Old Mill drops Arundel, 40-21 Patriots win 28th dual meet in row

January 28, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Who will reach his 200th career victory first -- Old Mill's 18th-year coach, Mike Hampe, or Arundel's 25th-year mentor, Buddy Hepfer?

The answer won't come until sometime next season, but Hampe's four-time state champion Patriots (7-0, 5-0) had an edge, 40-21, after last night's dual meet with the visiting Wildcats (7-3, 5-1) -- Old Mill's 28th straight dual meet victory.

In the night's best bout, Old Mill's second-ranked state champion, Marc Proccacini (171, 17-3) won, 13-3, over third-ranked Greg Booth (17-2). Booth, who lost, 5-3, to Proccacini last year, lost his only previ

ous match in overtime to Loyola's third-ranked Dave Daniecki (189).

"I've been working on a few new moves, like my lateral drop and my duck-unders. He kept stepping into them, so they worked," )) said Proccacini, who put the match mathematically out of reach, 34-15, before pins by teammate Don Patterson (189, 15-3) and Arundel heavyweight John Noon (19-1).

Hampe, who has a 182-22-3 career record, poked fun at Hepfer during the pre-match weigh-in by hanging above the weight scale an article in which he called Hepfer "The Grandfather."

Hepfer, who has a 183-74-4 career record, answered by juggling his lineup. He switched Tim Kelly (135) and John Schultz (130), and droppedMatt McIntosh (140) , Sean Quigley (145) and his son, Greg (152), from their normal weight classes.

McIntosh (11-5) scored a 3-1 upset of county runner-up Rick Oleszczuk (13-3), Quigley lost, 15-7, to Ken Seavey (18-6), and Hepfer pinned Mike Hines. But after a first-period pin by Old Mill's Todd Hultgren, Arundel trailed 30-15, with three bouts left.

"I think it worked out, but I was hoping for a sweep," said Hepfer. "They're good, but I thought most of our kids tried, and we're coming along."

Old Mill led 20-6 after the first six bouts, countering decisions by Arundel's Waters twins, Dan (119, 16-3) and Don (125), with pins from Phil Schleifer (103, 15-6) and Kevin Seavey (135, 18-4), a technical fall from sixth-ranked Jason Bryant (112, 18-2), and a decision by Dave Basta (130, 17-7).

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