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Wrestling: Revenge isn't as sweet as the victory for Leopards

February 11, 2012|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO — Members of the Smithsburg wrestling team will say this one match didn’t mean wany more than any other match.

Even so, it was “gettin’ even” time. And the Leopards didn’t waste the opportunity.

Smithsburg held its own and used five forfeit wins in a 48-35 MVAL Antietam victory over host Boonsboro to earn a measure of revenge on Saturday during the final segment of a tri-match, which included Manchester Valley.

Manchester Valley swept the Washington County teams, defeating Smithsburg 46-30 and Boonsboro 57-18. But the Leopards got the one that really counted in their books.

Smithsburg avenged last year’s loss to Boonsboro, its first-ever loss to the Warriors.

“It wasn’t a priority,” Smithsburg coach Joe Dietrich said. “It was good to get the win.”

Boonsboro led just once against Smithsburg as Dakota Pfeiffer pinned Smithsburg’s Cory Michael in the 195-pound bout to give Boonsboro a 6-0 lead.

After receiving two forfeits, Smithsburg picked up its first pin of the match at 106 when Dylan Bryce pinned Gage Nicodemus. Smithsburg gave a forfeit at 113 to allow Boonsboro to close the gap to 18-12.

The five forfeits became a huge hurdle Boonsboro coach Mike McGill knew would be difficult to overcome.

“We drew up how the forfeits would be a factor, and we knew it was going to be tough,” McGill said. “It was unfortunate we couldn’t come out with a few more wins.”

After Smithsburg got a pin from Ryan Milligan at 120, Boonsboro won the next two bouts. Dalton Hawkins scored a pin at 126 and Charles Anoman recorded a technical fall at 132 to close Smithsburg’s lead to 24-23.

The Leopards (8-11, 1-5) and the Warriors (9-13, 1-5) split the next two matches — pins by Smithsburg’s Dillan Harbaugh (138) and Boonsboro’s David Wilbraham (145) —  before Smithsburg was aided by another forfeit, putting the Leopards up 36-29 with three matches left.

Davon Clark recorded the fastest pin of the match, pinning Smithsburg’s Marco Ortega in 36 seconds at 160, cutting the Warriors’ deficit to 36-35.

But Dalton Condo won by pin at 170 and Travis Leopold won by forfeit at 182 to wrap up the Leopards’ victory.

Condo, Leopold, Sam Keyser (220), Saul Hererra (285) and Chase Scott (152) each went 2-0 on the day for Smithsburg.

Manchester Valley 57, Boonsboro 18
182 — McIlwee (B) fft.; 195 — Keeney (M) fft.; 220 — double fft.; 285 — double fft.; 106 — Brodie (M) p. Nicodemus, 0:40; 113 — McAleer (M) p. Stauffer; 120 — Prunty (B) p. Christman, 1:45; 126 — A. Lopez (M) fft.; 132 — Janewitz (M) d. Krantz, 5-2; 138 — Wilbraham (B) p. Hull, 0:50;  145 — M. Lopez (M) fft.; 152 — Hennon (M) p. Minoglio; 160 — Wagner (M) p. Clark, 3:58; 170 — Mueller (M) p. Urama, 5:51.

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Manchester Valley 46, Smithsburg 30
170 — Condo (S) p. Mueller, 4:34; 182 — Leopold (S) p. Petrowitz, 0:53; 195 — Keeney (M) p. Michael, 0:42; 220 — Keyser (S) fft.; 285 Hererra (S) fft.; 106 — Brodie (M) d. Bryce, 9-5; 113 — McAleer (M) fft.; 120 — McAleer (M) d. Milligan, 11-10; 126 — A. Lopez (M) p. Lampasona; 132 — Janewitz (M) d. Roberts, 10—1; 138 — Hull (M) p. Harbaugh, 1:14; 145 — M. Lopez (M) p. Matchler, 2:41; 152 — Scott (S) p. Hennon, 1:23; 160 — Wagner (M) p. Ortega, 0:26.


Smithsburg 48, Boonsboro 35
195 — Pfeiffer (B) p. Michael, 4:15; 220 — Keyser (S) fft.; 285 — Hererra (S) fft.; 106 — Bryce (S) p. Nicodemus, 2:05; 113 — Stauffer (B) fft.; 120 — Milligan (S) p. Prunty, 2:05; 126 — Hawkins (B) p. Lampasona, 0:39; 132 — Anoman (B) t.f. Roberts, 19-3; 138 — Harbaugh (S) p. Krantz, 3:45; 145 — Wilbraham (B) p. Matchler, 2:28; 152 — Scott (S) fft.; 160 — Clark (B) p. Ortega, 0:36; 170 — Condo (S) p. Urama, 1:36. 182 — Leopold (S) fft.

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