It was a nice sunny day is Sanger, CA to host the 3rd Annual Lady Apache Invitational at Sanger High School. Schools from all over the Central Valley came to participate in one of toughest Lady Apache Invitational yet. This year’s Lady Apache Invitational welcomed 3 schools from outside of the Central Section (Atwater, Ripon, and Windsor) and also included 4 newly added Central Section Coastal Schools (Pioneer Valley, Righetti, Morro Bay, and Atascadero).
The Sanger Lady Apaches had 13 girls out of a 15 girl roster participate in this year’s tournament. The Lady Apaches left with 4 individual medals along with a 8 Place team finish.
At 106 pounds Sanger Senior Merijah Morales pinned her way through the finals taking home a gold medal. Morales pinned Delarosa of Golden West in 1 min and 37 seconds followed by a pin in :55 seconds over Lupian of South Bakersfield. Morales moves on to the Semifinals and faced Medina of Coalinga. Morales would get the Fall in :40 seconds. Morales Faced Carmen Peres of Windsor High School in the Finals where she picked up the pin in 1 min and :53 seconds.
At 143 Pounds Sophomore Abbey Ellis had a Finals Appearance for the 3rd time this year. Ellis’s first match she took on Garcia of Mission Oak picking up a decision 8-6 advancing her to the semi finals taking on Righetti’s Barr. Ellis picks up the Fall late in the second period advancing her to the finals vs Pompa of Pioneer Valley. Pompa picked up the fall in :32 seconds. Abbey Ellis would take the silver medal.
Sanger Sophomore at HWT Leilah Brewer made her season debut. Brewer faces Valencia of Pioneer Valley first round. Brewer picked up the Fall in :26 seconds. Next Brewer took on Bravo of Ridgeview. Bravo would pick up the decision 8-2 dropping Brewer to the Consolation bracket to take on Flores of Golden Valley. Brewer would pick up the pin in 2 min and 42 seconds advancing her to Consolation semifinals to take on Delgado of Fowler advancing her to the 5th and 6th Place match to take on Loaeza of Kerman. Loaeza would pick up the Fall in the 1st period. Brewer would take the 6th place medal.
The Lady Apaches would take 8th out of 43 teams. See attached photos below for team results.