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Big match in Section 1-AA

Paul Schofield
| Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003

The match of the season in Section 1-AA will take place today at Mt. Pleasant Area High School's old gymnasium.

The top two teams in the Tribune-Review Class AA poll — No. 1 Burrell and No. 2 Mt. Pleasant — will battle for the top spot in Section 1 and in the rankings.

The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. Because of on going construction at the high school, the match will be held in the old high school gymnasium instead of the new junior high school gymnasium.

Both teams have lost to the top ranked Class AAA teams in the Tribune-Review rankings. Burrell (4-1, 4-0) lost to No. 1 Kiski Area on Jan. 4, and Mt. Pleasant (9-1, 4-0) was beaten by No. 2 Canon-McMillan on Dec. 21.

OLD WARRIORS HONORED

Penn-Trafford School District honored several former wrestlers Jan. 3 before the team's match against Franklin Regional. Here is the list of those who attended Alumni Night.

1967, Mike Picarsic and Jack Irwin. 1969, John Guhl. 1976, Dale Klingensmith. 1979, Tom Klingensmith. 1980, Greg Irwin. 1981, Jim Myers. 1982, John Matyi. 1983, Karl Weiss. 1984, Mike Cleland. 1988, Larry Hohman and John Woodring. 1989, Rich Ginther. 1990, Bob Burmeister, Russ Richardson and Corey Nedley. 1991, Lee Schickel. 1995, Jaison Klingensmith and scorekeeper Amy Irwin. 1996, Mike Enick and Joe Lang. 1997, John Yurisnec and Joe Matrish. 1999, Justin McFarland. 2001, Mike Cardamone. 2002, Jason Jones and Mike Ladick.

A LOOK BACK

The third-ranked Connellsville Area wrestling team moved up a spot in the Class AAA with an impressive performance at the New Oxford Duals.

The Falcons (11-1) defeated Hershey 61-10, Springford 49-19 and Wilson West Lawn 43-23 in the preliminary rounds. They then knocked off Hempfield (District 3) 40-16 in the semifinals and upset District 1 power Upper Perkiomen 30-25 in the finals.

  • Wheeling Park (W.Va.) won the 8-team Indiana Invitational with 165 points. The Patriots had four champions.

    Marion Center finished second with 147 points, followed by Indiana Area (126) and Ringgold (122.5).

    A LOOK AHEAD

    Greensburg Salem will be competing in the Dallastown Duals in York County this weekend.

  • The 12-team Fort Cherry Tournament will be held Saturday. Teams participating are Brownsville Area, West Greene, Washington, Laurel Highlands, Charleroi Area, Carlynton, Chartiers-Houston, Conemaugh Township, Elderton, Moon Area and Montour.

  • Tonight's Section 2-AAA match between Laurel Highlands and Ringgold has been postponed until Jan. 16.

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