No. 6 Broadneck shows up Perry Hall


A scheduling mix-up caused Broadneck to not show up for a match earlier this month at Perry Hall. When the match finally took place last night, Perry Hall had one problem.

Broadneck showed up.

No. 6 Broadneck had little trouble with a Perry Hall team hurt by injuries and fatigue, winning five of the first seven bouts and rolling to a 48-12 victory over the host Gators.

"My kids are wrestling really well," coach John Mayberry said. "We're a team. We've got a lot of solid guys."

Broadneck (10-2) got strong performances throughout the lineup. The Bruins won nine bouts, including five pins.

And that's a bit different from what happened when the two met last year, and Perry Hall won, 38-27.

"We wanted them back," said Isaac Putnam of Broadneck. "We wanted another shot at them."

Ben Helbig (103 pounds) of Broadneck started with a 6-2 decision over Pete Gerst, and Matt Ormsby (112) pinned Neehar Choksey for a quick 9-0 lead.

After Nick Sidiropoulos (119) gave Perry Hall its first victory with an 8-6 decision over Jim Donner, Todd Betz (125) of Broadneck topped Jae Barzyk, 5-1, giving the Bruins a 12-3 lead.

Steve Boothe (130) then set a Perry Hall record for most victories in a career with his 12-5 decision over Julian Tai. It was Boothe's 96th victory and moved him past Tom Boushell for the record.

At 135, Lonnie Donner gave Broadneck another pin against Luke Rider (3:21). Putnam (140) pinned Woo Yi at 2:38 to stretch the Broadneck lead to 24-6. Rich Hanzevack (145) gave Perry Hall another victory with a 10-4 decision over Joe Yancy, but the Gators then forfeited to Rob Peck at 152 to give the Bruins a 30-9 lead.

Austin Kim (160) of Perry Hall then turned in a strong performance with his 11-9 victory over Andy Chambless. Kim, who defeated defending Baltimore County champion Rex Marshall of Eastern Tech on Thursday, rallied from a 7-4 third-period deficit for the win.

Broadneck wrapped up the match when Aaron Lawson (171) pinned Matt Petrides at 3:30. Mike Toth (189) then pinned Paul Hodge at 2:21 for the final Broadneck pin. At heavyweight, the Bruins' Arto Vartanian won by forfeit.

Perry Hall was missing three starters and tried from losing a tri-match to No. 5 Owings Mills and Eastern Technical on Thursday.

"I put together a tough schedule on purpose to toughen up the kids at the end of the year," coach Jeff Langrehr said. "They're prepared for the [Baltimore] county, region and state tournaments."

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