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.