WPIAL section tournaments set for Wednesday
By: Likitha Janga
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 5:24 PM
The section team wrestling tournaments in Class AAA and Class AA will get underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Kiski Area is the returning WPIAL champion in Class AAA and Burrell in Class AA. Burrell has won 12 consecutive Class AA titles.
The top two teams in each subsection, which have already qualified for the WPIAL team tournament, will square off with the first-place team from subsection A meeting the second-place team from subsection B and vice versa.
The winners will meet for the section title and the losers for third place.
The two third-place teams in each subsection will battle for fifth place and a spot in the team tournament. Those matches begin at 7 p.m.
Action begins at 6 p.m. at the following sites: Section 1-AAA at Kiski Area; Section 2-AAA at Thomas Jefferson; Section 3-AAA at Seneca Valley; Section 4-AAA at Canon-McMillan; Section 1-AA at Burgettstown; Section 2-AA at Freedom and Section 3-AA at Burrell.
The WPIAL preliminary round in Class AAA will begin Jan. 28. The first round and quarterfinals are Jan. 30.
Wednesday’s schedule is below:
At Kiski Area
Kiski Area (9-0) vs. Greensburg Salem (6-2), 6 p.m.; Hempfield (11-1) vs. Norwin (8-2), 6 p.m.
Latrobe (4-2) at Franklin Regional (3-2), 7 p.m.
At Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (13-0) vs. Peters Township (5-1), 6 p.m.; Mt. Lebanon (9-2) vs. Connellsville (8-4), 6 p.m.
Upper St. Clair (6-4) at West Mifflin (3-2), 7 p.m.
At Seneca Valley
Seneca Valley (6-2) vs. Hampton (7-3), 6 p.m.; North Allegheny (9-1) vs. Butler (9-2), 6 p.m.
Armstrong (3-2) at Indiana (5-2), 7 p.m.
Canon-McMillan (5-2) vs. Trinity (3-1), 6 p.m.; Waynesburg (12-0) vs. South Fayette (7-4), 6 p.m.
Chartiers Valley (3-2) at West Allegheny (2-2), 7 p.m.
Burgettstown (5-0) vs. McGuffey (10-6), 6 p.m.; Beth-Center (9-3) vs. Washington (3-3), 6 p.m.
Bentworth (3-2) at South Park (2-2), 7 p.m.
Freedom (5-1) vs. Quaker Valley (10-5), 6 p.m.; Keystone Oaks (9-1) vs. Laurel (7-4), 6 p.m.
Hopewell (5-2) at Beaver (3-2), 7 p.m.
Burrell (5-2) vs. Elizabeth Forward (4-1), 6 p.m.; Derry (9-3) vs. Valley (7-2), 6 p.m.
Southmoreland (7-2) at Highlands (7-8), 7 p.m.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.
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