Kiski Area, Burrell earn top seeds for WPIAL wrestling tournament

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:50 PM


The WPIAL wrestling committee on Thursday awarded Kiski Area (Class AAA) and Burrell (Class AA) the No. 1 seeds for the upcoming team tournament, which begins Monday with Class AAA preliminary-round matches.

Kiski Area (11-0), ranked third in the state in the Trib HSSN rankings, has won the past two WPIAL titles and will be seeking a fifth title. The Cavaliers won their 24 th section title Wednesday, rallying to defeat Hempfield, 40-24.

The Spartans (12-2) were awarded the third seed behind Seneca Valley (10-2). Canon-McMillan (7-2) is the fourth seed. The top four seeds will host first-round matches Wednesday.

Action begins with four preliminary-round matches Monday at Canon-McMillan. The two matches at 6 p.m. feature South Fayette against Indiana, and Hampton facing Chartiers Valley. The 7:15 matches are Franklin Regional against Peters Township and Trinity meeting West Mifflin.

Burrell (7-2) claimed its 16 th consecutive section title by defeating Derry. The Bucs have won 14 WPIAL team titles, including the past 12.

Burgettstown (7-0) was seeded second, with Quaker Valley (12-5) third, Beth-Center (10-4) fourth and Derry (10-4) fifth. The top four seeds will host first-round matches on Wednesday.

The semifinals and finals are scheduled for Feb, 2. Class AAA will be at Norwin beginning at 4 p.m. with the semifinals and finals at 6. The Class AA semifinals and finals are at Chartiers-Houston beginning at noon. The finals are slated for 2 p.m.

Here is a look at the pairings

Wrestling

WPIAL Team Tournament

Class AAA

Monday

Preliminary round at Canon-McMillan

South Fayette vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.

Peters Township vs. Franklin Regional, 7:15 p.m.

Hampton vs. Chartiers Valley, 6 p.m.

West Mifflin vs. Trinity, 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday

First round and Quarterfinals, 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

At Kiski Area

South Fayette/Indiana winner vs. Kiski Area

North Allegheny vs. Connellsville

At Canon-McMillan

Thomas Jefferson vs. Greensburg Salem

Peters Township/Franklin Regional winner vs. Caon-McMillan

At Hempfield

Hampton/Chartiers Valley winner at Hempfield

Mt. Lebanon vs. Waynesburg

At Seneca Valley

Norwin vs. Butler

West Mifflin/Trinity winner vs. Seneca Valley

Saturday

Semifinals and Finals

at Norwin, 4 and 6 p.m.

Class AA

Wednesday

First round and Quarterfinals

At Burrell, 6 and 7:15 p.m.

Burrell, bye

McGuffey vs. Keystone Oaks, 6 p.m.

At Beth-Center, 6 and 7:15 p.m.

Derry vs. South Park, 6 p.m.

Southmoreland vs. Beth-Center, 6 p.m.

At Quaker Valley, 6 and 7:15 p.m.

Quaker Valley vs. Valley, 6 p.m.

Laurel vs. Elizabeth Forward, 6 p.m.

At Burgettstown, 6 and 7:15 p.m.

Freedom vs. Freedom, 6 p.m.

Hopewell vs. Burgettstown, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Semifinals and Finals

at Chartiers-Houston, noon and 2 p.m.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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