Wolverines top Cherokee to end dual match streak

Polk County's Devin Panchyshyn, right, wrestles in action earlier this week.

Polk County won its first dual wrestling match in more than a year on Saturday, defeating Cherokee 54-24 to cap a full day of wrestling at the Eagle Duals in Flat Rock.

The Wolverines won a dual match for the first time since their season-opening win over Christ School in November 2015.

Polk County also narrowly lost to Franklin, 36-28, during Saturday’s action. The Wolverines also fell to T.C. Roberson (65-12), East Henderson (57-24) and Hardin Valley, Ga. (57-18).

Triston Watkins won four of five matches and Dillon Knighton went 3-2 to lead Polk County, which is back on the mat Tuesday, hosting Smoky Mountain and Chesnee, S.C. at 5 p.m.