The Point hangs 62-10 loss on Patterson Mill, Rallo gets 100th win


The match on Tuesday evening at Sparrows Point High School was not expected to have much overall drama or be a close dual meet. Those expectations played out as No.12 Sparrows Point rolled to a 62-10 over Harford County’s Patterson Mill.

“I was happy with how we came out,” Point coach Mike Whisner said. “They have some good kids over there. We came out hyped with Senior Night. I thought Zach Barnickel getting that win at 220 got the crowd going. I’m just proud of the guys. We’re just trying to stay healthy at this time of the year.”

Barnickel’s :40 second pin of Ty Darden did set the tone for the night as six points were regularly collected by the home team.

Richard Davis catches Brian Wheatley on his back.

No. 12 Mason Sprinkel put six on the board for Patterson Mill with a second period fall of Justin Kuhn, 3:19. The Huskies would not build any momentum from this result as they forfeited the next two weights to, No. 13 Dom Ambrosino (106) and Tyler Maynor (113).

Kyle Pulket tried to keep things interesting for the visitors and brought the team within eight, at 18-10, with his 10-1 major-decision over Nathan Jacoby at 126.

But alas, the Huskies would put no more points on the board as the Point swept the last nine matches. Aidon Argueta received a forfeit at 126 followed by No. 8 Richard Davis dismantling Brian Wheatley, 13-2, at 132.

The next four matches were won by Point seniors, No. 14 Matt Fouts got a forfeit at 138, Luke Hoenig (145) and Kendrick Ehmani (152) won tight bouts versus their Huskie foes, and Jake Lure (160) put a fall in the books, 3:15.

At 170, No. 6 Jake Rallo collected his 100th win by running up a major-decision against Eric Neutzling, 16-3.

Lexx Carr picks up a fall on senior night.

“I thought it was nice,” said Rallo. “I’m proud. I’m happy. (I was nervous) a little bit. I’m nervous before every match. It was just another match. I like home matches (so) I’m glad I did it here.”

Mike Brower (182) and Lexx Carr (195) closed the meet with pins. Brower only took 30 seconds to end Phillip Serrell’s night. No. 5 Carr went into the second frame to get his in 2:53 over No. 14 Connor Morton.

Whisner talked about the immediate road ahead for his squad.

“We have South River on Thursday. Then we have a tri on Monday with Milford (Mill) and Chesapeake and then we’re getting ready for regional duals on the following Wednesday.”

***All rankings referenced are by BillyB’s Wrestling World

Pictured above: Sparrows Point’s Jake Rallo works from the top during his major decision over Erick Neutzling, at 170, the 100th win of Rallo’s high school career.

Sparrows Point 62, Patterson Mill 10
(match started at 220)
220-Zach Barnickel (SP) pinned Ty Darden, :40
285-Mason Sprinkel (PM) pinned Justin Kuhn, 3:19
106-Dom Ambrosino (SP) won by forfeit
113-Tyler Maynor (SP) won by forfeit
120-Kyle Pulket (PM) maj-dec Nathan Jacoby, 10-1
126-Aidon Argueta (SP) won by forfeit
132-Richard Davis (SP) maj-dec Brian Wheatley, 13-2
138-Matt Fouts (SP) won by forfeit
145-Luke Hoenig (SP) dec Jae-Hoon Choi, 3-1
152-Nate Weller (PM) dec Kendrick Ehmani, 8-3
160-Jake Lure (SP) pinned Carl Young, 3:15
170-Jake Rallo (SP) maj-dec Eric Neutzling, 16-3
182-Mike Brower (SP) pinned Phillip Serrell, :30
195-Lexx Carr (SP) pinned Connor Morton, 2:53