The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Harold Raker

January 9, 2012

Sounds of silence around Mifflinburg mats


"We are going to look forward. We are not going to beat a dead horse; we are going to go over our mistakes and we're going to just keep going," he said, noting that the Braves lost to a tough, well-balanced Mifflinburg team.

LATEST HALL CLASS: The Pennsylvania chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame will grow by seven in April. The latest class will include Warrior Run coach Wayne Smythe, who is closing on his 450th career win. Smythe was also a 1971 NAIA champion at 142 pounds for then Bloomsburg State College.

Also tabbed for induction this year are retired award-winning sportswriter (Centre Daily Times) Ron Bracken; longtime high school coach Dave Caslow, whose stints included Warrior Run; former Penn State wrestler and coach John Fritz; veteran writer and historian Bob Hower; former Bald Eagle Area elementary coordinator and PIAA official Lloyd Rhoades Jr.; and former high school coach (Penns Valley, BEA) coach and nationally known fly-fishing expert Joseph Humphreys.

Congratulations to all.

n Assistant sports editor Harold Raker covers high school wrestling for The Daily Item. Email comments to

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