Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 8, 2019 MHS’s Tostes Costa crowned fi rst State Girls Wrestling Champ By Steve Freker ohanni Cristini Tostes Costa made school history when she became Malden High School’s fi rst-ever State Girls Wrestling Champion. Tostes Costa pinned Tayla Tildsley of Shawsheen Tech just before the end of the second period of the State Final in the 145-pound division in a match held at St. John’s Prep in Danvers to claim the championship. The Malden wrestler also Y was part of state history, as she was one of 65 female wrestlers competing the inaugural Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Girls State Wrestling Championships in nine weight divisions overall. Tostes Costa, just a sophomore, became Malden High’s first Girls State Wrestling Champion and only the fourth Golden Tornadoes State Wrestling Champ. The other three were male wrestlers. Yohanni Tostes Costa (right) and Tayla Tildsley shake hands before the state fi nal match. Toste Costa got to the fi nal SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 781-289-6466 ANGELO’S "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.319 Mid Unleaded $2.639 Super $2.699 Diesel Fuel $2.879 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 with two other pins, just 54 seconds into her fi rst match over Madeline Ventura of Greater Lawrence Tech. In her State Semifinal match, the Golden Tornadoes history-maker pinned Natale Keppler of Canton just 23 seconds into the match. female wrestler at the school, she also competed against the boys in practice on a daily basis. “She held her own and did a very good job of preparation for all of this,” Coach Van said, “and the good thing is, she’s only a sophomore. She has two more chances to compete at this level.” “We are very proud of YohanFULL SERVE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Yohanni with teammates and Coach Rin Van (left). None of the three opponents in the state tournament registered a single point against Tostes Costa. “She [Tostes Costa] just dominated on her way to the title,” said Malden High head wresting coach Rin Van. “To get three pins in a state tournament is very impressive.” Coach Van said that Tostes Costa, the only female on the Golden Tornadoes wrestling roster this year, was one of the most dedicated student-athletes on the Malden team this year. “She [Tostes Costa] was very committed to learning and making herself a better wrestler.” Coach Van said the Malden sophomore had just a handful of matches this year against female wrestlers and competed against boys in some team matches this year. As the only ni,” Malden Director of Athletics Charlie Conefrey said. “She is the fi rst to ever win a Girls Wrestling State Championship, and even though she is just a sophomore, she is already representing Malden High student-athletes so well.” Yohanni Cristini Tostes Costa Prices subject to change FLEET

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