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March 5, 1998 Six TIMES NEWS area Class AA wrestlers win their preliminary round bouts at the PIAA state championships in Hershey. Northern Lehigh accounts for four of those victories. The Bulldogs' Steve Hluschak earns an 8-2 opening round win at 119 pounds while teammate Josh Herzog advances with a pin at 125. Nolehi's Cory Debias, who enters the tourney undefeated, gains a 16-8 major at 135 pounds while Keith Blose registers a 15-0 technical fall at 145. Panther Valley's Joel Hunsicker posts a 4-3 overtime tiebreaker win at 112 pounds, and Tamaqua's Jeremy Benza also moves on with a 3-2 victory at 130.