Sunnyside girls win sub-regionals

Grandview ends up second

Viktorya Torres of the Spartans won the 115-pound title.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Viktorya Torres of the Spartans won the 115-pound title.

— The Sunnyside girls wrestling team won the sub-regional tournament Saturday.

The team accumulated 212 points, while Grandview was second with 124 points.

Granger was fifth with 90.5 points, Toppenish was sixth with 85.5, Mabton claimed ninth with 72, Wapato tied for 10th with Davis with 66 points, Prosser tied East Valley (Yakima) for 14th with 42 points, and Zillah was 17th with 28 points.

The Top 4 wrestlers advance to Regionals this coming Saturday at East Valley (Spokane).

Due to the match count rule, three matches are still to be decided. At 100 pounds, the fifth/sixth place match between Keyden Espinoza of Mabton and Toppenish’s Lizbeth Velasco. The match, as well at the third/fourth place match at 105 pounds between Sunnyside’s Roxsanna Cisneros and Marissa Riojas of Toppenish, will take place at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside.

The last match for third/fourth in the 155-pound weight class will be at 4 p.m. at Chinook Middle School in Kennewick. Kennewick’s Allexia Asselin and Connell’s Rosa Ramirez are competing.

Sunnyside and Grandview each had two champions; and Granger, Mabton, Wapato and Zillah each had one.

The Grizzlies had a second place, three third place, two fourth place and a fifth-place medalist.

The Greyhounds had a second, two fourth and a fifth-place medalist.

The Spartans had two finish second and a fifth-place medalist; the Wildcats had two in fourth place and another in second; the Vikings had a fourth and fifth-place finisher; the Wolves had a third and a fifth-place medalist; and the Mustangs had a fifth-place medalist.

At 100 pounds, Granger’s Nizhoni Tallman was second to Hanford’s Taylor Wilson, who won a 5-3 decision in the title round. Wapato’s Unique Orozco was third after defeating Sunnyside’s Eliza Sandoval by pin in 1:46.

At 105 pounds, Grandview’s Maria Reyes won the title with a pin in 3:29 against Granger’s Liliana Luna.

Zillah’s Olyvia Smith won the 110-pound title, defeating Alana Newborn of East Valley (Yakima) via fall in 19 seconds. Toppenish’s Joana Valdez was fourth in the same weight class.

Viktorya Torres of the Spartans was favored and won the 115-pound title, defeating Sunnyside’s Riley Guerrero in the title bout via fall in 5:09. Grandview’s Adri Graf was fourth, and Prosser’s Eddlyn Ramangmou was sixth.

At 120 pounds, Mireya Sanchez of the Grizzlies had the highest placing among the Lower Yakima Valley girls. She was third, defeating Connell’s Alma Manzo by fall in 2:54. Wapato’s Stilaly Macias was fifth.

Mollee Weddle of the Greyhounds was second in the 125-pound weight class to No. 1-ranked Cameron Guerin of Davis. Weddle forfeited the title match, while teammate Jennifer Ramos claimed fourth at the same weight. Sunnyside’s Clarisa Calderon was fifth.

Jasel Perez of the Greyhounds won the 130-pound title, defeating Naches Valley’s Kaylee Moore by pin in 5:43.

The Grizzlies got a third-place showing from 135-pound Maritza Espinoza. She won a 4-1 decision against Toppenish’s Savannah Maltos. Prosser’s Martha Akinbade was fifth.

Wapato’s Estrella Pulgarin won the 140-pound title, defeating River View’s Kasye Magana by pin in 4:47. Cheyann Rendon of the Grizzlies claimed fourth, and Jairi Perez of the Greyhounds was fifth.

At 145 pounds, Victoria Valencia of the Vikings was fifth, defeating White Swan’s Maria Ocampo via forfeit.

Another title for the Grizzlies was won by Lourdes Torres. The 155-pound grappler defeated East Valley’s Dianna Tello by a 6-3 decision in the title match.

Mabton’s lone titlist was Reyna Huecias at 170 pounds. She won by fall in 5:56 against Connell’s Emma Andrewjeski in the championship bout. Vikings teammate Sandra Urbina was fourth to Elizabeth Espinoza of the Grizzlies.

Jacqueline Luna of the Wilcats claimed second place in the 190-pound classification, losing the championship to Hanford’s Grace Nelson by fall in 44 seconds.

The final champion was 255-pound Madeline Campos of Sunnyside, who defeated Richland’s Reggan Grade by fall in 2:14.


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