South Carroll overthrows North Carroll to win county

Saturday's wrestling

High Schools

February 21, 2005|By Lem Satterfield

Cam Hobin (103 pounds), C.J. Naper (125), Mike Horbey (130), Tyler Mullen (145) and Tom Wheeler (152) won individual Carroll County titles as No. 3 South Carroll dethroned 13th-ranked host North Carroll, 176 to 147, in the county championship Saturday night.

Hobin and Wheeler, each ranked fourth by The Sun, improved to 26-0 and 27-1, respectively. Mullen, ranked sixth, is 23-2. The Panthers crowned No. 3 Seth Knights (160) and Tyler MacLeod (135). Knights improved to 12-0, and MacLeod's overtime 4-2 decision avenged an earlier loss to third-place Liberty's No. 5 Crit Jennings (28-1).

Liberty crowned No. 4 Brandon Gervie (189) and Nick Fenn (171), with Gervie improving to 29-0.

No. 15 Francis Scott Key was fourth in the seven-team meet, getting titles from fourth-ranked state champ Tom Rush (215), No. 2 Ralph Stambaugh (275), No. 6 Reuben Gill (119) and Shane Eyler (140).

Rush is 23-1, Stambaugh, 22-0, and Gill, 24-1. Eyler upset North Carroll's state runner-up, Tim Hutchins, 2-1, to avenge an earlier 10-2 loss.

Century's lone champ, Alex Grassi (112), edged South Carroll's Seth Willingham, 4-3, in the semifinals, before avenging an earlier loss to sixth-ranked Tim Crocken (25-2) of Winters Mill in the finals, 1-0.

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