Two of the toughest things in sports are to win a championship and then to repeat it.
On Friday, Chestnut Ridge's Justin McCoy put on another fine display at the PIAA Wrestling Championships as he rolled to both quarterfinal and semifinal victories to earn a berth in his second straight final.
Everett's Garret Cornell is in his third trip to the PIAA Wrestling Championships, but the Warrior has yet to bring home that elusive state medal.
The junior had something good happen to him on Thursday at the state tournament that he hopes will be a harbinger for good performance at state.
The Chestnut Ridge title train keeps on rolling.
The Lions had two champions and two others place to help the local squad edge past St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, 106-104.5, to secure the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional team title at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Saturday night.
The preliminary round for the Gazette coverage area wrestlers was a superb one. The quarterfinals was a completely different story.
The Chestnut Ridge Lions moved 10 of the 13 grapplers they took to Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Friday to the quarterfinals.
The PIAA Class AA Southwest Region has historically been one of the toughest in the state, and this year should prove to be no different.
Despite having three returning regional champions out because of medical reasons, there are still six who are back and looking to repeat their titles.