Pointer wrestlers sweep South River Duals, stay un­beaten

Dun­dalk to de­but wrestling in­vi­ta­tional this week­end

The Dundalk Eagle - - Sports And Recreation - By BILL GATES [email protected]­pub.com

The Spar­rows Point wrestling team ended 2018 with an­other per­fect tour­na­ment per­for­mance as the Point­ers claimed the team ti­tle at the South River Duals on Dec. 29.

Spar­rows Point de­feated all nine op­po­nents at the tour­na­ment to raise its record to 23-0.

The tough­est match was against host South River, which would fin­ish sec­ond in the team stand­ings with an 8-1 record. Spar­rows Point de­feated the Sea­hawks 39-36 to clinch the tour­na­ment crown.

In ad­di­tion to beat­ing the host school, which en­tered the tour­na­ment ranked higher than Spar­rows Point in the Sun’s metro poll, the Point­ers also knocked off de­fend­ing state cham­pion Hunt­ing­town 40-31.

Spar­rows Point also knocked off Eastern shore power Kent Is­land, 48-30.

The other six matches were rel­a­tively easy, with the Point­ers de­feat­ing Eleanor Roo­sevelt 72-10; Reser­voir 68-9; North­ern 50-23; Al­bert Ein­stein 70-9; North­east 54-24; and Clarks­burg 63-18.

“What I liked was, we did it without sev­eral starters,” Spar­rows Point coach Mike Whis­ner said.

Spar­rows Point had four in­di­vid­ual weight class win­ners: Wayne Brooks (113 pounds); Richard Davis (126); Luke Hoenig (138); and Jake Rallo (170).

The Point­ers opened the new year with a 66-15 win at Carver A&T on Thurs­day.

Spar­rows Point was to host Parkville on Thurs­day. It has been six years since the Point­ers have lost a reg­u­lar-sea­son dual match (not count­ing tour­na­ments. Their win­ning streak cur­rently stands at 79.

Dun­dalk lost at Ca­tonsville on Thurs­day, 45-35, while Pat­ap­sco lost to vis­it­ing Franklin 66-12.

The Owls will de­but their new “King of the Mat” duals tour­na­ment on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day. Twenty teams are ex­pected to com­pete in the two-day event, which re­places Dun­dalk’s usual wrestling duals tour­na­ment which was called “The Bat­tle for the Ban­ner.”

In­door track

Dun­dalk took its boys team to the South­ern Mary­land In­door Clas­sic on Sat­ur­day at the Prince Ge­orge’s County Sport­sPlex and re­ceived an im­pres­sive per­for­mance from its 800-me­ter re­lay team.

The quar­tet of Jor­dan Wil­liams, Mar­quis Marable, Se’Vion Thomp­son and Taishaun Crad­dock fin­ished third with a time of 1:33.11 — the best time posted in Class 3A so far this sea­son.

Bullis Prep, a pri­vate school, won the event with a time of 1:28.39, while Class 4A school Paint Branch took sec­ond in 1:31.16.

Crad­dock also fin­ished sev­enth in the 55-me­ter dash with a time of 6.75, and fifth in the 55-me­ter hur­dles (7.80).

Wil­liams fin­ished 12th in the 55 me­ters (6.84).

The Dun­dalk boys fin­ished fifth in a 13-team meet on Fri­day at CCBC Es­sex.

Jor­dan Wil­liams (6.92) and Adam Lman­sour (7.04) fin­ished sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively, in the 55-me­ter dash for the Owls.

Taishaun Crad­dock (8.30) and Se’Vion Thomp­son (8.940 took third and sixth, re­spec­tively in the 55-me­ter hur­dles, while Thomas Hamby (40-5) took third in the shot­put.

Ma­lik Brown fin­ished fourth in the pole vault (9-6) and sixth in the high jump (5-2).

The 4x160-me­ter re­lay team of Wil­liams, Thomp­son, Brown and Lman­sour fin­ished third in 1:22.54.

Har­ford Tech de­feated Du­laney for the team ti­tle, 134.5 to 128.4. Tow­son (57.2 points) was third, fol­lowed by Bel Air (43.9) and Dun­dalk (43).

For the Dun­dalk girls, Key­ona Henry (26-9) fin­ished sec­ond in the shot­put.

Har­ford Tech won the girls meet by a 142.5 to 87 mar­gin over Bel Air, with Du­laney (83 points) tak­ing third, fol­lowed by Elk­ton (41) and Tow­son (38. Dun­dalk tied for 10th place with nine points.

Girls bas­ket­ball

Pat­ap­sco (1-5) picked up its first win of the sea­son with a 45-12 vic­tory at Spar­rows Point on Fri­day.

The Pa­tri­ots were to host Parkville on Wednes­day and Pikesville on Fri­day be­fore play­ing at Dun­dalk on Jan­uary 16.

The Owls (0-6) lost at Pikesville on Fri­day. Dun­dalk was to play at Carver A&T on Wednes­day be­fore host­ing Here­ford on Fri­day.

Spar­rows Point (1-4) lost at Du­laney on Fri­day 63-26. The Point­ers were to host Loch raven on Wednes­day and Mil­ford Mill on Fri­day.

Te Dun­dalk 800-me­ter re­lay team of (from left, wear­ing medals) Jor­dan Wil­liams, Mar­quis Marable, Se’Vion Thomp­son and Taishaun Crad­dock took third at the South­ern Mary­land In­door Clas­sic on Sat­ur­day with a time of 1:33.1 — cur­rently the top Class 3A time in the state for the event.

PHO­TOS BY BILL GATES

Pat­ap­sco’s Ja­cob Dempsey pinned his Franklin op­po­nent for one of the few bright spots for the Pa­tri­ots dur­ing a 66-12 loss.

Alex Ratliff bat­tles a Franklin wrestler dur­ing the Pa­tri­ots loss to the In­di­ans last week.

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