Key, North Carroll dominate weekend tournament Wrestling notebook

February 01, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Talk about domination: 10 of the 13 champions in the South Hagerstown tournament over the weekend were from Carroll County -- seven from fifth-ranked Francis Scott Key and three from No. 3 North Carroll.

Despite outnumbering the Panthers' champions and going 4-0 in head-to-head bouts at 130, 135, 160 and heavyweight, the Eagles finished nine points behind their county rivals for second place in the 12-team tournament.

North Carroll's champions were second-ranked Doug Dell (103, 18-0), who pinned his three opponents in a combined 6:51, top-ranked Jeremy Myers (112, 18-0) and Chris Boog (171, 18-0).

Runners-up for the Panthers were the Kiler brothers, Tim (125, 18-1), and sixth-ranked Andy (130, 16-1), Corey Rill (135, 14-5) and Saidrick Lewis (152). Eric Hott (145) placed third and Shawn Utz (160) and heavyweight Ricky White were fourth-place finishers.

G; Titlists for the Eagles were Steve Lessard (119, 18-2),

No. 2-ranked Randy Owings (130, 19-1), Chris Beale (135, 19-2), Zac Yinger (140, 17-2), Josh Bonnette (145, 17-4), Ed Null (160, 20-1) and heavyweight Mark Smith (15-5).

Jason Hooper (103) was third for the Eagles and Jamie DeGroft (152) fourth.

South Carroll also participated, getting runner-up finishes from Dan Pieffer (112) and Jeff Irvine (119), third-place performances from Tim Hinsche (135) and Matt Crill (152), and a fourth from Leo Fryrear (189).

The Eagles and Panthers enter Wednesday night's showdown at North Carroll with 9-0 records.

"Looking back, I think we were flat on Friday night and didn't score crucial pins or win some matches we could have," said Francis Scott Key coach Bill Hyson, who was pleased with his wrestlers' efforts against North Carroll.

Owings improved his series record to 2-0-1 against Andy Kiler with his 3-1 decision, and Beale nipped Rill, 8-6, in overtime.

The Panthers' Utz led, 2-0, until Null reversed him and scored three back points to win their semifinal match, 5-2. It was the third straight time that Null has beaten Utz -- all come-from-behind victories.

Smith pinned White in their semifinal meeting before edging Hagerstown's 6-foot-8 Larry Moore, 4-3, in overtime of their title bout.

"I don't think we saw enough of each other to take away from the drama of Wednesday's match," said Hyson. "We finished

second, but nothing happened to make us think that we can't beat them."

North Carroll coach Dick Bauerlein agreed that the tournament results will have little bearing when the two squads go head-to-head.

"We root for them when we're not on the same mat, but Wednesday night's another thing," said Bauerlein, whose Panthers face No. 2 Old Mill on Friday. "I think it's going to be a barn burner, just one of those great high school matches you look forward to."

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