Bethel Park and Peters Township ran their records to 4-0 setting up a showdown for the Section 4-B wrestling title.

The Indians will host the Black Hawks at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the AHN Arena in McMurray.

The event coincides with the annual Match For a Marine with all proceeds benefit Sgt. Doug Vitale.

Sgt. Vitale lost both legs above the knee and suffered strokes on both sides of his brain because of blood loss when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on foot patrol in 2011 in Afghanistan.

BP defeated Mt. Lebanon, 42-24, to improve to 7-2 overall. That win coupled with PT’s 57-10 victory at Central Catholic set up the battle between the unbeaten section foes.

In the win against Lebo, Mason Kernan (120), Cordan McDonnell (145) AJ Tomaino (160), Ryan Walsh (172) and Logan Pettigrew (285) recorded falls.

Bryson Bench and Anthony Zaborowski added decisions at 138 and 215, respectively, while Aiden Bench won by forfeit at 113 for the Hawks.

For the Blue Devils, Nick Busalacchi (152) and Mac Stout (189) posted pins and Joe Gamble (132) picked up a tech fall.

Ejiro Montoya scored a major decision at 106 while Franco Busalacchi won by decision at 126.

Meanwhile, PT used falls from AJ McGarrity (132), Chris Cibrone (138), Eliot Schratz (152), Zach Stromock (189), Phil Nave (215) and Caleb Bebout (285) to vault past the Vikings.

John Radnor (126), Noah Schratz (145) and Parker Nave (172) won by decisions while Henry Meyers and Darius McMillon won by forfeits.

The win came on the heels of a strong showing at the Tri-CADA Wrestling Tournament.

Peters Township’s Philip Nave scored runner-up honors at 215 and Cibrone took the bronze at 138.

Other PT place winners included: Issac Meyers, fourth at 106: McGarrity, Eliot Schratz and Aaron Slizik (16), all fifth; and Noah Schratz and Zac Bublak, sixth at 145 and 215, respectively.

Almanac Sports Editor

An award-winning journalist, Eleanor Bailey has been employed by Observer Publishing Company since 1982. She is the sports editor at The Almanac and a contributor for the Observer-Reporter.

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