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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun | February 11, 1995
With eight wrestlers advancing to the semifinal round, fifth-ranked Owings Mills is solidly in first place after the first day of competition at the 35th Baltimore County Wrestling Championships at Dulaney High School.Through last night's quarterfinal round, the Golden Eagles led with 96.5 points, followed by defending champion Perry Hall (50), Dulaney (49), Hereford (48.5) and Eastern Tech (42.5).Owings Mills will attempt to win its third county crown in five years when the competition resumes today at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 5 p.m.Remaining for the Eagles are Adam Fink (119 pounds)
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March 7, 2007
Boys Josh Asper Hereford, wrestling The junior won a battle of Class 2A-1A state champions, 6-2, over Southern of Garrett County's Justin Ratliff at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday night to become the Bulls' first three-time state titlist. The 160-pounder earned his 24th pin of the season in his first of four tournament bouts, and won his next three matches by a combined 18-3 to raise his record to 39-0 this season and 114-7 for his career. Asper has won 50 consecutive bouts since an 8-7 loss to Hammond's three-time state champ, Vince Taweel, in February 2006.
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By Lem Satterfield | February 9, 1995
Yesterday's seven-team Friends Invitational amounted to a workout for No. 5 Owings Mills before tomorrow's county tournament, as well as an opportunity to gain valuable points toward the regional and state tournaments.Owings Mills had 12 finalists and individual champs Steve Kellner (112 pounds), Josh Ellin (125, 22-1), Ari Dolid (130, 21-1), Jimmy Hudson (135, 21-3), Steve Kessler (140, 23-0), Shaun Andoll (145), Josh Ezrine (160), Kirk Lurie (189) and Anthony Smith (Hwt.)Pikesville (12-2)
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By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN REPORTERS | March 7, 2007
Baltimore County crowned four individual state champs at last weekend's 4A-3A and 2A-1A tournaments at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. At 145 pounds, there was 4A-3A champ Matt Jacobs of Dulaney and 2A-1A champ Tony Mack of Owings Mills. There was also three-time 2A-1A champion Josh Asper (160) of Hereford and 4A-3A champ Alex Harper (285) of Woodlawn. Their collective victories raised to 120 the number of individual titles county wrestlers have earned since the state tournament's inception in 1970.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1995
Shaun Andoll of Owings Mills racked up an 11-1 victory over Pikesville's Jason Gelber at 160 pounds to clinch the Class 1A-2A North Region dual-meet title for the host Eagles last night.Kirk Lurie (189) and Nick Papatonakis (Hwt.) later registered pins and Owings Mills finished with a 44-15 triumph, the second time the Baltimore County champions had beaten Pikesville this season.In the semifinals, Owings Mills scored a 42-21 victory over North Harford, and Pikesville got a pin from heavyweight Steve Davis to hold off Fallston, 34-22.
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March 7, 2007
Boys Josh Asper Hereford, wrestling The junior won a battle of Class 2A-1A state champions, 6-2, over Southern of Garrett County's Justin Ratliff at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday night to become the Bulls' first three-time state titlist. The 160-pounder earned his 24th pin of the season in his first of four tournament bouts, and won his next three matches by a combined 18-3 to raise his record to 39-0 this season and 114-7 for his career. Asper has won 50 consecutive bouts since an 8-7 loss to Hammond's three-time state champ, Vince Taweel, in February 2006.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to the Sun | February 17, 1994
On Tuesday, Towson and Hereford had days to remember at the Baltimore County Wrestling Championships, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, and landing two wrestlers in the finals.Yesterday, however, in the first Class 1A-2A North Region dual-meet championships at Owings Mills, both had nights to forget.Owings Mills soundly defeated both teams, first beating Towson, 49-15, then Hereford, 44-23, to earn a spot in Saturday's Class 1A-2A state semifinals at Westminster High School.Golden Eagles coach Guy Pritzger attributed the lopsided scores to good matchups.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | July 10, 1994
Being the third of four wrestling Kessler brothers, Steve Kessler faced plenty of pressure last season as a freshman at Owings Mills.His brother Kevin, 22, was a state champ for Chesapeake High in Baltimore County in 1989. Greg, 18, won three state titles for Owings Mills from 1990 through 1993 and enters his freshman year of eligibility at Rider University this fall. Mike, 7, placed second in the first junior league tournament he wrestled."Because he [Steve] was my brother, people always tried to get inside his head, but he's not the kind of kid who gets flustered by that," said Greg, who has a full scholarship at Rider.
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December 5, 1996
1. Owings Mills (No. 1 last season): Two-time champions' seven state qualifiers include three-time champ Steve Kessler (152, 109-0), Ari Dolid (145, runner-up), Drew Bowers (135, fourth states), region champs Steve Kellner (125) and Anthony Smith (heavyweight)2. Mount St. Joseph (2): Dan Mattson (145), Kyle Chiaverrini (125), Mike Schaal (152) led recent upset of state champion DeMatha.3. Hammond (3): The Class 1A-2A duals champs return county tri-champ Josh Zillmer (145), county champs Jared Zillmer (119)
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | February 6, 1994
On the surface, yesterday's Friends Invitational appeared kind to No. 8 Perry Hall.The Gators walked away with three individual titles after having five wrestlers make the championship round in the tournament that does not keep team scores.But dig a little deeper, and it's easy to see why Perry Hall coach Al Miller did not feel very happy when the tournament ended last night.Even though Steve Boothe (119 pounds, 22-2, ranked fourth in state), Brian Yoakum (145, 20-3) and Jeff Taylor (189, 23-2)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporter | March 3, 2007
COLLEGE PARK -- While Arundel's Nicole Woody continued her assault on Maryland high school wrestling history, Class 2A-1A three-time state champion Vince Taweel of Hammond lost last night at the state wrestling tournament at Maryland's Cole Field House. Woody (33-3), at 103 pounds, pinned Magruder's Davish Chasker, rolled to a 13-3 rout of Westminster's Brian Lillehaug and next meets Tuscorora's C.J. Savage in her quest to be the first girl to win a Maryland title and only the nation's second to do so while competing against boys.
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By Ed Lee and Ed Lee,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2002
Eight Chesapeake wrestlers have a shot at individual championships after completing the semifinal round at the 43rd annual Anne Arundel County Tournament at Old Mill High last night. Shane Fraser (103 pounds), Corey Bowers (112), Steve Yaruta (119), Matt Eveleth (125), Jim Woodland (130), Chris Grove (135), Chad LaPlanche (160) and Jason Shehane (189) advanced to this afternoon's finals for the No. 9 Cougars. No. 7 Annapolis and No. 8 Old Mill were tied for second with five wrestlers in the finals.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1997
Tommy Free of Sparrows Point won his fourth successive Region 1A-2A North championship with a 13-2 victory over Steve Kellner of Owings Mills at 125, and heavyweight Greg Forbes of Milford Mill held off Anthony Smith of Owings Mills, 3-2, in pairings matching returning champions in the program at Havre de Grace yesterday.Free (31-1, 121-4), who won one Harford County title at Edgewood and three at Sparrows Point, now has two regional titles at 103, one at 119, and one at 125. Kellner (31-5)
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By Jeff Seidel Aberdeen, Fallston set pace and Jeff Seidel Aberdeen, Fallston set pace,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1997
With a 52-point lead over Old Mill after last night's quarterfinals and semifinals, No. 2 Arundel appeared well on its way to defending its Anne Arundel County Wrestling Tournament crown in the 38th annual event at Chesapeake High.For the Class 3A-4A state duals champion Wildcats, Pat Ortman (119), Brian Schroeder (125), Wayne Nichols (130), Graham Harris (140), Isaac Haertel (152), Rob Connolly (160) and Matt Neidig (171) all reached the finals.Reaching the finals for No. 7 Old Mill, a nine-time tournament winner, were No. 5 Chris Combs (112)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1996
Other wrestlers are stronger, more imposing, able to dish out more punishment. Others strike more fear into opponents with pinning maneuvers such as headlocks, bearhugs or gut-wrenches.But precious few can create minute openings in opponents' defenses, then slice through them with laser-like accuracy and maximum results. Nor can many take advantage of an opponent's momentum and work the angles -- at least, not like Steve Kessler."When I wrestle, I feel like there's a move or hold that'll work from any position.
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December 5, 1996
1. Owings Mills (No. 1 last season): Two-time champions' seven state qualifiers include three-time champ Steve Kessler (152, 109-0), Ari Dolid (145, runner-up), Drew Bowers (135, fourth states), region champs Steve Kellner (125) and Anthony Smith (heavyweight)2. Mount St. Joseph (2): Dan Mattson (145), Kyle Chiaverrini (125), Mike Schaal (152) led recent upset of state champion DeMatha.3. Hammond (3): The Class 1A-2A duals champs return county tri-champ Josh Zillmer (145), county champs Jared Zillmer (119)
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1997
Tommy Free of Sparrows Point won his fourth successive Region 1A-2A North championship with a 13-2 victory over Steve Kellner of Owings Mills at 125, and heavyweight Greg Forbes of Milford Mill held off Anthony Smith of Owings Mills, 3-2, in pairings matching returning champions in the program at Havre de Grace yesterday.Free (31-1, 121-4), who won one Harford County title at Edgewood and three at Sparrows Point, now has two regional titles at 103, one at 119, and one at 125. Kellner (31-5)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | January 12, 1994
His team has just two seniors, but Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker's 12th-ranked Eagles wrestled like seasoned veterans in last night's 45-13 victory over Towson."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1996
Owings Mills (142.5 points), ranked No. 1 in the state, obliterated the 1A-2A record for total points, and Steve Kessler (145) improved to a state-record 109-0 as the Eagles won their second straight state title, their fourth overall, yesterday at Western Maryland College.Kessler, a junior, used two technical falls, a 9-0 semifinal decision of Northeast's region champ T. R. Fleming, and a 12-4 title-bout rout of Southern-Garrett's No. 6 Nathan Rickman (34-2) to help the Eagles (18-1) eclipse the scoring record (125)
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By LEM SATTERFIELD | May 26, 1995
Top-seeded McDonogh, the defending champ, and No. 2 seed Mount St. Joseph, last year's runner-up, are trying to keep the private schools state baseball title in the Baltimore area for the third straight year in today's semifinals at the University of Maryland's Shipley Field.Mount St. Joseph, the event's inaugural champion two years ago, takes on No. 3 seed Riverdale Baptist at 4 p.m., and McDonogh faces No. 5 Good Counsel at 7 p.m.McDonogh and Mount St. Joseph were 2-2 against each other in this year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference, with the Gaels being tournament runners-up to three-time champ Calvert Hall.
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