Moorefield Grapplers Rule Trimatch, Reining Hardy Hammer

Moorefield Wrestling dominated Frankfort and East Hardy during the trimatch in the Hive and reined in the Hardy Hammer trophy for a third consecutive season last Tuesday night in the regular season finale.

“The kids really seem to enjoy it. I was just glad to have a couple more kids healthy and in the lineup, so we could be competitive as a team,” Moorefield Wrestling coach T.J. Van Meter remarked.

“Our guys are wrestling really well, but we’ve had to overcome some illness and minor injuries lately. Hopefully we can continue to get healthy and peak at the right time. The atmosphere was great. We had a nice crowd and they were really vocal during some of our big matches. Our wrestlers really responded well and turned in a great performance.”

The Cougars beat Moorefield for the first time in program history just three days earlier, but sudden illness and revamped numbers created an advantage for the Yellow Jackets.

East Hardy Wrestling opened the trimatch defeating the Falcons 48-30, then the Yellow Jackets beat Frankfort 42-22 and the Hardy County grappling session belonged to Moorefield 48-30.

East Hardy’s Hunter Ames (220-lb.) began the trimatch with a pin with five seconds remaining in the first period over Frankfort’s Xander Parsons.

An initial headlock turned into a cowboy move by Ames attempting to flip

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Moorefield and East Hardy Wrestling squads look to punch tickets to the state tournament in Huntington on February 27-29 with placement at the Region II tournament in Braxton County coming up this weekend.