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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,Sun reporter | July 30, 2007
Summer is the slow season for hypnotists. By June, most weight-loss patients - the profession's bread and butter - have already given up, or else they've successfully harnessed the power of the subconscious mind, shed the extra pounds and beelined for the beach. Which was precisely where Don Patterson hoped to find a new type of client. On the Fourth of July, the Pasadena hypnotist commissioned a banner plane to fly along the Ocean City shore, trailing a sign that read, "End Bridge Fear" - a cryptic slogan to everyone except the untold hundreds of Marylanders who are petrified of driving, and even being driven, over the lofty Bay Bridge.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,Sun reporter | July 30, 2007
Summer is the slow season for hypnotists. By June, most weight-loss patients - the profession's bread and butter - have already given up, or else they've successfully harnessed the power of the subconscious mind, shed the extra pounds and beelined for the beach. Which was precisely where Don Patterson hoped to find a new type of client. On the Fourth of July, the Pasadena hypnotist commissioned a banner plane to fly along the Ocean City shore, trailing a sign that read, "End Bridge Fear" - a cryptic slogan to everyone except the untold hundreds of Marylanders who are petrified of driving, and even being driven, over the lofty Bay Bridge.
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By Donald G. Vitek | January 2, 1992
"I never realized what a demanding sport wrestling was until I watched Don Jr. and the Old Mill High wrestling team in action," said Don Patterson Sr."The only wrestling I ever saw was the stuff you seeon TV. When I heard that Old Mill's wrestling team was trying to raise money, I wanted to help. Since I know a lot of bowlers, the first thing I thought of was a bowling tournament."That's how the Don Patterson Presents the Holiday Scratch Tournament was born, with an open invitation to the best bowlers in the areato take a crack at the guaranteed first prize of $500.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
When Northern-Calvert dethroned five-time champ Old Mill last year, it broke the Baltimore area's nine-year long stranglehold on the 3A-4A state crown.But yesterday at Western Maryland College, the fourth-ranked Patriots pulled a reversal and pinned down their sixth crown, 90.5-64, over LaPlata.Sixth-ranked Paul Hultgren (130, 29-4) and Mike DiLeonardi (145, 30-6) won titles, Mike Hines (152, 34-7) and No. 2-ranked Don Patterson (189, 32-2) were second, and Eric Donoway (171) was fourth for Old Mill.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1994
Anne Arundel County had six individual champs in yesterday's state tournament at Western Maryland College, but five-time 3A-4A champ Old Mill and Northeast, last year's 1A-2A champ, both were dethroned.While Northeast's Kusick twins, second-ranked Marty (112 pounds, 29-1) and top-ranked Mike (119, 30-0), were each repeat titlists, their teammates, second-ranked Steve Smiddy (140, 28-2) and fourth-ranked Matt Jewer (130, 29-2) lost close decisions as Damascus (93.5 points) of Montgomery County edged the Eagles (93)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | February 10, 1993
No. 14 Chesapeake ran into a four-time 4A-3A state champion Old Mill squad that was still smarting from suffering its first dual-meet wrestling loss.But the No. 3 Patriots (11-1, 10-0) ran into a Cougars squad (8-5, 8-3) that was hungry for an upset in its final home match.The Patriots won, 45-12, despite trailing 12-10 after six matches.They rallied with victories in the next seven bouts to put the match out of reach, including pins by fifth-ranked Todd Hultgren (160, 20-5), second-ranked Marc Proccacini (171, 21-3)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
When Northern-Calvert dethroned five-time champ Old Mill last year, it broke the Baltimore area's nine-year long stranglehold on the 3A-4A state crown.But yesterday at Western Maryland College, the fourth-ranked Patriots pulled a reversal and pinned down their sixth crown, 90.5-64, over LaPlata.Sixth-ranked Paul Hultgren (130, 29-4) and Mike DiLeonardi (145, 30-6) won titles, Mike Hines (152, 34-7) and No. 2-ranked Don Patterson (189, 32-2) were second, and Eric Donoway (171) was fourth for Old Mill.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
Last week was a busy one of upsets and reversals for county wrestlers.Topping the list was defending 1A-2A state champion Northeast, which dethroned 10-time county champ Old Mill on Thursday.A day earlier, however, Northeast was upset by Rising Sun in the first round of the 1A-2A East Regional dual-meet tournament.In what may not be considered an upset, Northeast's second-ranked Steve Smiddy (140, 23-1, 12 pins) easily handled Rising Sun's two-time regional champ, Randy Jordan, 10-2.Old Mill, the five-time 3A-4A state champion, also was upset by Frederick in Saturday's dual-meet state title bout.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
Even in the worst situations, it seems No. 2 Old Mill finds ways to win. Take, for example, last night's 3A-4A East dual-meet regional at Arundel.The Patriots (15-2) were without five starters due to academic ineligibility and injuries, including a forfeit at heavyweight.Still, they managed to win their semifinal, 37-25, over No. 15 Chesapeake (9-5), and 35-23 in the title match over No. 14 Broadneck (10-5).Against Broadneck, Mike Ruth (160 pounds) overcame a 2-1 deficit with a second-period fall that put the match out of reach, 32-13.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Old Mill's Don Patterson (189) pinned one opponent and beat four others by a combined 36-8 to win the title at last Saturday's Northern Virginia Invitational at Fairfax High School.The Patriots, who had won five straight 3A-4A state titles before placing third last season, finished sixth as Maryland's only representative in the 32-team field.Gary Serago (125), Mike DiLeonardi (145) and Mike Hines (152) all finished third for the Patriots, and Mike Ruth (160) was seventh."It was a good early test for us to see how everyone is doing," said Old Mill coach Mike Hampe.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
When Northern-Calvert dethroned five-time champ Old Mill last year, it broke the Baltimore area's nine-year long stranglehold on the 3A-4A state crown.But yesterday at Western Maryland College, the fourth-ranked Patriots pulled a reversal and pinned down their sixth crown, 90.5-64, over LaPlata.Sixth-ranked Paul Hultgren (130, 29-4) and Mike DiLeonardi (145, 30-6) won titles, Mike Hines (152, 34-7) and No. 2-ranked Don Patterson (189, 32-2) were second, and Eric Donoway (171) was fourth for Old Mill.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
One wrestler, heavyweight Arto Vartanian, attacks with the sheer, brutal mauling ferocity of a grizzly.The other, sleek 130-pounder Lonnie Donner, is the cobra, meticulously seeking the right moment, uncoiling and striking suddenly.Each is successful in his own way, to the pleasure of Broadneck coach John Mayberry, whose Bruins (14-2), ranked No. 6 in the area, play host to a tournament tomorrow featuring No. 4 Northeast and No. 8 South Carroll.The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Vartanian (19-2, 17 pins)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | January 27, 1995
A snowstorm canceled last year's Old Mill-Northeast dual meet, but last night's Anne Arundel County showdown, before a riled-up crowd at Old Mill, proved worth the wait.Top-ranked Don Patterson (189, 17-1) pinned Adrian Spears with 44 seconds left, which, coupled with a forfeit to Old Mill's Chris Riggin (Hwt.), hoisted the third-ranked Patriots (12-0, 10-0) to a // 33-27 victory.Old Mill improved its series lead to 7-2 over the fourth-ranked Eagles (12- 1, 9-1) and can wrap up its 11th county dual-meet crown with wins over North County and Annapolis next week.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | January 27, 1995
A snowstorm canceled last year's Old Mill-Northeast dual meet, but last night's Anne Arundel County showdown, before a riled-up crowd at Old Mill, proved worth the wait.Top-ranked Don Patterson (189, 17-1) pinned Adrian Spears with 44 seconds left, which, coupled with a forfeit to Old Mill's Chris Riggin (Hwt.), hoisted the third-ranked Patriots (12-0, 10-0) to a // 33-27 victory.Old Mill improved its series lead to 7-2 over the fourth-ranked Eagles (12-1, 9-1) and can wrap up its 11th county dual-meet crown with wins over North County and Annapolis next week.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | January 26, 1995
A year ago at about this time, Anne Arundel County wrestling fans were hoping to witness a milestone: Old Mill at Northeast in what would be the state's first dual-meet clash between defending state champs.Old Mill was a five-time defending 3A-4A statechamp, with Northeast being the defending 1A-2A state champ. It was the first time a single county had shared the state crown for both classifications.Then the snowstorms hit, and because of rescheduling problems, the big meeting was canceled.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
No. 5 Francis Scott Key got pins from three of its seven champions last night to dethrone No. 2 Old Mill, 212-186.5, in Key's 27th annual eight-team Christmas tournament.The visiting Patriots, who led 180.5-177 entering the championship round, lost all four of their title bouts to the Eagles' Matt Yinger (112 pounds, 8-3), three-time winner Steve Lessard (135, 10-1), defending state champ Zac Yinger (152, 9-0) and Robert Buntin (171, 8-1).Matt Yinger pinned Jarod Marquardt in 1:03, Lessard outmuscled Old Mill's Paul Hultgren, 7-4; Zac Yinger pinned Old Mill's Mike Hines (11-2)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1994
A year ago, Southwestern's Kier Hicks (145 pounds) became Baltimore's first regional champ in its inaugural venture into the state association's regional and state wrestling tournaments.In last night's 3A-4A East regional at Meade -- won handily by Old Mill (178.5 points) -- four of the city's eight finalists were champs, and nine more qualified in the top four of their weight classes for next weekend's state tournament at Western Maryland College.Winning titles were Mervo's city champ McAnthony Thompson (130, 24-2)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Old Mill's Don Patterson (189) pinned one opponent and beat four others by a combined 36-8 to win the title at last Saturday's Northern Virginia Invitational at Fairfax High School.The Patriots, who had won five straight 3A-4A state titles before placing third last season, finished sixth as Maryland's only representative in the 32-team field.Gary Serago (125), Mike DiLeonardi (145) and Mike Hines (152) all finished third for the Patriots, and Mike Ruth (160) was seventh."It was a good early test for us to see how everyone is doing," said Old Mill coach Mike Hampe.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1994
Anne Arundel County had six individual champs in yesterday's state tournament at Western Maryland College, but five-time 3A-4A champ Old Mill and Northeast, last year's 1A-2A champ, both were dethroned.While Northeast's Kusick twins, second-ranked Marty (112 pounds, 29-1) and top-ranked Mike (119, 30-0), were each repeat titlists, their teammates, second-ranked Steve Smiddy (140, 28-2) and fourth-ranked Matt Jewer (130, 29-2) lost close decisions as Damascus (93.5 points) of Montgomery County edged the Eagles (93)
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