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Notebook: Damascus, Gilman & FSK

Gilman takes Top Honors

The Sherlock brothers, senior Tyson (144) and junior Emmitt (165), were among fourth-ranked Gilman's five champions as the Greyhounds captured the title in their 12-team Adam Janet tournament on Friday.

The siblings were joined on the victory podium by freshmen Liam McGettigan (106) and Arthur Konschak (157) as well as junior John Jurkovic (150).

Tyson scored a 3-2 championship bout decision over two-time Class 4A-3A state champion Calvin Kraisser of Centennial, winner of a 3-2 semifinal decision over Class 2A-1A state runner-up Beau Schmidt of Northeast.

"I had the winner of the match between Beau and Calvin, and Calvin beat Beau. I definitely believe it was the toughest weight class of the tournament, which is why I won [Outstanding Wrestler.] I was able to get the takedown in the first period and he was able to get a reversal to tie it up in the second," said Tyson Sherlock, who improved to 21-6.

"I tried to throw the legs in, got a little high and he was able to get the reversal that way. But I got an escape with about 45 seconds left in the match. I didn't want to escape too early where he could start coming after me. I rode the clock to where I saw there was a little more than a minute left and actually tried to get out."

Kraisser slipped to 13-1 on the season, and Schmidt, to 16-1 after pinning senior Cadigan Kimball of St. Paul's for third place.

Kraisser was also beaten by Emmitt Sherlock in last year's Adam Janet tournament, falling behind, 6-0, in an eventual 6-4 decision loss. Kraisser hit a four-point Peterson roll which scored two near-fall points in their bout’s final 20 seconds against Emmitt.

"Calvin had great cardio, a high pace and a great motor," Tyson Sherlock said. "I know Calvin very well because we've practiced together a lot, particularly over the summer where we've done about three times per week."

McGettigan pinned all five of his opponents, including those in 16, 38, 39 and 44 seconds.

"This is definitely the best squad we've had in recent years," Tyson Sherlock said. "Hopefully we can continue this going into the Gilman Duals in a couple of weeks."

The Greyhounds play host to the Gilman Duals on January 13, followed by No. 1 Mount St. Joseph on January 17.

"We won the Gilman Duals two years ago for the first time since 1987, so it would be good to get a second win, which would be big for us," Tyson Sherlock said. "A few days later, we have Mount St. Joseph. I don't know the last time we beat them, but I think this year we have a squad that can compete with and maybe even beat them."

Calvert Hall crowned two champions in junior Griffin Stewart (138) and senior Sisto Averno III (190), with the other local titlists being senior Gemariah Griffin (120) of Boys’ Latin and senior Anthony Mrozek (285) of Northeast.

Adin Hastings surpasses 100-career victories milestone at Damascus

Williamsport junior Adin Hastings secured his 103rd career victory, while earning Outstanding Upperweight honors, with a 3-2 decision over Lake Braddock's Ryan Matheny for the 190-pound title of the Damascus Holiday Invitational on Thursday.

A defending Class 2A-1A state champion, Hastings rose to 22-0 with 17 pins on the season and 103-5 with 68 falls for his career, pacing the Wildcats (118 points) to a runner-up finish to Edison (154.5) of Virginia in the 15-team event on December 27-28.

A two-time Washington County champion who has placed first and second in the past two regional tournaments, Hastings was among the Wildcats' eight wrestlers who finished within the top four of their weight classes.

Runners-up for the Wildcats were Nicky Anderson (126), Camden Hull (132) and Logan Durham (144), with third place finishes from Aiden Alvarez (120) and Ben Kaetzel (175), and both Brycen Fraley (215) and Bryce Abbott (285) finishing fourth.

Third-place Damascus crowned two champions in freshman Cooper Spoales (106) and senior Bryan Silva (285), the latter of whom was second at counties and third at regions. Oakdale crowned two champions in senior Cooper VanScoyoc (132) and sophomore Marty Sandy (144), as did Einstein in junior Stone Yuen (126) and Issac Ogunlade (215) and Bullis in Noah Tucker (150) and Salah Tsarni (157).

VanScoyoc is a returning Class 4A-3A state champion, Yuen, a Class 4A-3A state runner-up, and Ogunlade, a sixth-place state finisher. Other titlists were Landon senior James Hanley (120), Urbana junior Vincent Corso (165) and Northwest's Jason Beale (138). Hanley is a returning Interstate Athletic Conference champion and runner-up at last year's Maryland Independent Schools' State Tournament. Corso was fifth at Class 4A-3A states.

Francis Scott Key wins own tournament

Francis Scott Key crowned Amir Bakari (106), Jackson Rilley (113), Nate Taylor (132), Adam Knox (190) and Jacob Dell (215) on the way to winning their eight-team Jeff Yingling Memorial Tournament on Thursday.

Runner-up Walkersville's champions were sophomore Rhys Ferguson (144) and the Birth brothers, junior Jack (150) and freshman Max (157). Ferguson is 18-0, his victories including one over Oakdale's senior Class 4A-3A state champion Cooper VanScoyoc. Max is 18-1, and Jack, 15-3.

Other champions were Braxton Byrd (165) and Tanner Christ (285) of Smithsburg, Frederick's Justin Seebach (120), Milford Mill's Camari Gilliam (126) and Century's JT Ferguson (175).

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