Headlee will coach at Pitt

Drew Headlee has been named assistant wrestling coach at Pitt.

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Marshall wins veterans world title

Mark Marshall, an assistant wrestling coach from Seton Hill, won the gold medal in the 97 kg (214 pound) Division D title at the Veterans World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
Marshall was among six Americans who won medals for the day but Marshall earned the only gold medal. 
"I was very happy to end my competitive career with this championship," he said. "I wanted to choose how I got to walk away. Not many people get that luxury. From now on I will only be coaching."
Griffin head coach Brian Tucker said it was a great accomplishment.
"I’m really happy for Mark," Tucker said. "I know the effort and sacrifices he has made and to have it pay off for him with a World Championship is just great"
Marshall won three matches on the way to the title, pinning Dimitar Drangov of Serbia and Siamak Ezati of Iran. In the finals, he defeated Bannosorat Davoudi of Iran, 2-0. It was his first career Veterans World title.


Shields commits to Arizona State

Josh Shields of Franklin Regional is the son of former Trinity athlete Brian Shields.



Update from Fargo

Here is a link to an update on Pa wrestlers competing at national championships in Fargo.



Recruiting list

The Pa Power Wrestling released its top 300 wrestlers on its recruiting list. Here is the link:



Vulcano's stay as AD ending at CV

Frank Vulcano's tenure as athletic director at Chartiers Valley is coming to an end June 30 and he is not pleased. Vulcano released this statement Tuesday.

As of June 30, 2014, my contract as Athletic Director for the Chartiers Valley School District will be terminated.  Although I was forced to submit a letter of retirement, "I have no plans on retiring".  In order for me to receive compensation for my sick days that I had accumulated, I had to submit the letter.
It all started about a 1 1/2 years ago when I was told that "they" wanted new "leadership" and that I should start looking for another job.  In June, 2013 I was given a 1 year contract that stated that my employment with the district would be terminated on June 30, 2014.
"at no time during the past 1 1/2 years when I asked, did anybody tell me what "they" wanted to see changed in my leadership".
"When you have to make decisions that are in the best interest of the students and their program and the leaders of the district are not in agreement, then I guess "they" want a change".
"I believe that what I have done over the past 8 years at Char Valley should speak for itself".

Accomplishments at CV:

* started Boy/Girls Basketball doubleheaders
* hosted over 200 WPIAL/PIAA Play-off games
* started Boys & Girls Lacrosse teams
* 2012-13 WPIAL Athletic Director of the Year
* Former President of the WPIAL AD's Association
* Started the CV Wrestling Duals, Varsity & Junior High Mega Wrestling Scrimmages
* In my 8 years we achieved 29 out of the 90 section championships in the schools history

Section Championships - 29 - (32% of total section championships in school history)

Boys Soccer - 2006, 08
Boys Basketball - 2007, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14
Girls Basketball - 2008, 10, 11, 12
Baseball - 2011, 13, 14
Girls Lacrosse - 2011, 12, 13, 14
Softball - 2007, 10
Boys Tennis - 2011
Girls Track - 2008, 09, 10, 11, 13, 14

WPIAL Championship - 1

Boys Basketball - 2010

WPIAL Finalist - 10

Boys Basketball - 2007, 11, 13, 14
Girls Basketball - 2013
Baseball - 2009
Girls Lacrosse - 2011, 12, 13, 14

PIAA Finalist - 2

Boys Basketball - 2010
Baseball - 2009


PIAA increases state brackets to 20

The PIAA has given the OK to increase the number of state qualifiers from 16 to 20 for next season. The move came on the impetus of the Pa. Wrestling Coaches Association. It also means District 7 will have an extra qualifier in each classification, moving Double-A to 6 and Triple-A to 4.

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Also, Bethlehem Catholic, which has dominated Class AA wrestling, was given permission to move to Class AAA for next season.

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