Lathrop resident Jasmine Ivey earned four pinfall victories to win the 154-pound title in the 13th Annual Northern California United States Girls’ Wrestling Association Championships Open at Hogan Middle School in Vallejo last Sunday.
Ivey, a sophomore at Lathrop High, stopped Jaclyn Fields of Cameron Park in 1 minute, 45 seconds in the first-place bout.
“She wrestled at a new level,” said her coach Vince Garcia of the Spartans Wrestling Club. “She looked strong and confident out on the mat. Jasmine walks around all day with a smile on her face, but when she hits the mat it’s nothing but business for her. She flicks the switch and is a different person on the mat.
“With her first-place win on Sunday, the Spartans Wrestling Club is off to a good start this summer and we are very proud of her and her wrestling.”
After a first-round bye, Ivey barely broke a sweat in her first match of the tournament, pinning Hogan High’s Ayanna Jones in just 20 seconds. She met another Hogan wrestler after that and stuck Harneet Sandhu in 1:10.
Ivey’s toughest match came in the fourth round. It was her only match that went beyond the first period, but she was able to pin Benicia’s Amanda Ajari 35 seconds into the second stanza.
Ivey will next compete in the USGWA California Girls State Open on March 25 in San Jose.
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Phillies 8, Angels 2 (Majors)
Babauta led the Phillies to their first win on opening day March 3, pitching a five-inning gem that consisted of nine strikeouts, two hits and an unearned run. He was also 2 for 3 from the dish with two runs.
Christopher Contreras and Mason James (two runs, RBI) each went 2 for 3 as well. Contreras tossed one inning in relief.