles, died unexpectedly Tuesday.
Moore, 43, a 1990 North Allegheny graduate, became the first wrestler in state history to win the first 100 matches of his career and finished as ...
Young Gateway wrestlers mix it up at Eastern Area Invitational By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity wrestling team hosted the 37th Eastern Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Gateway’s Furrie Sports Complex, and the young Gators squad was not able to post any top-six finishes.
“We’re definitely an inexperienced team, but we saw some promising things,” Gateway head coach R.J. Santilli ...
Clash of the 2-AAA titans By Jeff Oliver
During his high school wrestling career in the 1990s, Mike Doppelheuer did pretty well for himself at Connellsville.
Three times he qualified for the WPIAL tournament ...
Penn-Trafford wrestlers ready to get started By Nathan Smith
After losing just one senior to graduation, Penn-Trafford wrestling coach Rich Ginther is expecting some big things this season.
“We have a strong core of guys,” ...
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