By Andrew Conrad, email@example.com
5:06 PM EST, February 2, 2013
Marriotts Ridge hosted crosstown rival South Carroll Saturday afternoon in a match that came down to the final bout.
Shane Connors (120) scored a five-point tech fall to give his team the 36-33 win.
Marriotts Ridge (5-6, 16-11) got pins from Nick Spano (126), Spencer Wyatt (145), Lyle Fugate (170) and Thomas Olsen (113) in the loss.
Olsen's pin gave the Mustangs a 33-31 lead with one bout remaining.
South Carroll 36, Marriotts Ridge 33
126: Nicholas Spano (MR) pin Chris Davis (SC), 0:11.
132: Zach Moody (MR) dec. KC Stipcak (SC), 6-5.
138: JC Myors (SC) dec. Sam Deitemyer (MR), 10-7.
145: Spencer Wyatt (MR) pin Talmadge Eller (SC), 2:49.
152: Sam Willingham (SC) pin Ben Switlick (MR), 1:36.
160: Wade Slatnisko (SC) dec. Michael Min (MR), 5-0.
170: Lyle Fugate (MR) pin Austin Ford (SC), 1:01.
182: Jake Pooton (SC) pin Cody Banner (MR), 1:01.
195: Steven Schmidt (SC) maj. Chris Park (MR), 14-3.
220: Alex Zaldo (MR) wbf.
285: Brady Scalos (SC) pin Ryan Austin (MR), 2:12.
106: Tom Blodosser (SC) dec. Romtin Habibi (MR), 8-3.
113: Thomas Olsen (MR) pin Travis Connolly (SC), 2:55.
120: Shane Connors (SC) tech. Will Parks (MR), 4:41/15-0.
Around the league
North Harford edged Hammond, 40-39, Friday night in one of the most closest matches of the season in Maryland wrestling.
The match started as Hammond's Bryan Overton, ranked No. 6 in the state at 160 pounds, edged North Harford's Logan Smith, 7-5.
North Harford then went on to win seven of the next nine matches to build a 39-15 lead with only four bouts remaining. But Hammond rallied furiously with quick pins by Darren Ketchum (132), Evan Nuss (138), Anthony Solis (145) and Justin Taylor (152) to tie the match at 39-39.
Each team had won seven bouts, and each team had the same number of pins (5), forfeits (1), tech falls (0), major decisions (0), first-points scored and near falls. So the match was decided by most takedowns, which North Harford won, 14-11.
North Harford 40, Hammond 39
(Tiebreaker criteria J: most takedowns. NH 14, Hammond 11)
160: Bryan Overton (Ha) dec. Logan Smith (NH), 7-5.
170: Mike Teller (NH) pin Somachi Eluchie (Ha), 2:32.
182: Angelo Koulatsos (NH) pin Derrick Lee (Ha), 1:16.
195: Justin Nelson (Ha) pin Tyler Mason (NH), 2:15.
220: Dustin Beall (NH) pin Jeremy Nelson (Ha), 0:40.
285: David McLaurin (Ha) wbf.
106: Blake Fetzer (NH) pin John Lowe (Ha), 1:28.
113: Keith Schmidt (NH) dec. Henry Tin (Ha), 14-9.
120: Jordan Avig (NH) pin John Hedrick (Ha), 1:22.
126: Trevor Smith (NH) wbf.
132: Darren Ketchum (Ha) pin Ty Sadowski (NH), 1:37.
138: Evan Nuss (Ha) pin Tommy Thompson (NH), 0:58.
145: Anthony Solis (Ha) pin Greg Fiackos (NH), 2:17.
152: Justin Taylor (Ha) pin Kevin Griffin (NH), 1:13.
Austin Kraisser (138) and Steven Wysocki (182) scored pins for the Eagles, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome powerful Southern of Anne Arundel Thursday evening.
Southern's Chase McKenzie (152) edged Centennial's Sameh Boulos, 2-1, in a battle of two of the best 152-pounders in the state. It was just Boulos' third loss of the season.
Southern-AA 52, Centennial 16
113: J. Jullen (So) forf.
120: A. Demas (So) dec. Matthew Nickell (C), 9-7.
126: A. Jewel (So) forf.
132: A. Francis (So) dec. Cody Vergel de Dios (C), 6-4.
138: Austin Kraisser (C) pin Todd Borher (So), 1:06.
145: Hutson Baumann (C) maj. A. Watson (So), 14-6.
152: Chase McKenzie (So) dec. Sameh Boulos (C), 2-1.
160: A. Mills (So) dec. Nick Shearin (C), 3-1.
170: Troy Borher (So) maj. Bradley Fasulo (C), 9-1.
182: Steven Wysocki (C) pin A. Holt (So), 4:42.
195: A. Halverson (So) pin Carlos Lucero (C), 3:53.
220: A. Tremper, SOU wbf.
285: A. Intile (So) pin Tyler Boettcher (C), 0:58.
106: A. Carrier (So) wbf.
In a double dual meet where Oakland Mills edged Catonsville to earn a spot in the 1A/2A South regional dual meet tournament (click to read about that match), Mt. Hebron fell to powerful Winters Mill, the defending state dual meet and tournament champion, 52-9.
The match saw several exciting showdowns with state-ranked wrestlers, including No. 12 Flavio Valdez-Cortez (106) defeating Mt. Hebron's Josh Kendrick, 7-2; No. 6 Taylor Logue (113) over Mt. Hebron's No. 20 Jeff Hayden, 8-0; No. 6 Wes Cook (145) over Mt. Hebron's No. 20 Connor Strunk, 6-2; and No. 8 Cody Sharkey (152) over Mt. Hebron's No. 13 Joe Kendrick, 5-1.
Winters Mill 52, Mt. Hebron 9
182: Chase Cullison (WM) pin Andrew Ansaldi (MH), 0:35.
195: Malik Randall (WM) pin Austin Day (MH), 1:21.
220: Ryan Hassan (MH) pin Anthony Shepard (WM), 1:40.
285: Jake Utz (WM) pin Nicholas Suri (MH), 3:35.
106: Favio Valdez Cortez (WM) dec. Josh Kendrick (MH), 7-2.
113: Taylor Logue (WM) maj. Jeff Hayden (MH), 8-0.
120: Brandon Wilson (MH) dec. Kyle Fisher (WM), 5-1.
126: Chris Rose (WM) pin Steven Sung (MH), 1:44.
132: Neal Rinker (WM) dec. Alexander Bisant (MH), 7-4.
138: Dustin Svehla (WM) dec. Liam Curran (MH), 9-5.
145: Wes Cook (WM) dec. Connor Strunk (MH), 6-2.
152: Cody Sharkey (WM) dec. Joe Kendrick (MH), 5-1.
160: Arizona Oxendine (WM) pin Nick Lucchesi (MH), 1:42.
170: Chase Cullison (WM) dec. Alex Hanson (MH), 9-2.