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  • Wrestling preview: Kraisser, Farace take aim on fourth state titles

    Wrestling preview: Kraisser, Farace take aim on fourth state titles
    The 2011-2012 wrestling season is shaping up to be a year of firsts for Howard County. Not only will wrestlers be forced to get used to 10 new weight classes, the most drastic change to weight classifications since 1989 when the 103-pound class was...
  • Wrestling: Reservoir makes opening statement

    Things looked pretty bleak for Reservoir heading into this season after junior Seth Rowell, a 2010 county champion, transferred to Mount St. Joseph, and Donovan Peek, a 2010 county finalist, moved to Nevada where his father, Darrell, took a job with the...
  • Wrestling: Powers emerge after first round of tri-meets

    In wrestling, it takes a precarious balance of individual talent and team depth to succeed as a dual meet team. Not only does a coach need a wrestler at all 14 weight classes, but they need 14 wrestlers of all different shapes and sizes who can win more...
  • Wrestling: Wilde Lake tops Atholton; Glenelg, Reservoir, River Hill remain unbeaten

    Wilde Lake's dual meet with visiting Atholton Tuesday night started with a bang as Tola Morakinyo (170) defeated Emilio Altamirano, 12-11, in a wild tussle, and finished with Wildecats' Jode Faulkner (145), Raheem Brown (152) and Ryan Drazenovic (160)...
  • Wrestling: River Hill defeats Fallston, 51-19

    River Hill, one of three undefeated teams along with Glenelg and Reservoir in the Howard County league, improved to 9-2 Thursday night with a 51-19 win over Fallston. The Hawks received five wins by forfeit and got pins from Casey Guthier (152) and...
  • Roundup: Poly upsets No. 8 Edmondson in boys hoops

    Host Poly was down by two headed into the fourth quarter, but the Engineers made 16 of 18 free throws and went from 12turnovers in the first half to five in the second to upset No. 8 Edmondson, 87-77, on Thursday. Poly (5-1) finished 33-for-39 from the...
  • Wrestling: River Hill overpowers Glenelg to take control of Howard County

    Wrestling: River Hill overpowers Glenelg to take control of Howard County
    Glenelg couldn't have asked for a better weight class than 138 for their match at River Hill to start on Tuesday night, but as the Gladiators found out, there really is no good place to start a match against the Hawks this season. "They definitely...
  • All-County football: Whiting perseveres after losing parents

    All-County football: Whiting perseveres after losing parents
    No one could have blamed Steve Whiting for giving up, going into hiding, turning his back on the world that had struck him a cruel and unfair blow at such a young age. When he was 11, Whiting's father, Wayne, died of cancer. He and his half-brother moved...
  • Wrestling: River Hill stays perfect in county, inches closer to title

    Wrestling: River Hill stays perfect in county, inches closer to title
    Any team hoping to defeat River Hill this season may have to specialize in a very specific section of the middle weight classes to do so. Because from about 170 pounds on up and all the way through to the lightweights, the Hawks have been pretty tough...
  • McDonogh girls beat Severn for 13th straight

    The No. 3 McDonogh girls basketball team started its winning streak more than five weeks ago against Severn and extended it to 13 straight Friday as Danielle Edwards scored 11 points and the Eagles beat the host Admirals, 53-40. McDonogh (15-1) had...
  • Wrestling: Kraisser is outstanding at Franklin Invitational; Glenelg's Asher and Twigg also win

    Wrestling: Kraisser is outstanding at Franklin Invitational; Glenelg's Asher and Twigg also win
    It's a good thing that Centennial senior Nathan Kraisser is in his final year of high school, because at the rate that the 126-pounder is collecting trophies, shelf space is starting to run out. "The mantle is getting a little crowded, especially with my...
  • Howard County wrestling rankings, first edition

    I've been covering wrestling for the Howard County Times and Columbia Flier for about 10 years now, and one thing I've never done is individual rankings. I've kept records of the teams, and I've listed wrestlers in order of winning percentage -- but I've...