The calm and quiet that has been a rather unusual hallmark of the PIAA over the last year might be coming to an end.
And the culprit is: gender.
Two separate yet related gender issues have converged on PIAA - one directly, another peripherally - almost simultaneously, and both could have far-reaching implications.
The first is a suit filed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in US Middle District Court by the parents of a seventh-grade female in the Line Mountain School District claiming the student has the constitutional right to participate in wrestling.
Two of Pennsylvania's biggest names in high school wrestling have made bombshell announcements recently regarding Penn State's national championship program, albeit for different reasons.
Chance Marsteller, a senior at Kennard-Dale High School in York County, and Thomas Haines, a senior at Solanco High School in Lancaster County, are among the top-ranked wrestlers in the nation.