Neal wins D-4/9 championship; Smith also advances

Staff Writer

On Saturday, a pair of Punxsy wrestlers advanced through the District 4/9 AAA Wrestling Championships to earn a spot in next weekend's Regional Tournament in Altoona, with a trip to States being the ultimate goal there. Zander Neal (pictured) entered the tournament seeded second, and he picked up a pair of wins to earn himself the District 4/9 championship. He's pictured here netting some back points against Adam Ritter of Selinsgrove. Stone Smith also advanced to Regionals with a fourth-place finish on Saturday. For a full recap from the tournament, grab a print edition of Monday's Spirit. (Photos by Photos by Zak Lantz/The Punxsutawney Spirit)