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Wrestler advances to regional tournament

Myra Miller finishes fifth place Feb. 5


Last updated 2/10/2022 at 1:24pm

Roger Harnack | The Journal

Hundreds of girls from schools across most of Eastern Washington, minus the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities, faced off Saturday, Feb. 5, at the North Girls Subregional. The Top 5 competitors in each weight advance to regionals.

SPANGLE – A local girl has qualified to advance to regionals this coming Saturday in Ephrata.

Myra Miller, wrestling at 170, finished in fifth place Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Girls North Subregional tournament at Liberty High School.

Miller opened the tournament by pinning Mackenzie Newell of North Central in 50 seconds, but lost her quarterfinal bout to Shannon Workinger of Quincy by pin in 51 seconds.

In the consolation bracket, Miller pinned her next two competitors – Amyah Chavez of Othello in 1:13 and Aurora Carranza in 1:24.

She then lost by pin to Arianna Waters of Lake Roosevelt in 1:34, dropping her into the bout for fifth place.

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Lind-Ritzville's Myra Miller stands up on an opponent during the North Girls Subregional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 5.

In that match, she pinned Kately Rodriguez of Moses Lake in 53 seconds to secure her regionals berth.

Miller is coached by Walter Crow and Keith Johnston.

Miller's wins gave the Lind-Ritzville Broncos a team score of 17 points for a 27th place team finish.

Meanwhile, the Othello girls team dominated the tournament, winning the team award with 228.5 points.

Othello have several medalists advancing to regionals.

Those winning medals include Ollonie Gonzalez, 3rd, 100 pounds; Naraiah Guzman, 4th, 105 pounds; Alexis Monday, 2nd, 115 pounds; Marsha Gomez, 4th, 125 pounds; Hazel Gonzalez, 2nd, 125 pounds; Diamond Van Cleve, 5th, 135 pounds; Aaliyah Gomez, 3rd, 155 pounds; Thalia Gallegos, 3rd, 170 pounds; and Elia Velazquez, 1st, 190 pounds.

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