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March 23, 2023

Wrestling | South Monterey County girls move on to regionals

SALINAS VALLEY — Several high school girl wrestlers from South Monterey County have qualified for the upcoming Central Coast Section Wrestling Regional Championships.

The 2023 PCAL Girls Wrestling Championships took place Feb. 3 in Salinas.

Final team results were as follows: 1. Salinas, 191; 2. Monterey, 159; 3. Hollister, 138; 4. Rancho San Juan, 122; 5. Alisal, 109; 6. Alvarez, 71; 7. Soledad, 66; 8. Gonzales, 57. 9. Greenfield, 56; and 10. North County, 42.

Soledad Aztec wrestlers Ariana Mercado (left) and Alyssa Ramirez place first and second, respectively, in their weight classes at the PCAL championships on Feb. 3. (Soledad Wrestling)

Soledad High wrestler Ariana Mercado placed first in her weight class, while Lady Aztecs teammate Alyssa Ramirez earned second in her weight class.

For Gonzales High, Lady Spartan wrestlers Natalia Villalobos, Gracie Leon, Cherish Yebra and Jozelyn Reyes all qualified for the regionals.

Greenfield High’s Yolanda Martinez (120 lbs.) and Estrella Vasquez (235 lbs.) both earned second place in their respective weight classes. Lady Bruins teammates Cari Espinoza (160 lbs.) placed third and Ana Martinez (126 lbs.) took seventh place.

The CCS Wrestling Regional Championships are set for Saturday, Feb. 11, in Watsonville.

Greenfield Bruin wrestlers Yolanda Martinez, Estrella Vasquez, Cari Espinoza and Ana Martinez will move on to the CCS Wrestling Regional Championships. (Brenda Bedolla)
Jason Gallardo
Jason Gallardo is the sports reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers high school sports for South Monterey County.


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