Owings Mills routs Towson, Hereford for regional title

February 17, 1994|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Special to the Sun

On Tuesday, Towson and Hereford had days to remember at the Baltimore County Wrestling Championships, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, and landing two wrestlers in the finals.

Yesterday, however, in the first Class 1A-2A North Region dual-meet championships at Owings Mills, both had nights to forget.

Owings Mills soundly defeated both teams, first beating Towson, 49-15, then Hereford, 44-23, to earn a spot in Saturday's Class 1A-2A state semifinals at Westminster High School.

Golden Eagles coach Guy Pritzger attributed the lopsided scores to good matchups.

"They both did well in a tournament format, but sometimes you just match up better with a team [in a dual meet]," said Pritzger. "We had some great matchups tonight."

Hereford (12-4), which advanced to the finals by virtue of a 52-13 win over Catonsville earlier in the night, was never in the match, trailing 40-3 after Paul Schulman's victory at 145 pounds.

Other winners for Owings Mills (14-1) included Steve Kellner (103), Josh Ellin (112), Adam Fink (119), Steve Kessler (130), Stan Leazer (135), Darron Cooper (140) and Damon Holmes (160).

Perhaps the biggest upset of the night occurred in the semifinals, where Schulman -- who finished sixth at the county tournament -- took 145-pound champion Ken Knapp of Towson to overtime before winning, 1-0.

"I really wanted to come here today and show I was one of the top three in the county," said Schulman. "I really feel good about the win."

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