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By Staff Reports
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, 9:48 p.m.
 

Nine Connellsville wrestlers advanced to the WPIAL/Southwest Class AAA Championships by turning in a top-five performance in their respective weight class at the 2-AAA sectionals on Saturday at Baldwin.

Of those nine Falcons, four were crowned champions. Tyler Kenney (106 pounds), Ethan Kenney (132), Dale Provance (152) and Dylan Miller (285) each won a section title. Freshman Tyler Kenney was able to secure his first section title by posting a 2-1 decision over Ringgold's Douglas Gudenburr in the title bout.

Senior Ethan Kenney ended his section tournament career in style when he pinned Peters Township's Italo Merante midway through the third period of the championship bout. Sophomore Dale Provance won his section championship by beating Peters Township's Jake Caputo, 5-2.

Miller, a senior, also came up big by scoring a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Mifflin's Shawn Devey.

Senior Tyler Steele (145) also had a strong tournament. Steele took second overall after falling to Belle Vernon's Derek Verkleeren, 6-0, in the championship bout. Sophomore Matt Butler (195) also earned a second-place showing after dropping a 4-2 overtime decision to Bethel Park's Nate Grygo in the title match. Sophomore Daniel Leonard (113) and freshman William Bell (138) each garnered a third-place showing. In the consolation finals, Leonard beat Mt. Lebanon's Kevin Kinyua, 8-4, before Bell knocked off Elizabeth Forward's Jake Terrick, 6-2.

Freshman Tommy Provance (160) settled for fourth place after he fell to Belle Vernon's Austin Bell, 2-1, in the consolation finals.

The nine Connellsville qualifiers will compete in the WPIAL/Southwest Class AAA Championships Thursday through Saturday at Norwin High School.

Diving

WPIAL Championships — Connellsville senior Kait Nedrow and sophomore Luke Kisiel each had a strong showing at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships on Saturday at North Allegheny High School. Both divers advanced to the final round.

Nedrow, competing in her fourth championship, earned a score of 291.50 points, good enough for 11th overall in the girls finals. Kisiel, competing for the first time at WPIALs, reached a score of 272.25 points, which allowed him to finish 14th overall in the boys finals.

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