Category: pa high school wrestling news

More Pa. school districts opt to exceed state limits on gatherings for sports events

STEVE HEISER 717-505-5446/@ydsports The number of Pennsylvania school districts willing to exceed the state’s limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings is growing. Monday night, LNP reported that the Eastern Lancaster County School District unanimously voted to increase its spectator limits at extracurricular events to 33% capacity, which translates roughly to 148 people indoors and 990 […]

Federal judge denies Gov. Wolf’s request to stay order invalidating Pennsylvania coronavirus mitigation measures

By Peter Hall The Morning Call  Sep 22, 2020 at 2:29 PM A federal judge in Pittsburgh said Tuesday he would not allow coronavirus mitigation measures he declared unconstitutional last week to remain in place while Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration appeals the decision. U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV ruled Sept. 14 that Pennsylvania’s […]

PIAA tells Gov. Wolf not holding Pennsylvania fall sports won’t eliminate youth coronavirus risk, it will just shift it elsewhere

By Ford Turner The Morning Call | Aug 12, 2020 at 11:09 AM Emmaus’ Rachel Herbine (10) shoots the ball for a goal against Easton’s Onalee Long (25) during a District 11 3A Field Hockey championship held at Whitehall High School last year. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call) The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association thinks organized fall […]

PIAA: Pennsylvania high school sports two weeks, rejects Governor’s call for January 1 start

The PIAA Board of Directors met this afternoon to review Governor Wolf’s statement strongly recommending no interscholastic and recreational sports until January 1st. As we have noted, our member schools have worked diligently to develop health and safety plans in accordance with the Department of Health and Department of Education recommendations to allow students to […]

Trouble brewing. PIAA board votes to explore 13 weights & Dave Crowell on why they are wrong

In a step backwards for PA wrestling the PIAA Board of Directors passed a measure to approve a reduction in the number of high school wrestling weight classes from 14 to 13 for the 2020-’21 season. The board unanimously passed the measure on a second reading, setting up a third reading at its July meeting. […]

2020 PAISWT (Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament) Video and Interviews

Westtown hosted the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament (PAISWT) yesterday. Wyoming Seminary and Malvern Prep were the headliners, they came into the tournament ranked #2 and #3 in the country respectively. Sem had their entire team in the finals. Malvern 9, Germantown Academy 2, Mercersburg Academy, Hill School and Western Reserve Academy each had 1. […]

Ex-Penn State coach Troy Sunderland is leaving high school coaching job at Manheim Central

Troy Sunderland started losing the desire to be in the Manheim Central wrestling room at some point during the 2015-16 season. The Manheim Central coach soon shared those feelings with George Derbyshire, the Barons’ longtime athletic director. The conversation was short, and ended with Sunderland informing Derbyshire he’d give it another year, that he’d coach […]

Nazareth wrestling coach Ray Nunamaker remembered as a respected pioneer

By Mark Wogenrich Of The Morning Call At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ray Nunamaker walked the venues wearing a Nazareth High School wrestling T-shirt. Someone stopped Nunamaker to express his high regard for the school’s wrestling team and its head coach. The fan didn’t realize he was speaking to the head coach himself. […]