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High school roundup: Kiski Area beats Connellsville to advance to WPIAL wrestling semifinals

| Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 10:22 p.m.

Kiski Area used five pins and a major decision to take control early en route to a 46-21 victory over Connellsville (19-3) in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday. Mitchell Nagy (113 pounds), Vaughn Curcio (126), Jake Ardellitz (132), Kyle Skelly (160), Tyler Worthing (182), Matt McCutcheon (195) and Shane Kuhn (220) had pins, and Cole Landowski (145) had a major decision for the Cavaliers (16-1).

First-round and quarterfinal matches were Wednesday night. The winners advance to the semifinals Friday at Chartiers Valley.

Canon-McMillan 46, Hampton 28 — Brendon Price (106 pounds), Josh Minor (113), Dalton Macri (120), Conner Schram (132) and Sam Minor (160) all had pins to lead No. 1- seeded Canon-McMillan to a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal win. The Big Macs (13-0), who also defeated Ringgold, 56-9, in the first round, will take on Kiski Area in the semifinals Friday.

Franklin Regional 60, Belle Vernon 16 — Dom Giannangeli (132), Tyler Smith (138), Josh Maruca (145), Josh Shields (152) and Brett Zanotto (220) all had pins to lead Franklin Regional (18-1) to a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal victory.

North Allegheny 44, Greensburg Salem 17 — The No. 3-seeded Tigers (15-2) advanced to Friday's Class AAA semifinals after defeating Mt. Lebanon, 48-27, in the first round and bettering the Lions in the quarterfinals.

Burrell 52, Mt. Pleasant 18 — Jason Roberts (113), Steven Edwards (138), Cory Klems (170), Dakota DesLauriers (182) and Al Beattie (285) all had pins to lead No. 1 Burrell (13-5) to a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal win. The Bucs will seek an 11th straight finals appearance Friday when they face No. 4-seeded Chartiers-Houston.

Chartiers-Houston 37, Bentworth 31 — Pete Provenzano had a pin at 138 pounds to lead Chartiers-Houston (10-6) to a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal victory. The Bucs, who also defeated Yough, 44-27, in the first round, will face top-seeded Burrell in the semifinals. Jake Rothka (113), Trevor Wood (132) and Mason Shoemaker (285) had pins for Bentworth (9-5).

Jefferson-Morgan 50, Kittanning 22 — Brendan Howard (106 pounds), Ryan Zalar (152) and Dustin Conti (195) all had pins to lead No. 3- seeded Jefferson-Morgan (11-4) to a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal victory. Kittanning forfeited four weight classes but got pins from Jason Nolf (138) and David Grafton (220). The host Rockets also defeated Avella, 47-29, in the first round. They face No. 2 South Fayette in the semifinals.

South Fayette 54, Burgettstown 18 — The No. 2 seeded Lions (12-4) topped South Allegheny, 66-12, in the first round and knocked off Burgettstown in the quarterfinals.

Boys basketball

Uniontown 58, Greensburg Salem 51 — Birdie Winfrey led Class AAA No. 4 Uniontown with 15 points as the Red Raiders (14-2, 8-1) earned a Section 3-AAA victory. Max Ponzurick scored 21 points for Greensburg Salem (3-14, 3-6).

Lincoln Park 81, Cornell 56 — Maverick Rowan scored 34 points as Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (13-5, 7-0) earned a victory in Section 1-A.

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