County football stars have had enough now, they want a win

November 30, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Outwardly, Chesapeake football coach Rick Zentz says he's happy "just to be coaching" Baltimore County's All-Stars against the Maryland Scholastic Association's All-Stars in their 12th annual game Sunday.

But one gets the feeling that inwardly, he and his five-member coaching staff want to end the county's six-game losing streak this time around.

"Most of the guys are just happy to be there, but I think that the guys feel pretty confident," said Zentz.

Along with first-year Woodlawn coach Brian Scrivin, Ron Shultz (Dundalk), Al Bennetta (Patapsco), Terry Brooks (Lansdowne) and Steve Turnbaugh (Towson) will try to end the streak.

"The coaching staff is a good bunch of guys and they're very committed," said Zentz. "I don't think that we're out there for the sole purpose of getting a 'W,' but we all want to show that we can play some ball in the county.

"We feel pretty good with our quickness and we'll try to play to our strengths."

The MSA team's head coach, Patterson's Roger Wrenn, will be assisted by Obie Barnes (Forest Park), Brad Best (St. Mary's), Ray Carpenter (Boys' Latin), Ron Frierson (Carver), Jack Nehmsmann (Southern), Paul Shuford (Northwestern) and Mike Working (McDonogh).

Back on top

Coach Paul Triplett's Mount St. Joseph wrestling squad kicked off the season in dominant fashion, racking up 243.5 points at Curley last weekend for the Maryland Catholic Invitational tournament crown.

Runner-up Riverdale Baptist, last year's co-champ with the Gaels, had 169 points. Pacing third- place DeMatha (165 points) was top-ranked, defending National Prep champ Todd Beckerman (112) of Crofton, who beat his Riverdale Baptist opponent, 9-1.

For the Gaels, sixth-ranked David Inkman (130), Seth St. Vincent (160) and No. 2-ranked, defending MSA champ Danny DeVivo (171) won individual crowns, and Jake Lissau (112), Dan Mattson (119), top-ranked Paul Scott (140) and heavyweight Kenny Hunter were runners-up.

Taking third for the Gaels were fifth-ranked, MSA champ Tyran Dungee (135) and Russell Fecteau (125).

"It's good to get off to a nice start like this," said DeVivo, a junior. "Some of our incoming freshmen did well and got a good taste of what it's going to be like -- but we know this isn't going to be our toughest competition."

Boys' Latin's No. 3-ranked Ashley Harrison (119) pinned all three of his opponents, including a 24-second bout in the first round and a 32-second effort in the title bout. Harrison, an MSA runner-up last year, was the team's second-best pinner a year ago behind his twin brother, Mike, who did not make weight for Curley's tournament.

Calvert Hall's fourth-ranked, defending MSA champ Gino Amasia (103) earned his championship medal on a pin, a technical fall and a 2-0 title bout decision.

Inkman won a rematch of last year's title bout, 6-4, over last year's National Prep tournament runner-up -- who pinned Inkman after trailing 2-0 last year. DeVivo defeated St. Paul's No. 6 Pete Karvounis, 17-7, for his second straight Curley crown.

Dungee dropped a 4-2 semifinal bout to another MSA champ, St. Paul's No. 2-ranked All-Metro Steve Truitt, who later won the crown, 4-3, in overtime over DeMatha's top-ranked Jerry Sloan.

Fecteau lost his semifinal bout, 5-3, on a last-second reversal by Loyola's Jason Gibson -- who pinned his title-bout opponent in 1:20.

Hunter, a junior varsity wrestler last season, dropped an 8-7 title bout decision to Riverdale Baptist's third-ranked Blaine Gasch.

Mayor's basketball

The fourth annual Mayor's Holidy Invitational basketball tournament will be played at Lake Clifton High from Dec. 7 through Dec. 30 at Lake Clifton High.

The tournament will have categories for competition in the following age groups for males: 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16 and unlimited. For females, the categories are 11-and-under, 12-to-15 and unlimited.

The entry fee for all youth teams is $50, and $100 for all adult teams.

For further information, please contact Anthony Lewis or Sherron Bogues at (410) 396-0848.

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