Powerlifting Champions

NCHS boys also earned the Championship trophy at hte UL Raw Invitational Championships. From left are Jeron Larry, Markos Braden, Dillan Young, Fred Jackson, Hayden Jackson, Caiden Garcie, Nathan Lovemore, Colby Jett, Kavi Pichon, Noah Martinez, Kale Pullig, Ethan Hudson, James Jackson, Lincoln Johnson

Natchitoches Central girl’s powerlifting team competed at the UL Raw Invitational Saturday, Feb. 5. The ladies took first place and earned the team trophy. From left are Branteal Layton, Justice Robinson , Deitra Jackson, Tutum Adeleye, Mackenzie Johnson, Deanna Fowler, Jayda White, Makenzie Rachal, Heather Dove, Summer Richardson, Alexx Gibson, Baylee Johnson and Dinah Ellzey. 

This article published in the Feb. 10, 2022, print edition

NCHS lifters earned three of the four Best Lifter awards. Powerlifters compete in three events, bench press, deadlift and squat. The best of each category are combined for a total weight lifted.From left are Nathan Lovemore. He took first place in the 132 pound bracket with a total of 1,020 pounds; Mackenzie Johnson took first place in teh 132 pound ladies brackeet with a 730 pound total and James Jackson, far right, took first in the 242 pound bracket with a total weight of 1,320 pounds. Others placing at the meet include Jayda White, Branteal Layton, Ethan Hudson, Hayden Jackson, Jeron Larry and  Dillan Young with first place finishes. Taking second place in their various weight classes and events were Deitra Jackson, Alexx Gibson, Dinah Ellzey and Tatum Adeleye. Completing the meet with third place finishes were Summer Richardson and DKaveon Pichon. The third person in the photo is from a competing school.