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Nick Roberts Gives Verbal Committment to The Ohio State University

Nick Roberts Gives Verbal Committment to The Ohio State University

The Ohio State wrestling team continued building towards the future when they received their third verbal commitment from the Class of 2012, Nick Roberts. A three-time state place winner for the North Star HS, Roberts won individual Pennsylvania state titles as a freshman and junior and 103 and 112 pounds. “It is a great feeling […]

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Nathaniel Brown (No. 3 @ 171) Named The Daily Item Athlete of the Year

Nathaniel Brown (No. 3 @ 171) Named The Daily Item Athlete of the Year

It was a moment that defined Nathaniel Brown’s (No. 3 @ 171) amazing athletic school year, and yet it didn’t happen on the gridiron or on the mats. No, it happened during a pep rally in anticipation of last November’s District 4 Class AA football championship game between Lewisburg and Danville. Brown, the Green Dragons’ […]

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15 Jun Posted by in Pennsylvania Wrestling | Comments

Seth Lisa Named Head Wrestling Coach for Northampton High School (PA)

Seth Lisa Named Head Wrestling Coach for Northampton High School (PA)

Seth Lisa is back in black. And orange. The 29-year-old Northampton Area High School graduate was approved by the Northampton Area School District board Monday night as the new wrestling coach for the Konkrete kids. “I can’t explain how excited I am to be back at Northampton,” Lisa said. “I can’t wait to continue the […]

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07 Jun Posted by in Pennsylvania Wrestling | Comments

Easton Area High School Wrestling Success Helped by Men Such as Barry Snyder and Brian Gaumer

Easton Area High School Wrestling Success Helped by Men Such as Barry Snyder and Brian Gaumer

While most supporters of Easton Area High School’s wrestling team may well know the names Barry Snyder and Brian Gaumer, most District 11 and region fans may not. That may change a little now that Snyder, a varsity assistant to Steve Powell, and Gaumer, the Easton Area Junior High coach, have been named the Pennsylvania […]

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Billy Rappo (No. 14 @ 103) Named Courier Times Wrestler of the Year

Billy Rappo (No. 14 @ 103) Named Courier Times Wrestler of the Year

The junior followed in his brothers’ footsteps and captured a state title. Billy Rappo (No. 14 @ 103) has watched his brothers and other Council Rock South High School teammates capture PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships. Rappo, a junior, didn’t just watch from the bleachers of Hershey’s Giant Center. He competed as a sophomore, earning […]

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John Bolich (No. 9 @ 189) Named to All-Intell Team

John Bolich (No. 9 @ 189) Named to All-Intell Team

The 189-pounder capped a remarkable career with a big senior season. What’s the right word to describe the postseason tournament run that Upper Moreland’s John Bolich (No. 9 @ 189) put together in late February and early March? Dominating? Not good enough. Surreal? That’s closer. Incredible? Yeah, that’s pretty good. All Bolich did, on his […]

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16 May Posted by in Pennsylvania Wrestling | Comments

Art Weiss, Pennsylvania Wrestling Legend, Dies at 102

Art Weiss, Pennsylvania Wrestling Legend, Dies at 102

Art Weiss, the founder of Clearfield wrestling, died Friday. He was 102. Weiss, a former basketball player from Nazareth, coached 31 PIAA champions in 25 seasons. Weiss started Clearfield’s program, which has amassed a record 40 PIAA champions, in 1935. He retired from coaching in 1959. “What a guy,” said John Johnston, a 1952 Clearfield […]

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Mason Popham (135) Named Daily Local News Wrestler of the Year

Mason Popham (135) Named Daily Local News Wrestler of the Year

There have been a handful of local wrestlers recently who medaled in Hershey as juniors only to not repeat the accomplishment in their senior campaigns. So, for Unionville’s Mason Popham (135), who placed seventh in the Class AAA state tournament as a junior and had already committed to the University of Virginia, the excuses of […]

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Jordan Conaway (No. 6 @ 112) Named the All-Times Wrestler of the Year

Jordan Conaway (No. 6 @ 112) Named the All-Times Wrestler of the Year

To say Jordan Conaway (No. 6 @ 112) doesn’t like being in the spotlight would be an understatement of epic proportions. As soft-spoken and humble as they come, Conaway would be more than happy to go about his business in absolute obscurity. The problem is, Conaway is his own worst enemy when it comes to […]

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Canon-McMillan (H.M.) Named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner Award Winner

Canon-McMillan (H.M.) Named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner Award Winner

In the last three decades, only three high school wrestling teams from this area have won a PIAA team title at the individual tournament. Two of those teams have been from Canon-McMillan (H.M.).In 1982, Chartiers-Houston, bolstered by a state title from Phil Mary and three third-place finishes, won the Class AAA title with a Double-A […]

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