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The 2017 District 3 Individual Wrestling Championships will be held at the Giant Center in Hershey.

PIAA District 3 wrestling chairman Randy Umberger confirmed the move on Tuesday on the District 3 website.

According to an announcement on the website: “The move will give District 3 some distinct advantages in the operation of the wrestling championships and provide greater comfort for fans attending the event, which has been held at neighboring Hersheypark Arena since 2003.”


Marsteller released on $50K bail

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Wrestling

, 505-5437/@SPCotterYDChance Marsteller is seen here during his stellar wrestling

Former Kennard-Dale star wrestler Chance Marsteller has made bail and been released from jail, where he spent a day on charges that he exposed himself in public and then assaulted police officers.

Chandler Shane “Chance” Marsteller, 21, of 533 Marsteller Road in Hopewell Township, is charged in Clinton County with six counts of aggravated assault, a first-degree felony, six more counts each of misdemeanor simple assault and reckless endangerment, two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of misdemeanor open lewdness, according to online court records.


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It’s called the thousand-yard stare.

It was first coined to describe the blank, unfocused gaze of battle-weary soldiers.

Its definition was later expanded to any victim of trauma.

It’s the look displayed by Chance Marsteller in his mug shot earlier this week.

In this case, however, the trauma experienced by the 21-year-old Marsteller appears self-inflicted.


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PHOTOS: PIAA Swimming and Diving

The York Area Sports Hall of Fame will have three new inductees for the Class of 2016.

Longtime Dallastown varsity wrestling coach David Gable, current Dallastown varsity swimming coach Rich Howley and West York track and cross country athlete and current Hershey varsity track and field coach Kevin Stover will be inducted on May 15.


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In a time when single sports specialization is becoming more and more common among youth athletes, Dallastown junior Drake Pew has become the outlier, playing four different sports for the Wildcats.

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Spring Grove sophomore Dalton Rohrbaugh capped off a strong wrestling season with another top result over the weekend.

Taking part in the National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rohrbaugh finished with a bronze medal in the 106-pound sophomore division.Taking on Drew Bennett from Iowa, Rohrbaugh needed overtime to earn the victory. He recorded a takedown in the OT and then scored a near fall, giving himself the 9-5 victory.


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PIAA Wrestling Championships

Central York’s Dylan Chatterton, seen here with his nose plugged in his preliminary bout, became the first wrestler in PIAA state wrestling championship history to lose his prelim bout and still win a bronze medal this past weekend at 145 pounds. Amanda J. Cain photo.(Photo: The York Dispatch )

In a remarkable high school wrestling career, you could argue that Central York senior Dylan Chatterton saved his best performance for last.

Chatterton’s final state wrestling tournament got off to about as rough a start as possible on Thursday. After scoring the first points of his preliminary bout against Dieruff’s Ronald Nguyen, the blood started flowing from Chatterton’s nose. A few blood stoppages to plug it couldn’t help matters, so after the first period, Chatterton had his face wrapped, completely covering his nose. Ultimately, looking more like a comic book villain than a wrestler, Chatterton was defeated, 4-3 and sent to the consolation bracket.


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PIAA Wrestling Championships

Kennard Dale’s Michael Bracey, pins North Allegheny’s Luke Landefeld in their 126 pound preliminary round bout Thursday, March 10, 2016, during the PIAA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Amanda J. Cain photo.(Photo: The York Dispatch )

HERSHEY — Spring Grove sophomore Dalton Rohrbaugh remembers the unpleasant feeling he had during last year’s PIAA Class AAA state wrestling tournament.

As a freshman, Rohrbaugh was one victory away from placing in the state competition. Instead, with a 1-2 record, he was left sitting in the locker-room area wondering what he could’ve done differently.


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Cael Sanderson

Coach Cael Sanderson will attempt to lead Penn State to its fifth national title in six years from March 17-19 at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in New York City.(Photo: Matthew Holst, AP)

Welcome to Pennsylvania Mat Madness.

It’s well known that college basketball’s March Madness has long dominated the national sports landscape during the month that welcomes the long-awaited metamorphosis from winter to spring.

In these parts, however, high school and college wrestling will soon take center stage.

That’s because the Keystone State has long been recognized as the red-hot center of the national wrestling universe, and over the next dozen days, regional interest in the sport will reach its absolute zenith. In fact, all the wrestling stars are aligning perfectly.


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Brandon Rodriguez

Rodriguez(Photo: The York Dispatch)

When Dover senior Brandon Rodriguez steps on the mat at the Giant Center on Thursday evening in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament, it will be the first time since 2007 that the school will have a competitor taking part in the state’s premier event.

The Dover wrestling program isn’t a powerhouse. The Eagles were 2-16 this year. Even on struggling teams, however, there are a few wrestlers who shine individually. but usually are eliminated in the postseason before the state stage by competitors from traditional power schools where wrestling reigns supreme.