Private schools capture All-Star Classic Boys' Latin star Leneau edges Overlea's Lawson

March 11, 1998|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Boys' Latin's Jason Leneau expected a tough rematch with Overlea's 1A-2A state champion Terry Lawson in last night's 16th annual Senior All-Star Wrestling Classic at Johns Hopkins. However, he didn't expect nearly to be pinned by a guy bent on avenging an earlier two-point loss.

Lawson led, 7-0, and nearly flattened the two-time private schools state champ. But Leneau, also a two-time National Preps runner-up, nearly pinned Lawson during a seven-point second period, and his third-period escape and takedown secured a 10-8 comeback win in a highlight match at 171 pounds.

"He came out more aggressively, and I couldn't believe he caught me," said Leneau, who later won by disqualification over Northern's two-time 3A-4A runner-up Jimmy Stone. "Luckily, I was able to slowly change the momentum of the match."

The Private schools team had nine gold medalists in downing the Class 3A-4As, 31-21, and routing the Class 1A-2As, 46-8, for only their second victory in the 16-year-old event.

Glenelg's No. 1-ranked, two-time 1A-2A champ Jimmy O'Connor scored a 13-3 decision over St. Paul's champ Keith Helman, but was upset 6-4 in his next bout by Frederick's 3A-4A champ Kevin Ferraro.

Ferraro, knocked out in the first round of last year's state tournament, entered the night unranked in the state, but earned Outstanding Upperweight Wrestler.

In other bouts, two-time champ Mike Boettcher (140) of Curley edged 3A-4A runner-up Ivan Hardnett of Gwynn Park, 9-7, then pinned Dunbar's 1A-2A state runner-up, Dennis Perry.

Mount St. Joseph's National Prep runner-up Ron Cooper (152) surprised Rising Sun's No. 1-ranked, 1A-2A champ Roy Orr, 6-5, on a late reversal. Cooper later beat Roosevelt's 3A-4A runner-up Richie Sinkovitz, 8-1.

A late takedown by St. Joe's Kyle Chiaverini (135) secured a 4-3 decision over Parkville's state champ David Heath. Then he edged John Campbell, North Caroline's 1A-2A representative, 6-3. McDonogh's three-time champ Will Filbert (103) pinned 3A-4A's Brad Stone of Bel Air in 1: 34, then won by technical fall over Harford Tech's Paul Boniface.

3A-4A 31, 1A-2A 21: 103 -- Stone (BA) mj. Boniface (HT), 14-4; 112 -- Strobel (FAL) d. Young (NH), 8-7; 119 -- Howard (LAC) d. Monday (SH), 8-2; 125 -- Gahl (WJ) mj. Kirby (LAC), 14-5; 130 -- Hinshaw (WSL) mj. Osborn (HAM), 11-1; 135 -- Heath (PAR) tf. Campbell (NCA), 17-2; 140 -- Perry (DUN) d. Hardnett (GP), 3-0; 145 -- Ferraro (FRD) d. O'Connor (GL), 6-4; 152 -- Orr (RS) d. Sinkovitz (ER), 7-3; 160 -- Bridgeforth (PAT) by f; 171 -- Lawson (OV) mj. Stone (NOR), 18-8; 189 -- O'Brien (LIN) p. Norman (PRV), 1: 49; Hwt -- Albright (BA) d. Rix (CEN), 5-4.

Privates 46, 1A-2A 8: 103 -- Filbert (McD) tf. Boniface (HT), 17-2; 112 -- Hanlon (CH) tf. Young (NH), 22-6; 119 -- Harris (DEM) d. Howard (LAC), 5-4; 125 -- Kirby (LAC) mj. Salmon (MSJ), 10-1; 130 -- Frey (CUR) d. Osborn (HAM), 2-1; 135 -- Chiaverini (MSJ) d. Campbell (NCA), 6-3; 140 -- Boettcher (CUR) p. Perry (DUN), 4: 39; 145 -- O'Connor (GL) mj. Helman (STP), 13-3; 152 -- Cooper (MSJ) d. Orr (RS), 6-5; 160 -- Schaal (MSJ) by f; 171 -- Leneau (BOY) d. Lawson (OV), 10-8; 189 -- Smith (BUL) p. Norman (PRV), 1: 11; Hwt -- Diefenderfer (LAN) d. Rix (CEN), 8-4.

Privates 31, 3A-4A 21: 103 -- Filbert (McD) p. Stone (BA), 1: 34; 112 -- Hanlon (CH) mj. Strobel (FAL), 16-3; 119 -- Harris (DEM) d. Monday (SH), 9-4; 125 -- Gahl (WJ) d. Salmon (MSJ), 10-6; 130 -- Hinshaw (WSL) d. Frey (CUR), 5-2; 135 -- Chiaverini (MSJ) d. Heath (PAR), 4-3; 140 -- Boettcher (CUR) d. Hardnett (GP), 9-7; 145 -- Ferraro (FRD) p. Helman (STP), 3: 28; 152 -- Cooper (MSJ) d. Sinkovitz (ER), 8-1; 160 -- Bridgeforth (PAT) d. Schaal (MSJ), 5-2; 171 -- Leneau (BOY) by DQ over Stone (NOR); 189 -- O'Brien (LIN) p. Smith (BUL), 3: 10; Hwt -- Diefenderfer (LAN) d. Albright (BA), 8-6.

Pub Date: 3/11/98

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