Tucson High School Sports

GIRLS WRESTLING: 10 athletes earn first-ever Southern Arizona Section Championships

Sunnyside won the first sectional team title. (Andy Morales/Mylei Seigla


Saturday, Jan. 26: Flowing Wells

52 girls took part in the first-ever sectional competition held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Flowing Wells and ten ended the day with championship medals. These 10 athletes will join the second and third place finishers to form the first class of athletes from Southern Arizona to compete for a state championship, slated for Friday, Feb. 8 at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.

The championship schedule is as follows:
Weigh-ins: 7:30 a.m.
Round 1: 9:45 a.m.
Round 2: 11:30 a.m.
Semifinals: 3:30 p.m. (approx.)
Championship Finals and Medal Rounds: 7:30 p.m.



1st Place Match
Natalie Masters (Empire) 8-3, Sr. over Michalella Gladden (Marana) 1-3, (Fall 1:03)

3rd Place Match
Tatiana Hernandez (Sunnyside) 1-1, over Mhikyle Cruz (Buena) 3-2, (MD 14-0)


1st Place Match
Amelia Lewis (Walden Grove) 6-0, Jr. over Camron Tutas (Catalina) 5-2, So. (Dec 8-6)

3rd Place Match
Angelina Berume (Pima) 10-4, So. over Ariana Olmo (Empire) 4-3, Sr. (Dec 5-4)


1st Place Match
Mylei Seigla (Canyon Del Oro) 14-0, Fr. over Reyanna Robles (Pueblo) 4-2, Jr. (Fall 4:20)

3rd Place Match
Kathryn Fellows (Buena) 6-4, Sr. over Karyme Martinez (Flowing Wells) 2-5, Sr. (Dec 4-0)


1st Place Match
Naliah Rosales (Marana) 11-3, Jr. over Candice Pocase (Santa Rita) 7-2, So. (Fall 2:48)

3rd Place Match
Casandra Barrios (Douglas) 4-3, Sr. over Ayesha Wills (Catalina) 2-4, So. (Fall 1:11)

1st Place Match
Mercedes De La Rosa (Flowing Wells) 8-1, Sr. over Jen Gamez (Sunnyside) 1-1, (MD 8-0)

3rd Place Match
Charlyn Guerra (Douglas) 3-2, Jr. over McKayla Pacheco (Buena) 1-5, (Fall 2:57)

1st Place Match
Adriana Garland (Sunnyside) 2-0, over Mari Tepelus (Canyon Del Oro) 2-4, Jr. (M. For.)

3rd Place Match
Glenda Cosgrove (Bisbee) 5-3, Sr. (Bye)

1st Place Match
Nesa Martinez (Morenci) 9-3, Sr. over Jasmine Jacquay (Tombstone) 5-1, Jr. (Dec 8-2)

3rd Place Match
Danissa Serrano (Bisbee) 4-3, Jr. over Ariana Lopez (Pueblo) 0-2, Jr. (Fall 3:51)

1st Place Match
Alianna Vega (Douglas) 6-1, Sr. over Gabriela Burgos (Buena) 4-3, (Fall 5:19)

3rd Place Match
Erica Gutierrez (Pueblo) 4-7, Sr. over Alyssa Leon (Sunnyside) 0-2, (MD 10-0)

1st Place Match
Athiana Hernandez (Sunnyside) 1-0, over Isabelle Golden (Rincon) 1-3, Jr. (Fall 1:13)

3rd Place Match
Shannelle Cabreras (Catalina) 0-3, Jr (Bye)

1st Place Match
Kenya Starr (San Carlos) 3-0, Jr. over Ryan La Sure (Rincon) 1-2, So. (Fall 1:32)

3rd Place Match
Paulina Hurtado Peralta (Rincon) 0-1, Jr. (Bye)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at

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