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North Allegheny ended Kiski Area's hopes of returning to the PIAA team tournament by winning the WPIAL team tournament third-place match, 44-20, on Saturday at Chartiers Valley.

“The four teams down here were all quality teams and can all do well, but only three were going to make it to states,” Kiski Area coach Chuck Tursky said. “They won some of the close ones, and it snowballed from there.

“They're a good team, and they came after us and they got it done.”

North Allegheny (16-3) raced to an 11-0 lead, thanks to close wins by Blynn Shideler (126) and Drew Landefeld (132) and a technical fall by Jesse Rodgers (138).

Kiski Area (16-3) tied the match at 11 when Cole Landowski (145) posted a technical fall and decisions by Shawn McGowan (152) and Kyle Skelly (160).

But pins by Clay Byerly (170) and Alex DeCiantis (182) gave North Allegheny a cushion. Zach Smith rallied to defeat Tyler Worthing, 5-4, at 195 pounds to push the Tigers lead to 26-11.

Matt McCutcheon (220) won a decision, and Shane Kuhn (285) got a pin for Kiski Area. NA closed with two pins and a forfeit. The win was the 150th of McCutcheon's career, vaulting him past school-record holder Tyler Oravec, a 2006 grad who won 149 times.

“I felt a huge swing in this match was Clay Byerly's pin at 170,” North Allegheny coach Jamie Kyriazis said. “On paper, it was a toss-up. Kiski won the last time the two wrestled at Manheim. To get a pin charged the team.

“There were some close ones early. The tight ones got us going.”

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com.

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