State Wrestling Champion and Herald Staff Writer Ishani Morales Nominated for Athlete of the Week


Zachary Baru, Faculty Advisor

The Herald’s own Staff Writer, and State Wresting Champion, Ishani Morales, has been nominated for Masslive’s Athlete of the Week.

Morales, a junior at Holyoke High School, is going up against athletes all over Western Mass., and voting closes Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8 p.m.  Please click on this link to support this exceptional student athlete.  This extremely hard working writer, student and athlete has become the first State Wrestling Champion in Holyoke High School’s history, doing so with such class and becoming a true inspiration for us all at the school.

Morales became the school’s first Individual Girls Wrestling champion when she defeated Agawam’s Alexa Formejster in a 9-3 decision in the 129 weight class of the State Girls Wrestling Championship.

An interview from Thursday with Morales conducted by other Herald Staff is currently available from The Herald’s Knightrider Video Podcast on our YouTube Channel, “The Holyoke High Herald”, and available by clicking on this link.

The entire staff of The Herald has watched Ishani work tirelessly all year on researching and writing articles, and is incredibly proud of all Ishani has achieved.  Ishani is a true inspiration for all as she continues to grow women’s sports here at Holyoke High, but also sports as a whole at the school, as a leader reminding us of how hard work and dedication can allow anyone to reach their goal.

Ishani Morales can be supported by clicking on the following link: