Nelson hired at Charleroi

Dave Nelson, who has been a wrestling coach at Beth-Center for the last 13 years, has taken the head varsity wrestling job at Charleroi High School. Nelson, a Beth-Center graduate, coached the Bulldogs for nine seasons, recently alternating seasons with Chuck Colborn.
Nelson replaced Greg Doerfler, who resigned at the end of last season. The Cougars lost former state champion Cody Wiercioch, who transferred to Canon-McMillan before the start of the school year. But three talented wrestlers return in Nick Gavazzi, Aaron Toth and Josh Kwasny.
Beth-Center has not filled the opening left by Nelson's departure yet.


Hearing set for Wiercioch transfer

The WPIAL will hold a hearing during its October board meeting on the transfer of Cody Wiercioch from Charleroi High School to Canon-McMillan. Charleroi did not sign off on Wiercioch's transfer and the WPIAL determined that a meeting was needed for the school to present its argument.
The hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17.
Wiercioch, a junior, won a state wrestling title for the Cougars as a freshman and finished second last season. He and his family moved into a house in the Canon-McMillan School District this summer.
Canon-McMillan won the PIAA Class AAA team title at last year's individual championships in Hershey and has captured the past two WPIAL team championships.