LANCASTER With four wrestlers alive in the semifinals, Bellefonte is in fifth place after the first day of the Conestoga Valley Holiday Classic on Saturday.
Aaron Witherite, Luke Leathers, Brock Port and Trevor Corl posted 2-0 records and will wrestle in the semifinals on Sunday morning.
In addition for the Red Raiders, Shafiq Blake (2-1), Nate Rosenberger (3-1) and Dillon Kephart (2-1) will wrestle in the consolation round and are guaranteed top-eight finishes.
Owen J. Roberts leads the 25 scoring teams with 124 points after sending seven wrestlers to the semifinals. Exter, also with seven wrestlers still alive, is second with 110.5 points. Bellefonte has 73.5 points.
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Philipsburg-Osceola is 18th with 48.5 points, with Dakota Weitoish (2-0) left in the championship round, and Matt Johnson (2-1) and Bryce Bennett (2-1) alive in wrestlebacks.