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Waynesburg High School wrapped up the PIAA Class 3A Team Tournament title with a convincing 42-3 drubbing of Central Dauphin in the finals at Cumberland Valley High School Saturday.
McGuffey closed the match by winning the final five weight classes, picking up 30 points, and defeated Frazier 54-21 in a Class 2A subsection dual meet Wednesday night.
Beth-Center roared out to a 33-0 lead and breezed to a 51-24 victory over McGuffey in a Section 1B match Tuesday night that netted the Bulldogs the subsection title.
Trinity wasted no time in building a big lead, saw South Fayette battled back to make it close, then the Hillers finished with a flurry for a 45-24 victory Wednesday night.
A significant number of basketball and wrestling officials have opted out this winter sports season and it’s making it tough on assignors to fill schedules.
There were plenty of close and important wins by Beth-Center wrestlers Wednesday night for the Bulldogs to feel downright good about their 33-30 win over a strong Mount Pleasant team.
Peters Township dominated the upper weights, then strung together three consecutive falls to close the match as the Indians defeated Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 49-21, Wednesday night.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to March 9, 1996, when McGuffey’s Jeremy Hunter became the ninth four-time state wrestling champion. This is the final article in the series.
McGuffey and Canon-McMillan have been two of the most successful local high school wrestling programs, and on Jan. 10, 2003, their dual meet had one of the most stunning turnarounds and finishes you’ll find.
The PIAA took a step to curb forfeits in wrestling but is making no changes to its fall sports calendar.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from Feb. 9, 2013, when Canon-McMillan’s wrestling team won the final winner-take-all bout of the tournament to repeat as the state Class AAA team champion.
After winning the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament and finishing second in the state event this past season, Waynesburg’s wrestling team appears well-stocked for another successful postseason next winter.
A second reading of the weight-class reduction proposal was unanimously approved by the PIAA, and it will need to pass a third reading in July to become the standard in Pennsylvania next wrestling season.
In this edition of “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to Feb. 4, 1986 for a dual meet held at a neutral site – a larger venue because of the demand for tickets – and provided long-waited redemption for the wrestling fans at Trinity.
The “When Sports Were Played” for today is from Feb. 2, 2002, when Trinity High School’s wrestling team won two matches in one day, including the championship matchup against Waynesburg, to win the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament.
The “When Sports Were Played” for today takes us back to Feb. 20, 1991, when Bentworth juggled its lineup and found the right combination to beat Chartiers-Houston and win the WPIAL Class AA wrestling team championship.
HERSHEY – The golden symbol of excellence from a grueling five-month wrestling season hung around the necks of Tom Wilt and Doug Haines and 10 other Class AA wrestlers at the conclusion of the 44th annual PIAA wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon.
Just one day after being rebuffed by the National Federation of High Schools Association on switching to 12 weight classes in wrestling, the WPIAL submitted a proposal to the PIAA to use 13 weight classes next season.
The National High School Federation Association did not approve the PIAA plan to reduce the weight classes in wrestling to 12 from the current 14.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we revisit the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament championship wrestling match between Canon-McMillan and Kiski from Feb. 9, 2010. After several postponements, the match’s winner wasn’t decided until the final bout.
Two members of the Washington-Greene County Chapter have been elected to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame it was announced Saturday.
The trip back in time for today’s “When Sports Were Played” stops at March 6, 2004, when Waynesburg’s Coleman Scott became the 35th wrestler in Pennsylvania to win three state wrestling championships.
In today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to March of 1992 and the Hersheypark Arena, where Jefferson-Morgan’s Cary Kolat capped a 137-0 career with his fourth PIAA Class AA wrestling championship.
There was much talk recently about holding sporting events without spectators. Such an event would not be a first for Washington County. In today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to Dec. 17. 1980, when the WPIAL ordered a local wrestling match be held without fans in the gymnasium.