Epps leads Baxter girls at regional wrestling tournament

Jan. 29—MASON CITY — The Baxter girls' wrestling season came to a close on Saturday at super regionals.

The Bolts entered four wrestlers and Ahlyvia Epps had the best finish for the day.

Unfortunately, she lost the fourth-place wrestle back to decide a state berth. No other Bolt was in the top six.

Johnelle Gliem

Baxter finished 21st in the 24-team standings with 25 points. Cedar Falls won the Region 7 championship with 309 points and Waverly-Shell Rock (252.5), West Delaware (168), South Tama County (166.5) and Charles City (154) completed the top five.

Epps finished fifth at 105 pounds. She was 3-3 with three pins. She started 0-1, won back-to-back matches and then locked up a wrestle back with a win in the fifth-place match.

Johnelle Gliem was 1-2 at 125, Hope Good finished 1-2 at 235 and Zoey Gliem ended up 0-2 at 135.