Counting Down 15 Top HS Sports Stories from EYT Media Area: No. 2 Whitehill, Scott Win PIAA Wrestling Titles
(Photo of Brookville’s Colby Whitehill (left) and DuBois’ Ed Scott. Whitehill photo courtesy of Brookville Athletic’s. Scott photo courtesy of DuBois AD Chuck Ferra)
NO. 2 – WHITEHILL, SCOTT WIN PIAA WRESTLING CROWNS
To reach the pinnacle of any sport takes hard work and dedication.
For Brookville’s Colby Whitehill and DuBois’ Ed Scott that hard work and dedication paid off in a big-time way March 9 at the Giant Center in Hershey when both athletes won PIAA individual wrestling crowns.
Whitehill took home the title at heavyweight (285 pounds) in Class 2A, while Scott won the 138-pound title in Class 3A.
Both wrestlers won in impressive fashion with Scott recording a pin over Nazareth’s Dashawn Farber at the 3:25 mark and Whitehill claiming a 5-2 victory over Mount Union’s Jack Ryan.
Whitehill’s title completed an undefeated season for the Raider junior, who while becoming the seventh Brookville wrestler to win a PIAA title became the first underclassman to do so.
He went 39-0 on the year and at the PIAA Championship he beat Burgettstown’s Riley Kemper (fall at 1:46), Meyersdale’s Jalen Stephens (5-3) and Southern Columbia’s Lear Quinton (8-4) to set up the finals match against Ryan, who came into the championship bout at 39-1 on the year.
Scott also finished the season 39-0 and had two pins at the PIAA Championships and a pair of close pins.
In addition to his final’s pin over Farber, Scott started PIAA competition with a pin over Pocono Mountain’s Steven Storm (4:37). He then won a pair of close matches to reach the finals topping Owen J. Robert’s Antonio Petrucelli, 5-4, in the quarterfinals and Northampton’s Devon Britton, 6-4, in the semifinals.
TOP 15 EYT MEDIA SPORTS STORIES FROM 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
2. Whitehill, Scott Win PIAA Wrestling Crowns
3. Brookville’s Record-Setting 4×100-meter Relay Team
4. DCC Softball Reaches PIAA Title Game
5. Brookville Boys’ Track Finishes Second in the State
6. Oil City Wins First District 10 Football Crown Since 1998
7. Clarion/C-L Combine Football Programs
8. Curwensville Head Coach Andy Evanko Passes Away
9. Newcomb Sets D9’s Single-Season Rushing Mark
10. Franklin Baseball Wins D10 Title, Advances to PIAA Semifinals
11. Young Clearfield Softball Team Reaches PIAA Semifinals
12. Cranberry Softball Goes to PIAA Semifinals
13. A-C Valley Girls’ Basketball Wins KSAC Title; Advances to PIAA Quarterfinals
14. Oil City’s Emma Stevenson wins 1,600-meter run at District 10 championship
15. Clarion Volleyball Wins D9 Title Advances to PIAA Quarterfinals
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