Wrestling: Burgettstown junior repeats as WPIAL champ

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley profiles Burgettstown wrestler Austin McDermitt. Read his story below.

2014 0227 SouthFayette Wrestling(Photo: South Fayette's Mike Carr takes down Southmoreland's Evan Myers during the WPIAL Class AA championship match for the 132-pound weight class. Carr won by a 9-2 decision. Marilyn Schwilm/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Early in his high school career, Burgettstown's Austin McDermitt couldn't seem to get over the hump against Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths.

But now, it's McDermitt who has the upper hand in the rivalry.

The Blue Devils junior defeated Griffiths, 6-0, to win the WPIAL Class AA final at Chartiers Valley Saturday.

It was the second consecutive district title for McDermitt (36-2), who defeated Griffiths, 9-1, in last season's 106-pound championship match. Prior to the 2013 WPIAL title match, Griffiths (30-3) had won all six meetings between the two wrestlers.

But that first victory has given McDermitt confidence.


Boys Golf: Burgettstown's Miller ties for third at PIAA Class AA final

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Owen Miller has recorded many accomplishments in his illustrious career for the Burgettstown High golf team.

He achieved another wonderful accomplishment as he finished in a third-place tie at the PIAA Class AA Individual Boys Golf Championship with a 3-over-par, two-day total of 145. He was tied with New Hope-Solebury junior Roland Massimino. Miller and Massimino had matching rounds of 73 and 72 for the tournament. Massimino is the grandson of Rollie Massimino, who won an NCAA men's basketball championship in 1985 at Villanova University.

For Miller, the state tournament concluded a solid high school career. He finished one stroke ahead of longtime rival Keenan Hickton, who was credited with fifth place with a 4-over-par total of 146.


Boys Golf: Two Burgettstown golfers to play for Class AA state title

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Burgettstown sophomore Cody Dobbin continued his stellar play at Wednesday's PIAA Class AA Western Regional at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville.

After finishing third at the WPIAL Class AA Individual Championship last month at Sewickley Heights Country Club, Dobbin placed second at Tom's Run with a 1-under-par round of of 71, two strokes behind Sewickley Academy's Keenan Hickton, who fired a 3-under-par round of 69.

Teammate Owen Miller will join Dobbin at the state tournament at Heritage Hills Resort in York. The fourth-place finisher at the WPIAL championships, Miller finished in a six-way tie for sixth place with a 3-over-par round of 75. Two of the other players in the logjam were Anthony Muscato of Sewickley Academy and Serra Catholic's Max Kaminsky.


Boys Golf: Dobbin, Miller carry Burgettstown's banner

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Burgettstown High will have two representatives at the PIAA Western Regional on Wednesday at Tom's Run. Sophomore Cody Dobbin finished third at the WPIAL Class AA championship with a 5-over-par round of 77. He is joined at the regional event by senior teammate Owen Miller, who finished one stroke behind Dobbin in fifth place.

Both competed at the WPIAL Class AA team championship on Thursday at Cedarbrook Golf Club in Rostraver. Miller led his team to a second-place finish with a round of 77, with Dobbin one stroke behind. Burgettstown finished 10 strokes behind WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy.