Smith advanced to state

Avery Smith

Last weekend, Avery Smith competed at the first ever IHSA Girls Wrestling Sectional in Peoria.

She placed second in the tournament and qualified for the first IHSA Girls State Tournament, which will be held in Bloomington Feb. 25-26.

Smith is a sophomore from Valmeyer, but wrestles on the Red Bud High School wrestling team. She is the only female wrestler on the team.

For more on Smith, please see this week’s print edition.