Ready for visit by the Wizards

The Hannibal High School varsity baseball team traded its bats for basketballs as they prepare to welcome the Harlem Wizards basketball team Oct. 24. The Wizards will play the school’s coaches, teachers, and staff in a fundraising event in support of the baseball team’s trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for games during spring break. Kneeling from left are Dalton Scruton, Joey Cerrillo, Dillon Plantz, and Owen Skiff. Standing are Justin Enright, Patrick Earley, Jake Kelly, varsity baseball coach Joe Meyer, Jake Powell, Brad Wiggens, Kristina Licatese-Linn, and Jim Graham. For information and tickets contact Heather Cerrillo at the Hannibal High School main office, 315-564-8130.

HANNIBAL — The Harlem Wizards will bring their unique blend of entertainment and basketball skills to Hannibal High School on Oct. 24 as they take on the schools’ coaches, teachers, and other staff in a fun-filled basketball exhibition beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hannibal Sports Boosters, the event serves as a fundraiser in support of the Hannibal varsity baseball team. The team is raising funds for its first team trip as they travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to play during spring break.  

The Harlem Wizards feature a star-studded, experienced roster led by Arnold “A-Train” Bernard, an accomplished trickster.

The Harlem Wizards’ games are filled with comedy, spontaneity, and audience participation. Last season the Harlem Wizards played in more than 450 communities across the United States and raised more than $3 million for schools and non-profit organizations.

“It’s going to be a great show,” said varsity baseball coach Joseph Meyer.  “There will be plenty of laughter as students watch their teachers and school staff members stave off embarrassment as we try to compete with the Harlem Wizards. Our roster is filled with teachers and staff members from all three Hannibal schools. It’s going to be a fun-filled game with plenty of action and high energy comedy suited for all ages.”

The game is one of several fundraisers the Hannibal baseball team will host as it raises funds for their trip to Myrtle Beach. “They’re working hard to reach their goal,” said Meyer.

General admission and reserved seat tickets are available, along with a limited number of Courtside Plus tickets, which include a free poster and pre-game meet and greet with the Wizards.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit or contact

Heather Cerrillo at the Hannibal High School main office, 315-564-8130. All proceeds benefit the Hannibal varsity baseball team.


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