State-ranked Bears, ’Stangs pin mat wins
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After having to wrestle each other in a tournament championship over the weekend, a pair of Bradley County state-ranked wrestling teams notched dual meet victories Tuesday evening.

Despite claiming the Tullahoma Duals title, a dual meet loss last week dropped Bradley Central from fourth to sixth place in this week’s Tennessee Wrestling Federation rankings, but the Bears used that as fodder to knock off two-time defending state a-AA championship Chattanooga Central 45-33 Tuesday evening at Jim Smiddy Arena.

Meanwhile, Walker Valley, which moved up from 11th to ninth place in the same poll, despite falling to the Bears in the Tullahoma final, claimed a 54-21 victory at East Ridge Tuesday night.

The Mustangs will be back on the mat Thursday evening, hosting Red Bank and Note Dame in a tri-meet, while the Bears will prepare to host the Bradley Invitational Friday and Saturday.

The Bears picked up pins from fourth-ranked Dakota Ream (128), Taylor Kazy (132) and Robbie Clark (160), to go along with an 18-0 technical fall from Dakota Bromley (120), plus a 10-2 major decision from Jacob Staton (152) to go with a trio of Purple Pounder forfeits to improve to 8-1 on the season.

Walker Valley (8-2) got pins from second-ranked Caleb Langford (138), Lawrence Cotton (145), Chase Gregory (170), Chazz Fulford (182), fourth-ranked Billy Raulston (195), Arrie Bramlett (126) and fifth-ranked Tyrus Hamrick (132) as they galloped past the Pioneers.

BEARS 45, CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL 33

(Match started 195)

195 – Alex Forgey (BC) won by forfeit; 220 – Cody Evan (CC) pinned Brandon Scoggins, 1:47; 285 – Sam Stephenson (CC) pinned JJ Johnson, 4:47; 106 – Toribio Navarro (BC) won by forfeit; 113 – Dyer Rose (BC) won by forfeit; 120 – Dakota Bromley (BC) tech. fall Bryson Lemons, 18-0, 4:00; 126 – Dakota Reams (BC) pinned Jeffery Gaines, :52; 132 – Taylor Kazy (BC) pinned James Walker, 1:02; 138 – Joe Stegall (CC) pinned Caven Rogers, 1:52; 145 – Michael Frazey (CC) pinned Steven Scott, 5:20; 152 – Jacob Station (BC) major dec. Xavier Norwood, 10-2; 160 – Larry Dickerson (CC) pinned Eric Goins, 3:00; 170 – Robbie Clark (BC) pinned Michael Ray, 1:45; 182 – James Hughes (CC) dec Corey Bandy, 10-5.

MUSTANGS 54, EAST RIDGE 21

(Match started at 138)

138 — Caleb Langford (WV) pinned Justin Hitchcock, 1:49; 145 — Lawrence Cotton (WV) pinned Matthew Mapp, 3:36; 152 — Kendall Small (ER) dec. Ryan Hager, 7-6; 160 — DeAngelo Johnson (ER) dec. QyRe Brown, 17-11; 170 — Chase Gregory (WV) pinned Tabrin Walker, :58; 182 — Chazz Fulford (WV) pinned Nakota Culver, 3:30; 195 — Billy Raulston (WV) pinned Brandon Cantrell, 3:24; 220 — CJ Baker (ER) pinned Zack Miller, 3:39; 285 — William Garner (ER) pinned Samuel Dworak, :40; 106 — Drake Haney (WV) won by forfeit; 113 — Logan Smith (WV) won by forfeit; 120 — Brandon Whitley (ER) dec. Braxton Brewer, 10-6; 126 — Arrie Bramlett (WV) pinned Timothy Moore, 1:12; 132 — Tyrus Hamrick (WV) pinned Spencer Griffy, 1:00.