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In the last three decades, only three high school wrestling teams from this area have won a PIAA team title at the individual tournament. Two of those teams have been from Canon-McMillan (H.M.).In 1982, Chartiers-Houston, bolstered by a state title from Phil Mary and three third-place finishes, won the Class AAA title with a Double-A enrollment.*In 1992, Canon-McMillan won the championship with two second-place finishes and three other medalists.

This season, the Big Macs parlayed six placewinners, including two silver and three bronze medalists, into another PIAA title.

Each of those teams overcame long odds and different problems but managed to emerge a champion.

This year?s Big Macs not only won the state team title, they successfully defended their WPIAL title and won the team championship in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country, the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament.

?We are huge when it comes to the team concept,? said C-M head coach Chris Mary. ?That?s the standard for our program.?

For those successes, the Big Macs are this year?s recipient of the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner award.

Canon-McMillan?s wrestling team will be honored at the Tri-County Athletic Directors Association Coach of the Year Banquet, which will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

For Complete Article by Joe Tuscano, Observer-Reporter