MT. MORRIS — At the 10-team Panther Invitational last Saturday, heavyweight Grayden Hamilton and the Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team battled against programs like Auburn Hills Avondale, Bad Axe, Carrolton and Marlette. While the squad does have several individually ranked wrestlers such as Demetric Hall, who’s currently fifth at 112 lbs. for Div. 1, the team lost to Caro 54-18. Also in attendance were host Mt. Morris, New Baltimore Anchor Bay, North Branch and Yale.
According to the Week Five rankings listed on www.michigangrappler.com, Derrien Vaughn is also ninth at 135 for the Cavs and Milik Dawkins is third at 160 as of Jan. 20.
At Saginaw Heritage on Jan. 21 in Saginaw Valley League competition, the Cavaliers defeated Heritage 48-36 and Bay City Central 43-42 on the 10th tiebreaking criteria. Going 2-0 for the event were Vaughn at 135, Nathan Delong at 130, Dawkins at 171 and Hamilton. Carman-Ainsworth took the mat yesterday at Saginaw High against Saginaw Arthur Hill.