The Sparrows Point wrestling team opened their 2105-16 dual meet season with six pins, Tuesday, to help propel the Pointers to a 63-15 win over visiting Owings Mills.
The Pointers, who graduated seven seniors from last year’s regional championship team, did a nice job by getting seven straight wins between the 106-145 weight classes.
Coach Mike Whisner was pleased with the way his team wrestled in the first match of the season.
“We are an extremely young team. I’m glad we got the first team win,” said Whisner. “We thought we matched up well with them, our strengths with their strengths. The match at 132 (Freshman Max Hammond def. Hester, 6-3) was huge. I thought that match was the key match that got us the win.”
Hammond, who is hoping to get to states, was thrilled to just help his team earn their first victory of the year.
“I’m excited and ready for a good year,” proclaimed the 170-pounder.
Some other key matches of the night saw last season’s 106lb region champion Skyler Minutelli defeat Tyson McDuffy, 9-5, for a victory at 120.
Ethan Hoenig completed a pin 37 seconds into his 126lb match against D’Andre McCray.
Owings Mills’ David Hollingsworth was the main bright spot for the Eagles as he pinned Taylor Randolph at the 1:31 mark in the second period of the 152lb match for six points.
Next up for Owings Mills is the Grindstone Duals this Friday at Winters Mill and Sparrows Point will wrestle in the Joppatowne Duals this weekend.
SPARROWS POINT 63, OWINGS MILLS 15
106: SP Fouts pin. OM Lee :24 1st period pts 6
113: SP Davis pin. OM Rouzer :32 1st period pts 6
120: SP Skyler Minutelli def. OM McDuffy 9-5 pts 3
126: SP Ethan Hoenig pin. OM McCray :37 6 pts
132: SP Max Hammond def OM Hester 6-3 3 pts
138: SP Shane Williams def OM McDuffy 5-0 3 pts
145: SP Brown pin OM Holt 1:55 6 pts
152: OM David Hollingsworth pin SP Taylor Randolph 1:31 6 pts
160: SP Hager pin OM Little 1:39 2nd period, 6 pts
170: SP Hammond pin OM Simpons :26 1st period 6 pts
182: SP Drzewiscki pin OM Space :54 1st period 6 pts
195: OM Shipman def SP Hux 18-11 3rd period 3 pts
220: SP Nick Borsa Win by Forfeit 6 pts
285: OM Charles Win by Forfeit 6 pts