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Irwin: Ridge improvements made D-5 finals a classic

February 7, 2012 When I was trying to figure out how close the Bedford-Chestnut Ridge rematch would be prior to Saturday’s District 5 Team Duals starting, I thought it would be a lot closer than the first time the... more »»

Irwin: Rumors create havoc in District 6 Duals flap

January 31, 2012 When the District 6 Class AA Duals pairings came out last week, Cambria Heights was the No. 8 seed and was scheduled to wrestle top-seeded Mount Union on Wednesday. That’s when it got messy. more »»

Irwin: Sanderson doesn’t take PSU’s victory personally

January 25, 2012 Cael Sanderson was the most successful college wrestler ever at Iowa State, claiming four national titles, going undefeated throughout his career and later winning a gold medal. more »»

Irwin: Weyant enjoying wrestling after auto accident

January 10, 2012 Claysburg-Kimmel’s Dylan Weyant burst on the scene last year as a junior with some big early-season wins. more »»

Irwin: Bedford shows toughness in front of big crowd

January 3, 2012 Before the Christmas break, Bedford hammered Chestnut Ridge, 59-16, and there were a couple of things that really stood out. more »»

Old weights would be nice a Christmas gift

December 20, 2011 Christmas is on Sunday. Yep, if you’re like me, you just started shopping and you’re nowhere near done, which adds to the stress of this special tim. more »»

PSU hires ex-FBI director to head internal probe

November 21, 2011 PHILADELPHIA — Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State's investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as... more »»

Irwin: Rex rises to occasion again

June 18, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Yes, Brandywine Heights put the leadoff hitter on base in five of the seven innings against Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher Chelsea Rex in the PIAA Class AA Championship. more »»

Philipsburg wins PIAA softball title

June 17, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Philipsburg-Osceola softball team reigns as the PIAA Class AA softball champion. more »»

Uncertainty reigns, but talented wrestlers return

March 20, 2011 Unless you’re Franklin Regional’s three-time Class AAA state champ Nico Megaludis, Wyomissing’s two-time Class AA champ and four-time top three placer Nick Hodgkins or Kennard-Dale phenom Chance... more »»

Hixson found good workout partner in Tate

March 15, 2011 It’s hard to find a good workout partner for a heavyweight because of their size and different style of wrestling, but Northern Bedford’s Quinton Hixson had a very good one in Terry Tate. more »»

Penn Cambria senior could make history

March 10, 2011 Penn Cambria’s Evan Link and Tyrone’s Ronnie Garbinsky have had their ups and downs in the PIAA Championships over the years. more »»

Upsets could happen in PIAA tourney

March 9, 2011 Odds are that none of the three area Class AAA wrestlers — Altoona’s T.J. more »»

Rugged SW Regional is preview of state tourney

March 8, 2011 When all the smoke has cleared at the PIAA Class AA Championships this week at the Giant Center, you’ll probably see many of the same guys on the medals stand that were on the Southwest Regional... more »»

Brandt looking for payback

March 4, 2011 Altoona’s T.J. Brandt reached the Northwest Regional Class AAA 103-pound finals on a roll last year, but Clearfield’s Christian Stone stopped that roll with a 4-2 decision. more »»

SW Regional loaded with talent

March 3, 2011 Looking down through the Southwest Regional Tournament weights, it’s hard to imagine another Class AA regional with as many star-studded wrestlers in i. more »»

Bigger, better Brandt trying to maintain weight

March 1, 2011 Altoona’s T.J. Brandt went into last season’s Northwest Regional Tournament with a 30-1 record at 103. more »»

Juniata overcomes tragedy to win district title

February 22, 2011 It was clear from the start of the District 6 Class AA Tournament that Juniata wanted to pay tribute to Tad Treaster, the 17-year-old 125-pounder who died on the Sunday before the districts at... more »»

District 6 wrestling picks: C-K has firepower to win tourney

February 18, 2011 Claysburg-Kimmel had its shot at winning the Thomas Subaru Tournament — a tough test that gives teams glimpses of the postseason — but a 1-for-4 showing in the championship finals meant the Bulldogs... more »»

Southwest Regional schedule bad for wrestlers

February 15, 2011 First came the decision from the PIAA that only the top four wrestlers at each weight from the District 6 Class AA Tournament would be qualifying for the Southwest Regional instead of the usual fiv. more »»

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