Perry Hall reigns at Overlea tourney


January 24, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

No team points were kept and the only trophies were the wall charts detailing the wrestlers' accomplishments, but yesterday's Overlea Tournament was no less competitive.

Perry Hall (6-3) had the most champions with Steve Boothe (112 pounds), Brian Yoakum (145, 11-3), Jeff Taylor (171, 14-3) and Mike Atwell (189, 11 pins). Atwell, who was pinned in Friday's dual-meet loss to Eastern-Vo Tech, planted his title-bout rival in 50 seconds.

"I was real disappointed with [Friday]," said Atwell, one of six Gators finalists. "Coach [Al Miller] wanted us to give it all we've got, do our best and think positive."

No. 5 Boys' Latin (6-0) also had six finalists, gearing up for Friday's Maryland Scholastic Association dual meet with top-ranked Mount St. Joseph by winning from 119 to 130.

The Lakers' Harrison twins, Ashley (119) and Mike (125), were superb, with Ashley getting his 13th pin over Sparrow's Point's Rich Widzbor (10-1, eight pins), and Mike's 18th pin avenging an earlier overtime loss to Perry Hall's Rich Hanzevoch.

"I was pretty disappointed after losing to him in the first round of the John Carroll tournament," said Mike, who built a 9-0 lead before his fall in 3:26. "I wanted to beat him good."

Boys' Latin's Jim Quinn (130) used a pin, a decision and a technical fall for his title. But Dulaney's Tim Gardener (15-4), who trailed 4-0 against the Lakers' sixth-ranked Shane Marquess (20-3, 16 pins), used a takedown with a second left for a 6-4 upset.

Gardener edged his semifinal opponent, 2-1, after trailing 1-0.

"I dropped from 140 to test myself against Marquess," said Gardener, a recent runner-up in the Aberdeen Tournament to Anne Arundel County and regional champ Doug Horton (Chesapeake).

Gardener's teammate, Mike Kassoulis (103, 14-4) edged Overlea's John Stanley (16-2) on overtime riding criteria in a bout that was tied 1-1 after regulation, and Dulaney's Jamie Mantegna (160, 16-1) won his second title since the Aberdeen tournament.

Overlea's only champion, John Fields (140, 17-1), also required overtime, edging Woodlawn's Mike Thomas, 9-7, on a takedown. Woodlawn heavyweight Darrell Mance (16-1) won his second title since Francis Scott Key.

The Lakers' Erik Fitez (152) lost,3-1, to Loch Raven's fourth-ranked Mike Brammer (14-1) after leading 1-0 early in the third period.

MA An informal tournament format allowed teams to enter two wres

tlers in one weight class, which Boys' Latin did at 112 pounds, with surprising results.

RF The Lakers' starter, Tim Berger (18-2, 12 pins), was pinned in the

semifinals by the team's regular 103-pounder, Josh Silverman (12-4, eight pins). Silverman lost, 10-3, to Perry Hall's Steve Boothe, an earlier loser to Berger.

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