Canon-McMillan's Valarie Solorio, North Allegheny's Leyna Rumpler win girls wrestling state titles

(Pictured: Girls State Medalists - Madi Mansmann, Natalie Rush, Gracie Elliott, Coach Krenzelak, Audrey Calgaro, Dynisty Williams, and Valarie Solorio. Photo Credit: Megan Green Ward.
Posted On: Monday, March 13, 2023

Pictured: Girls State Medalists - Madi Mansmann, Natalie Rush, Gracie Elliott, Coach Krenzelak, Audrey Calgaro, Dynisty Williams, and Valarie Solorio. Photo Credit: Megan Green Ward. *This article was written and released by KEN WUNDERLEY of the Tri-State Sports & News Service. The original article can be fond by clicking  this. link.*

There is a good chance the PIAA will sponsor girls wrestling within the next year or two. But there is already a state championship for girls.

The fifth annual MyHouse girls high school state championships were held Sunday at Central Dauphin High School High School, and two wrestlers from WPIAL schools won titles.

Canon-McMillan’s Valarie Solorio won the 100-pound championship while North Allegheny’s Leyna Rumpler won the 148-pound title.

Solorio was one of three Canon-McMillan wrestlers who made it to the finals and that was the reason the Big Macs won the team title. While Solorio finished first, Elizabeth Elliott and Natalie Rush placed second. Three other teammates placed among the top eight in their weight class.

Solorio, a junior who was seeded No. 1, won the 100-pound title by pinning South Western's Natalie Hardy, the defending champion, in 47 seconds in the title match. It was her fourth consecutive pin in the 20-girl bracket.

Elliott, a senior, was a surprise finalist after placing fourth in last week's Western Regional qualifier. Elliott recorded four victories on her way to the 112-pound finals, incuding a 4-1 win over Butler's Ana Malovich, the No. 2 seed, in the semifinals. In the title match, she dropped a 7-6 decision to J.P. McCaskey's Journie Rodriquez, who was making her second appearance in the finals.

Rush, a sophomore who was seeded No. 1 at 190 pounds, was pinned by Quakertown's Caroline Hattala at 3:23 of the title match. Rush, a bronze medalist last year, posted three victories to earn a berth in the finals.

North Allegheny’s Rumpler, a junior, made her second appearance in the finals and claimed her first title by pinning Carlisle's Katelyn Coldren at 4:25. It's was Rumpler's fourth consecutive pin in the 20-girl bracket.

One of the highlights of the championships came in the 118-pound division, which featured Northwestern's Sierra Chiesa, who earlier in the week became the first girl to qualify and participate in the PIAA boys championships. She posted a 2-2 record in the Class 2A 107-pound weight class at the boys tournament.

At the girls tournament, Chiesa recorded four consecutive pins to win the title. It was her second girls state title. In the title match, Chiesa pinned another returning champion, Savannah Witt of Palisades, at 4:51.

Chiesa was one of three returning champs who won another title. The others were Bishop McCort's Jordyn Fouse and Kennett's Haylie Jaffe.

Fouse won her second title by pinning Northwestern's Joelle Scott in the 130-pound final. Jaffe claimed her second gold medal with 24-9 technical fall of Saegertown's Kacie Mook in the 136-pound final.

Last month, the PIAA approved, on a first reading basis, sponsoring girls wrestling. It must pass two more votes, but that appears to be a mere formality.

Here are the complete results of the MyHouse championships.

Team scoring

1. Canon-McMillan 137, 2. Bishop McCort 92.5, 3. Cumberland Valley 82, 4. South Western 78, 5. (tie) North Allegheny 64, Gettysburg 64.

Championship matches

100 - Valarie Solorio, Canon-McMillan pinned Natalie Hardy, South Western, 0:47.

106 - Jayleah Pletz, Governor Mifflin dec. Julia Horger, Bensalem, 10-8.

112 - Journie Rodriguez, J.P. McCaskey dec. Elizabeth Elliott, Canon-McMillan, 7-6.

118 - Sierra Chiesa, Northwestern pinned Savannah Witt, Palisades, 4:51.

124 - Aubre Krazer, Easton major dec. Emily Murphy, Montgomery, 10-0.

130 - Jordyn Fouse, Bishop McCort pinned Joelle Scott, Northwestern, 4:47.

136 - Haylie Jaffe, Kennett tech. fall Kacie Mook, Saegertown, 24-9, 5:59.

142 - Zoey Haines, Gettysburg dec. Marissa Rumsey, Williamsport, 4-0.

148 - Leyna Rumpler, North Allegheny pinned Katelyn Coldren, Carlisle, 4:25.

155 - Gabby Reid, East Stroudsburg South pinned Raegan Snider, Bishop McCort, Fall 5:04.

170 - Alyssa Favara, Bishop McCort pinned Jael Miller, Punxsutawney, 2:39.

190 - Caroline Hattala, Quakertown pinned Natalie Rush, Canon-McMillan, 3:23.

235 - Brenda Banks, Panther Valley pinned Kayla Henderson, South Western, 2:27.

Third-place consolations

100 - Ella Hesener, Parkland dec. Lexi Doerflinger, Slippery Rock, 5-3.

106 - Lillian Rumsey, Williamsport pinned Isabelle Wilkes, Hamburg, 1:54.

112 - Ana Malovich, Butler dec. Madilyn Enterline, Greenville, 5-0.

118 - Leah Sample, Saegertown pinned Alexis Brua, Laurel, 2:24.

124 - Sienna Landrum, Downingtown West dec. Eliana White-Vega, Cumberland Valley, 4-0.

130 - Isabella Dias, Harry S Truman pinned Zoe Furman, Montgomery, 4:31

136 - Sara Shook, Western Wayne pinned Josephine Dollman, Norwin, 2:57.

142 - Katie Brensinger, Northwestern Lehigh dec. Naylee Ierley, York Suburban, 6-4 SV.

148 - Olivia Montanino, Delaware Valley dec. Dynisty Williams, Canon-McMillan, 6-4.

155 - Kylie Monroe, Gettysburg major dec. Angie Grieb, Bald Eagle Area, 11-0.

170 - Abbie Miles, Laurel pinned Kendall Wagner, Central Mountain, 1:36.

190 - Davina Crump, South Western dec. Bryce Snyder, Palisades, 4-0

235 - Alaina Claassen, Plum pinned Jaidyn Mikulak, Honesdale, 2:41.

Fifth-place consolations

100 - Ashley Stank, Quakertown pinned Kaitlyn Clawson, Penn Manor, 0:31.

106 - Madison Mansmann, Canon-McMillan major dec. Isabella McNutt, Hampton, 14-6.

112 - Daylee Watson, Conneaut pinned Gracie Woodring, Halifax, 3:11.

118 - Trinity Moore, Connellsville pinned Sylvyn Parham, Parkland, 3:34.

124 - Isabella DeVito, Kiski Area dec. Isabella DuVall, Philipsburg Osceola, 6-1 SV.

130 - Sophia Folks, North Allegheny pinned Keeley Nunn, Camp Hill, 4:23.

136 - Patron Plummer, Chestnut Ridge pinned Mari Bruscino, Cumberland Valley, 4:39.

142 - Kyra Rau, Cumberland Valley dec. Jessica Ayala, Garnet Valley, 5-2.

148 - Shannon Fratus, Parkland dec. Callie Rautenbach, North Allegheny, 3-2 UTB.

155 - Janeyda Ortiz, Liberty pinned Hawa Swaray, Penn Wood, 1:59.

170 - Audrey Calgaro, Canon-McMillan pinned Veronica Guise, Cumberland Valley, 2:32.

190 - Sydnei Jones Proctor, Liberty pinned Peyton Fries, Quakertown, 2:46

235 - Ajanai Jumper, Cumberland Valley dec. Vida Torres, Pottstown, 2-1 TB-1.

Seventh-place consolations

100 - Miranda Lajevic, Knoch pinned Taya Wuchter, Kennett, 3:18.

106 - Josmelis Rodriguez, William Allen major dec. Lexi DeSiato, Western Wayne, 10-1.

112 - Anaiah Kolesar, Athens dec. Abigail Taylor, Parkland, 6-2.

118 - Isabella Baccio, Manheim Township pinned Hawa Konate, Penn Wood, 3:45.

124 - Madacyn Rivera, Pen Argyl dec. Anna Kalcich, Selinsgrove, 4-3.

130 - Gabriella Maslanka, William Tennent pinned Maddee Fischer, Seneca Valley, 4:18

136 - Zalika Roberts, Gettysburg dec. Janayah Nobles, Connellsville, 8-3.

142 - Araya Guilmette, Wyoming Area major dec. Katalyna Borreli, Tulpehocken, 10-2.

148 - Olivia Tillman, Wyomissing by forfeit Trinity Mowery, Penn Manor.

155 - Marty Morrison, West Perry dec. Savanah Kirk, Chichester, 2-0.

170 - Victoria Depew, Delaware Valley pinned Sarah Lynn, Big Springs, 1:36.

190 - Jurelys Peguero del Rosario, McCaskey pinned Elizabeth Davidson, Columbus Montour, 0:40.

235 - Zoey Murphy, Southmoreland pinned Kaylee Dean, North Allegheny, 3:43.

First Published March 12, 2023, 8:45pm


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