It's the Westminster Owls' turn to try to pull the North Carroll wrestling team off its pedestal in the county race.
A win at North Carroll tomorrow could turn around the Owls' disappointing season.
Westminster, which is coming off a close, 33-30 victory Thursday over South Carroll, has had a week to prepare for the Panthers.
The Owls come into the match with a 4-7 record on the season, 1-2 in the county. The Panthers enter the week with a 8-1 record and are 2-0 in the county. They are ranked fourth in the metro area by The Baltimore Sun.
The Owls are without the services of heavyweight James Stump, who was injured earlier in the season after winning his first eight matches. Stump is ranked fourth by the Maryland State Wrestling Association.
North Carroll's Jeremy Myers (103), Andy Kiler (119), Andy Rill (130), Tom Dell (135) and Danny Horner (140) enter the week a combined 65-6 on the season.
Dell is ranked third by the MSWA inthe 135-pound class, while Myers is fifth in the 103-pound division.
In other sports this week:
* Carroll's boys basketball teams get a second taste of the Frederick squads that dealt a severe blow totheir Central Maryland Conference title hopes.
This time around, the four teams will be at home, all hoping to play the role of spoiler.
Liberty (6-7 overall, 1-2 in the CMC) will play host to conference-leader Frederick (11-1, 6-0) on Friday, while North Carroll (5-8,0-3) gets a visit from Thomas Johnson (10-3, 4-1).
Frederick tookcontrol of the conference with a 61-52 win over Thomas Johnson Friday.
* The North Carroll girls team tries to claw its way back into contention for the CMC title by visiting South Carroll (2-8, 1-3 in the CMC) tonight and Thomas Johnson (4-9, 1-3 in the CMC) Friday.
The Panthers (8-5, 2-2 in the CMC) are coming off a 49-28 win over county rival Liberty, which brought North Carroll back to the .500 mark in the CMC and also kept the team undefeated in the county race at 2-0.
Michelle Jeffrey leads the way offensively for the Panthers, averaging more than 10 points a contest. She also leads the county in rebounds, averaging 11.7.
In other girls action tonight, Westminster (6-6, 1-2) will play host to Thomas Johnson, while Liberty travels to Linganore.
(All times p.m. unless noted)
Men's basketball: Dickinson at Western Maryland, 8
Swimming: Western Maryland at Franklin and Marshall, 7
Girls basketball: Liberty at Linganore, 6 and 7:30; North Carroll at South Carroll, 5:30 and 7; Thomas Johnson at Westminster, 5:30 and 7
Wrestling: York at Western Maryland, 3
Freshman basketball: South Carroll at Liberty, girls at 4, boys at 5:30; Westminster at North Carroll, girlsat 4, boys at 5:30
Women's basketball: Gettysburg at Western Maryland, 7
Boys basketball: Boonsboro at Francis Scott Key, 5:30 and 7
Wrestling: South Carroll at Liberty, 5:30 and 7; Westminster at North Carroll, 5:30 and 7
Freshman basketball: Westminster at Francis Scott Key, girls at 4, boys at 5:30
Boysbasketball: Frederick at Liberty, 5:30 and 7; Thomas Johnson at North Carroll, 5:30 and 7; Linganore at South Carroll, 5:30 and 7; Montgomery Blair at Westminster, 5:30 and 7
Girls basketball: Boonsboro at Francis Scott Key, 5:30 and 7; Liberty at Frederick, 5:30 and 7; North Carroll at Thomas Johnson, 5:30 and 7; South Carroll at Linganore, 6 and 7:30; Westminster at Montgomery Blair, 5:15 and 6:45
Men's basketball: Western Maryland at Muhlenberg, 8
Swimming: Ursinus at Western Maryland, 2
Wrestling: Elizabethtown at Western Maryland, 2
Girls basketball: Francis Scott Key at Williamsport, 5:30 and 7
Freshman basketball: Liberty at North Carroll, girls at 4, boys at 5:30; Westminster at South Carroll, girls at 4, boys at 5:30
Men's basketball: Lebanon Valley at Western Maryland, 8
Women's basketball: Western Maryland at Gallaudet, 7
Boys basketball: Williamsport at Francis Scott Key, 5:30 and7; North Carroll at Linganore, 6 and 7:30; South Carroll at Thomas Johnson, 6 and 7:30; Westminster at Frederick, 5:30 and 7
Girls basketball: Frederick at Westminster, 5:30 and 7