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Devils put best foot in

January 09, 2002

Devils put best foot in



By AL DITZEL
alfredd@herald-mail.com
Greencastle 51 Boonsboro 18

103-Heath Myers (G) p. Eric Bryson, 1:43; 112-Andrew Bryson (B) p. Dakota Mong, 1:40; 119-Jake Stottlemyer (B) p. Danny Signore, 1:40; 125-T.J. Clevenger (G) forfeit; 130-double forfeit; 135-Chad Clopper (G) p. Mike Wood, 3:07; 140-Ben Wood (B) p. Jon Berkleu, 3:26; 152-Justin Mason (G) d. Zach Stipanovic, 9-6; 160-Mark Bitner (G) by injury default over Jimmy Wilson; 171-James Amsley (G) p. Daniel Harman, 2:55; 189-Dan Horst (G) forfeit; 275-Tony Miller (G) forfeit.

Records-Greencastle-Antrim 6-6, Boonsboro 1-5.



BOONSBORO - Greencastle-Antrim, holding a 24-0 lead before any bouts were wrestled Tuesday night, did what it needed in scoring a 51-18 victory over Boonsboro.

The Blue Devils (6-6) won five of the eight bouts wrestled, including pins by James Amsley (171 pounds), Heath Myers (103) and Chad Clopper (135). Besides the pins, Greencastle outscored Boonsboro 16-5 in takedowns.

"Coach wanted me to work from my feet," Greencastle senior Justin Mason said after winning his 152-pound bout over Zach Stipanovic, 9-6. "I think I need most work at neutral. I'd like to just take him down and go for the pin, but this was better for me."

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Mason (12-3) beat Stipanovic 3-1 in takedowns while Amsley (6-7) had five takedowns before scoring a pin in 2:55.

"Coach wanted me to work my feet," Amsley said. "I had a 58-second pin against (Boonsboro) last year, but coach wanted me to work of takedowns."

Greencastle took the first bout of the night at 160 when Mark Britner won by default over Jimmy Wilson. Wilson had the bout's first takedown, but appeared to hurt his neck in the first period. Britner rallied scoring a takedown for an 8-5 lead when Wilson had to stop wrestling.

Amsley followed with his dominating performance and, two forfeits later, the match was essentially over.

Boonsboro (1-5) did score back-to-back pins by Andrew Bryson (112) and Jake Stottlemyer (119) and Ben Wood (140) had the Warriors other win/pin.

Like undercard bouts, that led to Mason-Stipanovic at 152.

"A lot of people think I get my toughness from Greencastle, and I do," Mason, who wrestled two years at North Hagerstown, said. "But, I'd like to say that coach Greg Slick (North) has made a great difference in my life.

"I know what it's like to wrestle in Maryland," Mason, a senior, said. "I used to think it was tough because we did so well at North. But, when I moved to Pennsylvania between my sophomore and junior years, I learned the difference.

"Wrestling is a lot more popular in Pennsylvania," he said. "We're a young team and a match like this really helps our younger wrestlers."

Mason said he will likely wrestle at Shippensburg University next year.

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