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First Molalla girl wrestler in history will represent program, along with a pair of boys this week

Haley Hewlett has the distinction of being the first girl in Molalla High wrestling history to punch a ticket to the state meet.

Hewlett finished second at the regional meet June 18 at Tillamook and that qualified her for the state wrestling tournament on June 24 at Cottage Grove High School.

"Haley had a phenomenal season and at the Northwest Regional Tournament," coach Nathan Smyth said. "She is excited and eager and ready to fight."

FILE PHOTO - Molalla High's wrestling program will send two boys and one girl to respective Class 4A state meets this week.

Girls state can be weatched on, OWA girls championships, and will cost $15.

"She would love the support from Molalla fans," Smyth said. "We will also try to go live on the Molalla High School Facebook page."

On the boys side, Maxam Salvetti ran through the bracket at 113 pounds to win the 4A Special District 1 Regional championship June 17 at Tillamook.

"Max had multiple top-ranked wrestlers to battle through," Smyth said.

Joining Salvetti at 4A state on June 25-26 at Cascade High School will be 132-pounder Colby Findley, who snagged a second place finish at the district meet.

Findley opened with a bye and worked his way into the championship match where, Smyth said, "he made a slight mistake and his opponent capitalized on it for the win. Colby is eager for a rematch at the state tournament."

Like the girls tournament, 4A boys state will be televised live at, OWA 4A state wrestling championships, and will cost $15. There will also be an attempt to go live on the Molalla High School wrestling Facebook page.

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