by Jalissa Castro and and Mikaela Perez, UHS Journalism
Uvalde High School freshman wrestler Adelyhda Perez took a giant step toward her long-term goal last weekend by winning a state championship in the University Interscholastic League wrestling contest.
Perez competed in four matches to take the title. Her coach, Juan Sandoval, said that an opponent in one of the preliminary matches was the toughest match Perez has faced this year.
“That girl was taller and built. Lala [Perez’s nickname] just had more technique of moves than her opponent,” Sandoval said. He said Perez pinned her first opponent then had to go the distance with the three other girls she faced. She won the championship based on points and snatched the title from the wrestler who has won the state title for two years in a row.
The Uvalde Coyotes claimed runner-up honors in the Pleasanton Invitational golf tournament last weekend. Coach Roy Torres’ Coyotes recored team rounds of 330 on Friday and 337 on Saturday for a two-day total of 667.
Three Uvalde High School seniors played their final basketball game in Harvey Kinchlow Gym last Friday and they made the best of their final opportunity to play at home as they combined efforts to score 51 points in Uvalde’s 88-65 victory over the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks.
The Uvalde Lobos will play their first two games of the 2016 Uvalde Softball Classic today. At 5:15 p.m., the Lobos will take on the Bandera Bulldogs in Pool A play of the tournament at the Uvalde High School softball field.
The Uvalde Lobos and the Medina Valley Lady Panthers will vie in a District 29-5A soccer showdown Tuesday night at Castroville. Kick-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 7 p.m., while the junior varsity teams will collide beginning at 5 p.m.