One other York County highschool has added a women wrestling crew, reflecting a bigger nationwide development in one in every of its fastest-growing sports activities.
South Western Excessive Faculty turned solely the second faculty within the county and the 52nd faculty within the state as faculty board officers permitted the choice Wednesday night time amid group help.
The brand new crew will begin competing subsequent season. Statewide, the PIAA wants 100 groups as an official sport.
Spring Grove obtained the ball rolling when it turned the primary faculty within the county to get a crew in late June.
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Thus far, the PIAA has been hesitant to sanction the game, even if 32 completely different associations throughout the nation host state wrestling tournaments. Native districts which have fielded groups embrace JP McCaskey in Lancaster and Gettysburg – which was the primary within the York-Adams League to start out a crew. Gettysburg lately moved to the Mid-Penn Convention, the place they’ll compete subsequent 12 months.
York Faculty lately added girls’s wrestling to its varsity sports activities.
For South Western, the brand new sport provides prices to the varsity’s price range, together with uniforms, journey, teaching and match charges. The varsity board has to allocate a price range for this system and the women attempt to make the crew.
Spring Grove plans to follow commonly with the boys crew, and the Mustangs could undertake an analogous plan. The schedule for each colleges and who will play remains to be being labored out.
Lately there was an impartial occasion titled the MyHouse PA Excessive Faculty Ladies State Championships. First it was at Gettysburg Excessive Faculty, then at Spooky Nook Sports activities and this 12 months at Central Dauphin. Greater than 250 women compete within the occasion. It has been a robust instance for the PIAA that it’s a sport that a lot of women are keen on enjoying.
Highschool wrestling is troublesome for a lot of women as a result of they’re compelled to compete towards larger and infrequently stronger boys. The PIAA permitting the game to be sanctioned ought to result in women competing primarily towards different women.
The county and state want so as to add 48 extra groups, however colleges proceed to make strides in a constructive course.