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Hubs start over with strong win

January 05, 2001

Hubs start over with strong win



By ADELINE STAEBLER / Staff Correspondent

photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer

North over FSKNorth Hagerstown wrestling coach Greg Slick wanted his team to come back from the holiday break wrestling well.

Thursday night, the Hubs started the new year right, avenging a third-place finish at the Francis Scott Key Holiday Tournament with a 42-30 win over the Eagles in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

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"It wasn't so much of a revenge thing as much as it was that it's an important MVAL match," Slick said. "It's just the idea of coming back after the Christmas break and starting to wrestle well again."

"We knew they'd be thinking that they could take the MVAL title, so we had to show them that they couldn't beat us," North's Quentin Campbell (189) said.

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The Eagles' Jimmy Weishar (130) had a 4-0 decision to give FSK a 15-12 lead, but pins by Jimmy Starkey (135), Scott Greenwald (140), Wayne Boward (145) and Dustin McDonough (152) gave the Hubs a 36-15 lead going into the end of the meet.

"Any time you talk about a tight dual meet like this, you have to talk about pins a lot," Slick said. "It's really imprtant for you to get pins at weight classes where you can score six points. Try to avoid getting pins at weight classes where you've got some kids that are pretty evenly matched."

Hub lightweight Mike Wagner (103) pinned Key's T.J. Favdale in 1:56 to kick the Hubs into a 6-0 lead.

"I didn't really know too much about him because I had never wrestled him before, so I just assumed he was good and I tried to wrestle him hard," Wagner (7-0) said. "I worked three-quarters, but he got out of it. When they called blood time, (Slick) called me over and told me to try a turk into a half-nelson, so I tried that and it worked."

Steve Fravel (119) and Campbell also had pins for the Hubs. Campbell's came with seconds left in the match over Dustin Wiles, who beat him at the Key tournament.

"This week I was just ready to go, I knew I had to beat him for the team," Campbell (10-5) said. "I just knew that I could beat him because I beat him last year, so I just psyched myself up to beat him."

North 42, FSK 30


103 - Mike Wagner (N) p T.J. Favdale, 1:56; 112 - Lee Crowl (F) p Tony Mussalino, 2:09; 119 - Steve Fravel (N) p T.J. Lookingbill, 3:07; 125 - Josh Kelleman (F) p Matt Ranelli, 4:23; 130 - Jimmy Weishar (F) dec. Ryan Flurrie, 4-0; 135 - Jimmy Starkey (N) p Robbie Smith, :56; 140 - Scott Greenwald (N) p Chris Paulsgrove, 3:10; 145 - Wayne Boward (N) p Patrick Korn, 3:00; 152 - Dustin McDonough (N) p Josh Velte, 3:03; 160 - Jason Bloom (F) dec. Jason Hinkle, 6-3; 171 - Dan Holler (F) p Brian Hayes, 1:43; 189 - Quentin Campbell (N) p Dustin Wiles, 5:19; 275 - Cory Stouffer (F) p Chad Coles, 3:35.

Records: North 7-0, FSK 1-1.

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