By MARILYN JANUS
Despite some fired-up individual performances from South Hagerstown on its home mat, Middletown's well-schooled wrestlers claimed 7 of 13 weight classes and edged the Rebels, 39-30, in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League dual meet Thursday.
"We wrestle the center of the mat, that's where the action is," said Knights coach Jim Schartner "We stress being positive, and using your head. Wrestling is mental as well as physical."
South's ever-improving Jon Showe (103) jumpstarted the action by powering Dan Cline onto his back for a pin in exactly one minute. Teammate Luy Doan (112), avenging Wednesday night's loss to Williamsport's Josh Swartz, traded shots and reversals with Josh Tregoning for six wild and crazy moments before winning, 14-13.