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Patriots, Bruins keep pace in East Region duals race

Old Mill wrestlers Jeff Glossner and Alex Agostinelli have grown to know each other pretty well over the years.

So when Glossner rolled off the mat with his pin, he knew what was coming next.

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"We're pretty close, so we're keeping the bar close," Glossner said. "Six and six."

Agostinelli followed Glossner's lead with a pin of Todd Bohrer to clinch Old Mill's 36-28 victory on Tuesday in the first part of Southern's double-dual meet sweep. Broadneck followed with a 49-18 win to keep pace with the Patriots in the race for the final spot in the Class 4A/3A East Region duals.

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Despite splitting the bouts with the Bulldogs, the Patriots (11-5) used first-period pins by Aaron Wallace (170) and Nate Hammond (195) for a 21-19 lead before Glossner and Agostinelli took care of 126 and 132.

"We had to get six," Agostinelli said. "That way, they couldn't come back. If we didn't win this, we couldn't be at region duals. If we win out the rest, there's a pretty good shot."

While nothing is set, a pack of teams - including Old Mill (11-5), Broadneck and Arundel - are chasing South River, Stephen Decatur, River Hill and Bel Air for the fourth spot.

After watching the Patriots weather a hurting between 220 and 113, the Bruins (11-2) allowed Southern within three points three times, but got back-to-back pins by Connor Joyce (126) and Ben Small (132), a forfeit to Cameron Harrell and Max Junkins' 13-4 major decision over Yuri Watson.

"The goal is always to win," said Small, who built an 11-2 lead in the first period before pinning Bohrer in 2:39 to make it 36-15. "We've always got to improve on stuff and go out there and do what we've got to do."

Shaine Middleton (170) pinned Troy Bohrer at the start of the third, and Ronald Mattox (195) put Hunter Halverson to the mat in 1:22 to give Broadneck a 12-3 lead. The Bulldogs got a second-period pin from Mike Tremper, who began the run against Old Mill with a 12-2 major decision over Matt Pfeiffer, but heavyweight Landon Reecher and 106-pounder Daniel Simonovsky scored decisions to keep the Bruins in front.

Brian Wand pinned Brendan Demas in 1:23 before Joyce's stick put Broadneck up, 30-15. After Chase McKenzie ended the run with a 2-0 decision over John Walker, Jack Knappen turned Kyle Mills with 1:20 left in the third to post an 8-5 mark and close the match.

"Just being aggressive and quick reflexes," said Knappen, who took down Mills at the beginning and end of the first and against in the second. "Always being aggressive and putting the pressure on the guy is what I'm all about."

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Tremper and McKenzie were Southern's only wrestlers get two wins on the mat. McKenzie collected two shutouts, and Josh Julian picked up a forfeit at 113 against the Patriots before pinning Broadneck's Justin Baluyot in 4:49.

"A lot of people were running today to make weight," Bulldogs coach Schrumm said. "And we looked it. Old Mill was 7-7. We won the same amount of matches, but the pins are what hurt us. Broadneck took it to us, so I'm not taking anything away from them."

Lalito Travino scored a takedown of Troy Bohrer in overtime to give the Patriots a good start, and Wallace and Nate Hammond sandwiched a forfeit at 182 with first-period pins to push the lead to 21-0.

Pfeiffer welcomed Tremper with a quick takedown off an underhook, but spent the majority of the match on his stomach. Tremper connected on two shots and used four stalling points to get a 12-point run to finish off Pfeiffer.

"I started taking shots, really," Tremper said. "I started believing and was more confident in them."

Tyler Langer's 6-1 decision over Floyd Clark at heavyweight, Carrier's pin of Ray Duenas and Julian's forfeit cut the gap to 21-19. But Dillon White took down Demas in the second and third periods to get an 8-5 win before Glossner and Agostinelli helped seal it.

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Glossner took down Tyler Jewel twice in the first period and reversed him with a cement mixer to get the pin in 2:34. Agostinelli got two sets of near-fall points after a first-period takedown and pushed Todd Bohrer back for the pin in 3:34.

Watson needed to start a string of three consecutive pins to keep Southern's chance alive, but David Salmon fought off his back in the first and second to secure Old Mill's win with a 13-9 loss.

"Obviously, I'm happy with the victory," Patriots coach Jim Grimm said. "But I'm not happy with our performance tonight. I thought we looked awful."

OLD MILL 36, SOUTHERN 28

160:

Travino (OM) dec. Tr. Bohrer, 8-6 (OT);

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170:

Wallace (OM) pinned Wilson, :54;

182:

Thomas (OM) won by forfeit;

195:

Hammond (OM) pinned Holt, 1:51;

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220:

Tremper (SO) maj. dec. Pfeiffer, 12-2;

285:

Langer (SO) dec. Clark, 6-1;

106:

Carrier (SO) pinned Duenas, 3:25;

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113:

Julian (SO) won by forfeit;

120:

White (OM) dec. Demas, 8-5;

126:

Glossner (OM) pinned Jewel, 2:34;

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132:

Agostinelli (OM) pinned To. Bohrer, 3:34;

138:

Watson (SO) dec. Salmon, 13-9;

145:

McKenzie (SO) dec. Hertz, 3-0;

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152:

Mills (SO) dec. DeBlauw, 4-0.

BROADNECK 49, SOUTHERN 18

170:

Middleton (BN) pinned Tr. Bohrer, 4:22;

182:

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Holt (SO) Schalge, 18-15;

195:

Mattox (BN) pinned Halverson, 1:22;

220:

Tremper (SO) pinned Borman, 3:03;

285:

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Reecher (BN) dec. Langer, 6-1;

106:

Siminovsky (BN) dec. Carrier, 4-3;

113:

Julian (SO) pinned Baluyot, 4:49;

120:

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Wand (BN) pinned Demas, 1:23;

126:

Joyce (BN) pinned Jewel, 3:00; 132: Small (BN) To. Boherer, 2:39;

138:

Harrell (BN) won by forfeit;

145:

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Junkins (BN) maj. dec. Watson, 13-4;

152:

McKenzie (SO) dec. Walker, 2-0;

160:

Knappen (BN) dec. Mills, 8-5.


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