Powerlifters compete

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s Powerlifting team competed at a regional qualifier Saturday in Edwardsburg.

In the women’s competition, Katie Cox turned in a first place finish, competing in the 181-pound weight class. She had a 210-pound squat lift, a 120 bench lift, and a 255 dead lift for a 585 total. All her lifts were personal bests.

Makiha Lockwood also came home with a first place finish. Competing in the 198 weight class, she had a 235 squat, a 120 bench and a 290 dead lift for a 645 total.

Taylor Baugh came in third in the 114 weight class. She had personal bests in the squat with a 160 and the bench with a 95. Her dead lift was 230 for a 485 total.

In the junior varsity mens competition, Malachi Hoffman came in second in the 145 weight class. He had a 245 squat, a 180 bench, and a 325 dead lift for a 750 total.

Chris Hinkley brought home a third place finish in the 132 weight class. He had a 245 squat, a 155 bench and a 300 dead lift for a 700 total.

In the varsity mens competition Logan Drummond competed in the 194 weight class. He had a 235 squat, 220 bench, and a personal best 380 dead lift for a total of 835.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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