Center Schools Vikings wrestling, basketball teams participate in tourneys 


Photo by Mechel Meek  The Center High School boys basketball team competes in the tournament at Sangre de Christo school.    Courtesy of Center Consolidated Schools  The Center High School Vikings wrestling team competed in Utah. Several wrestlers finished in the top five.  Center High School girls basketball players Alexis Varela and Alicia Rios were named to SDC all-tourney team

CENTER — The Center High School Viking athletes have been busy participating in numerous tournaments. 

According to Superintendent Carrie Zimmerman, “Our Viking athletes had a busy weekend. Our wrestling team traveled to Moab, Utah and took part in the Red Rock Invitational tournament. They had a great showing and took 4th place overall in the tournament. Several wrestlers placed in the top five in their weight classes: Jordan Duran-2nd, Lorenzo Trujillo-4th, Aaron Valadez-4th, Martin Palma-3rd, Jesus Valadez-1st and Omar Hernandez-5th. Thanks to Coaches Mondragon, Rael, Martinez for making this opportunity possible for our students.” 

The Center Vikings basketball teams also competed in the Sangre Shootout, at Sangre de Christo School in Mosca. Both teams placed well in the tournament with the girls basketball team placing fourth and the boys basketball team placing second. 

According to Zimmerman, Alexis Varela and Alicia Rios were selected to the SDC all-tourney basketball team. These tournaments are just the beginning of a long season of Viking athletics. The full athletic calendar can be found on the Center Consolidated Schools website.