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Garbinsky-Myers district title bout rates as classic

February 17, 2009 There are some bouts between high profile wrestlers that you expect to be good ones, but they turn out to be cautious snorefests that end up with very few points being scored. more »»

Feeling good about eight local grapplers

February 13, 2009 With so much balance at every weight, picking the finalists and the champion for the District 6 Class AA Tournament is always a tough but fun jo. more »»

Idea for PIAA Team Championships was a good one

February 10, 2009 There have been a lot of good ideas in high school wrestling in the state and a lot of bad ones (see sub-regional and recent sectionals for examples of bad ideas). more »»

District Duals seeding needs to be rebuilt

February 3, 2009 I have written in this space in the past that District 6 needs to come up with a better way of seeding teams for the District 6 Duals, and I’m saying it again. more »»

Altercation leaves District 6 with another black eye

January 27, 2009 Last year, District 6 wrestling was left with a black eye after Westmont Hilltop left the Team Duals early after a controversial loss to Mount Union in the semifinals. more »»

Deaf wrestler serving as inspiration to others

January 20, 2009 As a sophomore who has only been wrestling for three years, Penn Cambria’s Josh Yarnish is going through the same growing pains as every other newcomer to the sport. more »»

Winter weather creates havoc with weight cutting

January 13, 2009 When’s the next snow storm or ice storm going to hit the area? Probably on a Tuesday or Thursday, which is when most wrestling teams have dual meets scheduled. more »»

Wrestling fans will receive crazy gift tonight at Bedford

December 23, 2008 When wrestling fans from Bedford and Chestnut Ridge sit down with family and friends to eat and unwrap presents over Christmas, it will be done in a nice, friendly and festive manner. more »»

High school wrestling rankings

December 23, 2008 Mirror rankings 103 Pounds 1. Evan Link Penn Cambria So 11-0 2. Nathan Smeal Moshannon Valley So 6-1 3. more »»

Sheetz Classic still a good early season springboard

December 16, 2008 The Sheetz Holiday Classic has always been one of the best early-season tournaments in the region, and while teams like Bedford and Huntingdon weren’t there this year, there was still a lot of good... more »»

Clark is one coach who deserved to go out a winner

March 11, 2008 At 53, Jim Clark could probably coach Chestnut Ridge another 10 years, guide the Lions to well over 100 more wins and, with 342 career wins now, he could finish in the top five in the state in caree... more »»

Big Ben's contract a good investment

March 6, 2008 PITTSBURGH —- Ben Roethlisberger was obviously the happiest guy in the room after he signed a $102 million contract. more »»

Competition getting tougher at this point

February 29, 2008 With the regional tournaments upon us, it’s getting harder and harder for wrestlers to make their way through their weights and advance to the next step in the postseason. more »»

Fieldhouse could host both D6 tourneys on same days

February 26, 2008 It’s been three years now that the Altoona Fieldhouse has hosted both the District 6 Class AA and Class AA tournaments on separate weekends. more »»

Strittmatter’s best mat work might be as a coach

February 19, 2008 Jody Strittmatter was a very accomplished wrestler in his high school days at Cambria Heights and his college days at UPJ and later at Iowa. more »»

Five area wrestlers picked to win titles at D6-AA meet

February 15, 2008 A lot of blood, sweat and tears will be shed this weekend in the District 6 Class AA Tournament at the Altoona Fieldhouse, and a lot of unpredictable things will happe. more »»

Thomas tourney boasts deep weights, great wrestling

January 29, 2008 You know it’s a very good tournament when Tyrone’s returning state runner-up, A.J. Schopp, and his teammate, Ronnie Garbinsky, are finishing third at their respective weight classes. more »»

You better be ready to wrestle in round-robin format

January 2, 2008 If you were a wrestler who was competing in either the Zeigler Chevrolet Tournament at the Altoona Fieldhouse or the Big Dog Tournament at Brockway High School this weekend or in the Mountaineer... more »»

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