High school wrestling roundup: New experience on tap for Montour

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Montour's wrestling team lost, 31-26, Wednesday night at Hopewell, but still captured the top spot in the Class AAA Section 4B standings.

Hopewell's victory, coupled with West Allegheny's 58-15 win against Blackhawk, leaves the three teams tied for first place at 4-1.

The WPIAL tiebreaker procedure counts the number of individual victories each team had in their head-to-head competition. Montour recorded 15 wins to claim the top spot and a home site next week in the Section 4 tournament, while West Allegheny finished second and Hopewell third.

"This is the first time in the 28-year history of our program that we've qualified for the WPIAL team tournament," Montour coach Jason Bombardier said. "We are now in uncharted territory."

Joe Sheedy (120), Cole Macek (195) and Josh Cain (220) had pins for Montour. Travis Sonson (126) had a pin for Hopewell.

Other Class AAA

■ Solomon Chishko (145) returned to the lineup with a pin to lead No. 2 Canon-McMillan to a convincing 66-12 win against Trinity in a match of Section 4A unbeatens. Brendan Price (113), Dalton Macri (126), Alex Hutchin (138), Malachi Krenzelak (152), Jessie Lesko (182) and Brendan Furman (285) also had pins for the Big Macs, who finished 5-0. Tristan Buxton (106) and Robert West (195) had pins for the Hillers (4-1).

■ Butler clinched second place in Section 3A with a 41-21 win against Seneca Valley. Justin Johnson (182), Alex White (195) and Will Bortmas (220) had pins for Butler. Butler finished 4-1 record and Seneca Valley dropped to 3-2.

■ Plum finished its Section 3B schedule with a perfect 5-0 record after a 33-24 win against Central Catholic. Nate Turchick (195) had a pin for Plum.

■ North Hills clinched second place in Section 3B with a narrow 37-36 win against Hampton. Gage Curry (113), Keagan Lawson (126) and Elliott King (182) had pins for North Hills. North Hills finished 4-1 and Hampton fell to 2-3.

Class AA

■ No. 1 Burrell clinched the top spot in Section 3B with a 52-20 win against No. 8 Valley. Dillan Jeffrey (113), J.R. Andrejcik (132), Corey Falleroni (145), Steve Edwards (152), Derrick Beattie (160) and Nick Pattock (170) recorded pins for Burrell, which finished 4-0. Valley dropped to 2-2.

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