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News Brief: Wrestling Tournament at Connellsville

Andie Kephart
Wrestling! The Altoona wrestling team went to Connellsville for a tournament against five other teams. They won four out of the five matches they wrestled that day, taking home the first place trophy.

On Jan. 12 the junior high wrestling team won a tournament at Connellsville. We went against five different teams; Erie Cathedral Prep, North Allegheny, Chambersburg, Connellsville and Chestnut Ridge. 


This tournament was unlike any other tournament. It will never be forgotten. 


The Connellsville coach said that they have been undefeated for eight years straight. It was a lot of hard work, and it took everything they had, but the Mountain Lions wrestled their best and got first place at the tournament. 


“It felt amazing to finally avenge the loss of last year, and to also break their eight year long undefeated streak,” said eighth grader Liam Chirdon. 


The score ended 42-23. We had high morale after winning against Connelsville, but unfortunately, we lost against Chestnut Ridge at the tournament.


The team will travel to Jersey Shore on Jan. 27 for their next match. 

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Andie Kephart, Reporter
Hey! My name is Andie Kephart, and I'm an eighth grader and reporter for Livewire. I really enjoy writing, reporting and photography. I'm very excited to be a part of the Livewire staff. Outside of school, I enjoy doing competitive weightlifting, painting and spending time with my friends. I have been lifting for 3 years now and have competed in many national competitions  all across  the U.S.  My favorite quote that I hear coaches and teachers say is, “Give 110% in all that you do.” I try to apply this to my life in the things that I do. My future plans are to go to Penn State University and become a physical therapist.

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