The Northern Lebanon wrestling team claimed the county's lone invitation to the PIAA District Three team wrestling championships, according to final power rankings released Sunday evening.

The Vikings (16-4 overall) finished fourth in the Class AA field, setting up an opening-round match Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Schuylkill Valley at Boiling Springs High School. The fifth-seeded Panthers finished at 17-3 overall. Wednesday's first-round winner advances to a 7 p.m. semifinal against either No. 1 Boiling Springs (14-1) or No. 8 Upper Dauphin (14-8).

The other half of the Class AA bracket will be contested at Biglerville H.S. and features the No. 2 Canners (23-2) against No.7 Hamburg (13-6), along with No. 3 Bermudian Springs (21-4) verses No. 6 Susquenita (9-3).

Northern Lebanon's district appearance comes on the heels of the program's first section title since 1994. Head coach Rusty Wallace's crew swept Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three action, posting a perfect 6-0 record.

Annville-Cleona (14-8) narrowly missed qualifying for the Class AA team tournament. Upper Dauphin edged the Dutchmen 0.570530 to 0.564840 in the final rankings. Elco (13-9) ended ranked No. 15.

FINAL District Three Power Ratings
Class AA - TOP 8
1. Boiling Springs (14-1), 0.786261
2. Biglerville (23-2), 0.744205
3. Bermudian Springs (21-4), 0.701484
4. Northern Lebanon (16-4), 0.689075
5. Schuylkill Valley (17-3), 0.645707
6. Susquenita (9-3), 0.


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7. Hamburg (13-6), 0.576176
8. Upper Dauphin (14-8), 0.570530
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9. Annville-Cleona (14-8), 0.564840
14. Elco (13-9), 0.519147

Class AAA - TOP 16
1. Central Dauphin (17-0), 0.831403
2. Solanco (7-0), 0.806034
3. Cedar Cliff (19-1), 0.769325
4. Spring Grove (20-0), 0.749608
5. Manheim Township (10-1), 0.747421
6. Chambersburg (14-3), 0.720093
7. Mechanicsburg (7-3), 0.707097
8. Middletown (10-3), 0.700605
9. Cumberland Valley (9-4), 0.700264
10. Hershey (16-3), 0.686957
11. Garden Spot (13-4), 0.685506
12. Warwick (12-4), 0.682444
13. Northern York (12-2), 0.680558
14. Governor Mifflin (14-4), 0.671751
15. Wilson (12-5), 0.667863
16. Dallastown (8-2), 0.661660
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54. Palmyra (1-7), 0.343215
58. Cedar Crest (1-15), 0.303253
62. Lebanon (0-17), 0.244812