Archive for September, 2014

Vincenzo Joseph Commits to Penn State

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rest easy Penn State fans, your Nittany Lions finally grabbed their first commitment of the 2015 recruiting class.

Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh Central Catholic), the top senior in Pennsylvania and No. 8 overall in Intermat’s recruiting rankings, verbally committed to Penn State on Monday.

Joseph, a Junior National Freestyle runner-up, is a three-time state placer (7th/3rd/1st), and brings a three-year high school record of 105-20 into his senior season.

During his high school career, he is a two-time Powerade finalist, winning that title as a freshman; and is a two-time Walsh Jesuit Ironman placer. The projected 149/157 pounder is also a two-time Junior freestyle All-American, placing seventh in 2013 at 138 pounds to go with this summer’s runner-up finish at 145.

Preseason Wrestling Kicks Off With Journeymen Classic

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nationally ranked Hayden Hidlay and younger brother Trent, both competing at 145, kick off the preseason tournaments with a visit to the Journeymen Classic in New York on October 5th.

Grapplers from all over the country will be making the trip to the Albany-area, as more than 25 states are represented in the event. October starts the high school season with a plethora of preseason tournaments, culminating in the Super 32 championships at Greenboro, North Carolina on November 1-2.

Representing Mifflin County at the Super 32 are Hayden Hidlay, Noah Stewart, Trey Hartsock and Brandon Wilson.

Hayden is one of the favorites at the Journeymen Classic at 145, along with Mark McCormick (4th in New Jersey states), Nick Kiussis of Ohio, Frankie Gissendanner (New York) and Danny Boychuck (PA Prep All-American).

Hartsock 1st; Stewart 2nd at Super 32 Qualifier

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County juniors Trey Hartsock and Noah Stewart placed at the Super 32 qualifier in Chambersburg recently.

Hartsock was champ at 190 pounds, while Stewart finished second at 160.

Both qualified for the Super 32, along with Hayden Hidlay, to be held on November 1-2 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.