High school roundup: Hempfield tops Hopewell in WPIAL wrestling preliminary round
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Hempfield rallied from a 28-16 deficit to defeat Hopewell, 46-28, in a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round match Monday at Chartiers Valley.
Anthony Lavella (160 pounds) got a key pin after trailing, 7-1, in his match. Hempfield won the final six bouts, including pins by Kris Demorest (106), Ricky Cavallo (113), Sam Krivus (120) and Joey Alessandro (132). The match started at 145 pounds. Hempfield (10-3) will travel to Connellsville on Wednesday for a first-round match.
Ringgold 45, Central Catholic 31 — Ringgold used four forfeits and two pins during a six-match run to win a Class AAA preliminary-round match. The Rams got falls from Jacob Gerard (126), Ryan Natili (195) and Taylor Bass (285). The Rams (11-5) face No. 1 Canon-McMillan in a first-round match Wednesday.
North Hills defeated Waynesburg, 46-28, and Mount Lebanon toppled West Allegheny, 48-27, in the other preliminary-round matches.
Norwin 59, Albert Gallatin 56 — Alayna Gribble had 13 points, and Nikki Ingle added 10 to lead Norwin (10-8, 8-3) to a Section 1-AAAA win.
Latrobe 58, Laurel Highlands 45 — In Section 1-AAAA, Rachel Kollar had 11 points to pace Latrobe (9-8, 5-5) to victory. Kristina Hudouk had 14 for Laurel Highlands (0-18, 0-11).
Greensburg Salem 66, Southmoreland 25 — Karly Mellinger hit six 3-pointers and had 25 points, and Claire Oberdorf added 20 points for Greensburg Salem (8-1) in a nonsection victory.
Elizabeth Forward 59, Brownsville 27 — Natalie Fekula's 10 points and 10 rebounds helped Class AAA No. 2 Elizabeth Forward (17-1, 9-0) earn a Section 4-AAA victory.
Ringgold 43, Thomas Jefferson 32 — In Section 4-AAA, Josie Schmidt had 15 points to lead Ringgold (8-9, 5-5) to victory.
Belle Vernon 64, West Mifflin 58, OT — Kaitlyn Slagus had 17 points and 22 rebounds and Jessica Slagus had 15 points and 20 rebounds to lead Belle Vernon (13-4, 7-2) to victory.
Greensburg Central Catholic 68, Riverview 39 — Carolyn Appleby had 21 points to lead Greensburg Central Catholic (13-4, 8-1) to a Section 3-AA win. Nikki Adisey had 15 points for the Centurions.
Jeannette 71, East Allegheny 19 — Ciara Gregory led all scorers with 27 points as Class AA No. 4 Jeannette (12-5, 9-1) earned a victory in Section 3-AA.
Bentworth 65, Burgettstown 36 — Taylor Pompei scored a game-high 39 points as Bentworth (6-12, 3-7) earned a Section 5-AA victory.
Carmichaels 55, California 45 — Amanda Brown scored a game-high 23 points as Class A No. 5 Carmichaels (16-2 ,6-1) captured a victory in Section 3-A. Courtnee McMasters scored 23 points for California (13-5, 4-3).
Clairton 45, Geibel 42 — Taleese Ogletree recorded a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds as Clairton (6-9, 3-4) earned a Section 4-A win. Peyton McIntyre scored a game-high 27 points for Geibel (2-15, 0-7).
North Catholic 69, Eden Christian Academy 37 — Molly Rottmann had a good view of a performance that knocked her down a notch in the North Catholic record book.
The Trojanette's coach saw her star pupil, senior Lauren Wolosik, break her single-game scoring record with 44 points to go along with 13 steals and 10 rebounds in leading No. 3 North Catholic (12-7, 9-1) to a Section 2-A win. Rottmann's 43 points have held up since 1988.
Vincentian 64, Trinity Christian 27 — Brenna Wise led Class A No. 1 Vincentian (17-0, 9-0) with a game-high 18 points as the Royals earned a Section 2-A win.
West Mifflin 53, Ringgold 30 — Derrick Fulmore and Cleve Randolph both scored 10 points as West Mifflin (13-3, 8-1) earned a victory in Section 4-AAA.
Carmichaels 69, Avella 53 — Brandon Lawless led all scorers with 26 points as Carmichaels (14-3, 4-2) won in Section 3-A.
Seneca Valley running back Forrest Barnes and wide receiver Jon Dorogy have committed to The Citadel, a Division I FCS school in South Carolina.
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