The WPIAL announced Thursday the pairings for the upcoming team tournament.
Action begins Monday with four Class AAA preliminary-round matches at Chartiers Valley.
Franklin Regional (10-1) and Latrobe (9-1), which met in the Section 1 finals on Wednesday, were seeded 1-2 in Class AAA. Returning four-time WPIAL and two-time PIAA champion Canon-McMillan (14-0) earned a No. 3 seed, North Allegheny (10-0) is fourth and Kiski Area (13-2), the third place team from Section 1, was seeded fifth.
In Class AA, seven-time defending champion Burrell (9-3) was seeded first, followed by unbeaten South Fayette (17-0) at No. 2. Those teams met in the Class AA finals in 2013. The third seed was Jefferson-Morgan (12-2), Burgettstown (8-0) was fourth and Derry (11-2) fifth.
First-round matches will be held Wednesday, with each of the top four seeds hosting.
The semifinals are Jan. 31 at Norwin at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and the finals are Feb. 1 at Chartiers Valley. Class AA finals are 4 p.m. and Class AAA at 6:30 p.m.
Consolation for third place in Class AA is noon and2 p.m. for Class AAA.
Since the tournament began in 1979, only Connellsville has qualified for the tournament every year.
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