Polk County's Carson Bell had two wins in Friday's tri-match at Chase

Polk County’s wrestling team kept alive its Mountain Foothills 7 Conference title hopes and assured itself a top-three MF7 finish with a pair of dual match wins Friday at Chase.

The Wolverines defeated Chase 48-30 and Patton 57-24 in the MF7 tri-match. Polk County’s dual meet record is now 12-12, but the Wolverines are now 4-0 in conference matches.

Polk County travels Tuesday to Hendersonville for a tri-match with the Bearcats and Patton. The Hendersonville encounter will be a conference match, with Polk then hosting league leader R-S Central on Jan. 25 as part of a tri-match with East Rutherford.

Patton forfeited six matches, so that contest provided Polk with a fairly easy win. The Chase match proved much more competitive, with the Trojans opening an early 12-0 lead.

But Shatter Johnson, Carson Bell and Mykah Hills began a run of five straight match wins for Polk County, that including a pin at 170 pounds from freshman Zalen McCraw, who moved up a weight class and scored that win.

“We had a good night,” said Polk County head coach Thomas Hensley. “Mykah Hills came in and got a big win for us. He took their guy down, he cradled him and he pinned him. That was huge for us.

“Our young kids continue to do well. It’s nice to see the continued improvement. I’m having a lot of fun working with this group.”

POLK COUNTY 48, CHASE 30
120: Devan Ramsey (C) p. Amon Villarreal
126: Adrian Fox (C) p. Alex Martin
132: Shatter Johnson (PC) p. Malachi King
138: Carson Bell (PC) p. Sebastian Arrowood
145: Mykah Hills (PC) p. Emmanuel Perez
152: Logan Nodine (PC) p. Noah Cudd
160: Double Forfeit
170: Zalen McCraw (PC) p. Charles Yawn
182: Jayden Virgil (PC) by forfeit
195: Preston Campfield (C) p. Brodie Reynolds
220: Kameron Montgomery (PC) p. Seth Walker
285: Justin Jones (C) p. Kendall McEntyre
106: Garrett McGinnis by forfeit
113: Carter Wade (PC) p. Austin Mathis

POLK COUNTY 57, PATTON 24
106: Grace Settles (PC) by forfeit
113: Carter Wade (PC) by forfeit
120: Amon Villarreal (PC) p. Parker Winters
126: Luke Parker (PA) p. Aiden Billings
132: Shatter Johnson (PC) by forfeit
138: Carson Bell (PC) p. George Cleary
145: Logan Nodine (PC) p. Caleb Clark
152: Burke Wilson (PA) p. Isaiah Wilmoth
160: Zalen McCraw (PC) d. Nicholas Parlier, 8-2
170: Anthony Ramirez (PA) by forfeit
182: Jayden Virgil (PC) by forfeit
195: Kamden Stephens (PA) p. Dakota Ridings
220: Kameron Montgomery (PC) by forfeit
285: Kendall McEntyre (PC) by forfeit