Yuma girls wrestling at end of regular season

The end of the regular season is here for the Yuma High School girls wrestling team.

The Outlaws have a dual in Haxtun today, January 25, against Sedgwick County/Fleming, then close out the regular season Saturday at the Chatfield Invitational.

Coach Brandon Newton said there will be 25 to 30 teams at the Chatfield tournament.

“It will be a good test for us for what is coming up,” he said. “We’ll have a week off, work the Big O Duals (in Yuma), and then it will be go time to get ready for regional and state.”

Yuma hosted Lamar and County Line for duals last Thursday in The Pit. Lamar proved to be very difficult, handing Yuma a 54-12 team loss. Peyton Hynson and Chloe Smith each won by fall, accounting for Yuma’s points. They then earned a 36-15 win over County Line, with many of the wins coming by fall. Winning on the mat were ???

The Outlaws placed third in the nine-team Loveland Invitational on Saturday with 65 points. Loveland won the team title with 176. Newton said tournament organizers did not want to do round robins in weights with only a handful of wrestlers, so most everybody got in just two matches or so.

Still, the Outlaws came away with multiple placers.

Gese Sanchez went 2-0 to win the 170-pound title. Both of her wins came by fall.

Chloe Smith placed second at 110, winning her first match by fall before losing in overtime in the championship match.

Camila Sanchez placed second at 100, winning her first two matches by fall before losing by forfeit in the first-place match. Peyton Hynson went 1-1 while placing third at 115.

Kenya Arvizo had a good bracket at 120, going 3-1 while placing third at 120. She won her first match by all, lost her second by fall, then got two pins in her final matches, including in 57 seconds in the third-place match. Taelynn Robinson went 2-2 while placing fourth at 100, and Maggie Avina picked up one win at 100. Kaydence Hansen competed at 125, Gabby Varela at 130, and Danika Dischner at 190.

“Last week was a good week to see where we’re at,” Newton said. “We’ve been dealing with a lot of sickness so hopefully we can get past that (before the postseason).”