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Irwin: Reimer feels 'fortunate' after grappling with diabetes, amputation

February 25, 2014 Bill Reimer says he feels "much" better than he did a year ago at this time, which is remarkable considering the health problems he's gone through since the fall. more »»

Schopp comes out of older brother’s shadow

February 18, 2014 Not too long after he beat Marion Center’s Brandon Heberling, 2-1, at 138 pounds to claim his first District 6 Class AA Tournament title, Tyrone’s Jason Schopp talked to his older brother, A.J. more »»

Focus is MVP at AA mat tourney

February 14, 2014 All right, wrestling fans, the district tournaments are when it starts to get a lot more intense, and focus is key to get through some weight classes as deep as the snow outside of the AAHS... more »»

Forfeiting match to Bethlehem Catholic doesn’t make sense

February 4, 2014 Bethlehem Catholic will be the favorite to win its fourth straight PIAA Team Duals title this weekend. more »»

D5, 6 dual tourneys appear to be up for grabs

January 28, 2014 The final four of the District 5 Duals and the District 6 Duals will be wrestled on Saturday at Chestnut Ridge and Tyrone, respectively, and the intensity figures to be pretty high at both venue. more »»

Irwin: Give edge to Ridge in tourney’s loaded field

January 21, 2014 Here’s a question that many coaches, fans and wrestlers try to answer but because of the quality of the Thomas Subaru Tournament, the answer is a hard one to get right: Who is going to win the... more »»

Irwin: Glorioso, Easter ranked second by Off The Mat

January 14, 2014 The first Off The Mat statewide rankings were released last week, and the Class AA wrestlers in the Mirror coverage area are well-represented. more »»

Irwin: Newcomers Murin, Oliver, Reed create early stir

January 7, 2014 We’re a little late in getting the wrestling page started this year, but it’s finally here, and hopefully you enjoy it today and the rest of the season. more »»

Irwin: Still not a fan of PIAA’s finals, consy schedule

March 12, 2013 For the second year in a row, the championship finals and the consolation finals for third, fifth and seventh were held at the same time on the Giant Center floo. more »»

PIAA tourney toughest in the land

March 6, 2013 State titles or appearances in the PIAA Class AAA championship finals have been rare for wrestlers from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Philipsburg-Osceola. more »»

Irwin: Regional meat grinder humbles even the best

March 5, 2013 Just when wrestlers feel good about the way they’ve been wrestling and they expect to stay on that postseason surf they’ve been riding, the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament comes up and smacks... more »»

Huff, Barton good bets to win regional

March 1, 2013 Hollidaysburg hasn’t had that many Northwest Regional Class AAA Tournament champions in its wrestling history, but the Golden Tigers could make some history this weekend. more »»

Trip to states on line this weekend

February 27, 2013 For Claysburg-Kimmel’s Josh Brown, Bedford’s Ryan Easter and Chestnut Ridge’s Tyler Dibert, the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament has been the launching pad for two trips to the PIAA... more »»

Irwin: D-6 Class AAA tourney not what it used to be

February 26, 2013 One of the bigger topics fans and media were talking about at the Altoona Fieldhouse this past weekend was the District 6 Class AAA Tournament is certainly not what it used to be. more »»

Irwin: Tyrone can share blame in Wunder situation

February 19, 2013 It’s been almost a week since Tyrone senior 195-pounder D.J. Wunder was declared academically ineligible by the school district. And it still doesn’t make sense. more »»

Stodart has clear path

February 15, 2013 Moshannon Valley’s James Stodart has 109 career wins, and is eight wins away from tying Ryan Jacoby for the top spot on the school’s all-time win list. more »»

Irwin: Regional shows quality of Thomas tourney

January 29, 2013 The numbers don’t lie when you’re assessing how tough and grueling the Thomas Subaru Tournament is year after year. more »»

Irwin: Lions favored over Bisons to capture Thomas

January 22, 2013 Wrestling fans who appreciate big-time, gritty and emotional wrestling tournaments that can be decided by the smallest of margins will be in their glory this week. more »»

Irwin: Gingrich’s hard work now starting to pay off

January 15, 2013 Penn State 285-pounder Jon Gingrich is an example of how much hard work in the right atmosphere will pay off. Gingrich was never a state champion at Bald Eagle Are. more »»

Irwin: LHAC tournament turned into confusing mess

January 8, 2013 The Laurel Highlands Conference Wrestling Tournament seemed like a good idea for the longest time. more »»

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