Girls Wrestling Makes History


Conestoga and Elkhorn get a picture after making history

Murray-NEB, On Dec 1, the Conestoga girls wrestling team made history for Conestoga. They had their first girls varsity dual in Conestoga history against Elkhorn. The Cougar girls made history for hosting the first girls dual ever, but also set records. They set the record for the most points scored in a girls dual, at 43 points.

The dual started at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the captains meeting in the center of the mat. Conestoga’s captains are senior Emory T and sophomore Morgan H. For the past few years, the Conestoga dual atmosphere has been wonderful as the cougars wrestle under a spotlight. In the dual Conestoga’s girls team consists of Kylee P(120 lbs), Alex P(125lbs) Kyler Z(130 lbs), Emory(135 lbs), Morgan(140 lbs), Maggie F(155 lbs), Gabby L(170 lbs) and Allee I(235).

The first match of the night was at 235 lbs. Conestoga’s Allee and Elkhorn’s Rowan S both wrestled in a long and competitive match. The match ended in a third period pin for Rowan. Although Allee lost she says she put her full effort and had a great experience for her first match. Conestoga was open for the 100, 105 and 110 lb match. Conestoga and Elkhorn were both open for 115 lbs. Our second match was Conestoga’s state finalist, Kylee. Kylee wrestled Macy S of Elkhorn and dominated the match with a fall of 1:49. Alex of Conestoga also dominated at 125 lbs against Elkhorn’s Natalie H, with a fall of 0.30. Conestoga sophomore Kyler had an exciting match at 130 lbs, getting everyone yelling and on their feet. Kyler got a fall to Addison R. of 6:08. Conestoga senior and state medalist Emory celebrated after a fall over Kaylee M in 2:49 at 130 lbs. Morgan got her hand raised for Conestoga after Elkhorn didn’t have a 140 lbs wrestler. At 155 lbs Conestoga’s Maggie got her hand raised after a fall over Kylie P in 1:46 for the last match of the dual. Gabby received a forfeit at 160 due to Elkhorn having no wrestler at that weight.

The girls have worked hard up to this point and will continue to grow together as the season goes on. The nine girls that make up the girls team are strong and have what it takes to be solid wrestlers.