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Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Area wrestlers search for gold
Conner Buttry and Aaron Burkett will make their debuts in the PIAA Wrestling Championships this morning, but they are quite familiar with a state tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Each has been a fixture on the Chestnut Ridge squad that has made back-to-back appearances in the state dual-meet tournament. That familiarity could help them, along with returning state medalist Austin Buttry, when the three Lions hit the mats in Hershey this morning.
Johnstown's Andrews defends junior crown
Greater Johnstown eighth grader Carnell Andrews entered an elite club by successfully defending his Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling championship this past weekend in Greensburg.
Andrews placed first in the state at 124 pounds this year after winning the 115-pound state championship in 2013.
Richland wrestler rebounds
Dried blood clung to Nick Naglic’s lip.
A cut to his right eyebrow had finally stopped bleeding but was in need of some stiches.
Somerset earns first championship banner
Somerset boys’ basketball coach Scott Close finally had an opportunity to sport his orange jacket proudly on Saturday afternoon at Mount Aloysius College.
The Golden Eagles captured their first District 6 Class AAA championship with a 69-62 victory over Huntingdon.
Central Cambria’s Murin earns championship at 106 pounds
Central Cambria freshman Max Murin was the only area wrestler to capture gold Saturday during the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional tournament at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
The 106-pounder edged out Penn Cambria’s Nolan Link 2-0 in the bracket’s championship bout.
Red Devils’ Murin remains unbeaten in AA Southwest tourney
While wrestling in the lowest possible varsity weight class, it appears that there isn’t a stage too big for Central Cambria freshman Max Murin.
At least that’s what he’s shown during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional tournament at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
Eagles eyeing district championship
A District 6 boys basketball title still eludes the Somerset Golden Eagles.
Not that the Golden Eagles have been without their chances.
Somerset boys advance in 6-AAA
Somerset came from behind in the second half of Wednesday’s District 6-AAA semifinal to defeat the Pittsburgh City League’s Carrick 64-51 at Richland Area High School.
In the first period, Somerset’s shooting was as cold as the temperature outside. The Eagles had a lone Michael Van Lenten hoop and free throws by George Coyle (1) and Jacob Heiple (2) in the first quarter. The Raiders were very deliberate on offense and carried the period by a 10-5 edge.
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