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Tribute to a wrestling writer

I knew him, but not well. I did know he was instrumental in wrestling coverage in the newspaper and that deserves our recognition.

From Brad Wilson, Times-Express

Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when scholastic wrestling had trouble making the sports pages around Pennsylvania.

Don Seeley helped change all that as the longtime wrestling writer and then sports editor of The Mercury in Pottstown, Montgomery County.
Seeley died today pursuing one of his great loves, golf. He had recently retired from the Mercury.
Seeley was one of the first writers to devote in-depth coverage to wrestling. He was one of the first to do individual wrestling rankings. His Sunday wrestling pages attracted fans to drive from miles away to buy The Mercury. He wrote a book on the history of PIAA District 1 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties) wrestling. He was a member of every Hall of Fame for which he was eligible.
Don set a standard for wrestling coverage that those of us in the business will be trying, and no doubt failing, to live up to for years.

Kenney involved in fatal accident

From the Uniontown Herald-Standard:

State police have released the names of the two people involved in a crash on Ridge Boulevard in Dunbar early Sunday that claimed the life of the passenger.

Catherine A. Healy, 19, of Acme, suffered traumatic brain injuries and was taken to Highlands Hospital in Connellsville before being flown by medical helicopter to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh where she was pronounced dead at around 5 p.m., police said.
The driver of the vehicle, Ethan Kenney, 18, of Dunbar, fled the scene after emergency medical personnel arrived but before police arrived, police said. Kenney was located a short time later, police said, and was taken for tests after authorities took him into custody. Kenney suffered minor injuries, police said.
According to police, the crash occurred about 4 a.m. when the vehicle Kenney was driving left the road and struck a guardrail.
Kenney has been cited for driving at an unsafe speed, and police said charges are pending as the investigation into the matter continues.
Kenney graduated from Connellsville Area Senior High School in June.
He excelled in wrestling, taking third place in PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships in March.