Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valley's Montoya Is Outstanding at State.(Sports)

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Samantha Montoya, a fifth-grader at Alvarado Elementary, was named the outstanding wrestler at the state junior wrestling championships at Manzano High School on Sunday.

Montoya, who competed for the Valley junior team in the 10-and-under, 65-pound division, didn't place at the tournament.

However, says New Mexico/Police Athletic League Junior Wrestling president Mike Garcia, "It was a combination of good sportsmanship and her overall performance."

The tournament's age-group outstanding wrestlers were:

6U Brandon Velasquez, Pecos. …

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