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Local roundup: Kittanning wrestling team wins Richland Duals

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
 

Kittanning is gearing up for the WPIAL team wrestling postseason.

The Wildcats on Saturday won the Richland Duals Tournament in Clearfield, posting a 5-0 record with four individuals going undefeated.

Kittanning dispatched Cambria Heights, 34-24, in the first round, followed by a 38-31 win over Somerset and a 39-27 win over United in the quarterfinals.

Kittanning easily disposed of Johnstown, 57-6, before winning a close, 33-31, match over Moshannon Valley in the finals.

Jason Nolf (132 pounds), Brendon Malia (106), Taylor Jack (152) and Jake Robb (170) each went 5-0 and Zac Croyle (195) went 4-1 for the Wildcats, who will open the Section 3-AA tournament Wednesday at South Allegheny.

“It's an awesome accomplishment for these guys. They put a lot of time in,” Kittanning coach Brandon Newill said.

Burgettstown Invitational — Highlands made just its second appearance of the season after suspending its team because of a shortage of wrestlers. Junior Allan Cratsenberg made his season debut, posting a third-place finish at 220 pounds. Teammate Nolan Wise took fifth at 138.

Boys basketball

Cheswick Christian Academy 73, Evangel Heights 32 — Cheswick Christian (11-5, 5-0) extended its win streak to six games with a Southwest Christian Athletic Conference win over Evangel Heights (3-2) at Penn State New Kensington.

Tyler Knupp led Cheswick Christian with 15 points, Antoine Malloy added 14, and Andrew Maust and Ian Swartz had 12 each for the Chargers.

Girls basketball

Cheswick Christian Academy 52, Evangel Heights 5 — Jacque Willis scored a game-high 15 points to lead Cheswick Christian (7-7) over Southwest Christian Athletic Conference opponent Evangel Heights. Cydney Francis added 10 points for the Chargers.

 

 
 


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