2-time state champion Adacelli Noriega to wrestle for Hastings College

Adacelli Noriega. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Bisbee wrestling standout Adacelli Noriega committed to Hastings College. Noriega became the first girl from Southern Arizona to win a state championship when won as a freshman in 2020. Bisbee did not compete in 2021 due to COVID concerns but Noriega battled back to take fifth place in 2022 before winning it all again as a senior this year.

Located in Nebraska, the Broncos compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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