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Nooksack Valley comes out on top in 40-36 victory

Nooksack Valley’s girls’ wrestling team defeated Burlington-Edison 40-36 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Burlington-Edison High.

The Pioneers’ Yazmin SanJuan-Morales (100 pound weight-class) pinned Arlache Montiel in the third round, Emma Bruntil (120) pinned Ashley Yates in the first round, Fabiana Hernandez defeated Marissa Blau 10-8 and Emily Parson (140) pinned Ziara Garcia in the first round.

The standout match of the night was Miana Rabang, Nooksack Valley coach Michelle Dekoekkek said in a phone interview.

“Mianas match went into overtime. She’s a fighter and it was quite impressive,” Dekoekkek said.

Nooksack Valley wrestles next in the sub-regionals at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Burlington-Edison.

Nooksack Valley 40, Burlington-Edison 36

100: Yazmin SanJuan-Morales (Nooksack Valley) pin Arlache Montiel third round; 105: Maria Cazares (Nooksack Valley) def. Stephanie Bucera 9-0; 110: Nicole Whittern (Nooksack Valley) forfeit; 115: Paula Cazares (Nooksack Valley) forfeit; 120: Emma Bruntil (Nooksack Valley) pin Ashley Yates first round; 125: Miana Rabang (Nooksack Valley) def. Ariel Tsuffis 13-11; 130: Cynthia Grimes (Burlington) pin Delaney Cop first round; 135: Fabiana Hernandez (Nooksack Valley) def. Marissa Blau 10-8; 140: Emily Parson (Nooksack Valley) pin Ziara Garcia first round; 145: Riley Van Derven (Burlington) pin Becca Averys second round; 155: Kendra Vanbeek (Burlington) forfeit; 170: Maria Garcia (Burlington) forfeit; 190: Caitlin Moore (Burlington) pin Kaleiolani Jefferson first round; 235: Jaden Shadle (Burlington) forfeit.

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