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Aberdeen, John Carroll grapplers win tournaments

North Harford's Logan Smith puts the finishing touches on River Hill's Casey Guthier, pinning him in 1:55 of the 160-pound title bout Saturday at  the Franklin Invitational wrestling tournament.

Tournaments were the main focus for county wrestlers over the weekend with Edgewood hosting the only tourney contested in Harford County. Other tournaments involving local teams were held at Franklin and Spalding high schools.

At Edgewood, Aberdeen placed 10 wrestlers, anchored by three champions, to win the team title with 170 points. Calvert Hall was second with 157 points, while host Edgewood was third with 124. The Rams also boasted three champions.


Loch Raven was fourth with 107, followed by Woodlawn, 89; Havre de Grace, 87; and Elkton, 79.

Marcos Colon-Pappaterra captured Aberdeen's first title at 106 pounds. In the finals, Colon-Pappaterra won by technical fall over Havre de Grace's Ryley Armstrong, the Warriors only runner-up finisher.


Travis Hubler won the 126 title for Aberdeen, pinning Woodlawn's Keyon Wilds in 1:05, while Adric Turner hauled in the third Eagles crown at 220. Turner also pinned in his title bout, stopping Calvert Hall's Chris Stephen in 1:43.

The Eagles also had five other wrestlers in final bouts, but all placed second. They were Dylan Morris, 113; Daniel Velez, 132; Billy Morris, 145; Tyler Fletcher, 182; and C.J. Allen, 195. Aberdeen's two third place winners were Chris Banko at 138 and Frank Jiogo at 170.

For Edgewood, Noel Spencer picked up the first Rams title at 126. Spencer had the championship round's fastest match, pinning Sirgorio Ray of Woodlawn in 57 seconds.

The other two Edgewood titles came in back-to-back upper-weight bouts. Shawn Kluchinsky won the 170 title with a tough decision, 4-2, over Calvert Hall's Joe Scott. Jordan Hicks followed at 182, pinning Aberdeen's Fletcher in 4:59.

Three Rams were runners-up after falling in title bouts. Marcus Gash lost in overtime, 3-1, at 160 and James Brennan lost the 285 title in a best 2-of-3 match situation as he and Loch Raven's Dominic Tew were the two wrestlers at that weight. Jaquan Singleton also placed second at 152, falling to Elkton's Keith Blount, 7-1.

Edgewood added a third place as well, with Maurice McKissett winning by fall at 220.

Havre de Grace claimed one title, with Daniel Peters winning the 138 championship. Peters won, 5-2, over Noah Koski of Calvert Hall.

Jacob Sweigart, 132, and Justin Wolbert, 195, each placed third, while Warriors finishing fourth were Shawn Collins, 120; Jacob Nuce, 145; and Ben Morris, 152.


Patriots win at Spalding

John Carroll ran its record to 24-1 in winning the Cavalier Duals at Spalding over the weekend.

The Patriots started out beating Number 10 South River, 42-15, followed by a 66-15 win over Virginia's George Mason. Day Two began with a whipping of rival Loyola, 64-18, in the quarterfinals and a 55-18 win over Arundel in the semifinals. In the finals, the Patriots beat Number 3 and host Spalding, 45-25.

The Patriots had seven wrestlers finish the event undefeated. They were C.J. Skokowski, 5-0 at 106; Austin Smith, 5-0 at 113; Devin Davis, 4-0 at 126; Scott Strappelli , 5-0, at 132; George Weber, 5-0 at 145; Chris Almony, 5-0 at 152, with four pins; and Hunter Ritter, 5-0, with five pins at 170. Strappelli was named the tourney's most outstanding wrestler.

The Panthers also had three wrestlers finish with one loss each. Zach Dwyer, 4-1 at 120; Christian Scott, 4-1 at 160; and Andy Reininger, 4-1 at 220.

John Carroll also posted a pair of wins in tri-meet action Thursday. The Patriots beat Mt. Carmel, 51-18, and Dunbar, 57-22.


Smith leads Hawks

North Harford's Logan Smith won the 160 title at the Franklin Tournament in dominant fashion. Smith started his title run with a pin of Jordan Swigert (Chesapeake) in 2:58 and then won a 10-0 major decision over Ian Chiveral (Eastern Tech). Another major decision came in the semifinals, 16-2, over Jose Moreno (Annapolis). In the finals, Smith pinned Casey Gaither (River Hill) in the first period in 1:55.

The Hawks other place winners were Trevor Smith, fourth at 120 and Dustin Beall, fifth at 220.

Joppatowne also participated at Franklin with Tyree Gibson earning the Mariners lone place on the stand, taking third at 126.