Sparrows Point asserts power over Hereford; Glenelg dominates Hammond; South River takes out Old Mill; Bel Air sweeps tri-meet with Edgewood and Poly while coach Craig Reddish gets his 450th win

by Billy Loverocket

Sparrows Point continued its recent run of success over Hereford and the rest of Baltimore County on Tuesday night in their home gym with a 48-24 victory over the rival Bulls.

The match was close and went back and forth through the first six matches with both squads picking up three wins each. The Point jumped out to a 9-0 lead with a decision by Drew Gorsuch at 195 and a pin by Lexx Carr at 220.

Hereford came back to take a 12-9 lead after pins by Nate Reichert at heavyweight and Noah Traband at 106. After a win by Wayne Brooks at 113 for the Point it was tied at 12 all. The Bulls’ Morgan Vandergrift (120) gave the visitors their final lead of the night with a decision of Gage Carr, 15-12.

The Point took over from here and put four consecutive falls on the scoreboard for a commanding 36-15 lead. Registering the sixes were, Richard Davis (126), Danny Davis (132), Luke Hoenig (138) and Mike Fouts (145).
Hereford was mathematically still alive though, and Zac Zaruba (152) did his part to keep the Bulls’ hopes going with an 8-4 win over Mike Brower.

At 160, Jake Lure shut the door on the visitors with a second period fall, at 2:40, of Jake Doyle. The pin moved the score to 42-18 with just two bouts remaining.

Jimmy Kells added six to Hereford’s tally with a 36 second fall at 170 and Jake Rallo closed the scoring for the home squad with a pin of his own at 182 to leave the final score at 48-24.

Pictured above: Sparrows Point’s Drew Gorsuch (right) works from the bottom during his 8-2 win over Hereford’s Nick Moore, in their bout at 196 which opened the evening.

Sparrows Point 48, Hereford 24
(match started at 195)
195-Drew Gorsuch (SP) dec Nick Moore, 8-2
220-Lexx Carr (SP) pinned Levis Contreras, 5:04
285-Nate Reichert (Her) pinned Justin Kuhn, 2:30
106-Noah Traband (Her) pinned Mike Lewis, :54
113-Wayne Brooks (SP) dec Jack Amos, 10-3
120-Morgan Vandergrift (Her) dec Gage Carr, 13-6
126-Richard Davis (SP) pinned Jack Wickiser, 2:48
132-Danny Davis (SP) pinned Ethan Bell, :50
138-Luke Hoenig (SP) pinned Drew Bowen, 1:34
145-Mike Fouts (SP) pinned Ryne McMurdy, :36
152-Zac Zaruba (Her) dec Mike Brower, 8-4
160-Jake Lure (SP) pinned Jake Doyle, 2:40
170-Jimmy Kells (Her) pinned Kollin Francis, :36
182-Jake Rallo (SP) pinned Willie Miller, 4:11


On Tuesday night at Hammond, Glenelg cruised to its fourth straight Howard County dual meet crown with a dominating 55-5 win in which they won 12 of the 14 bouts.

David Ridenour got the scoring started for the Gladiators at 106 with a 9-4 win over Jabari Pinkney. Hammond answered that with a 1-0 win by Shehzan Dahya over Andres Lopez Campos at 113.

The joy would be short lived for the Golden Bears as they would not win another match until the 220lb weight class. Glenelg’s 10 straight wins from 120 to 195 crushed Hammond’s title hopes.

Tino Campanile started the run with an overtime upset win over Keneth Rios at 120, 4-2. From there it got ugly quickly with Kevin Hansberger putting up a major-decision at 126, Reed Kramer added a decision at 132 and Trey Fleece tacked on three more with a win at 138.

The onslaught of bonus points started at 145 with five of the next six matches ending in six-point wins for the Gladiators. Jared Thomas (145), Jacob Jones (160), Drew Sotka (170), and Sam Alsheimer (195) put up pins. Jake Arnone collected a forfeit at 182. Nick Kingsbury edged Elliott Bauer, 5-4, at 152.

After this stretch the score stood at 49-2 (Hammond lost a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct at 132).
Loic Tueguo earned Hammond’s final points with a 10-4 win over Massimo Conti at 220. Charlie Whitsett added six more to Glenelg’s total with a fall at heavyweight.

Glenelg 55, Hammond 5
106-David Ridenour (GL) dec Jabari Pinkney, 9-4
113-Shehzan Dahya (H) dec Andres Lopez Campos, 1-0
120-Tino Campanile (GL) dec Keneth Rios, 4-2 OT
126-Kevin Hansberger (GL) maj-dec Keiron Wilson, 12-2
132-Reed Kraemer (GL) dec Brayan Rios, 4-2*
138-Trey Fleece (GL) dec Chris Alvarenga, 14-11
145-Jared Thomas (GL) pinned Micah Nowlin, 1:26
152-Nick Kingsbury (GL) dec Elliott Bauer, 5-4
160-Jacob Jones (GL) pinned Nolan Deshields, 2:37
170-Drew Sotka (GL) pinned Shamar Laing, 3:49
182-Jake Arnone (GL) won by forfeit
195-Sam Alsheimer (GL) pinned Linus Sekedjah, :56
220-Loic Tueguo (H) dec Massimo Conti, 10-4
285-Charlie Whitsett (GL) pinned Jusiyah Harper, 4:59
*Hammond was deducted one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct


On Wednesday night at South River, the Seahawks essentially clinched the Anne Arundel County dual meet championship with a 45-20 victory over Old Mill.

With wins over Broadneck and North County already in the bank, even a loss to Southern would still allow South River to claim the crown (the match with Southern is scheduled for this coming Thursday at Southern).

The Seahawks won the first three matches with Mason Smith (106), Nolan Lunsford (113), and Isaac Barber (120) all picking up falls for an 18-0 lead.

Old Mill stormed back to win the next four bouts, but only accrued bonus points in two of those wins (with only one pin). Ryheam Tull (126) and Caron Tull (145) registered regular decisions, Damion Mansapit got the fall at 132 and Jackson Cohenour added a major-decision at 138. This only pulled the Patriots within two, 18-16.
South River snuffed out Old Mill’s hopes for a win with a four-win run of their own. The Seahawks added two pins and two decisions to the scoreboard for an insurmountable 36-16 lead with three bouts left.

Riley Corkran (152) and James Purnell (170) were winners by fall. William Travis (16) and Trenton Puccinelli (182) added decisions.

Levi Garren won at 195 for the Patriots with a major-decision over Niko Nolte, 9-1. Alex Peterson put the Seahawks back in the win column when he edged Nate Flemming, 4-3, in overtime. Defending 4A/3A state champion Ka’Ron Lewis closed the dual with a fall at heavyweight to push the final score to 45-20.

South River 45, Old Mill 20
106-Mason Smith (SR) pinned Trinity Killup, 3:32
113-Nolan Lunsford (SR) pinned Mills, 1:55
120-Isaac Barber (SR) pinned Wright, 4:31
126-Ryheam Tull (OM) dec Ben Robertson, 3-1
132-Damion Mansapit (OM) pinned Johnson, 3:20
138-Jackson Cohenour (OM) maj-dec Joab Patino, 10-2
145-Caron Tull (OM) dec Richards, 5-0
152-Riley Corkran (SR) pinned Brent Newland, 1:00
160-William Travis (SR) dec Baldwin, 7-3
170-James Purnell (SR) pinned Inscore, 3:08
182-Trenton Puccinelli (SR) dec Carter, 8-1
195-Levi Garren (OM) maj-dec Niko Nolte, 9-1
220-Alex Peterson (SR) dec Nate Flemming, 4-3 OT TB
285-Ka’Ron Lewis (SR) pinned Nisewarner, 3:06


At Poly on Wednesday evening Bel Air coach Craig Reddish put his 450th career win in the books. The UCBAC powerhouse was not seriously challenged on this night, downing Edgewood 69-6 and Poly 72-12.

Bel Air 69 – Edgewood 9
120 – B. Lorin BA fft
126 – S. Montgomery BA fall E. McCloud ED 1:08
132 – J. Reed BA fall A. Jackson ED 1:17
138 – S. Mosely BA dec K. Brown ED 7-6
145 – G. Cole BA fft
152 – E. Cole BA fall M. Bonner ED 1:09
160 – D. Abboud BA fall M. Guerrier ED :39
170 – T. Carey ED dec M. Conroy BA 8-4
182 – N. Beyers BA fall H. Briceno ED 1:12
195 – J. Stencil BA fft
220 – J. Brink BA fall T. Hill ED 1:24
285 – D. Johnson ED fall D. Aulakh BA 1:24
106 – K. Thomas BA fall J. Book ED :53
113 – T. Dureza BA fall M. Oliver ED 1:04

Bel Air 72 – Poly 12
126 – S. Montgomery BA fall N. Ureta PO 1:20
132 – J. Reed BA fall R. Reyes PO 1:42
138 – S. Mosley BA fall B. Sau PO 1:26
145 – G. Cole BA fft
152 – E. Cole BA fall D. Javel PO :21
160 – D. Abboud BA DQ
170 – I. Owens PO fall M. Conroy BA 1:34
182 – N. Beyers BA fall R. Wingate PO 3:37
195 – J. Stencil BA fall M. Allen PO 2:55
220 – M. Crawford PO fall J. Brink BA 4:53
285 – D. Alukah BA fft
106 – C. Thomas BA fall E. Eisler PO :36
113 – T. Dureza BA fft
120 – B. Lorin BA fall D. Overton PO :31