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Quaker Valley's Kazalas places 6th at PIAA tournament

| Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:00 p.m.

John Rocco Kazalas earned a spot on the podium in his first trip to the PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament last week.

Kazalas, the first Quaker Valley wrestler to qualify for the state tournament, finished sixth at 126 pounds.

He opened with an 8-7 decision over Reynolds' Gage Bayless then defeated Line Mountain's Brian Earlston, 7-6, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he lost 5-0 to Bermudian Springs' Austin Clabaugh and then fell to Bayless, 7-4, in the consolation round.

He then dropped a 7-0 decision to Boiling Springs' Kollin Myers in the fifth-place match.

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