Randallstown's Harris stays on target

February 15, 1994|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,Special to The Sun

Randallstown's Gary Harris remained on course to become only the second wrestler to win four consecutive Baltimore County titles, winning his opening match in the Baltimore County Wrestling Tournament at Dundalk High.

Harris, who is undefeated at 125 pounds, pinned Eli Shock of Franklin at 3:15 to win his quarterfinal match.

If Harris accomplishes the feat, he will join Robert Hough of Hereford, who won the county title from 1988-91, as the only four-time winner. Harris is the defending state champ at 119.

Perry Hall leads the team scores after the first day, followed closely by Eastern Tech.

The biggest surprise of the first day came when Kenwood's Chuck Williams, the top seed at 160, didn't show up for his match.

"I've tried to contact him for most of the last week, and I haven't been able to," said Kenwood coach Len Patrick. "I hope he's all right."

Patrick, who admitted this would be Williams' last match because of academic ineligibility, was baffled by his wrestler's actions. "I'm sure he has his reasons," said Patrick.

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