The seeds for the District 4/9 Class AAA Wrestling Championships were unveiled Sunday evening, and the event shapes up to be an exciting one for a multitude of reasons.
CLARION — The seeding meeting for the District 9 Class AA Wrestling Championships was held Sunday on the campus of Clarion University, and it should come as no surprise that the top three schools in the team tournament — Brookville, Brockway and Ridgway — combined for nine of the 14 top seeds.
DuBOIS — The DuBois wrestling team went into Tuesday’s matchup against State College still missing a couple key starters, but the shorthanded Beavers used a trio of big wins from its upperweights to help knock off the Little Lions, 41-32.
HERSHEY — If handled properly, the revenge factor can be a powerful motivator in sports — and that was certainly the case for the Brookville wrestling team Thursday in Hershey.
HERSHEY — The Brookville wrestling team opened the PIAA Class AA Team Championships with a strong all-around performance Thursday in a hard fought 39-28 win over Northern Lebanon, the third-place team from District 3.
BROOKVILLE — Serving as a tuneup for this week’s PIAA Class AA Dual Meet Championships, the Brookville Raiders wrestling team routed District 10’s Cambridge Springs on Senior Night Tuesday, taking 12 of 14 bouts in a 59-9 win.
DuBOIS — Coming off a tough loss at Brookville last week, the DuBois wrestling team bounced back in a big way Tuesday and celebrated Senior Night in style with a 53-19 win over Brockway.
ALLPORT — The Brockway wrestling team came away with a top 10 finish in the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School over the weekend, finishing in ninth place with 101 points.
ALLPORT — Ridgway’s Bryce Barclay led the way for the Ridgway Elkers wrestling team to a seventh place finish with 101.5 points, which tied with Greater Latrobe at the Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School over the weekend.
BROOKVILLE — While the missing wrestlers for DuBois put a damper on how things could’ve gone at full strength in the matchup between arguably the top two wrestling teams in District 9 regardless of classification, Beavers head coach Luke Bundy acknowledged that bigger things wait ahead for b…
HYDE — The DuBois wrestling team entered Saturday’s Bison Duals Saturday at Clearfield healthier than it’s been in close to a month, and the end result was an impressive showing that saw the Beavers take home the title.
RIDGWAY — The Ridgway wrestling team used seven six-point victories, including four falls, to rally from a 13-point deficit to handily beat visiting Redbank Valley, 48-22, Thursday.
BROOKVILLE — Finishing the night with a flurry of forfeits, the Brookville Raiders wrestling team hiked its record to 12-1 heading into the rest of a busy week for head coach Dave Klepfer’s state-ranked team.
BROCKWAY — The Brookville wrestling team took seven of the 13 contested weight classes, but the bonus points racked up by the Raiders proved to be huge in a 42-23 over Brockway on Thursday evening at Brockway High School.
DuBOIS — The DuBois wrestling team used a strong start and finish to bookend a hard-fought 34-33 win over Philipsburg-Osceola Thursday night as the old foes renewed an old rivalry.
BROOKVILLE — Waiting until the highly anticipated heavyweight matchup at the end of the night, the Brookville Raiders finally earned the split decision on the mat against visiting Curwensville Tuesday night.
MEADVILLE — Two area wrestling teams, Brockway and Clearfield, competed at the Tool City Tournament in Meadville over the weekend despite the inclement weather, and the duo combined to bring home eight medals — one of which was gold.
DuBOIS — The DuBois wrestling team hit the mat for just its second dual meet — and the fourth time overall — on the season Thursday night, and the Beavers used a strong finish to upend rival St. Marys, 46-24.
BROCKWAY — The Brockway wrestling continued its strong start to the season Wednesday with a convincing 41-15 win over Clarion to keep its record perfect at 9-0 on the year.
BROOKVILLE — In an express special, the Brookville Raiders won their second dual meet in as many nights with a 38-minute 63-9 rout of visiting Punxsutawney Wednesday night.
BROCKWAY — The Brockway wrestling team enjoyed a nice start to the season with two wins in dual meets last week that was followed by a win in the DKI Tournament in the opening weekend of winter sports.
BROOKVILLE — For the fourth time in five years, the Brookville Raiders wrestling team hung up a state championship banner before its home-opening match.
GREENVILLE — Starting the season once again at the Sheetz Kickoff Classic Saturday, the Brookville Raiders wrestling team went 4-1 and got its head coach Dave Klepfer a milestone.
MONROEVILLE — The DuBois wrestling team opened the season by taking second place at the Eastern Area Wrestling Invitational at Gateway High School over the weekend.
HERSHEY — Brockway freshman Anthony Glasl made a big splash in his states debut Thursday, as the Rover pinned Cambria Heights sophomore Allen Simmons in their 106-pound first round match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center.
HERSHEY — The Brookville wrestling team has certainly made a name for itself at the state level in recent years, and the program brought another large contingent to the 2017 PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships in Hershey with seven Raiders hitting the mats Thursday at Giant Center.
HERSHEY — The Tri-County Area enjoyed a strong opening day at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships, with five of the eight local entrants advancing to Day 2 while posting a combined record of 4-8.
HERSEY — Going into this past weekend’s Class AA Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament, there was some talk in wrestling circles about how District 9 might struggle this year in Sharon.
HERSHEY — The Tri-County Area had one of its better showings in recent memory over the weekend at the Class AAA Northwest Regional Tournament in Altoona and as a result eight local wrestlers are headed to Hershey with all eight looking to win their first state medal.
BLOOMSBURG — The Clarion wrestling team saw its greatest number of finalists in seven years, and two Golden Eagles punched their tickets for the NCAA Championships, at the 42nd Eastern Wrestling League championships hosted by Bloomsburg.
LEWISBURG — Bucknell juniors Tom Sleigh and Tyler Smith are headed to the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after earning automatic bids with their performance at the EIWA Championships on Friday and Saturday.
BROCKWAY — The 2017 District 9 Junior High Wrestling Championships were held Saturday at Brockway Area High, and 11 area wrestlers took home individual titles.
The seeds and first-round matchups for both the District 9 Class AA and District 4/9 Class AAA Wrestling Championships were officially released Sunday.
CURWENSVILLE — The Curwensville wrestling team was able to get the matchups they wanted on Thursday night against visiting Brockway, defeating the Rovers 43-31 in their last dual meet of the season.
DuBOIS — Coming off an 0-2 trip to the PIAA Class AAA Team Championships in Hershey, the DuBois wrestling team wrapped up its regular season Monday night with a 52-18 home win over Punxsutawney.
BROCKWAY— The Brockway wrestling team celebrated its annual Senior Night Monday against the DuBois Area Beavers, and though teammates and friends sent the Rovers off in grand fashion, the match itself produced more mixed results.
A vast majority of the Tri-County Area wrestling teams were in action over the weekend at individual tournaments, with all those schools enjoying varying degrees of success.
DuBOIS — Two of the top teams in District 9 hit the mat Thursday night in DuBois, and the visiting Brookville Raiders won nine of 14 bouts to knock off the host Beavers, 44-25, in a battle of inter-class foes.
DuBOIS — The DuBois wrestling team has endured through a bit of a lull to start January, with Beavers’ match Thursday night against Hollidaysburg being just the third competition for the squad since Dec. 27.
NEW BETHLEHEM —
Bulldogs 8-1 going into Brockway match
Thursday host Ridgway
next Tuesday at St. Marys
In last week's match:
THURSDAY, Jan. 12
Redbank Valley 51, Punxsutawney 27
At home in a makeup match moved from last Tuesday, the Bulldogs won six of 11 bouts and took advantage of three forfeit wins to beat the visiting Chucks.
Five the Bulldogs' wins came via pins. After the Chucks grabbed the first two wins with pins in a match that started at 220 pounds to take a 12-0 lead, the Bulldogs reeled off seven straight wins with their three forfeit wins and three pins.
Ethan Wiant decked Jacob Good at 106, Brayden Altobelli pinned Jake Skarbeck in the third period and Travis Crawford decked Zach May in 57 seconds at 145 to give the Bulldogs an insurmountable 49-12 lead with five bouts remaining.
Prior to that, Mason Songer, Hunter Martz and Dawson Wilson received forfeit wins at 113, 126 and 132 while Colten Mohney decisioned Caleb Bender, 5-1, at 138.
After two Chucks wins at 152 and 160 — Stone Smith's pin of Caleb Snyder at 152 and Connor Giavedoni's technical fall of Bryan Layton at 160 — the Bulldogs picked up two more pins. John Tibbs pinned Caleb Harvey in the second period at 170 and Logan Minich pinned Tristen Bair in the second period at 182.
Jacob Shuckers majored the Bulldogs' Grant Rupp, 11-2, at 195 to set the final score.
Junior high Bulldogs third
at Indiana Tourney
The Redbank Valley junior high wrestling team placed third out of 15 teams at last Saturday's Indiana Tournament.
The Bulldogs had two champions in Dalton Bish at 110 pounds and Kristopher Shaffer at 115. Isaac Park (95) and Trenten Rupp (90) were runners-up. Kobe Bonanno (165) was third, and Coltin Bartley (130), Hudson Martz (155) and Owen Shaffer (heavyweight) were fourth. Also wrestling were Ethan Young (138), Noah Anderson (145), Aiden Gardner (185) and Kade Minnick (210).
Last Thursday against Punxsutawney, the Bulldogs beat the Chucks, 54-21 to improve their dual meet record to 3-1. The Bulldogs won six of eight bouts on the mat. Winning with pins were Shaffer at 115, Bartley at 130 and Bonanno at 165. Trenten Rupp won a technical fall at 95, Dalton Bish won a major decision at 110, and Ethan Young won a decision at 138. Rupp won a decision in an exhibition bout as well.
Last Tuesday against Brookville, the Bulldogs lost, 39-31. The Bulldogs got wins from Shaffer (major) at 122, Martz (decision) at 155, Bonanno (pin) at 165, Shaffer (pin) at heavyweight) and Park (pin) at 100.