McDonogh's Trudil quick to pin WRESTLING NOTEBOOK

January 16, 1995|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

McDonogh's fourth-ranked Dave Trudil pinned six opponents in a combined six minutes last week, beginning with a pin against Curley Tuesday.

He then pinned his five opponents in less time than any other competitor for first place and Outstanding Wrestler honors at the weekend's Western Reserve Academy Super Duals in Cleveland.

Trudil (13-2), a Maryland Scholastic Association runner-up last year, now has nine pins, including one over Linganore's sixth-ranked Ryan Green.

Trudil was one of five first-place finishers for McDonogh (5-3), which went 4-1 in the event. Top-ranked J. R. Plienis (hwt.) pinned all four opponents to improve to 17-1 with 12 pins, and No. 2-ranked Martius Harding (171) raised his record to 8-0 by pinning three of four opponents.

First-place finisher Phil Rosenbaum (189) raised his record to 7-2, including five pins, and Matt Burns (103) also was first.

Silver linings

Though Calvert Hall was hammered, 55-12, by defending 1A-2A state champ Damascus in a tri-meet with Wheaton, there were three quality victories on the day.

Against Damascus, Robert Johns (112, 20-2) handed Chris Richards his second loss, 6-4; Gino Amasia (119, 25-2) built a 7-0 lead before pinning Shawn O'Neill in 52 seconds; and third-ranked MSA champ Brian Kapp (130, 19-1), battling the flu, built a 6-0 lead on Randy Pickett en route to a 6-3 decision.

Lions keep winning

Dulaney proved that last week's 35-30 upset win over then-No. 13 Eastern Tech was no fluke with a 45-18 pounding of Westminster -- an earlier 32-31 loser to No. 11 South Carroll.

Dulaney (8-1), whose only loss also has come against South Carroll (10-1), debuts at No. 15 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 poll this week. For the Lions, top-ranked Alex Leanos (135), a regional champ and state runner-up, is 16-0, and freshman Pat Kapolchick (140) is 14-2.

Pikesville on pin streak

Pikesville's wrestling team (6-2) is riding a five-match winning streak, including last Thursday's 34-30 upset of then-No. 13 Eastern Tech.

The Panthers, who were 5-6 last year with a squad that had no seniors, are led by junior Chad Hipsley (171), who is 16-0 with six pins, senior Brad Sopher (140, 14-2), sophomore Hale Schilling (103, 11-5) and senior Mike Kurman (119, 10-5).

Quietly winning

Dundalk's Dan Simancek, a 119-pound regular for the Hawks, quietly is putting together an excellent season. He is 13-1 with 10 pins, his only loss coming by 4-2 to Calvert Hall's Amasia. Simancek recently wrestled up at 135 for a 7-3 decision over Kenwood's Terry Hagy, who entered the bout at 11-2 with six pins.

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1. Mount St. Joseph (2-0)

2. Francis Scott Key (7-0)

3. Old Mill (8-0)

4. Northeast (9-0)

5. North Carroll (8-1)

6. Owings Mills (10-0)

7. Broadneck (6-1)

8. Aberdeen (9-1)

9. Arundel (7-2)

10. Chesapeake-AA (6-2)

bTC 11. South Carroll (10-1)

12. Oakland Mills (7-3)

13. Gilman (4-0)

14. Perry Hall (6-1)

15. Dulaney (8-1)

Other teams receiving consideration: Hereford (8-1), Sparrows Point (8-1), Pikesville (6-2), Eastern Tech (5-2), John Carroll (6-2), North Harford (5-1), Curley (2-1), Boys' Latin (3-0).

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