Two area boys basketball teams and three wrestlers will begin their quest for state championships later this week when PIAA tournaments begin.
The PIAA Wrestling Championships, at Giant Center, begin Thursday at 4 p.m. for Class 3A.
Shippensburg’s Dylan Ramsey (31-10), a senior, takes on Trent Kochersperger of Kennett (41-4) in a preliminary round match at 132 pounds. The winner will meet Bryce Brennan of Red Land (28-5) in the first round.
Greyhound freshman Dom Frontino (32-8) will face Norwin’s John Altieri (37-5) in a first-round bout at 138.
At 160, Chambersburg’s Luke Nichter (39-5) will battle Dillon Sheehy of Council Rock North in a 160 first-round match. Nichter is seeking his fourth PIAA medal in his senior year.
In basketball on Friday, two local teams will play preliminary round games.
Shippensburg (19-8), the sixth-place team from District 3, will take on Greater Johnstown (22-3), the District 6 champion, at 7:30 p.m. at Richland H.S. in Johnstown.
Southern Fulton (17-8), the third-place team from District 5, will meet up with District 3 runner-up Halifax (17-9) at Milton Hershey at 8 p.m.