Taylor places fourth at Districts


Terry McCaulley

Aiden Taylor was B-A’s highest finisher at Districts, placing fourth at 160.

Aarron Laird, Page Editor

Xander Shank and Aiden Taylor each qualified for the District 6 2A wrestling tournament hosted at Altoona High school last week, though neither wrestler was able to make it through to the PIAA tournament.

Taylor was B-A’s top finisher, ending his season with a fourth-place finish in the 160-pound weight class. He finished the season 14-2 and ended his career with a mark of 61-22.

Ty Noonan advanced to Districts but was unable to perform due to injury.

Bellwood-Antis sent three wrestlers from sectionals to the District 6 2A championships: (l to r) Xander Shank, Ty Noonan, and Aiden Taylor. (Terry McCaulley)

Shank lost in the 145-pound quarterfinals at Districts and finished his season 8-7. In a two-year varsity career Shank went 10-13.

Here is a breakdown of last week’s District and Sectional results for B-A wrestlers.

District 6 Championship Quarterfinals

145 – Luke Hughes (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Xander Shank, 6-2

160 – Aiden Taylor dec. Cole Stuchal (Blairsville), 7-0

Championship Semifinals

160 – Hunter Weitoish (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Aiden Taylor, 7-0

Consolation Round 1

145 – Nathan Little (Penn Cambria) maj. dec. Xander Shank, 15-1

Consolation Semifinals

160 – Aiden Taylor dec. Tommy Cohenour (Southern Huntingdon), 5-4

Third Place

160 – Andrew McMonagle (Central) dec. Aiden Taylor, 7-0

The Blue Devil wrestling team had 8 wrestlers in sectionals at Huntingdon Area High School, and the top two wrestlers made it to Districts.

Tyler McCaulsky- fourth place

Nick Kost- did not place

Xander shank- second place

Aiden Taylor- first place

Ty Noonan- first place

Ethan Norris- did not place

Aarron Laird- Fourth place

Nate Jennings- third place

Ty Noonan, Xander Shank and Aiden Taylor and moved onto districts Saturday.

Ty Noonan beat K. Barnett for first place.

Aiden Taylor beat K. Entriken to go to the first place bout and beat T. Cohenour for first place.

Xander shank beat E. Harper and D. Brenneman to make it to the first place bout but got beat by R. Woods for second place.