What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 25, 2023: Wrestling teams to vie for section titles
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 6:41 PM
The final night of section wrestling is upon us with plenty of matches to determine section championships or at least a share of the section crown heading into the team district playoffs.
So that leaves Section 3, where a head-to-head match Wednesday will determine the section winner or a possible three way tie for first.
Defending WPIAL 2A champion Quaker Valley (5-0) has a one-match lead over both Carlynton and Montour heading into Wednesday when the Quaker visits the Cougars. Also on Wednesday, Montour visits South Park (1-4).
If Carlynton and Montour win, there will be a three-way tie for first place.
The top three teams from each section qualify for the WPIAL team playoffs next week.
3A mat logjams
While there is only one head-to-head match set for Wednesday in Class 2A with section title ramifications, that is not the case in 3A.
Plum has won Section 1, but the other five sections will be determined by matches between the top two teams.
In Section 3, Norwin (4-0) has a one-match lead over both Penn-Trafford (3-1) and Franklin Regional (3-1). The Knights host the Warriors while FR visits Thomas Jefferson (2-2) in a match that could determine third place and a postseason berth.
In Section 5, defending champion Waynesburg Central (4-0) has a one-match lead over both Trinity (3-1) and West Allegheny (3-1). The Raiders host Trinity while WA is home to South Fayette (2-2) in a match that could determine third place and a playoff spot.
Girls section hoops key contest
The Trojans are in third place with a 4-3 section record while the Mighty Mikes are a half-game back at 3-3.
The two meet Wednesday in a battle for third place in Section 4-2A.
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