Powerade wrestling notebook: Norwin’s Phipps chasing title at 106 pounds

Dec. 30, 2017, 12:13 a.m.

The annual Powerade Christmas Tournament holds the reputation as one of the most challenging high school wrestling competitions in the country. The first day of competition Friday at Canon-McMillan more than lived up to its billing, with close matches and upsets each providing highlights.

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Kiski Area’s Noah Levett reverses course, reaches Powerade semifinals

Dec. 30, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Noah Levett came within one second of the semifinals at the 2016 Powerade Christmas Tournament, a literal last-second reversal costing him.

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Ligonier Valley's Patrick eyes elusive PIAA wrestling crown

Dec. 6, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

There isn't a day that goes by when Ligonier Valley senior Robby Patrick doesn't think about winning a PIAA wrestling title.

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Class AA wrestlers brace for regional tournament, spots in Hershey at stake

Feb. 20, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

This time of year, every wrestler's goal — other than winning when he steps on a mat — is get to the PIAA championships. They ...

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Burrell's Zachariah Rupert  does a single leg takedown of  Waynesburg Central's Luke Robinson during the dual meet at Burrell High School on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Rupert won this match but Waynesburg won the meet, 36-26.

Burrell wrestling happy for the challenge despite falling to Waynesburg

Dec. 22, 2016, 10:36 p.m.

Three days before Christmas, Burrell's wrestling team received the gift of a dual meet loaded with adversity but low on emotional anguish. In preparation for ...

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Burrell seniors Dillan Jeffrey (right) and Anthony Marra (left) get ready for their final wrestling season on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Burrell aims to extend WPIAL team title streak, string of individual state champs

Dec. 7, 2016, 11:52 p.m.

Just when Burrell's athletic department thought it solved the conundrum created by its abundance of WPIAL team wrestling championship banners, its grapplers figured out another ...

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Norwin's Kyle Turcovsky attempts to take down Penn-Trafford's Brendan Hadad during their 152-pound match on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Penn-Trafford High School. Turcovsky scored a 5-1 decision.

Senior trio set to lead way for Norwin wrestling

Nov. 28, 2016, 11 p.m.

Coming off of a successful season, the Norwin wrestling team plans to build off a WPIAL playoff appearance and make a deeper run.

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Sophomore Colton Camacho works on a takedown maneuver during a preseason workout Nov. 14, 2016, at Franklin Regional High School.

New head coach, same expectations for Franklin Regional wrestling

Nov. 28, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

The Franklin Regional varsity wrestling team certainly didn't shy away from assembling the toughest schedule it could.

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