Congratulations to North Hills Junior Sam Hillegas on his 3rd place medal at the AAA PIAA Wrestling Championships!
Hillegas breezed thru the opening round and defeated his opponent 6-0 in the quarter-finals. But the semi-final match-up proved to be a stumbling block for Sam on his way to his third straight PIAA title. Sam faced another two-time state champion in Julian Chlebove from Northampton HS. After a scoreless first period, Sam found himself down 2-0 after a reversal in the second period. He was able to get an escape in the third period to bring the score t0 2-1 but couldn’t find any more points in the waning seconds of the match. His opponent went on to win the title while Sam bounced back to claim 3rd place and a bronze medal in the 132 weight class. It was an outstanding competition and North Hills is extremely proud of Sam Hillegas!!