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Yough slips into Class AA team tournanment

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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 7:15 p.m.

The Yough varsity wrestling team qualified for this week's WPIAL AA team championships by placing fourth in the Section 2-AA championships held Jan. 22 at Derry Area High School.

The Cougars, who finished second in their subsection, first faced Jefferson Morgan in the semifinals of the section tournament. Yough was defeated, 49-21.

Winning their bouts for the Cougars were Cody Charles (120 pounds) by 5-0 decision, Dante Botti (126) by fall at 3:58, Teddy Charletta (132) by forfeit, Jerry Koza (195) by 2-0 decision and Thomas Sever (220) by 7-2 decision.

Yough then lost to Bentworth in the consolation round, 45-30. Victorious Cougars were Zack Charles (113) by 10-4 decision, Charletta (138) by forfeit, Lucas Richardson (170) by forfeit, Clay Waldron (182) by forfeit, Koza (195) by 4-1 decision in overtime and Sever (220) by forfeit.

The Cougars were scheduled to face Kittanning Wednesday night at Jefferson Morgan High School in the first round of the WPIAL AA team championship tournament.

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