Girls wrestling keeps getting wins

Yuma High School’s girls wrestling team continues it march toward the postseason.

The Outlaws are at Brush today, January 11, for a dual, then will cross state lines on Saturday for the Chase County Invitational in Imperial, Nebraska.

The team had a good run last week, beginning with their home opener for the 2023-24 season opener last Thursday in The Pit. The Outlaws won two of the three varsity matches decided on the mat, as Danika Dischner and Peyton Hynson both won by fall. The final team score was 48-6.

Yuma then took the long trip south to Lamar on Friday for the Lamar Invitational. The Outlaws had another strong showing in the one-classification sport, finishing seventh in the 15-school field with 63 points. Garden City won the team title with 219 points, while Lamar had 190.5.

Chloe Smith and Dischner led the way as both placed second in their respective weights.

Smith went 3-1 while reaching the championship match at 105 points, improving to 12-2 overall on the season. She won her first two matches by technical fall, 19-4 and 16-1), then got a pin in the semifinals in 2 minutes, 40 seconds. She lost to Fort Lupton’s Rylee Balcazar in the first-place match.

Dischner went 2-1 while reaching the championship at 190. She won her first two matches by fall, 2:11 and 2:39 before getting pinned by Fort Lupton’s Dahlila Tijerina in the battle for first place.

Gese Sanched placed third at 190. She won her quarterfinal by fall, lost her semifinal by fall, then won her two matches in the consolation bracket by fall to place third, improving to 10-4 on the season.

Natalia Serrano won two matches, both by pin, while placing fourth at 235 pounds. Taelynn Robinson went 2-2, including a 35-second pin, at 100. Hynson picked up one win at 120. Maggie Avina competed at 100, Mirella Florea at 110, Kaydence Hansen at 125, and Jessica Apodaca at 155.