JHS Wrestler Makes History

By Gary Scott on February 14 at 3:44pm

History was made at Jacksonville High School this afternoon in the field of women’s wrestling.

Jocelyn Murphy signed a letter of intent to attend Missouri Valley College this fall. She plans to wrestle for the Vikings.

Murphy is getting a scholarship to wrestle, making her the first female in JHS history to do so.

JHS coach Brian Hall says this is a special moment.

Murphy says this is a special day for her and her family.

Missouri Valley coach Carl Murphy, no relation, says his school has the oldest women’s wrestling program in the country, and has produced at least a couple of female Olympic wrestlers.