Pirate grapplers edge Bulldogs

Hannibal's Garrett Ruby takes down Mexico's Blayne Wieberg in the 152-pound match of the Pirates dual meet with the Bulldogs Wednesday in Mexico.
Mathew Kirby/Courier-Post
Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Jan. 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Hannibal High School's wrestling team picked up a dual meet win Wednesday night, edging the Bulldogs 34-33 in Mexico.

On the mat the Pirates picked up one victory by a fall, one by a major decision and two by decisions.

Hannibal's lone pin came at 160 pounds, where Trevor Wilson prevailed at 1:09.

Hannibal's major decision of 12-3 came from Vernell Hawkins at 182 pounds.

Winning decisions for the Pirates were Gavin Morawitz (138 pounds) and Garrett Ruby (152 pounds). Morawitz beat his opponent 6-3 while Ruby won by a score of 9-5.

Hannibal's varsity is scheduled to compete Friday and Saturday at the St. Charles West Tournament. The Pirate junior varsity is at the Moberly Tournament on Saturday.


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