Morton once again participated in a highly-regarded wrestling tournament.


Morton once again participated in a highly-regarded wrestling tournament.

The Potters produced one top-eight placer last week in the Al Dvorak Memorial Tournament.

Kyle McMurtry (17-3) wound up in sixth place in the 285-pound bracket.

He defeated Nick Stanko of  Orland Park Sandburg, 1-0, to reach the quarterfinals.

In the consolation rounds, McMurtry topped Aurora Waubonsie Valley’s Sherrod Stanci with a second-period pin and recorded a 3-0 decision over Mike Fleming of Rockton Hononegah. 

Eric Meyer (16-3) also won three times for Morton in 119.

He pinned Oak Park Fenwick’s Carlos Pike in 56 seconds in the opening round.

Meyer won two straight bouts after his first loss, pinning Edwardsville’s Brandon Beckerdite in 1:28 and eliminating Springboro, Ohio’s Josh D’urso, 3-2.

Vince Hill, Drake Hilliard, Mitch Henson and Brock Cody all won matches for the Potters as well.

Morton finished 31st in arguably the state’s best regular-season event.

Besides top Class 3A Illinois schools, the Dvorak also drew teams from four other states.

Champion Lombard Montini’s 227.5 points gave it a solid cushion over runner-up Lockport.