D-10 Mat Musings: Grove City

   December 3, 2014 1:27 am

Grove City has struggled overall in recent District 10 seasons, with the 2013-14 Eagles only 2-8 in duals. The dozen freshmen that joined the program last season will have more chances to become full-time starters will the graduations of Chet Simoni, Jared Sample and Kenny Bable. Grove City does have one notable returnee in Luke…

D-10 Mat Musings: Greenville

   December 3, 2014 12:06 am

Greenville has a chance to surpass 800 dual victories as a program this season. Coach John Reynolds, who’s about to start his 12th season with the program, has been in charge for 185 of them. Reynolds thinks the Trojans have an excellent chance of ¬†attaining that milestone thanks to the seventh District 10 medalists back…

D-10 Mat Musings: Girard

   December 2, 2014 2:49 am

Jason Johnson and Dave Onorato will swap chairs for Girard this season.¬†The former will begin his first season as coach of the YellowJackets after formerly serving as an assistant to the latter. Girard recruited Kel Barnes and Brandon Etter, two first-time wrestlers, in a bid to avoid the winless season the program experienced in 2013-14….

D-10 Mat Musings: General McLane

   December 2, 2014 1:35 am

General McLane graduated a PIAA finalist and West Virginia recruit in Joe Wheeling, a two-time District 10 champion in Chris Laird, and former district and Northwest Region winners in Deane Twitchell and Mike Sutton. If it’s possible, though, the Lancers could have a better starting lineup this season than without that quartet. McLane, with Ryan…

D-10 Mat Musings: Franklin

   December 2, 2014 12:11 am

Dakota Geer is back as the best wrestler the Knights likely will send out this season. Geer, a junior, only lost one match during his 2013-14 regular season. He won the Section 2-AA 170-pound title with a victory over Mike Millero of Reynolds, beat the Raiders’ qualifier again in overtime of their District 10 final,…

D-10 Mat Musings: Fort LeBoeuf

   December 1, 2014 2:33 am

Fort LeBoeuf will finally have a practice facility that’s worthy of its sustained history of success in wrestling. School administrators plan to officially dedicate the Art Steves Wrestling Room, named in honor of the legendary coach, on Dec. 9. That night, the Bison will open their 2014-15 season with a Region 3 home dual against…

D-10 Mat Musings: Eisenhower

   December 1, 2014 1:20 am

Greg Gourley is back for his second season as coach of the Knights, who only have two seniors available for 2014-15 competition. Those seniors are Grant Gates and Tyler Gourley. Their respective status as middleweights are undetermined. Others that Greg Gourley has listed in his probable starting lineup are Justin Repke (106); Nathaniel Hoffman (120);…

D-10 Mat Musings: East

   December 1, 2014 12:04 am

East struggled to fill a full lineup during its 2013-14 season, and most of the wrestlers who entered the District 10 Class AAA tournament graduated. The biggest loss was Deiontre Plott. The heavyweight was the lone Warrior who qualified for the Northwest Region meet by reaching the district final against McDowell star Scot Augustine. East…

D-10 Mat Musings: Corry

   November 30, 2014 8:36 pm

Graduation gutted the upper weights of Corry’s lineup, with Ryan Morris the biggest loss for the 2014-15 Beavers. Morris, now a Gannon University student, was the school’s first PIAA finalist since 1995 when he reached last season’s Class AA 195-pound final. He lost a 9-1 major decision to Tristan Sponseller of Bermudian Springs. Also gone…

D-10 Mat Musings: Commodore Perry

   November 30, 2014 6:01 pm

Former Commodore Perry wrestler Dan McQuiston will coach his alma mater for its 2014-15 season. McQuiston wore a Panthers’ singlet during the mid-1990s. Sophomore John Mott is the most promising wrestler returning to Commodore Perry’s roster. Mott won last season’s Section 2-AA title at 126 pounds. He placed fourth in the ensuing District 10 Class…

D-10 Mat Musings: Cochranton

   November 29, 2014 10:51 pm

The 2014-15 Cochranton Cardinals qualified for the District 10 Class AA tournament. Robert Boozer was one of the wrestlers who helped them achieve that berth. The senior graduated with a career record of 126-43. Coach John Svirbly does welcome back two of his notable starters from 2013-14 in senior lightweight Nate Kline and Evan Miller…

D-10 Mat Musings: Central Tech

   November 29, 2014 10:42 pm

Rob Matz, who watched the Falcons’ football team reach the postseason for the first time in 16 years, will try to help transfer that same kind of success into his second season in charge of the school’s wrestling program. The most promising students scheduled to return for Central Tech this winter are seniors Robert Harris…

D-10 Mat Musings: Cathedral Prep

   November 29, 2014 10:23 pm

When Cathedral Prep opens its 2014-15 season with a Region 4 home dual vs. Meadville, it will do so minus four-year starter Jake Gromacki. Gromacki graduated as the first Erie County wrestler ever to place in the top eight for each of his four appearances at the PIAA meet. It was among the factors why…

D-10 Mat Musings: Cambridge Springs

   November 29, 2014 10:05 pm

The Cambridge Springs wrestling team is about to begin its second season with Jim Beach as coach. The Blue Devils went 11-6 during his initial season and qualified for the eight-team District 10 Class AA tournament. Zach Stafford, who starred for the school’s football team this past season, could do the same on the mat…

County breakdown: District 10 fall team champions

   November 17, 2014 2:21 pm

One of the big discussions on the live blog is which county is best in certain sports and a lot of “north vs. south” discussion. It can be a fun discussion, and fans show a lot of pride in where they are from or currently live. Here is a breakdown of District 10 fall team…