WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 10:52 PM
The WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals.
Doubleheaders starting at 6 p.m. at four Class AAA sites and three AA locations will help determine the seeding of the top four teams from each section for the district team playoffs set for next week.
The first-place team from each sub-section will face the second-place team from the other sub-section in the sectional semifinals. That will be followed by the two losers squaring off for third place and the two winners battling for the section championships.
The sites for those seven doubleheaders are:
Section 1-AAA at Hempfield
Section 2-AAA at Mt. Lebanon
Section 3-AAA at North Allegheny
Section 4-AAA at Waynesburg Central
Section 1-AA at McGuffey
Section 2-AA at Quaker Valley
Section 3-AA at Elizabeth Forward
Click here for all of the matchups at each site.
Click here for the scores of the matches as they go final.
More playoff mats
Also on Wednesday, each section will feature a stand-alone match to determine the fifth-place finisher and final qualifier for the WPIAL team wrestling playoffs from each section.
All seven of these district playoff qualifying matches begin at 7 p.m.
Section 1-AAA , Franklin Regional at Greensburg Salem
Section 2-AAA, West Mifflin at Bethel Park
Section 3-AAA, Pine-Richland at Fox Chapel
Section 4-AAA, West Allegheny at Chartiers Valley
Section 1-AA , Fort Cherry at West Greene
Section 2-AA, Ellwood City at Hopewell
Section 3, Summit Academy at Mt. Pleasant
Lone section hoops fray
In their first meeting this season Dec. 17, Shady Side Academy took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter against visiting Steel Valley.
However, thanks to Cam Polak’s 38 points, the Ironmen rallied and pulled out a thrilling 60-58 victory over the Indians.
On Wednesday, the two conclude their regular season meetings with a boys basketball contest at Steel Valley. It is the only boys or girls section game slated for Wednesday.
Steel Valley is trying to stay alive for a section title but trails front-running South Allegheny by two games ahead of a matchup with the Gladiators on Friday.
Shady Side Academy is in a battle with East Allegheny, Deer Lakes and Valley for at least two playoff spots in Section 3-3A.
EA had a half-game lead over Shady Side Academy and Deer Lakes for third place. Valley is a game and a half behind the Wildcats.
Tags: Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Ellwood City, Fort Cherry, Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield, Hopewell, McGuffey, Mt. lebanon, Mt. Pleasant, North Allegheny, Pine-Richland, Quaker Valley, Shady Side Academy, Steel Valley, Summit Academy, Waynesburg, West Allegheny, West Greene, West Mifflin
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