Category: PA Wrestling news

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 […]

Standout Chestnut Ridge wrestler dies in car crash

By Eric Knopsnyder  sports@tribdem.com Official Ed Bishop declares Chestnut Ridge’s Kai Burkett the winner of a 106-pound bout after he pinned Westmont Hilltop’s Connor LaMantia, during a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference title match in Johnstown, PA., Tuesday, Jan.22, 2019. Chestnut Ridge won 44-18. By John Rucosky jrucosky@tribdem.com The Chestnut Ridge School District and local wrestling […]

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 […]

Notre Dame’s Crookham commits to Lehigh to wrestle

Notre Dame’s Ryan Crookham has committed to Lehigh.Saed Hindash | For lehighvalleylive.com By Brad Wilson | For lehighvalleylive.com Lehigh has landed one of the nation’s top wrestling prospects as Notre Dame junior Ryan Crookham has committed to the Mountain Hawks. Crookham made the announcement on Twitter Saturday afternoon, and reached via text message, he wrote: […]

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. […]