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Prep Wrestling: Applemen get to core of Rebel Duals by sweeping their matches

January 19, 2013|By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com
  • South Hagerstown's Marquil Holt pins Thomas Johnson's Jonathan Keefauver in their 220-pound bout at the Rebel Duals on Saturday at South.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — The Musselman wrestling team got a lot done at South Hagerstown High School in a span of just 24 hours.

Between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, the Applemen’s season record went from 4-2 to 14-2 as they won all 10 of their matches in their first appearance at the annual Rebel Duals to capture the team title.

Broadneck finished second in the 12-team field at 9-1, falling 38-31 to Musselman on Friday, while Williamsport went 8-2 to take third. After going 5-0 Friday, the Wildcats went 3-2 Saturday, losing 42-36 to Broadneck and then 43-28 to Musselman.

“Broadneck was tough, and Williamsport was tough. There were some nice teams here,” Musselman coach Dennis Burlingame said. “It’s nice to come out of here with a championship. We knew if we wrestled well, we’d be right there in the hunt for it. Once we got rolling, we knew we were going to be all right.”

An outstanding wrestler was named for each of the 14 weight classes, and two Applemen earned those honors — Ryan Keckley (106 pounds) and Kody Kernan (138), who each went 10-0. Bradley Derito (120) and Cody Spinks (152) also went unbeaten for Musselman, each going 9-0.

Burlingame said his wrestlers were prepared for the two days of seemingly nonstop action.

“They should be in shape,” he said. “One month until the (West Virginia) state tournament — we’re making that push.”

Williamsport’s final match of the weekend was against Musselman, and the Wildcats needed to win to have a chance for the team title. But the Applemen were just too strong, prevailing in eight of the 14 bouts, including six by pin.

“They’re just better than us,” Williamsport coach Mike Rechtorovic said. “There aren’t a lot of teams in this state who could beat them.

“I’m proud of the way our guys wrestled this weekend, though. Going 8-2 isn’t bad. Wrestling 10 matches in two days, it takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to pull that off. A lot of our guys got a lot of tough matches in, and that’s going to help come counties, regionals and states.”

Williamsport, which improved its record to 15-6, had three wrestlers capture top honors. Nick Miller (113), Kobe Baker (145) and Austin Keadle (195) each went 10-0 for the Wildcats.

Keadle, a sophomore, scored a perfect 60 points with seven pins and three wins by forfeit.

“Keadle is just starting to figure it out,” Rechtorovic said. “Once he figures out what wrestling is all about, watch out.”

Martinsburg finished fourth at 7-3, Century was fifth at 5-5 and host South was one of four teams to finish at 4-6.

The Rebels were led by Marquil Holt, who wrestled at both 220 and 285 and finished 9-1.

James Buchanan, last year’s Rebel champion, was one of the 4-6 teams this year. The Rockets had two wrestlers take top weight-class honors — Austin Tucker, who went 10-0 at 126, and Devin Reed, who went 9-1 at 285.

Century’s Ryder Cavey, who had a 10-0 weekend, got top honors at 220 and also was voted the overall outstanding wrestler for the weekend.

Rebel Duals
at South Hagerstown
Final team records: Musselman 10-0, Broadneck 9-1, Williamsport 8-2, Martinsburg 7-3, Century 5-5, South Hagerstown 4-6, James Buchanan 4-6, Thomas Johnson 4-6, Winston Churchill 4-6, Linganore 3-6, Walkersville 1-8, Seneca Valley 0-10.
Note: Linganore and Walkersville declined to wrestle each other Friday night.
Friday’s results
Round 1: Century 65, Walkersville 12; Broadneck 72, Linganore 10; Winston Churchill 48, James Buchanan 21; Thomas Johnson 42, Seneca Valley 31.
Round 2: Broadneck 69, South Hagerstown 6; Musselman 56, James Buchanan 20; Martinsburg 52, Thomas Johnson 27; Williamsport 71, Walkersville 6.
Round 3: Williamsport 47, Century 23; Musselman 48, Winston Churchill 28; Linganore 43, South Hagerstown 42; Martinsburg 45, Seneca Valley 27.
Round 4: Broadneck 61, Winston Churchill 14; Century 53, Thomas Johnson 27; Walkersville 39, Seneca Valley 36; James Buchanan 37, Linganore 36.
Round 5: South Hagerstown 39, James Buchanan 35; Musselman 38, Broadneck 31; Williamsport 81, Thomas Johnson 0; Martinsburg 60, Walkersville 15.
Round 6: South Hagerstown 34, Winston Churchill 33; Williamsport 60, Seneca Valley 18; Musselman 60, Linganore 18; Martinsburg 43, Century 34.
Round 7: Broadneck 69, Century 10; James Buchanan 42, Seneca Valley 30; Williamsport 60, Martinsburg 22; Winston Churchill 56, Thomas Johnson 18.
Round 8: Musselman 72, South Hagerstown 12.
Saturday’s results
Round 9: South Hagerstown 48, Walkersville 24; Musselman 66, Thomas Johnson 15; Broadneck 42, Williamsport 36; James Buchanan 39, Martinsburg 36.
Round 10: Musselman 72, Seneca Valley 12; Century 48, South Hagerstown 27; Martinsburg 40, Winston Churchill 32; Williamsport 69, Linganore 12.
Round 11: Century 30, James Buchanan 27; Thomas Johnson 46, Linganore 36; Broadneck 69, Seneca Valley 9; Winston Churchill 41, Walkersville 26.
Round 12: Williamsport 51, James Buchanan 21; Broadneck 61, Martinsburg 24; Thomas Johnson 42, South Hagerstown 35; Musselman 66, Walkersville 12.
Round 13: Musselman 51, Century 24; Williamsport 58, Winston Churchill 15; Martinsburg 54, Linganore 30; South Hagerstown 39, Seneca Valley 30.
Round 14: Century 52, Winston Churchill 24; James Buchanan 39, Walkersville 30; Linganore 48, Seneca Valley 30; Broadneck 72, Thomas Johnson 12.
Round 15: Broadneck 55, James Buchanan 24; Martinsburg 60, South Hagerstown 18; Musselman 43, Williamsport 28; Thomas Johnson 42, Walkersville 39.
Round 16: Century 54, Seneca Valley 18; Winston Churchill 45, Linganore 33.
Outstanding wrestlers
106 — Ryan Keckley (Mus) 10-0; 113 — Nick Miller (Will) 10-0; 120 — Bryan Wand (Bro) 10-0; 126 — Austin Tucker (JB) 10-0; 132 — Ben Small (Bro) 10-0; 138 — Kody Kernan (Mus) 10-0; 145 — Kobe Baker (Wil) 10-0; 152 — Hunter Sutton (WC) 10-0; 160 — Kellen Stanton (SV) 10-0; 170 — Luke Britton (Lin) 9-0; 182 — Kevin Snyder (Cen) 10-0; 195 — Austin Keadle (Wil) 10-0; 220 — Ryder Cavey (Cen) 10-0; 285 — Devin Reed (JB) 9-1.

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