The luck of the draw will send South Carroll to North Carroll for a doubleheader tonight in the opening round of the annual boys and girls basketball tournaments.
The boys' game will start at 6, with the girls tipping off 20 minutes after the boys game ends.
The other three county public schools drew first-round byes and will begin in Monday's quarterfinals.
Westminster's boys and girls will be at Arundel, but Francis Scott Key and Liberty will have to await the outcome of games tonight to determine the sites for their games.
In addition to tonight's games at North Carroll, another doubleheader is being played in the same Class 3A North bracket. Thomas Johnson will visit Damascus, with the winning girls and boys teams advancing to play Liberty.
In Class 2A West, Rockville's girls and boys will play at Urbana tonight, with the winners moving on to play Key.
During their regular seasons, the South Carroll boys (12-10) beat North Carroll (5-17) twice, 69-48, and 81-55. North Carroll's girls (11-11) won twice against South Carroll (6-15), 41-36, and 54-48.
On Monday, if North Carroll wins either or both games, the Panthers' winners will play at Walter Johnson. If South Carroll wins either or both games, the Cavs' winners will be home against Walter Johnson.
All four Carroll's dropped their lost regular-season games.
South Carroll's boys lost to Thomas Johnson Tuesday night after beating Liberty Monday; North Carroll's boys have lost their last seven. South Carroll's girls lost at Thomas Johnson Wednesday night after beating Westminster last Friday, and the North Carroll girls have lost their last two -- to Thomas Johnson and Liberty.
Tom Dickman, in his 25th season of coaching boys basketball at Thomas Johnson, started the season with 479 wins and, realistically, did not expect to get his 500th victory until next season.
However, the Patriots (21-1) won it for him Tuesday night at South Carroll. Coincidentally, Dickman and South Carroll coach Jim Carnes were roommates and teammates at Shepherd College.
With his 500th win (500-121), Dickman became only the third Maryland public school basketball coach to reach this milestone. The others: Bill Bowers, Allegany, 1926-54 (567-164), and John Meyers, Valley, 1948-81 (517-277).
South Carroll's Dan Patterson (112), North Carroll's Fran Jackson (125), and Westminster's Kyle Burger (135) have been seeded first in their respective weight classes for the annual Class 3A-4A North regional championships this weekend at Fallston High.
Nineteen teams from Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties will begin quarterfinals at 6 p.m. today, resume at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow, with finals at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Jackson and Muller won regional titles a year ago, and Jackson went on to win a state title at 103 pounds. Muller made an early exit from the the state tournament without winning a match.
Last week, Burger and Muller each won third successive county championships. Westminster's Chris Reiter was denied a third when he lost to Jackson in the 125 final.
Reiter is seeded second behind Jackson this time, and Muller is a third seed.
Besides Reiter, three other Carroll entries have been seeded second -- North Carroll's Kyle Smith, 103; South Carroll's Bryan Hamper, 130; and Westminster's John Muse, 145.
Liberty, the fourth county school in the region, will send out its two county champions as the team's highest seeds. Mark Richard (140) is sixth, and Rick Skelly (160), fifth.
3A-4A North wrestling
The teams: Catonsville, Dulaney, Dundalk, Eastern Tech, Kenwood, Milford Mill, Parkville, Perry Hall, Woodlawn, Liberty, North Carroll, South Carroll, Westminster, Aberdeen, Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, Fallston, Mount Hebron, Wilde Lake.
103 lbs.: Tim Bauer, Parkville; Kyle Smith, North Carroll; Shawn Taylor, Catonsville; Kellen Weber, South Carroll; Patrick Leap, Kenwood; Scott Blevins, Aberdeen.
112: Dan Patterson, South Carroll; Ray Class, C. Milton Wright; Chris Bland, Bel Air; J. C. Cropf, Fallston; Tim Kucharski, Perry Hall; Davey Alexander, Wilde Lake.
119: Jacob Still, C. Milton Wright; Rob Holbrook, Dundalk; Ross Bell, North Carroll; Pat Rose, Bel Air; Doug McClain, Catonsville; David Leslie, Fallston.
125: Fran Jackson, North Carroll; Chris Reiter, Westminster; Mike Winters, Dulaney; James Davis, Eastern Tech; Rafael Rabassa, Aberdeen; Ken Greenfield, Fallston.
130: Won Hill, Catonsville; Bryan Hamper, South Carroll; Randall Overstreet, Aberdeen; Sam Hughes, Westminster; David Williamson, Fallston; Rob Sullivan, Eastern Tech.
135: Kyle Burger, Westminster; Dominic Campbell, Dundalk; Ray Ihle, Parkville; Tom Gurrera, Aberdeen; Steve Kwon, Dulaney; Kevin Clark, South Carroll.
140: Alan Petrilli, Fallston; Mike Hartzell, Dulaney; Emilliano Reveron, Aberdeen; Tony Parks, Parkville; Jimmy DiPietro, Wilde Lake; Mark Richard, Liberty.
145: Chris Pike, Perry Hall; John Muse, Westminster; Wyatt Deiaco, North Carroll; Andrew Hugo, C. Milton Wright; Erik Purpora, Bel Air; Jason Reachard, Aberdeen.
152: Gary Burkhardt, Parkville; John Ishibashi, Aberdeen; Mike Muller, South Carroll; Rob Leonard, Dulaney; J. D. Rainey, Fallston; Mike Bezanson, North Carroll.
160: Adam Fields, Dulaney; Leonard Jovena, Catonsville; Brad Mann, South Carroll; Ben Hofmann, Parkville; Rich Skelly, Liberty; Brian Cubbage, Bel Air.
171: John Thornton, C. Milton Wright; Dave King, Dundalk; Shane Farmer, Aberdeen; John Wainwright, Bel Air; Chris Currence, South Carroll; Eric Westervelt, Westminster.
189: Matt Kunkel, Aberdeen; Mike Davis, Wilde Lake; Anton Enrique, North Carroll; Leroy Eyler, South Carroll; Muhammed Howard, Milford Mill; Tom Walker, Dundalk.
Heavyweight: Carter Hugo, C.M. Wright; Tom Shea, Bel Air; Asmar Haglar, Wilde Lake; Mike Miller, Aberdeen; John Fortner, Eastern Tech; Scott Dunn, Dundalk.
Pub Date: 2/26/99