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January 20, 2013

Memory Lane: Upon further review, Owls wrestling win streak ends

15 years ago last week: Upon further review, Owls wrestling streak ends

It was a debate 15 years ago that took a national magazine and cross-country phone calls to settle.

After winning 90 straight dual meets, Timberlane fell 45-28 to Marshwood, Maine, in a weekend tournament. Neither of the Owls’ co-coaches, Don Woodworth and Barry Chooljian, felt that the loss counted as it was suffered in a tourney, not a regular dual meet. But Wrestling U.S.A. Magazine said that the loss does indeed end the streak, and subsequent calls to prestigious college programs cemented the decision.

“I called Penn State and then Iowa to see how they count national (tourney) duals in college,” said Chooljian. “They both counted them on their record. I guess that’s the way you have to.”

Woodworth concurred, saying, “We accept that. When a publication like (Wrestling U.S.A.) says it’s over, it’s over. We’re not going to contest it. We’ll just move on.”

In fact, Timberlane’s streak could have been longer than 90 wins since it didn’t count its victories in dual meet tournaments in that number, but Chooljian wouldn’t go back and revisit those meets and add to its total.

The Owls wasted little time starting another streak, clobbering Haverhill, 57-7 in their first meet after the setback.

15 years ago last week: Welch carries Ranger gymnasts

Methuen set a new school record in team scoring and Ryann Welch achieved a new personal best in the all-around in the Rangers’ first victory over Andover in five seasons. … With a season-best 9.2 on the beam, Ali King helped run Salem’s record to 6-0 by beating Algonquin. …

Briston Murphy (12 points, 12 rebounds) and North Reading rolled to a 50-30 win over Pentucket. … Andover had five players in double figures led by freshman Tommy McLaughlin’s 18 points in an 83-52 win over Lawrence. … John Jacobs’ 20 points led Central Catholic past Billerica, 62-54. … North Andover struggled against Georgetown but pulled out a late 49-46 triumph led by 17 points and 13 rebounds from Justin St. Hilaire. … Ryan Cantwell poured in 24 points in Haverhill’s 61-48 win over Lowell. … Christian Fresa erupted for 24 points and 16 boards as Whittier posted a 55-43 win over Tyngsboro. … Brian Regan scored 20 points including two key late buckets in Londonderry’s 64-54 victory over Pinkerton. … Lawrence’s Edwin Mercado led area scorers, averaging 22 points per game. …

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