TCHS Girls Win State; Two KISD Wrestlers Earn Individual Titles
Timber Creek High School’s girls varsity wrestling team won UIL Class 6A Team Championship on Saturday, February 23, and Falcons wrestler Bianca Rosales and Keller High School wrestler Parker Decker each picked up individual titles in their respective divisions.
For Timber Creek, the Championship marked the first team State Championship in the school’s 10-year history.
The Falcons were led by the performance of Rosales who entered the tournament with an impressive 39-3 and stormed through the 185-pound division to defeat Cibolo Steele’s Traeh Haynes by a 6-2 decision. TCHS came close to collecting a second championship in the 215-pound division as Daya Powell battled her way to the championship match, only to fall to Haltom’s Aaliyahrai Stewart. Still those two performance helped boost Timber Creek toward 69 team points, finishing well in front of second-place Coppell in the team standings.
TCHS’s Jude Miller also had an impressive tournament to contribute to the team score. After winning her opening match in the 138-pound division, Miller fell in her second competition of the day. However, she battled to the consolation championship match, falling just short to Katy’s Mhina Oseitutu, and earning a fourth-place finish. Chalimar Rodriguez-Roman (95) and Joylynn Wegman (148) both finished their impressive seasons in the consolation quarterfinals of the State Tournament.
On the boys side of things, Keller High’s Parker Decker entered the State Championship with an undefeated 46-0 mark, and left the meet with a still-unblemished record defeating Austin Vandegrift’s Noah Gochberg with a 4-2 decision in the Championship Match. KHS also collected a pair of fourth-place finishers in Preston Decker who advanced through the boys 138-pound consolation bracket; and Haven Hoang, who lost her first match in the girls 165-pound division, only to reel off four straight wins before coming up short in the third-place match.
Central High School’s girls team finished fourth in the state. Adia Ronea was the Chargers’ highest finisher, coming in second in the girls 110-pound division. Ronea won her first three matches of the tournament, before the Championship Match where she ran into Cypress Creek’s Amanda Mcaleavey who finished the season undefeated.
Central’s Anabelle Garcia also had a strong showing, finishing fifth the 95-pound division. After winning her opening match, Garcia fell to eventual State Runner-Up Brittany Colter of Katy Morton Ranch. Garcia then won two matches in the consolation bracket before falling to eventual third-place finisher, Mia Diaz of Amarillo Tascosa. She defeated Klein Cain’s Moe Cruz in the fifth-place match.
Also collecting a fifth-place finish for the Chargers was Amalani Latu in the 138-pound division. After winning her first two matches, Latu fell to eventual undefeated State Champion Lexie Basham from Nelson High. Latu lost her Consolation Semifinal match, bu then defeated El Paso Montwood’s Cassy Favela in the fifth-place match.
Other Keller ISD wrestlers that competed at state included:
Tayah Thomas (Boys 102-pound division) – finished 1-2 for the tournament, being eliminated in the second round of the consolation bracket
Jacob Garcia (Boys 120) – 6th place; finished 3-3, losing to Isaih Calderon (Cypress Falls) by 7-5 decision in the fifth-place match
Fossil Ridge HS
Jack Biggs (Boys 152) – 2-2, falling in the consolation quarterfinals
Israel Osorio (Boys 170) – 2-2, falling in the consolation quarterfinals
Corbin Schee (152) – 2-2, falling in the consolation quarterfinals
Timber Creek HS
William Burch (145) – 2-2, falling in the consolation quarterfinals
Congratulations to all of our State-Qualifying wrestlers for a sensational season!
For complete results form the UIL State Tournament, visit www.uiltexas.org/wrestling.