South Carroll wrestling still perfect thanks to late push

CMSportsNet winter high school sports recap from Jan. 25, 2022.

Manchester Valley hosted South Carroll in a pivotal Carroll County Athletic League wrestling match, one that came down to the final bout before deciding a team winner in 2020 and 2021.

The latest chapter was hotly contested, but not quite as close.

The Cavaliers reeled off the final six wins of the match en route to a 44-27 win to remain undefeated in the 2021-22 season. South Carroll improved to 17-0 and 4-0 in the CCAL, one win away from capturing a third consecutive county championship.

The Cavs got pins form Evan Owen (106 pounds), Ryan Athey (120), Michael Pizzuto (126), Anthony Bond (138), and Gage Owen (145), whose six team points gave the visiting team a 30-27 lead it wouldn't relinquish.

The Mavericks (25-8, 3-1) picked up pins from Vinson Smith (195), Kobe Pennewell (285), and Lee Seipp (132).

Check out our CMSportsNet highlights from the big county clash here.


Liberty 56, Perry Hall 24

Recap: The Lions went on the road and improved to 14-12. Pins came from Jared Pied (126), Kevin Poole (138), Matt Slowikowski (145), Ryan Ohler (152), Dylan Rubin (182), and Nick Griffin (195).

Boys Basketball

Francis Scott Key 96, Liberty 92 (3OT)

Recap: The Eagles and Lions dueled in a wild one, with FSK (9-3, 4-2 CCAL) outlasting the visiting team behind 32 points and 16 rebounds from Ryan Rill and 20 points from Logan Milstreed. Jaeden Heiser added 14 points and a career-high 14 assists, and Liam McGrath tallied 12 points and eight assists. McGrath forced the third OT on an offensive rebound and a putback.

Tyler Downs poured in 23 points for the Lions (10-4, 5-3) and Shane Stewart scored 16. Downs knocked down a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that ended the second OT.

Century 53, Winters Mill 43

Recap: Andrew Marcinko netted 26 points and John Pavlick posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights (13-2, 6-1 CCAL). Pavlick also went 8-for-8 down the stretch from the free-throw line. Tyler Sabad and Dallas Johnson had 10 points apiece for the Falcons (7-6, 3-4).

Man Valley 50, South Carroll 48

Recap: The Mavs (4-10, 2-5 CCAL) snapped a seven-game slide and beat the Cavaliers (6-8, 4-4) for the second time this season. JT Calhoun and Xavier Grogg had 12 points each for MV, and Markel Brown added 11 points and 12 rebounds. 

Girls Basketball

Century 41, Winters Mill 23

Recap: The Knights (11-1, 5-1 CCAL) won for the fifth straight time thanks in part to Eva Brandt's double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Mia Graff's game-high 14 points. The Knights held the Falcons (1-8, 0-5) to eight second-half points.

Francis Scott Key 55, Liberty 51

Recap: The Eagles (9-5, 3-3 CCAL) used a 14-3 run to head into halftime, then held off the Lions (6-6, 2-4) behind 16 points from Drew Watkins. Ally Mathias posted a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Summer Brooks added eight points and six assists. Liberty (6-6, 2-4) dropped its fifth game in a row.

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