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Girls wrestling: Hattala, Witt stand atop regional podium


Two local wrestlers ascended to the top of the podium at the Southeast Regional girls wrestling tournament, held Feb. 25 at Quakertown.

The host school’s Caroline Hattala pinned Daniella Maxwell of North Penn to clinch gold in the 190-pound class and Palisades’ Savannah Witt defeated Gisele Ramirez of Souderton for the 118-pound class title.

Witt’s teammate, Bryce Snyder, finished third in the 190-pound class and Quakertown’s Peyton Fries also nabbed a bronze medal in the 235-pound class.

Central Bucks’ Macayla Needham finished fourth (112 pounds) and the following wrestlers captured fifth place in their respective weight classes: Ashley Stank, Quakertown (106); Anjaleen Siddiqui, William Tennent (112); Olivia Lessing, Palisades (130); Isabella Priano, Central Bucks (170); and Alyssa Crespo, William Tennent (190).

Quakertown and Palisades finished fifth and sixth in team scoring, respectively.

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) sanctioned girls wrestling as an official sport last year. The first PIAA girls wrestling championships will be held March 7-9 at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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