Southern had its first ever Girls State Champion crowned on Saturday. Ashley Knapp picked up a pin in the quarterfinals over Kyra Da Silva of Carver HS and another pin in semi-finals over Olivia Hutchinson of Wheaton. In the finals she won a hard fought 4-2 victory over Taylor Stone of St. Charles HS. This was the 2nd year of the all girls state championship put on by the MPSSAA and had 47 schools represented. Ashley is a junior that has been one of the hardest working wrestlers in the room over the last three years. It paid off on Saturday. A great accomplishment for her and Southern HS. Congratulations!