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Girls wrestling makes gains in numbers

Heather Terry
Senior Skylon Boone wrestles her California opponent on Dec. 7. She pinned her opponent for the win.

This year, the girls wrestling team has gained more athletes since last season. They have gain two new wrestlers and had four returning wrestlers

 “The high school girls wrestling team welcomed two freshmen this year. One of which is a returning wrestler, Analicia Guevara from JBMS girls wrestling last year. We are also stoked to have Izzy Schierholz re-join us again this year for her freshman year. That makes the girls wrestling team six; we are growing and excited to see how they perform this season.” Coach Aspen Longworth said. 

   Freshmen wrestlers have seen differences from middle school to high school.

   “In high school wrestling, we learn different moves than the middle schoolers and our wrestling season is longer than the middle schoolers,” freshman Analicia Guevara said.

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   The team has returning members who have improved for the season.

   “I have put in the work to get better at practices, in the gym and at home,” sophomore Noami Yoder said.

   The freshmen have gotten help from their teammates and coaches.

   “I’ve been asking my coaches questions on what I need to do to improve my moves and been asking my teammates that I wrestle with what I need to work on to get better,” Guevara said. 

These athletes have worked hard to improve their technique.

  “I improve my technique by working on the shots that I am best at and learning new shots at practice,” Yoder said. 

   The girls have started their season off strong at Versailles on Nov. 21. Junior Brooklyn Jackman placed third and senior Skylon Boone placed fourth. 

   Longworth has recognized the daily improvements the girls have made. 

   “They have shown a strong front thus far,” she said.

   Boone was recognized on Dec. 7 for senior night as the first girl from Warsaw to go to state as a sanctioned female wrestler last season.

   “It feels nice that I’ve gotten this far and really put in the work to make my goal come true,” Boone said.

   Boone is already enjoying her senior season.

   “I feel this is the best year yet, the coaches and teammates really make me feel like I belong and, even when I’ve had a bad day, I always have something to look forward to,” she said.


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Heather Terry
Heather Terry, Managing Editor - Photography
Heather Terry is in her third year of Warsaw High School newspaper. She is involved in FBLA and FCCLA. In Terry’s first two years she was a staff writer and this year, was promoted to photography editor. Her goals this year is to make sure every school event is covered and to make sure the photos have everyone in the school. In her free time she is always doing something with her sisters. After high school she plans to go to college. 

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