Wildcats make a Clean Sweep
March 22, 2018 Share

Wildcats make a Clean Sweep

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

ELECTRIC, Ala. — The Fort Payne Weightlifting Team showed what they were made of with a clean sweep at the State Weightlifting meet held recently at Elmore County High School. The Wildcats were named the 6A and Overall Boys and Girls State Champions.

Fort Payne Athletes claimed fourteen first place finishes, nine second place finishes and had eight third and fourth place finishers.

The Lady Cats broke fourteen state records and the boys tied one state record.

“I would like to give special thanks to Coaches Richard Camp, Heath Vincent, Nick Owens and Johnny Johnson for their time, hard work, and dedication in helping these student-athletes achieve their full potential” said Coach Paul Ellis.

State Champions (Girls):

Laci Blankenship

Abigail Johnston

Bailey Barnes

Anna McElrath

Mackenzie Camp

Addison Eason

Madison Medckie

Individual Placers

Lily Price- 2nd

Madison Welden -2nd

Margaret Allen Camp- 2nd

Emily Ellis- 4th

Taylor Camp- 2nd

Bailey Eason- 4th

Caroline Pendergrass- 3rd

Hannah Buffington -2nd

State Champions (Boys):

John Parker Buffington

Tanner Harris

Connor Schrader

Will Wright

Jay Tyler Ellis

John Clayton Groat

Will Abernathy

Individual Placers

Patrick Buffington- 3rd

Cason Brown- 5th

Donald Winchester- 2nd

Tyler Newton- 2nd

Rufus Evans- 4th

Drew Traylor -5th

Junior Marquez -4th

Austin Travis -3rd

Zach Ridgeway -2nd

Jake Newton -2nd

Nate Crane -4th

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