The Sparrows Point wrestling team added three more dual match wins by wide margins last week, with one being much wider than anticipated.
The Pointers won at Hereford 61-15 on Dec. 17 in what was thought to be their toughest test of the season to date (aside from invitational duals tournaments).
Sparrows Point won 11 of 14 matches against the Bulls, losing only at 152 pounds, 195 and 285.
“I was a little surprised at the result,” Sparrows Point coach Mike Whisner said. “Hereford is a quality program, but they had a couple of kids who were sick or injured.”
After Dom Ambrosino won a 6-1 decision at 106 pounds, Taylor Maynor (112) pinned his opponent in 5:50, followed by two Hereford forfeits and a 21-0 lead.
Sparrows Point led 31-0 before Hereford got a pin at 152 pounds.
The Pointers also had pins from Austin Jarvis (145 pounds, 2:34), Jake Lure (160, 3:54), Michael Brower (170, 1:04) and Jake Rallo (182, 2:58),
(Hereford also forfeited at 220 pounds.)
Sparrows Point then went to Eastern Tech for a tri-match on Thursday, where it beat the Mavericks 72-7 and New Town 82-0.
The Mavericks won two weight classes: 113 pounds, where Matt Haines took a 9-1 major decision; and 120 pounds, where Dorrian Jackson won an 11-6 decision.
Jackson’s win gave Eastern Tech an early 3-0 lead, which turned into a 72-3 deficit by the time Haines wrestled.
The Mavericks forfeited four weight classes. gifting Sparrows Point 24 points.
Getting pins for the Pointers were Wayne Brooks (132 pounds, 3:13), Richard Davis (138, 1:16), Luke Hoenig (145, 1:49), Kendrick Emani (152, 3:23), Lure (160, 22 seconds), Jake Rallo (170, 44 seconds), Brower (182, 58 seconds) and Ambrosino (106, 20 seconds).
The New Town match featured six forfeits by the Titans, seven Sparrows Point pins and one decision — a 9-1 victory by Hoenig at 145 pounds.
At 170 pounds, rallo pinned another state-ranked wrestler in 1:19.
Davis, Emani (41 seconds), Lure (18 seconds), Brower, Lexx Carr (56 seconds) and Shawn Woolford also had pins.
Looking ahead, the schedule does get tougher for Sparrows Point, and not just from Owings ills.
“We wrestle South River, and they just beat Damascus,” Whisner said. “Patterson Mill is always strong. But we have our work cut out for us next weekend at the Damascus Holiday Tournament.”
In addition to the host Hornets, who have won multiple state duals championships, the Damacus Tournament includes public-school powers Urbana, Oakdale, Williamsport, South Carroll and Glenelg; D.C.-area private schools Bullis Prep, DeMatha, Georgetown Day School and Good Counsel; and out-of-state powers Cambridge (Georgia), Lake Braddock (Va.), West Springfield (Va.), Berkeley Springs (W. Va.) and J.J. Pearce (Texas).