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.
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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.
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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.
Six local Class AAA wrestlers advance to the PIAA semifinals, but a controversial call that cost Waynesburg freshman Mac Church the chance at advancing was what everybody was talking about.
Five wrestlers from Waynesburg advance to the PIAA quarterfinals, an effort highlighted by Cole Homet's upset of the No. 2 seed. Overall, it was a successful day for local Class AAA wrestlers in Hershey.
Riley Kemper was the only local wrestler to advance in the PIAA Class AA tournament Thursday morning at the Giant Center in Hershey.
McGuffey's Nate Yagle used a 10-day break to get healthy before the Class AA portion of the state event, which begins Thursday morning at the Giant Center in Hershey.
South Fayette wrestler Eli Brinsky had last year's WPIAL championships ripped away because of an injury. That has served as motivation in his senior year.
Eleven local wrestlers were golden during Saturday afternoon's Class AAA Section 4 wrestling championships.
The top of the awards stand was a lonely place for any District 7 wrestler in the Kovalchick Center on the campus of Indiana University.
The Raiders get a fast start and breeze to a 40-21 victory over Central Dauphin in the first round of the Class AAA state team tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Burgettstown first makes history and then becomes a part of it at the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championships Saturday.
Second-seeded Burgettstown didn't disappoint Wednesday night, cruising convincingly past Mt. Pleasant and Freedom and into the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling semifinals for the first time since 2014.
McGuffey advanced to the WPIAL Class AA Team Tournament semifinals by winning two matches Wednesday night on their home mat.
Thrilling wins in the team wrestling section championships earn Waynesburg the top seed in Class AAA and Burgettstown the No. 2 seed in Class AA.