The Battle of Bath – Hyde vs. Morse
The Morse Shipbuilders and the Hyde Phoenix squared off last night in the Hyde School theater to renew the Battle of Bath in a friendly wrestling meet. It was a great event with many closely contested matches. At the end of the regulation bouts, the score stood at 42 apiece. Rather than go to criteria to decide the tie, the coaches elected to have the 6 exhibition bouts decide the meet. Morse won 5 of the 6 exhibition bouts to walk away victorious. Both teams (and their fans) showed great sportsmanship and respect for the wrestlers, and both teams should feel good about the meet.
106 Kyle Bonti (M) won by fall Sam Williams (H)
113 Brian Edwards (H) won by forfeit
120 Cody Marenius (M) won by fall Austin Wang (H)
126 Hang Zhao (H) won by forfeit
132 Billy Martinez (H) won by forfeit
138 DeAndre Dinkins (M) won by fall David Wu (H)
145 Darvin Anderson (H) won by fall Kyle Perry (M)
152 Michael Armstrong (M) won by fall Elliott Wang (H)
160 Michael Alvarez (M) won by fall Cody Baker (H)
170 Corey Lent (M) won by fall Teo Meyerhoff (H)
182 Bailey Paige- Nichols (M) won by fall Zach Messina (H)
195 Jack Howarth H) won by fall Zech Thomas (M)
220 Will Davis (H) won by fall Austin Talco (M)
285 Steven Dwight (H) won by fall Ricky Reynolds (M)
Two Hyde Wrestlers had standout performances: Senior 220 Will Davis stepped onto the wrestling mat for the first time in his life just hours before the match. He won in dramatic fashion and electrified the crowd! Junior 195 Jack Howarth has been the consummate learner in practice so far this season and he was able to link techniques and show considerable improvements in just a few days. For this, Jack has earned the “Man of the Match”!
Hyde returns to the mat for a busy weekend of wrestling, competing Friday at Roxbury Latin and Saturday at Milton Academy.