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Monumental wins for wrestling before heading to district

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For the first time in school history boys and girls wrestling competed in the Texas High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s State Duals on Jan. 20 in Wichita Falls. The girls team claimed second and the boys team took third.

For the first time in school history boys and girls wrestling competed in the Texas High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s State Duals on Jan. 20 in Wichita Falls.

The girls entered the duals seeded third but faced Dumas in the first place match, losing 51-18 after beating Anna 60-12, Borger 42-24 and West Plains 36-27. 

Sophomore Makalyn Lee secured the Lady Eagles a chance to battle for first place with a win over West Plains’ Karina Rodriguez in a 4-3 decision.

“It was an emotional win,” Lee said. “I fought hard against a good opponent and felt a great sense of accomplishment knowing we worked hard to make it to the finals.”

Hope Gleghorn with a win against West Plains at the THSWCA State Duals. (Aaliyah Pompa)

Hope Gleghorn, Raleigh Blankenship and Haleigh Oglesby had wins against Dumas but the team still fell short. The Lady Eagles claimed State runner’s up for their first appearance at the State Duals.

“I’m more than glad that all of the hard work we put in this year showed on the mat,” senior Hope Gleghorn said. “That day was truly a team effort all the way around.”

The boys also entered the duals seeded third and faced Springtown in the third place match after beating West Plains 49-15 and Fort Worth Benbrook 60-23 then falling to Randall 52-30. The Eagles beat Springtown 53-28 to place third.

Junior Braden Swanson wrestling against Palo Duro for his 100th wrestling win. (Brylee Edwards)

“This season, I had a lot of goals set and had big expectations,” junior Braden Swanson said. “One I am proud of us medaling at every tournament this year.”

Both teams traveled to Pampa to end their duals season with wins over Pampa and Palo Duro. While wrestling against Palo Duro Swanson earned his 100th victory. 

“To gain my 100th win was a big achievement for my career,” Swanson said. “I felt like my hard work and commitment was starting to pay off.”

District wrestling is at Caprock on Friday, fans can follow along on TrackWrestling.com. The Regional Tournament is being hosted by Canyon ISD and will take place at West Texas A&M’s First United Bank Center on Feb. 9-10.

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Bradley Enriquez, Staff Reporter
Hello, My name is Bradley Enriquez! This will be my first year on the Newspaper staff and I am beyond excited for the adventures this program is going to take me on. I am a sophomore this year at Canyon High. Outside of Journalism I am on the varsity tennis team. I like to set high goals for myself that I am determined to accomplish before the year ends. Some of my favorite things to do are taking pictures, playing tennis, hanging out with friends and jamming out to music! Mrs. Bass is my favorite teacher! :)
Brylee Edwards, Yearbook Co-Editor
Hello loves! My name is Brylee Edwards, I am a Co-Editor in Chief of the Soaring Wings Yearbook and I'm so excited to work with all of my sweet staff members this year. I am a senior and throughout my years here, I have been involved in Golf, FFA, STUCO, FCA and Key Club. In my free time, which is rare, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, painting, binge-watching movies and tv shows, and sleeping.

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