By Teren Kowatsch
The Gazette 

Mat Maidens

County teenagers among the growing ranks of grappling girls


December 22, 2022

Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

Garfield-Palouse 130-pounder Laynie Southern drives a power-half on a River View opponent at the Pomeroy Christmas Tournament.

COLFAX – More teenagers are on the mat this season as part of the growing sport of high school girls wrestling.

On Dec. 15, girls teams from as small as Class 1B to as large as Class 3A competed in the first-ever girls league meet in Colfax.

Grace Jones and Hope Allen represented Colfax, both at 120 pounds.

And Laynie Southern represented Garfield-Palouse at 130.

Alexis Taylor represented Tekoa-Rosalia at 145 pounds.

The four wrestlers competed in nine total matches. Taylor, Jones and Allen had two matches each; Southern had three.

Jones pinned both her opponents - Anna Hungerford of Jenk...

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