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Redbank Valley wrestlers move on in Regionals

Kittanning senior Zac Croyle looks to escape from Moshannon Valley senior James Stodart during a 195-pound quarterfinal bout at the PIAA Southwest Regional wrestling tournament Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown. Eric Schmadel | Tribune-Review

Four Redbank Valley wrestlers remain in the running for a PIAA Class AA Northwest Regional title after the first day at Sharon High School.

Junior 113-pounder Willie Gruver, a defending regional champion, won his only bout, 9-0. He’ll wrestle No. 2-seed Michael Bartolo of Reynolds in the semifinals.

Senior 145-pounder Ty Haines defeated Fort LeBoeuf’s Brad Malinowski, 3-0, to earn a spot in the semifinals, where he’ll wrestle top seed Levi Stoyer of Reynolds.

Senior 160-pounder Cole Shirey thumped Sharpsville’s Ben Bucher, 14-4, to reach the semifinals. He’ll wrestle top seed Taylor Fox of Fort LeBoeuf in the semifinals.

Senior 182-pounder Aaron Hook defeated Hickory’s Joe Hines, 7-3, to advance to the semifinals. He’ll wrestle Reynolds’ Jamar Henry.

Mitch Blose (126), Bam Bailey (170), Cal Haines (220) and Ben Carrillo (285) remain in contention for third place, which would earn them a trip to the PIAA championships.

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