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The Lady Herd gather before their meet.

The Ultimate Pin

Isabelle Berriman, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Throughout these past couple of months of their first official PIAA season, Girls Wrestling has exemplified vast improvement and ambition. When asked how she believes their first season is going as...

FOR THE WIN: Coldren is pictured taking down her opponent during a girls wrestling match this season.

Katelyn Coldren sets the standard for the future of girls wrestling

Hannah Stoner, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

CHS Senior, Katelyn Coldren, has taken the wrestling mat by storm this past winter with the Lady Herd wrestlers. Throughout her time wrestling for the Lady Herd, Coldren fought for the girls to be sanctioned...

TIME FOR A BREATHER: Layton Schmick chats with coach Jake Wilson after one of his rounds at the PIAA state wrestling championships (March 11-12).  Schmick recorded 32 pins this season, beating the Carlisle record for most pins in a season (25) set by Ian Shannon in 2013.

Hungry for more: Schmick goes 2-2 at state wrestling championships

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief March 14, 2022

Junior Layton Schmick finished off a historic wrestling season late Friday night in the GIANT Center, where he finished his PIAA state championship run with a 2-2 record on the weekend, losing to both...

PINPOINT PRECISION: As a high school wrestling referee, Carlisle High School Alumni Nathan Towery gets up close and personal. After volunteering to help make wrestling a sanctioned sport in Mississippi, Towery was offered the opportunity to continue this passion.

Herd after High School: Alumni update with ’12 grad Nathan Towery

Camera Bailey, Student Life Editor March 4, 2022

In this new recurring series, we will be interviewing alumni to learn more about what they’ve been doing since graduating from CHS. If you are interested in being interviewed, please complete the form...

LIGHT LIFESTYLES: A normal meal for a wrestler cutting weight may look bare to a normal person. However, these athletes are getting all the proper nutrition they need while being in peak physical shape. A normal meal usually consists of fruit, and some type of protein with water to wash it down.

Losing pounds, gaining pride: the positives of cutting weight in wrestling (Editorial)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief December 21, 2021

Smack dab in the middle of the season with Christmas cookies and pie, some students in our school district may find these treats less than appetizing. With the wrestling season underway, a constant of...

GO FOR THE GOLD: Herd Wrestling is expanding this year with a girls team. Not limited to high school, participants range from K-12, in hopes of growing the sport at all levels.

Golden girls: CHS offers girls’ wrestling opportunities

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief September 21, 2021

Carlisle has joined the herd of schools and states across the nation to recognize girls wrestling as a sport, giving young women from grades K-12 the opportunity to excel in a sport that in the past hasn't...

Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, episode 3

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief March 5, 2020

In episode three of Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, he sits down with CHS wrestlers Rafael Portilla and Colton Zimmerman, right before they compete at the 2020 state competition.  

Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, episode 2

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief February 20, 2020

In episode two of Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, he sits down with his older brother Joe Wilson, who is the head wrestling coach for the Thundering Herd. They go on to talk about the great...

Senior Bryce Dunkelberger after he finished his match in Gene Evans Gymnasium.  Dunkelberger had an incredible season while scoring many points for the team.

February Athlete of the Month: Bryce Dunkelberger

Meg Tate, Sports Editor February 15, 2019

February’s athlete of the month is Bryce Dunkelberger.  A senior, Dunkelberger was a large part of the wrestling team’s successes during this season.  Dunkelberger has been a competitor on the high...

Trentin Walker competes against Cumberland Valley on Dec 12.  Walker is one of the freshmen competing on the varsity team.

The Herd Stampede: CHS wrestling begins season with a stomp on their opponents

Michael Raphael, Staff writer December 18, 2018

The 2018-2019 wrestling season is underway.  Ready to throw down some wins and tackle the opposition, the Herd started their season on Friday Dec 7 with a win against Lower Dauphin, 48-30.  The team...

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