Three HHS grapplers chosen first team

Seven members of the Hannibal High School wrestling team have earned all-NCMC honors.

Three Pirates - Tyler Leonard (132 pounds), Gavin Morawitz (138 pounds)and Trevor Wilson (160 pounds) - were first-team selections.

Representing Hannibal on the second team were Tanner Leonard (145 pounds), Garrett Ruby (152 pounds), Vernell Hawkins (170 pounds) and Chase Kirby (285 pounds).

"I was pretty pleased with our results in our conference," said Hannibal Coach Derek Greening. "Honestly we were 10 seconds away from forcing a three-way tie for the team race with only 10 kids out of 14. With that being said, seven out of 10 of our kids made all conference which is great. Our conference had several state medalists on both the first and second teams so we are a very competitive conference."