Fitch, PV wrestlers on to regional semifinal matches

Division I

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch cruised through the first two rounds of the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament on Wednesday.

The Falcons beat Green, 63-9, and then defeated rival Boardman, 63-15, to advance to the semifinal of Region 4. Fitch faces Carrollton at 5 p.m., next Wednesday at a site to be determined. Massillon Perry goes up against Massillon Jackson in the other regional semifinal. The regional final will also take place Wednesday, 20 minutes after the conclusion of the semifinal matches.

Regional champions advance to the state tournament, which is Feb. 11 at St. John Arena in Columbus.

Division III

NEWBURY — Pymatuning Valley will wrestle for a chance to reach the regional final after winning its first two matches of the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament on Wednesday.

The Lakers beat Berkshire, 66-15, and then took down Newbury, 48-33. PV faces Ashtabula Edgewood at 5 p.m., next Wednesday at a site to be determined. The winner then faces the victor of Rootstown and Tuslaw in the Region 20 final, which takes places 20 minutes after the conclusion of the semifinals.

Grand Valley beat Liberty, 38-30, in the first round, but lost to Crestwood, 51-27, in the second round.

Regional champions advance to the state tournament, which is Feb. 11 at St. John Arena in Columbus.

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