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Bearcats, Lions, Bulldogs are Duals favorites

January 12, 2010 The last two years, Huntingdon and Chestnut Ridge have been battling for the title of the Richland Duals. Last year, the Bearcats won and the Lions took second. more »»

Looking forward to rest of wrestling season

January 5, 2010 With January upon us, and the Christmas treats and tournaments finished, there will be some interesting developments team-wise and individual-wise as the rest the of the wrestling season unfolds. more »»

Scott’s rise and fall area story of the decade

December 29, 2009 In a few days, we’ll hang the new 2010 calendar, and with the close of the decade, it’s time to look back at the top wrestlers, events, teams and trends in the Mirror coverage are. more »»

Fans who made the trips saw good wrestling

December 22, 2009 For those of you who trekked to tournaments Saturday at Penn Cambria, Claysburg-Kimmel and Central Mountain while the region was getting dumped with snow, I have to commend you and say bravo. more »»

Three in area will take gold

March 5, 2009 If everything falls in place at the Giant Center, there could be a lot of area Class AA wrestlers looking for gold in the finals of the PIAA Championships. more »»

Predicting state wrestling winners no day at the beach

March 4, 2009 The hard thing about predicting finalists for the PIAA Class AAA Championships is many of the wrestlers haven’t wrestled each other and don’t have many common opponents. more »»

Barlett, Myers experience far different outcomes

March 3, 2009 The pressures of postseason wrestling are high enough, but when kids have to win that fifth-place bout at the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament to get to Hershey, the pressure doubles. more »»

Altoona’s Walters living up to high expectations

February 24, 2009 Sometimes when a wrestler wins a Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling title, he can’t raise his level at the high school level. Sometimes he can’t live up to the high expectations. Altoona’s K.J. more »»

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 »»

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