District 6 Duals first round begins tonight

The first round of the District 6 Duals begins tonight, and the Class AA schedule has a different look with the top four teams hosting doubleheaders.

No. 2 Huntingdon and No. 4 Juniata will host doubleheaders tonight with matches at 6 and 8 p.m. No. 10 Claysburg-Kimmel faces No. 7 Westmont Hilltop at 6 p.m. at Huntingdon. The winner wrestles the Bearcats at 8 p.m. No. 12 Penn Cambria wrestles No. 5 Penns Valley at Juniata at 6, and the winner takes on the host team at 8.

There’s two Class AAA matches tonight as No. 6 Altoona heads to No. 3 Bellefonte at 7 p.m., and No. 5 Philipsburg-Osceola visits No. 4 Bald Eagle Area at 7. The winner of the Altoona-Bellefonte match will face No. 2 Mifflin County in the semifinals, while P-O or BEA will face No. 1 Central Mountain. The semis are slated for 5 p.m. Saturday at Tyrone. The championship is set for 7.

On Wednesday, No. 8 Cambria Heights and No. 9 Moshannon Valley will tangle in a 6 p.m. match at West Branch for the right to face the top-seeded Warriors at 8. No. 6 Blairsville and No. 11 Ligonier Valley wrestle at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Union. The winner gets the third-seeded Trojans at 8.

The Class AA semifinals are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Tyrone, and the championship and consolation finals will follow at noon. The top two in Class AA advance to the PIAA Duals.

The District 5 Duals teams and schedule will be determined tonight. First-round matches will be held Thursday, and the semifinals and finals will very likely be held on Saturday at top-seeded Chestnut Ridge.