Girls wrestling approved


June 19, 2019

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Tucumcari's Aleayah Lucero, right, wrestles against a male teammate during the Rattler Invitational in December. Lucero went on to finish third in the 121-pound girls' weight class during an exhibition at the state tournament in February. The state last week voted to make girls wrestling an officially sanctioned event.

As expected, the New Mexico Activities Association board of directors on Thursday approved girls wrestling as an officially sanctioned sport for the 2019-2020 season.

The number of girls competing in wrestling in New Mexico had more than doubled ...

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