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Wrestling section tourneys today

| Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 12:21 a.m.

Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold, Yough and Bentworth embark on the first leg of the WPIAL section team wrestling tournaments today.

BVA and Ringgold will be competing in the Section 2 AAA tourney, while Yough and Bentworth are in the Section 2 AA event.

The Section 2 AAA tournament is at Peters Township, with the fifth-place consolations at Upper St. Clair.

At Peters Township, the semifinals will see section champ BVA (6-0) taking on Mt. Lebanon (4-1) and Peters Township (5-0) opposing Connellsville (5-1) at 6 p.m.

The winners will meet at 7:30 p.m. for the section championship. The losers will wrestle for playoff positions.

At Upper St. Clair, the hosts (3-2) take on Ringgold (4-2) at 7 p.m.

The Section 2 AA tournament will be at Derry, while the fifth-place consolations are set for Southmoreland.

At Derry, the hosts (5-0) go against Bentworth (4-1) with Yough (4-1) wrestling Jefferson-Morgan (5-0) at 6 p.m.

Like at Peters Township, the winners at Derry will meet for the section title at 7:30 p.m.

At Southmoreland, the Scotties (2-3) and West Greene (2-3) will meet 7 p.m. for fifth place.

The top five teams from each section qualify for the WPIAL team tournaments, which get under way Monday.

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

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