WRESTLING: Susquehannock surges to impressive triumph over Eastern York

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Susqueahnnock at Eastern York wrestling

WRIGHTSVILLE — Dealing with change is part of wrestling.

Injuries, illnesses and many other factors can sometimes be a blessing or a curse, depending on how one reacts to it.

Such was the case Thursday, Jan. 18, at Eastern York High School when the host Golden Knights faced rival Susquehannock in a York-Adams League Division II wrestling battle.



HEISER: With participation down, forfeits up, high school wrestling searches for solutions

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Spring Grove at Central York wrestling

High school wrestling is enduring some tough times.

Everyone involved in the sport knows that.

Participation is down and forfeits are up.

Take last Thursday, Jan. 11, as just an example. It was a full night of York-Adams League competition. Results for nine matches involving 17 league teams could be tracked down. Those matches featured 47 forfeits, or more than five forfeits per match. In nearly 19 percent of the weight classes, the local teams didn’t field a competitor.


WRESTLING: Penalty point gives Eastern York improbable one-point win over West York

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WRIGHTSVILLE — In a match in which every bout finished with six points being awarded to either visiting West York or host Eastern York, it came down to one point.

For the Bulldogs, that point cost them a victory.

With West York leading 42-18 with four bouts left, it seemed virtually certain the Bulldogs would prevail.


WRESTLING: Motivated Dalton Rohrbaugh sparks Spring Grove to easy victory

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Spring Grove's Dalton Rohrbaugh, rop, and Mason Myers

EMIGSVILLE — When it comes to wrestling, there’s only one thing on Dalton Rohrbaugh’s mind this year — winning a state title.

A year after a disappointing 1-2 record at the PIAA event in Hershey, Rohrbaugh can’t help but think of those two losses, day after day. They’re fueling the Spring Grove standout as he embarks on his senior campaign, two years after placing third at states as a sophomore.

Part of that motivation has led Rohrbaugh to the weight room. While it would seem logical for wrestlers to get stronger, for Rohrbaugh it isn’t that simple.


WRESTLING: Spring Grove dominates on mat, but also attempts to ‘Crush the Stigma’

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Red Lion at Spring Grove wrestling

Coach Tony Miller’s Spring Grove wrestling program has long succeeded on the mat.

The Rockets are a traditional York-Adams League power, with nine Division I titles since 2008,

Miller, however, is concerned with more than just wins and losses. He also puts his efforts behind worthy causes that benefit the school district and community.


PREP NOTEBOOK: Dallastown boys’ basketball team dealing with absence of two key players

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Coming into the season, there were plenty of expectations riding on the shoulders of the Dallastown boys’ basketball team.

The Wildcats were coming off a promising 2016-17 season, when they made the District 3 Class 6-A playoffs and finished 14-9. Most of that team was returning.

However, before the 2017-18 campaign could begin, Dallastown was handed a pair of personnel blows because of injuries to key players. Seniors Da’Trail Albert and Brandon McGlynn are both sidelined indefinitely, with Albert recovering from a torn ACL and McGlynn dealing with post-concussion symptoms.


Central York wins Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament team championship


Central York wrestler Michael Wolfgram

A trio of individual champions helped propel Central York to a team victory Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Brandywine Heights High School in Topton.

Standout heavyweight wrestler Michael Wolfgram was one of two Panthers to pick up titles with pins. Wolfgram secured his in 2 minutes, 46 seconds against Conrad Weiser’s Adam Kase in the 285-pound final.

Antonio Rivera also scored a victory via pin, taking down Daniel Boone’s Colby Pyle in 1:58 during the championship match in the 170-pound division.