Howard County Wrestling

  • Four county grapplers place at MPSSAA girls wrestling invitational

    Four county grapplers place at MPSSAA girls wrestling invitational

    Four Howard County grapplers placed at the MPSSAA girls invitational at Northeast on Feb. 2. Atholton senior Jana Tumaneng (100 pounds) and Reservoir freshman Camila Mendez (127) finished in third place while Oakland Mills freshman Karina Alvarenga Chicas (106) and Mt. Hebron’s Chloe Parkinson...

  • Howard wrestling rallies past rival Long Reach

    Howard wrestling rallies past rival Long Reach

    Howard coach Dan Carr said his team has had its dual meet with Long Reach circled on the calendar for more than a year. The Lions felt their 40-34 loss to the Lightning in last year’s regular season finale was “definitely one of the matches we should’ve won,” Carr said, especially considering they...

  • Desmarais' late heroics lift Atholton wrestling to 38-34 win over River Hill

    Desmarais' late heroics lift Atholton wrestling to 38-34 win over River Hill

    Atholton senior Jay Desmarais isn’t the Raiders’ best grappler or most experienced, but when Thursday’s home dual meet against rival River Hill came down to the final bout in a winner-take-all scenario, coach Bruce Lindblad had all the trust in his 152-pounder. “When we were at Springbrook [Jan....

  • No. 12 Hammond wrestling holds off No. 14 C. Milton Wright, 40-33

    No. 12 Hammond wrestling holds off No. 14 C. Milton Wright, 40-33

    Hammond coach Will Yeo said it’s always the hope that the kids who put in the most work are the ones who get rewarded with the big opportunities. Enter sophomore Jabari Pinkney, a second-year wrestler who had a slightly above .500 record on JV a year ago but has transformed into a reliable varsity...

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