Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School had two girls emerge from the recent Region 1-1A weightlifting meet at Choctawhatchee High School with tickets to the state meet.

Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School had two girls emerge from the recent Region 1-1A weightlifting meet at Choctawhatchee High School with tickets to the state meet.

Kennedy Thacker, competing at 101 pounds, and Chyanne Hanlon, who won region at 183 pounds, qualified for Friday’s state Class 1A meet at Bellview High School.

Coach Kenny McFarland also lauded the effort of four others who reached the regional meet in the just the second season of girls’ weightlifting.

They were Mary Butts (154 pounds), Tori Fountain (169 pounds), Hannah Fulk (169 pounds) and Hannah Lee (199 pounds).