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valenciavikingslogoWrestling is back at the high school level.

Wednesday night the Wm. S. Hart Union School District Governing Board unanimously voted to allow wrestling to begin next year at Valencia High School.

“After many years of discussion, the governing board and district administration is thrilled to bring back a sport that was once in the Hart School District many years ago,” Hart District spokesperson Gail Pinsker said in a statement.  “We appreciate the opportunity that parents and local partners are providing to our students at Valencia High School.

“This will be a self-sustaining program and it has met all the requirements set forth by the district to establish a new interscholastic team.”

The parents in charge of the program are required to create a 501c3 nonprofit organization to handle the financial aspects of the new program, Pinsker said.

It’s the second self-sustaining program the district has added in as many years, which will be seeking to follow the growth and success of lacrosse added by the board in 2012.

The lacrosse program was piloted by participating students and their parents for the 2012-13 school year, and it was added at Valencia High for this most recent school year.

“Two qualified coaches have been selected to direct the team, and there is sufficient financial means among the parent support group community to ensure the long term viability of a program at Valencia High School,” according to a Hart district staff report.

Perry Smith contributed to this story

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11 Comments

  1. Frank Rock says:

    That is fantastic. People don’t realize how dominant Hart( then the only high school ) was in wrestling back in the 60’s. So glad such a wonderful and competitive sport is returning to the SCV. Hope the other schools follow suit.

  2. Frank Rock says:

    That is fantastic. People don’t realize how dominant Hart( then the only high school ) was in wrestling back in the 60’s. So glad such a wonderful and competitive sport is returning to the SCV. Hope the other schools follow suit.

  3. Frank Rock says:

    That is fantastic. People don’t realize how dominant Hart( then the only high school ) was in wrestling back in the 60’s. So glad such a wonderful and competitive sport is returning to the SCV. Hope the other schools follow suit.

  4. Kim Sloan says:

    What about girls sports? Bring back gymnastics!

    • Athlete says:

      Kim Sloan, that was a ridiculous question! “Girls sport”?? Just so you know, at my gym, there are little girls training in Martial Arts and Wrestling! Let’s not forget females in wrestling, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, soccer, softball, basketball, etc! Would you really limit a female to traditional “girl” sports? That does not sound like empowerment to me, that means sticking them into a box as if they are not capable of being anything more than a gymnast or stereotypical “girl sport”! Shame on you!

  5. Brian says:

    Girls can wrestle as well as the boys!!!

  6. Marky Layno says:

    Now will they show sone support for the hockey team that has been there since 2001

  7. the hart district needs to recognize golden valley instead of ignoring them ever since i went there we never got recognized even when i graduated they still dont

  8. Mike says:

    Does anyone know who will be the coaches? Any way to get the contact information for the people involved?

  9. Jim says:

    For any wrestling questions, Valencia High or club wrestling please send an email to mesol@aol.com
    There are elementary age girls wrestling currently, one is in her 1st year and won the California State Wrestling Championship, the second is in her second year and took 3rd place. For their age and weight respectively.

  10. Greg Brown says:

    Because everyone loves “cauliflower ears!” NOT!

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