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March 2, 2014

Twelve qualify for States

Miners 3rd in team points

WILLIAMSPORT — Led by five representaives from Mountain Ridge, a total of 12 area wrestlers  qualified for the Maryland State meet Saturday at the 1A/2A West Region Tournament at Williamsport High School.

The Miners’ Adam Martz improved his record to 40-0 on the season while earning his way through the 152-pound class, while Austin Clark takes his 38-4 record into the 195-pound division. Cody Mathews (36-4) qualified at 120 pounts, Tyler Maynard (35-7) at 160 pounds and Nick Shifflett (31-8) at 170.

Mountain Ridge’s five state qualifiers also led them to  third in the team standings with 103 points. South Carroll was first at 125 and the host Wildcats were second at 118.

The Southern Rams will send three wrestlers to the state meet. Austin Shaffer (113) carries a 40-2 record into the tournament, and Devin Hamrick (39-3) will wrestle at 106 pounds. Brian Rinker is the third Southern grappler and will enter the state tournament with a 31-12 record at 195 pounds.

Both the Northern Huskies and Fort Hill Sentinels have two representavies traveling to College Park.

Northern’s Justin Opel (31-6) and Kody Osselburn (35-2) will be aiming for state titles with Opel wrestling at 126 pounds and Osselburn at 138.

Fort Hill’s Cody Arigo (28-7) will try to figt his way through the 182-pound bracket, and Brennan Carlin (33-3) will be looking for at title at 220 pounds.

The Rams scored 76 team points to finish in seventh, and Northern and Fort Hill were 11th and 10th with 47 and 45 points.

The state tournament will be held at Cole Field House next Friday and Saturday.  Wrestling will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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