N. Carroll got drop on Randallstown Wrestling notebook

December 21, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

North Carroll, ranked No. 5 entering the weekend, easily downed then-No. 3 Randallstown for its eighth straight McDonogh tournament crown over the weekend, totaling 211 points to the Rams' 174.

Both teams had eight finalists, with five of North Carroll's -- Doug Dell (103), Jeremy Myers (112), Kiler brothers Tommy (125) and Andy (130) and Chris Boog (171) -- improving to 8-0 with titles.

Three Rams won crowns.

In all, the Panthers registered 15 pins and two victories by default, with every wrestler in their lineup getting at least one pin.

The runners-up were Dan Robinson (140), Eric Hott (145) and Shawn Utz (160), with heavyweight Rick White taking third, and Saidrick Lewis (152) and Corey Rill (135) finishing fourth.

The Panthers (2-0) entered the tournament off of last week's 48-9 victory over Central Maryland Conference-rival Frederick, then the Maryland State Wrestling Association's ninth-ranked team.

North Carroll moved up two spots to No. 3 in The Baltimore Sun poll, and likely will move up in the state rankings.

Top-ranked, defending 2A-1A state champion Myers' bumped up 119 and edged Frederick's 4A-3A state champion, Tim Novak, 6-5. In another impressive win Tuesday, Lewis downed Frederick's sixth-ranked Matt Carroll, 7-2, in their dual-meet battle.

"I'm very pleased. They've wrestled tough. The kids are just doing an excellent job," said North Carroll's 18th-year coach, Dick Bauerlein, who has yet to win a state title at either the 2A-1A or 4A-3A level.

This year's team has the look of a winner.

"We've had some bad luck in state tournaments in the past, and I think when you get along in those big tournaments, you need the talent and the luck," he said. "Northeast [Anne Arundel County] is looking tough. So are Smithsburg and Owings Mills. In the end, hopefully we'll be there, knocking at the door."

In the Friends Classic Invitational over the weekend, Westminster (158 points) finished a distant second to then-No. 6, two-time defending 2A-1A state champion Owings Mills (191) and edged Loyola (154) in the five-team, round-robin affair.

Under a complicated scoring system developed by tournament organizer and Friends coach Tom Lomonica, the Owls (2-2) had 11 wrestlers among the top three in their weight classes, compared to 10 for Loyola.

"I figured it would be close," said Westminster coach Solomon Carr, whose Owls defeated Loyola in an earlier tri-meet. "Just like in our dual meet, we beat them by a couple."

The Owls' individual champs were Neal Brennan (152), Ben Earhart (125) and Craig Dehlman (130), with each going unbeaten in five matches.

A bright spot in South Carroll's loss to No. 10 Wilde Lake last week was county runner-up Jeff Irvine (119) defeating Howard County champion Nick Yoon. The victory came just a few days after Irvine's fourth-place finish at Chesapeake's (Anne Arundel County) Cougar Invitational, where he lost to Northeast's 2A-1A state runner-up Mike Kusick and to Frederick's Novak.

Among Westminster's five runners-up was Brad Shisler (140), who dropped an 8-7 decision to Loyola's fifth-ranked Greg Smith. It was Shisler's second loss to Smith, who edged him earlier, 3-2, in a dual-meet bout.

Shisler trailed early 2-0, but led briefly, 4-2, before allowing Smith -- who had three double-leg takedowns -- to dictate the pace of the match from the standing or neutral position.

"I had a hard time fighting his shots [for the takedown,]" said Shisler, who has suffered four of his five losses to ranked wrestlers, with one disqualification.

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