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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Clarion hung around for two quarters Wednesday night against returning state runner-up Bishop Guilfoyle, but the Marauders’ depth and outside shooting eventually proved too much as BG came away with a 66-47 victory to reach the Class 2A state quarterfinals.

CLARION — Ridgway gave Farrell all it could handle and then some for three quarters, but an 8-0 run to open the fourth quarter proved too much to overcome as it suffered a 51-33 loss in the PIAA Class 2A second round at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium Wednesday night.

PITTSBURGH — Fresh off becoming DuBois’ first two-time state wrestling champion Saturday night, senior Ed Scott will represent the Beavers one final time after being selected to compete in the prestigious Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on Saturday.

CLARION — Elk County Catholic saw its fourth-quarter rally come up short as it suffered a season-ending 53-44 loss to Cornell in the PIAA Class A second round at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium Tuesday night.

The District 9 League recently announced its basketball all-stars, and the Tri-County Area was well respresented as local players took home six of the eight major awards associated with the teams for boys and girls.

CLARION — After Elk County Catholic’s strong opening round performance in a win over Imani Christian Academy, it will take on yet another WPIAL (District 7) opponent in Cornell in the PIAA Class A second round Tuesday at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.

A pair of Tri-County Area teams are set to begin play in the PIAA Class 3A playoffs this weekend as both teams hail from Brookville as they look to build off their District 9 titles.

A quartet of Tri-County Area teams are set to begin the PIAA Class 2A playoffs this weekend, with two girls teams beginning play on Friday, while the two boys teams get their state playoff journeys underway Saturday.

With the PIAA Class A basketball playoffs getting underway Friday and Saturday, the Tri-County Area will be represented by three teams, two on the boys side and one on the girls.