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Coppell didn’t have a champ at the Region 1-6A, but still took home the girls championship trophy.

The Cowgirls used its depth and five of the 10 wrestlers advanced to state meet following the two-day meet held at W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Friday and Saturday.

That came after winning the District 4-6A tournament title the week prior.

With head coach Ted Witulski not coaching, Maxine Lisot guided Coppell to a title with 131 points, a comfortable margin over runner-up El Paso Eastwood, which had 113. Northwest V.R. Eaton was third with 108 points — five points ahead of Lewisville Flower Mound.

Ava Payne was the lone finalist for Coppell, taking second at 120 pounds. She was 3-1 in the tournament and will head to state with a 36-8 mark. 

The other four wrestlers for Coppell were third-place finishes but took different paths to there.

Ishitha Malidi (114) lost her first match and then won five in a row. She is 40-13 on the season. 

Juliet Carrell (126) reached the semifinals but after a loss, she won her final two matches. She is 47-7 on the season. Cassie Bonacci (145) also reached the semifinals but lost and won her next two as well. 

Bonacci takes a 44-9 mark to the state meet.

Anna Lopez (185) was the third to lose in the semifinals but lost the next two to finish third. She had is 38-12 on the season. 

Of the non-El Paso schools, only Arlington James…

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