WRESTLING: Susquehannock surges to impressive triumph over Eastern York

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores 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 … Continue reading WRESTLING: Susquehannock surges to impressive triumph over Eastern York

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

Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsports 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. … Continue reading HEISER: With participation down, forfeits up, high school wrestling searches for solutions

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

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores 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. … Continue reading WRESTLING: Penalty point gives Eastern York improbable one-point win over West York

WRESTLING: Motivated Dalton Rohrbaugh sparks Spring Grove to easy victory

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores 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 … Continue reading WRESTLING: Motivated Dalton Rohrbaugh sparks Spring Grove to easy victory

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

RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascores 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. … Continue reading WRESTLING: Spring Grove dominates on mat, but also attempts to ‘Crush the Stigma’

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

Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_Strohecker 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 … Continue reading PREP NOTEBOOK: Dallastown boys’ basketball team dealing with absence of two key players

Central York wins Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament team championship

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT 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 … Continue reading Central York wins Sam Lovello Memorial Wrestling Tournament team championship

Kennard-Dale grad Chance Marsteller is most outstanding wrestler at PSAC Championships

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT Kennard-Dale High School graduate Chance Marsteller was named the most outstanding wrestler at the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships at Edinboro University on Saturday. Marsteller helped the nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team to the overall PSAC team crown. The Bald Eagles had five individual champions. The title marked Lock … Continue reading Kennard-Dale grad Chance Marsteller is most outstanding wrestler at PSAC Championships

HEISER: Pennsylvania college wrestling fans treated to two instant classics over weekend

Steve Heiser, 505-5446/@ydsports If you’re a college wrestling fan, there’s no better place to live than Pennsylvania. That point was driven home in a very big way this past weekend. It started Friday night, when a Lock Haven University team stacked with former District 3 standouts earned the program’s most important victory in a dozen … Continue reading HEISER: Pennsylvania college wrestling fans treated to two instant classics over weekend

ICYMI: Longtime college assistant coach ready ‘to mold’ Red Lion High School wrestling program

Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_Strohecker ] Mike Catullo likes to joke that the only real difference between being an assistant wrestling coach and head wrestling coach is that a head coach has more "paperwork and responsibility." Until recently, Catullo never had to deal with all the extra requirements that come with being a head coach. His sole … Continue reading ICYMI: Longtime college assistant coach ready ‘to mold’ Red Lion High School wrestling program