Gabe Hawthorne of White River is in charge of Alexei Rubio of Toppenish in the boys AA 132-pound weight class championship round of the Thirtieth Mat Classic state wrestling tournament held in the Tacoma Dome, February 17, 2018.
Gabe Hawthorne of White River is in charge of Alexei Rubio of Toppenish in the boys AA 132-pound weight class championship round of the Thirtieth Mat Classic state wrestling tournament held in the Tacoma Dome, February 17, 2018. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com
Gabe Hawthorne of White River is in charge of Alexei Rubio of Toppenish in the boys AA 132-pound weight class championship round of the Thirtieth Mat Classic state wrestling tournament held in the Tacoma Dome, February 17, 2018. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com

Lauren Smith has been a high school sports reporter at The News Tribune and The Olympian since 2015. She also assists with coverage of professional and college sports. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Emerald Ridge High School.