Rebel athletics has successful weekend
What a day to be a West Monroe Rebel.
West Monroe baseball rebounded from a 10-7 loss to Benton to pound Neville 7-1 on Saturdya night in the Sports City Classic at Shelby Aulds Field.
Chase DeJean hit a three run home run and Charlie Norman pitched several strong relief innings to keep the Tigers at bay.
West Monroe also beat Haughton Friday on a walk-off home run by Tom Biggs, 4-3.
Lady Rebel softball wins 3 at Sulphur tournament
In softball, West Monroe overcame a 9-3 loss to Ouachita earlier in the week by winning three straight over 5A playoff contenders in a tournament in Sulphur where the state tournament will be played the last week of April.
West Monroe beat Live Oak 10-1, Sulphur 6-5 and Dutchtown 7-0 on their way to outscoring opponents 23-6 on the weekend.
And last but certainly not least, the West Monroe boys and girls power lift teams had a great time at the state championship meet in Alexandria.
Rebels dominate at Power lift State meet
The Rebel boys won a third straight Division I state championship while the Lady Rebels were fifth.
But the numbers tell an even better story for the girls and boys.
Due to research by coach Obie Sims we can confirm the following:
* Sophomore, Earlysha Turner, broke the school deadlift record with a 275 pound pull in the 97 pound weight class, breaking Dawn Walker’s previous record of 270, set in 1995.
* Junior, Haleigh Martin, broke her own 123 pound WMHS records in the squat with a 320 pound squat to break her previous record of 303 set in 2016. She also broke her own Total record of 738 from 2016 with a total of 755 at this years North Regional Championships. She was back in the 123’s this year after competing at 114 last year.
* Sophomore, Paije McKoin, tied a 132 pound WMHS squat record with a 290 pound squat. She matched Jennifer Todd with a mark set in 1997. This was Paije’s first year to lift.
* Sophomore, Abbie Caples, tied the 198 pound WMHS bench record with a bench press of 200 pounds on more than one occasion this year. This matched the mark set by Tonya White back in 1996.
For the boys:
* Jacob Corrent won the 220 lbs. division. Corrent set the state record in the 220 lbs. division squat event with a lift of 685 lbs.
* Randall Hughes won the 275 lbs. division
* Zach Murphy and Robert Perkins were state runner-up at 148 and 123 lbs. divisions
Congrats to coaches Todd Garvin, Jeremy Many, Ben Brooks and Obie Sims