CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: It was a bittersweet evening Wednesday, February 17 for the entire Pinkerton wrestling team.

But, for different reasons, especially for freshman Michael Ziniti and senior David Hammond.

The Astros finally got to wrestle, after getting shut down for the entire regular season by COVID precaution. They made the most of it with a 42-12 victory over a skeleton Exeter team in the first round of the Division 1 state dual-meet tournament.

“It’s just great to get out here and have a meet after what we’ve been through,” said Pinkerton coach Dave Rhoads.