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Lamar High School Girls Wrestling Dominates District Championships with Four Individual Winners

The Mirabeau B. Lamar High School girls wrestling program is again the top team in Arlington. 

The Lady Vikings took first place at the District 3-6A meet on Wednesday and won their fourth straight district title. 

Lamar finished with 179 points, comfortably ahead of Arlington James Martin (133) and Arlington Sam Houston (110) in a meet held at Arlington ISD Athletics Center.

All 12 wrestlers competing for Coach Gordon Stephens advanced to the Class 6A Region 1 meet next weekend in Haltom City.

The Lady Vikings finished with four champions in the event: Lili Escamilla (114), Jaylah Davenport (132), Kimberling Ceron (145) and Okaleigh Porter (165).

Escamilla, a senior, won her first district title after a fourth-place and second-place finish in past years. She pinned Sam Houston’s Angeli Gonzalez in the finals with 31 seconds left in the first period.

Ceron pinned Jala Wells of South Grand Prairie in 51 seconds in her finals, while Porter also recorded a fall, taking down South Grand Prairie’s Constance Clark in 21 seconds.

Jaylah Davenport had a little bit tougher time winning her title for the Lady Vikings.

The junior improved to 30-8 this year with a 9-7 win in overtime thanks to a reversal over Arlington Martin’s Dulce Bocanegra. 

“It was really a hard match,” Davenport said. “I was stressed the whole day. I lost to her before at the Texas State Duals and I was expecting the same thing, but I wrestled hard….

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