Area girls qualify for state Mat Classic

CHENEY – The Blackhawks’ budding girls wrestling program had big growth in 2023-24.

That continues this weekend when the team doubles its Mat Classic attendees.

Jalisca Holmgren will wrestle at state in the 125-pound class and Jenny Tian at 110 pounds.

Meanwhile, Liberty’s Kariyah Strobel will wrestle at state at 140 pounds and Medical Lake’s Lyla Heinemann will be an alternate at 130 pounds.

“Last year, we took one and this year Cheney builds on that and gets two girls into the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome this Week, Coach Jeremy McGee wrote in an email after competition at Sunnyside H...


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