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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • By Jaclyn Yingling Special to the Courier Express
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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.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway wrestling team used two pins and six forfeit wins to rout Keystone, 54-3, in its final home dual meet of the season Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DuBOIS— Tuesday night was big night for the DuBois Area wrestling team, as the Beavers celebrated and commemorated their seniors at Senior Night.

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BROOKVILLE — Brookville Raiders senior Gavin Park barely cracked a smile after pinning Fort LeBoeuf’s Noah Rose in 47 seconds Thursday night.

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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.

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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.

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Coming off a 10-day layoff over the New Year’s break, the DuBois wrestling team put together a strong weekend at the Tool City Tournament in Meadville.

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BROOKVILLE — Another pin-fest made for a quick match once it got started Thursday night when the unbeaten Brookville Raiders hosted District 6’s Philipsburg-Osceola.

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STATE COLLEGE — A fall by Dalton Woodrow in the last bout of the night helped the DuBois wrestling team top State College 38-36.

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BROOKVILLE — In what turned out to be an entertaining tuneup for next week’s annual trip to the Powerade Invitational, the Brookville wrestling team squared off against Western New York powerhouse Falconer.

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BROOKVILLE — Pausing to commemorate their dream season, the Brookville Raiders wrestlers hung three championship banners prior to Tuesday night’s match with longtime rival Ridgway.

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ST. MARYS — The DuBois wrestling team used a 16-12 edge in bonus points to knock off St. Marys, 37-33, Tuesday night in the Dutch Oven to make it two wins in as many matches against District 9 Class AAA rivals to open the season.

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BROCKWAY — Coming off a strong showing at the Hickory Invite over the weekend, the Ridgway wrestling team built on that success with a convincing 51-21 win over Brockway Tuesday night in the dual-meet opener for both schools.

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While most people associate tip-off basketball tournaments with the opening weekend of the high school winter sports season, a vast majority of the wrestling teams in the Tri-County Area were also in action over the weekend and put together a strong showing at various tournaments around the state.

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CURWENSVILLE — With just 11 on the roster and a lack of bodies through the middleweights, the Curwensville wrestling team could struggle in dual meets this season.

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ST. MARYS — St. Marys saw its two-year reign as District 9 Class AAA team champs come to end — by the slimmest of margins — at the hands of rival Clearfield last season, and the Flying Dutchmen have their sights set on returning to the top of the mountain while also pushing some wrestlers th…

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  • By Rich Murawski Special to the Courier-Express
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HYDE — The Clearfield wresting team returns 10 letterwinners from a team that won 15 dual meets and was crowned the District 4-9 Class AAA champs last season and have a large group of seniors on the squad.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway wrestling program has seen both ends of the spectrum in the last decade-plus — going from having just a handful of wrestlers in the mid-2000s to the highly decorated senior class that graduated a season ago.

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DuBOIS — Youth, inexperience and even low numbers have hampered the DuBois wrestling program in recent years, with the Beavers compiling just a 10-20 dual-meet record the past two seasons.

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Tri-County Area was well represented on the floor of Madison Square Garden in New York City Thursday, as a trio of standout wrestlers from the area put together a strong opening day at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

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HERSHEY — Prior to the start of the medal rounds of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on the floor of the Giant Center, Brookville head coach Dave Klepfer was honored with the Coach of the Year award.

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HERSHEY — The success enjoyed by the Tri-County Area Thursday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships wasn’t limited to just Brookville and Brockway, as the rest of the local contingent put together a strong day as well.

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HERSHEY — The trio of Tri-County Are competitors at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships endured through a tough opening day Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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HERSHEY —The Brookville Raiders enjoyed a near perfect first day Thursday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships as they not only look to bring home a handful of medals but also their second team title of the year on the mats in Hershey.

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HERSHEY — Brockway enjoyed a strong opening day Thursday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships, as the Rovers had two wrestlers reach the quarterfinals and all four of its senior state qualifiers make it through to Day 2 at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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HERSHEY — For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Area is sendings its largest contingent in recent memory to the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.

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HERSHEY — The Tri-County Area may only be sending three wrestlers to Hershey for the PIAA Class AAA Championships, but what the local contingent lacks in quantity it certainly makes up for in quality despite overall youth of the group.