The junior won the 110-pound championship at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational in St. Charles on Saturday. After a first-round bye, Baughman won her next three matches by fall. She pinned Alyssa King of St. Charles in 3:35 in the quarterfinals, Julia Donnelly of Washington in 3:29 in the semifinals and won the championship against Lindbergh’s Kaylin Homfeld at 4:15. In the first year of girls wrestling last season, Baughman qualified for the state tournament in Columbia at 110 and finished with a record of 15-5.
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