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Waynesburg senior Headlee defeats country’s top-ranked at 132 to claim WPIAL Class AAA title

By Paul Schofield
Waynesburg senior A.C. Headlee couldn’t wait to face two-time WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Luke Pletcher of Latrobe. He got his chance Saturday at the ...

Burrell heavyweight Beattie claims 3rd Class AA Southwest Regional title
By Bill West
Burrell senior heavyweight Al Beattie coughed repeatedly with considerable force as people began to clear Canon-McMillan High School’s gym Saturday night after the completion of ...
Ligonier Valley freshman Patrick carries on family tradition as Southwest Region champion
By Bill West
As he waited to weigh in Saturday morning at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Region wrestling championships at Canon-McMillan High School, Ligonier Valley freshman 145-pounder ...
Kiski Area’s Worthing wins 2nd WPIAL Class AAA wrestling title
By Doug Gulasy
Tyler Worthing finally got his shot at Fred Mantsch, and he made the most of it. Worthing, a Kiski Area junior, won his second consecutive WPIAL ...
Elizabeth Forward senior qualifies for PIAA tournament
By Staff Report
For Luke Fournier, four years was worth the wait. The Elizabeth Forward senior earned a trip to Hershey later this week to compete in the PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament at the Giant Center. Fournier (33-3) finished in fourth place Saturday at 195 pounds at the PIAA Class AA Southwest …
Lower seeds take down 16 top-4 wrestlers on Day 2 at WPIAL championships
By Doug Gulasy
A loss to Seneca Valley’s Alex Lynch in the semifinals of last weekend’s Section 3-AAA tournament damaged Pine-Richland junior Hunter Baxter’s seed for the WPIAL ...
Burgettstown senior seeks role reversal at Class AA regionals
By Bill West
He’s made better wrestling memories in the year-plus since his sophomore season, but Burgettstown senior 120-pounder Austin McDermitt continues to cache his upset loss as ...
Hempfield’s Kemerer, Logan capture unexpected wins to qualify for WPIAL semifinals
By Paul Schofield
It was one of the craziest second days at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA Wrestling Championships in years, maybe ever. From the first matches of ...
Kiski Area heavyweights advance to WPIAL Class AAA semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area’s higher-weighted competitors began calling their corner of the Cavaliers’ wrestling room “the fat cave” a couple seasons ago. “We just claimed it,” junior ...
Kittanning’s Robb hoping for rematch with West Branch’s Maines in final
By Bill West
For Kittanning junior 220-pounder Jacob Robb, the first day of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships at Canon-McMillan went just as he planned. ...
Burrell freshman Christie aided by bracket change at wrestling regionals
By Bill West
Burrell freshman Corey Christie’s mother checked the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional championship brackets just after their release early in the week and informed the ...
Southmoreland senior gets brotherly advice in Southwest Regional wrestling championships: Win
By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching his older brother Austin compete at big tournaments. Austin, a senior at, was ruled ineligible to wrestle for Southmoreland this season because of his enrollment at a cyber school when he ...
Overtime takedown vaults McKeesport’s Ingram into WPIAL semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Brandon Ingram wasn’t happy with his attacking on the first day of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships, but he made up for it in ...
Yough’s Sever qualifies for PIAA tourney
By Jason Black
Yough senior wrestler Tom Sever has plenty of motivation to have a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships. Sever, who joined the ...
Six BVA wrestlers advance to semifinals
By Paul Schofield
Belle Vernon Area had one of its best days at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA Championship on Friday, advancing six to Saturday’s semifinals at ...
Tough day for Connellsville wrestlers in regional quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
Connellsville wrestling has seen better days at the WPIAL/PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional. The Falcons went winless in the quarterfinals Friday at Penn Hills. Falling in the ...
Southmoreland freshman Griffiths aims to take heed of brother’s advice
By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching older brother Austin Griffiths compete ...
Shoulder injury sidelines top-seeded 126-pounder at WPIAL wrestling tournament
By Paul Schofield
The first day at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional wrestling championship is usually uneventful. That wasn’t the case this season. At least five wrestlers were scratched from the ...
Move to Canon-McMillan means less travel for wrestlers headed to Southwest Regional
By Bill West
Bentworth junior 126-pounder Hunter Neely considers the site of this season’s PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships, Canon-McMillan High School, a mixed blessing. Sure, he ...
Kiski Area freshman Reid closes in on PIAA tournament berth
By Doug Gulasy
As heavyweights go, Isaac Reid was a late bloomer. It hasn’t taken nearly as long for the Kiski Area freshman to make an impact in ...
West Mifflin wrestler Bonacci making up for lost time
By Doug Gulasy
West Mifflin junior Austin Bonacci had two years of motivation built up before he wrestled his first match of the WPIAL Class AAA championships Thursday. A ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers chase PIAA berths
By Jason Black
The high school wrestling season can be a long and grueling process, but at this time of year, fatigue gives way to determination as the ...
Connellsville’s Kenney wins, pushes toward state berth
By Jason Black
Connellsville senior Tyler Kenney knows he has to be better. Kenney didn’t wrestle his best match to start the WPIAL Class AAA Championships/PIAA Southwest Regional ...
BVA, Ringgold wrestlers seeking WPIAL titles
By Bill Hughes
The 2014-15 WPIAL AAA championships start today at Penn Hills High School, and both Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold will be well represented. BVA has 12 ...
10 Franklin Regional wrestlers qualify for WPIAL tournament
By Michael Love
About a month ago, the Franklin Regional wrestling team invaded Penn Hills High School for the WPIAL Class AAA team championships. After two grueling dual meets ...
Jeannette’s Sanders has his eye on a state title
By Kristie Linden
Gio Vonne Sanders is proud that he’s earned a WPIAL championship — but he’s far from satisfied. The Jeannette High School 145-pound sophomore was the ...
Thomas Jefferson’s Devine pins way to coveted section championship
By Ray Fisher
Dom Devine led the charge for the Thomas Jefferson wrestlers at the Section 2-AAA championships held Saturday at Ringgold. Devine, a junior who was the No. ...
Conti representing Gateway at WPIAL wrestling tourney
By Michael Love
Junior Nick Conti is making a return trip to WPIALs. The Gateway 160-pounder went 2-2 at Saturday’s Section 1-AAA tournament at Kiski Area and placed fifth ...
Ligonier Valley wrestlers place at districts
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School wrestling team entered seven wrestlers in the District 6 tournament, with two of them making it all the way to ...
Penn Hills star wrestler has No. 1 seed in WPIAL, no stomach pains
By Bill West
Penn Hills senior Te’Shan Campbell will steer clear of Fruit Punch-flavored Powerade at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships this week. A failure to avoid the ...
Norwin’s Phipps chasing elusive WPIAL AAA wrestling title this week
By Paul Schofield
Norwin junior Drew Phipps has been one of the top wrestlers in the WPIAL the past three seasons. He’s closing in on 100 victories, but he’s ...
Gorman: Title pattern for Bulsaks
By Kevin Gorman
This wasn’t the pattern the Bulsaks wanted to follow, even if it did end in gold. Greg Bulsak won a WPIAL Class AA wrestling title ...
Wrestlers hope to benefit from numbers increase at PIAA championships
By Doug Gulasy
Chad Kuhn admits he was upset when he first heard about PIAA wrestling rule change that took effect this season. Now he just wants to ...
High school wrestling notebook: Roberts’ switch to wrestling has gone swimmingly
By Doug Gulasy
Jason Roberts began his high school career as a swimmer, not a wrestler. He still made plenty of splashes on the mat. Burrell’s senior 132-pounder, ...
Connellsville wrestlers ready for WPIAL tournament
By Jason Black
With the 2-AAA Sectionals now in the rearview mirror, eight members of the Connellsville wrestling team have turned their attention to the next step on ...
Plum qualifies 7 for WPIAL wrestling championships
By Michael Love
The WPIAL/Southwest Regional Class AAA wrestling championships begin this weekend, and Plum will have wrestlers in seven of the 14 weight classes. Nate Turchick (182) and ...