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Aug 13, 2021
The Casto transfer to Pitt makes sense for him. He’s got strong ties to Western PA, and more specifically, Erie. Casto grew up in Erie and went to McDowell his Freshman and Sophomore year then transferred to Prep. He and Cstar were teammates at Prep for Casto’s JR year, then his family relocated to South Carolina for his SR year
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Dec 18, 2019
This slipped my mind. Heard this week at Buffalo Valley practice that Faith academy got another set of brothers in from out of state and two other wrestlers toured the school. AA might not be the easy out anymore.
God only knows who NDGP has lined up from NJ coming in. Only good thing I heard was varret from Mcort left and went back to Dover PA. Might end up on Faiths roster soon
Verrette was listed as from Colorado at the U.S. Open. Doesn't mean the Dover/FCA thing isn't true, but that jumped out at me out there.


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Aug 22, 2010
Joe Provini hired as the new head coach at Northampton. Provini has been on staff at Nazareth for 12 years, but is a teacher at Northampton already, which no doubt helped. He gets a lot of credit from the Nazareth crowd for being the organizational guy on staff - he manages the weight descent plans at Nazareth, which always get plaudits around here for kids dropping to optimal postseason weights without seeming to lose energy and strength on their way down, he's the match ups/lineup guy on that staff, and I think a lot of that will translate to being a head coach.

As a competitor, Provini was a DII qualifier at Shippensburg. He wrestled at Nazareth in the early '00s, making state semifinals as a junior and taking 6th, then winning D11 as a senior, but got knocked out in regionals.

Like I said when Seth Lisa resigned, Northampton is in a position to be really competitive in the next few years. Provini in an interview with the Morning Call compared it to a Ferrari who gets a new driver. Will be interesting to see how this shakes out over the next few years.


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May 20, 2021
NE Regionals-

there has been some great battles all day. This event was a cluster from the start. No place to sit and wall to wall people. Move this back to PA.
No one likes NJ except NDGP
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