Yuma girls head south for regional

Yuma High School’s girls wrestling team will be missing two of its crew when the Indians compete at regional at Coronado High School, Friday and Saturday.
The Indians had a premature end to their regular season as they did not attend last Saturday’s quadrangular. School officials decided to not send the wrestlers after a positive case of COVID-19 arose within the school late last week.
Now it is on to regional in the season girls wrestling is a sanctioned sport by CHSAA. The Indians are in Region 2 in the one-classification sport. The top four placers in each weight will qualify for the state tournament that will be held next week in Pueblo.
Other teams in Region 2 are Alamosa, Denver East, Durango, La Junta, Mesa Ridge, Palmer Ridge, Woodland Park, Bayfield, Doherty, Eaglecrest, Lamar, Mountain Vista, Sierra, Widefield, Calhan, Dolores Huerta, Fountain-Fort Carson, Lewis-Palmer, Norwood, Sierra Grande, Chatfield, Douglas County, Ignacio, Manintou Springs, Olathe and Vista Ridge.
Weights 100-127 will wrestle Friday, with weights 136-215 on Saturday. Friday’s action begins at 2:30 p.m., and Saturday’s at 11:30 a.m.
Wrestling for Yuma on Friday will be Fatima Duran at 111, Maci Daugherty at 118 and Destiny Henderson at 127.
Wrestling Saturday will be Abril Montes de Oca at 147, Makenzie Phelps at 161 and Mia Dischner at 185.
YHS wrestling head coach Kyle Newton lamented the fact that some will not get to compete for a state berth this weekend.
“I just don’t like to see it happen to the kids like that,” he said.
There will be a free live stream of both days’ action on Coronado’s KugrTV YouTube channel.
As for spectators, each athlete can have one spectator on their day of competition. All spectators will need to always wear their masks and social distance. Spectators will not be allowed in the athlete’s sections. Parents must wait for their athlete outside once they have been eliminated or the tournament is over.