Hubs in position to win Hub Cup trophy

January 06, 2012|By BOB PARASILITI |

HAGERSTOWN — North Hagerstown High School is becoming well known for throwing a heck of a wrestling party.

And this time, the Hubs have a decent chance of keeping all the silverware at home.

North used a dominating run by its upper weights to become second to one. The Hubs sit in second place with 92 points after the quarterfinal round of the 25th annual Hub Cup tournament.

The Hubs trail Urbana by 6 1/2 points in the chase for the title in the 20-team tournament.

North’s late charge up the standings was keyed by a pair of convincing pins by Amont Hawkins at 220 pounds and Dylan Dopson at 285. Add a 7-3 decision by Connor McHose at 182 and the Hubs took the express route to the top of the list.

They are joined in the semifinals by Kenneth Burns (170), Ryan Hartsock (145), Brendon Colbert (120) and Duncan Yeisley (113), giving the Hubs representatives in half of the 14 weight classes.

The rest of the area fared fairly well, but the field was thinned as some were bounced in the quarterfinals.

Mountain Ridge (80) is in third place, followed by South Carroll (77 1/2) and Catoctin (70). Musselman is sixth and Waynesboro is eighth.

South Hagerstown, leaning on a pair of heavyweights of its own, checks in at 12th, while Williamsport is 13th, Boonsboro 14th, Saint James 17th and Greencastle-Antrim 19th after the first day of competition.

The Rebels were led by Aaron Rowland (285), Marquil Holt (220) and Chris Collins (182), who all are in the semifinals.

Rowland will face Dopson in a intra-city matchup in today’s semifinals.

Musselman placed five of its lighter weights into the semifinals. P.J. Dolan (106), Zac MaGee (120), Kody Keman (126), Danny Arndt (145) and Cody Spinks (152) will return to action today looking to advance to the finals.

Williamsport had problems in the quarterfinals, but heads into the semis behind Zach Shoemaker at 160, who advanced with a pair of technical falls to become the only Wildcat to reach the final four.

Joe Minoglio (145) and Dalton Hawkins (120) are the only Boonsboro wrestlers to reach the semifinals. Saint James was shut out.

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