• Bellefonte wrestling coaching staff honored
    wrestling coachesBellefonte Area High School wrestling coach Mike Maney and his coaching staff was named Division 6 Class AAA Wrestling Coaching Staff of the Year after a great season by the team and its individual wrestlers.
    Athletic Director Deb Moore said Maney and the group of coaches "maneuvered around the challenges" and ended the year with an undefeated season, two D6 champions with students Lane Aikey and Ethan Richner. Aikey also ended the season at 16th in the commonwealth. Richner, Ethan Rossman and Jude Swisher also competed at states in Hershey ending with seventh, fourth and third places respectively.
    Team finished 10th in the state; and were Mountain League and Northwest Regional champions for the second consecutive year.
    More accomplishments:
    • Ethan Rossman: Champion, Super Regional Western 
    • Ethan Richner: Second place, Super Regional Western
    • Jude Swisher: Third place, Super Regional Western
    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD. Photograped with Coach Maney are assistant coaches Mark Coppolo and Nate Alterio, and volunteer coaches Keith Taylor, Richard Taylor.