Wrestling: Hackett seals win for Royals with fall

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Royalton-Upsala wrestling senior Austin Hackett stepped to the mat with the Royals trailing West Central Area 33-29, Thursday.

Knowing a decision would not be enough, Hackett delivered a fall with six seconds left in the first period to give Royalton-Upsala a 35-33 win.

The dual was the second of the night for the Royals at the West Central Area tri, after falling 40-31 against New York Mills in their first dual.

Hackett, senior Andy Poster, juniors Tyler Hegna and Cory Wensmann, sophomore Mitch Lange and eighth grader Brad Kroll won both of their matches for the Royals.

Poster remained unbeaten at 126 pounds, improving to 10-0 on the season.

The Royals host a tri against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Osakis, Tuesday.