Webster powers Old Mill by North County, 38-25

January 18, 1996|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Old Mill's Glen Webster swore he'd hit the weight room after keying last night's 38-25 victory at Anne Arundel County rival North County.

After a 1-0 decision by teammate Mike George (145) over Tom Lathroom put the Patriots up, 24-13, North County's Titus Aye (152) sparked the crowd with a first-period pin. Then, No. 14 Old TTC Mill forfeited to Brian Balonis (160, 10-3), giving the Knights their only lead, 25-24.

That set up Webster, a 160-pound regular who moved up to 171, where he needed two near-fall points at the buzzer in a 10-8 victory over Michawn Yuvencio.

That was followed by pins from teammates Ben Hines (189, eight pins) and Chris Riggins (Hwt).

"I'm not used to wrestling 160, let alone 171, and he was big, and overpowering," said Webster, a first-year starter who committed three technical violations in the bout -- one short of being disqualified. "If I'm going to be moving up like this, I'm going to have to start lifting -- a lot."

Old Mill led 12-0 after Chris Combs (103, 14-2) built an 11-0 lead before pinning Eli Senter in 4:29, and teammate Jarod Marquardt (112, 11-3) led, 4-0, before pinning Todd Schneider in 1:22.

It was the eighth pin for Combs, and the sixth for Marquardt, but North Couny (4-3, 3-1) trimmed the deficit to 12-10 on an 8-0 major decision by Mark Miller (119, 6-2) and the sixth pin of the year in 5:04 by the Knights' best wrestler, Jason Stiegler (125, 12-1) after leading, 11-0.

Old Mill (4-1, 4-0) led by 21-13 after Rich Sampson (130) used an escape and a takedown to hold off the Knights' Paul Yesker, 3-1, and a forfeit to Old Mill's best wrestler, Gary Serago (135, 13-2).

Coach Larry Radford moved 135-pound regular Mike Parks up to face Old Mill's Eric DeCosmo (140), a decision that paid of with Parks' 9-2 win.

Radford, a former assistant to Old Mill's Mike Hampe, really wanted this one. His son, Shawn Radford, a former regional runner-up for Old Mill, was watching.

"There's no describing how badly I wanted to win. And we were very, very close," said Larry Radford. "A couple of matches didn't go our way, but I can't fault any of our kids. They wrestled hard."

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