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Griffiths, Beistel lead 6 Southmoreland wrestlers into WPIAL Class AA championships

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Southmoreland's Cole Lambie (top) leans on Yough's Zach Charles during their 113-pound bout in a Section 2-AA (2B) match on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Southmoreland High School.
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Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, 10:00 p.m.
 

Six Southmoreland wrestlers will be competing in the WPIAL Class AA Championships thanks to top-five finishes at the Section 2 tournament Saturday at Charleroi.

Austin Griffiths (113 pounds), Evan Myers (132) and Jacob Beistel (285) each won a section championship. Griffiths beat Jefferson-Morgan's Brendan Howard, 5-0, in the finals. Myers followed with a 2-0 championship victory over Yough's Teddy Charletta. Beistel beat Jefferson-Morgan's Ian Wolfe, 3-1, in overtime for the heavyweight title.

Cole Lambie (106) finished in second place after dropping a 12-4 major decision to Bentworth's Hunter Neely in the finals.

The Scotties' Brennan Coles (170) finished in fourth place, and Anthony Wise (120) garnered a fifth-place finish. Bentworth's Paul Mizia pinned Coles in a third-place match. Wise notched a 7-0 decision over Jefferson-Morgan's Aaron Mylan in a fifth-place match.

“All of our kids wrestled well and I was really proud of the boys,” Southmoreland coach Ryan Shaw said. “This time of year it's about advancing each round, and half of our boys did that. If we wrestle like we did this past weekend, we could send all six to regionals. Each week gets tougher, but this is what we trained for all year. We are just going to keep going the way we have and continue to sharpen our skills and conditioning.”

The six wrestlers will compete in the WPIAL Class AA Championships on Friday and Saturday at Chartiers Valley.

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