S. Carroll wraps up tie for title

Freshman Winfield, at 160, highlights five-bout run in 42-18 win over N. Carroll


High Schools

January 27, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Most wrestlers trying to make weight can't eat before a big match, but South Carroll's Andrew Winfield said, "I got to pig out."

The freshman's pin of fifth-ranked North Carroll's Cash McHargue in the 160-pound match sparked the 12th-ranked Cavaliers' 42-18 rout of their Carroll County League rivals last night.

A junior-league state runner-up last year, Winfield built a 17-4 lead, including 10 near-fall points, before decking McHargue in 5:19 to give South Carroll a 27-18 lead.

South Carroll (12-0 overall, 3-0 league), which got a pin from Travis Mohlhenrich (152) before Winfield's, also won the last three bouts as Andy Cumberland (171) edged Kyle Lettau, 4-2, on a reversal with 10 seconds left; Eric Waugh (189) won by disqualification over Ryan Dell; and Jake Creech (heavyweight) pinned Bobby Dell in 57 seconds.

But Winfield was the hero in a victory that clinches at least a tie for the league title with only Westminster left to wrestle.

"I had to weigh 147 in order to [legally] wrestle at 160, so I was eating milkshakes, pizza. I had some chips and Fritos on the way up here," said Winfield, who is 10-2 on varsity. "I had been working with Andy [Cumberland]. He told me pretty much what he would do. Coach told us not to leave anything out on the mat, so I worked pretty hard."

North Carroll (12-2, 3-1) led 15-0 after three bouts with pins from Pat Maloff (112) and Ross Bell (119), preceded by a decision from Sam Schreck (103), whose reversal and three near-fall points in the final 42 seconds of the bout broke a scoreless tie en route to a 5-1 victory over Andrew Gold.

But South Carroll won four straight bouts to make it 15-all, including a pin from Dan Patterson (135) -- his school-record 116th to improve to 22-1 on the year -- after building a 12-2 lead on Randy Schreck. Before that, there were decisions by Kellen Weber (125) -- who scored five takedowns and a reversal in a 12-5 win over Tyler Graham -- and Buddy Olson (130) and Josh Wampler (140). Wampler had to overcome a 4-3 deficit with his cradle for three near-fall points en route to a 9-5 victory.

That set up a battle of state champs, which North Carroll's two-time state champ, Fran Jackson (145), won over Bryan Hamper, 12-6. Down 2-0 early, Jackson went up by as much as 12-4 after scoring a leg cradle for two near-fall points. But that set up the Cavaliers' match-ending five-bout sweep, started by Mohlhenrich.

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