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Tussey, Bedford wrestlers win opening matches

Dec. 13, 2017, 1 a.m.

Tussey Mountain won five of the first six bouts and never looked back in a 51-18 win over visiting Juniata Valley, Tuesday night.
Bedford lost only one bout on the mat as the Bisons topped host Somerset, 54- 15, Tuesday.

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Hyndman’s Dawson captures OW at Township tournament

Dec. 11, 2017, 1 a.m.

HOPE for Hyndman had one champion and finished fourth at the Conemaugh Township Holiday Tournament, Saturday.
The Hornets had only six wrestlers but had a champion, three runners-up, a third, and a sixth-place finishe

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CR grapplers win a St. Marys; CK’s Harr earns title

Dec. 11, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

Local wrestlers captured seven individual titles with Chestnut Ridge grapplers earning six and Claysburg-Kimmell getting one at the St. Marys Kickoff Classic, Saturday.

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Chestnut Ridge wrestlers rip Berlin, 56-14

Dec. 9, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Lions kicked off the 2017-18 season in a roaring fashion with a 56-14 victory over Berlin Brothersvalley, Friday.

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New Bedford athletic director Bret Smith, left, shares a laugh with assistant athletic director Terry Gardill on Smith’s first day on the job, Monday.

Bedford names Bret Smith as new AD

Aug. 15, 2017, 2 a.m.

When Dan Baker stepped down as Bedford's athletic director following the 2016-17 school year, the school district envisioned hiring a new director with eyes on the entirety of the programs, from elementary to varsity.
Last week, the Bedford Area School District got the man that it wanted when it hired Bret Smith.

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Four Lions make regional finals, two champs

Feb. 27, 2017, 1 a.m.

The Chestnut Ridge Lions keep making history, but this time it was at the regional level.
For the first time in its history, the Lions' wrestling team had four regional finalists, and the Lions also brought home two regional championships for only the second time, joining the 1981 team with Paul Davis and Dave Imler.

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Six locals in semifinals in Southwest Regional Tourney

Feb. 25, 2017, 2 a.m.

After the first day of wrestling from the PIAA Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament, the Bedford County wrestlers had some surprises on Friday.

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Looking at the AA SW Regional Tournament

Feb. 24, 2017, 1 a.m.

The PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Wrestling Tournament will be at a new venue this year, but many of the top wrestlers from this area are veterans of the tournament.

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Lions’ Pride

Jan. 30, 2017, 1 a.m.

For the third straight year, the Chestnut Ridge wrestling team ran away with the Thomas Chevrolet Wrestling Tournament team title while capturing three individual titles at Bedford High School, Saturday.
The Lions finished the tournament with nine placewinners to win the tournament with 212 points, which was 54 points ahead of second-place Athens.

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Murin vs. Courtney helped make tourney memorable

Jan. 30, 2017, 1 a.m.

The 2017 Thomas Chevrolet Tournament may be one of the most memorable in history.
The tournament featured a rematch of a state title match from the previous year as well as some of the most highly ranked wrestlers in the state. Throw in a bevy of upsets and tight matches, and there were no reasons for the fans to forget the tournament.

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