Hawks split duals with CMB, North Polk

JEWELL — Making its home debut this season, the South Hamilton wrestling team split Heart of Iowa Conference duals with Collins-Maxwell-Baxter and North Polk here last night.

The Hawks pulled out three victories on the mat and accrued 24 points from six forfeits in a 36-24 victory over CMB. But facing a more potent lineup, South Hamilton was unable to hang with North Polk in a 54-24 loss.

South Hamilton claimed 11 victories in the two duals, but six of them came from forfeits.

Keaton Hetland, a junior who is ranked No. 9 (Class 1A) at 126 pounds by The Predicament, kept his unbeaten season intact with a pair of falls at 132 for the Hawks. He stuck CMB’s Tate Ewing and then needed just 1 minute, 47 seconds to dispense the Comets’ Logan Englbretson.

Now 12-0, Hetland has piled up seven falls and one tech fall. Ten of his victories have included bonus points.

Luke Peters, South Hamilton’s senior 160-pounder, improved to 11-1 with two more triumphs. He withstood a tough 2-0 win over CMB’s Evan Bianchi and stuck North Polk’s Josiah Delavois in 1:12.

Drake Thompson (145) was the only other Hawk to claim a win on the mat. He dominated CMB’s Andrew Esqueda, 9-2.

Noah Lutter (170) earned a pair of forfeit wins, while Jamie Hildreth (113), Nathaniel Laube (182), Zach Larson (220) and Jacob Kooker (285) all claimed one.

South Hamilton will head just a few miles down the road to Story City on Saturday to take part in the Jim Kinyon Norseman Invitational.

South Hamilton 36, CMB 24

106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Jamie Hildreth (SH) forfeit (6-0). 120 — Double forfeit. 126 — Double forfeit. 132 — Keaton Hetland (SH) pinned Tate Ewing (12-0). 138 — Caleb Fullerton (CMB) pinned Tristan Cleveland (12-6). 145 — Drake Thompson (SH) dec. Andrew Esqueda, 9-2 (15-6). 152 — Austin Good (CMB) pinned Nathan Wilson (15-12). 160 — Luke Peters (SH) dec. Evan Bianchi, 2-0 (18-12). 170 — Noah Lutter (SH) forfeit (24-12). 182 — Nathaniel Laube (SH) forfeit (30-12). 195 — Cody Galbraith (CMB) forfeit (30-18). 220 — Zach Larson (SH) forfeit (36-18). 285 — Archer McFadden (CMB) pinned Jacob Kooker (36-24).

North Polk 54, South Hamilton 24

106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Nick Williams (NP) pinned Hildreth, 1:06 (6-0). 120 — Grant Cory (NP) forfeit (12-0). 126 — Broc Davison (NP) forfeit (18-0). 132 — Hetland (SH) pinned Logan Englbretson, 1:47 (18-6). 138 — Broc Sparks (NP) pinned Cleveland, 0:52 (24-6). 145 — Sully Hartsock (NP) pinned Thompson, 2:56 (30-6). 152 — Justin Horness (NP) pinned Wilson, 2:46 (36-6). 160 — Peters (SH) pinned Josiah Delavois, 1:12 (36-12). 170 — Lutter (SH) forfeit (36-18). 182 — Mason Russell (NP) pinned Laube, 0:22 (42-18). 195 — Jaden Krehbiel (NP) forfeit (48-18). 220 — Josh Krehbiel (NP) pinned Larson, 4:22 (54-18). 285 — Kooker (SH) forfeit (54-24).

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