Prep wrestling: Warriors’ Keyes takes second in girls’ tourney; four E-W boys earn medals in California


Edmonds-Woodway High School wrestler Vatoria Keyes took second place in the 38-team Pride of the Lady Lions Wrestling Tournament in Lynden on Dec. 15.

Keyes pinned her first two opponents before defeating Estephania Vargas from Othello 2-0 in the semifinals. In her final match, Keyes faced top-seeded Chanel Sivafrom Stanwood.  Siva placed 5th at Mat Classic and came in with a 15-1 record. Siva won the championship by a 5-3 decision in a hard-fought battle.  This was only the second loss of the season for Keyes.

The Warriors finished 16th overall in the tournament won by Othello. E-W girls wrestle Dec. 19 at Stanwood.

The Edmonds-Woodway boys wrestling team traveled to California for the El Cajon Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Four Warriors came home with medals from the 60-team event that featured some of the top high schools on the West Coast. Placing for the Warriors were:

106: Reece LeCompte 8th
126: Grayson LeCompte 7th
132: Alex Rapelje 7th
138: Christian Simpson 8th

The Warriors wrestle at home against Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

— By Mike Cooper

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