Weightlifting, scholarship tournaments and cheerleading tryouts

Thacker, Smith stand out at weightlifting meet

Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletes Carter Thacker and Reggie Smith traveled to Pensacola last weekend to compete in the second annual Trent Richardson Invitational Weightlifting Meet at Escambia High School.

The competition was held in the Emmitt Smith Weight Room. Richardson also played football at Escambia before playing at the University of Alabama and later the Cleveland Browns. He is now playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

Thacker took first in the 139-pound class with a personal best of 480 total pounds. He lifted 265 on the bench and lifted 215 in the clean-and-jerk.

Smith took the title in the 199-pound class, also notching a personal best total of 570 pounds.

Smith lifted 325 pounds on the bench and hoisted 245 pounds in the clean-and-jerk.

Every lifter had a chance to meet Richardson and have a photo taken with him.


Courtney McMillion Memorial Scholarship tourney

The Courtney McMillion Memorial Scholarship Tournament will be held beginning at 8 a.m. CT May 3 at the Honeyville Sports Complex in Wewahitchka.

This is a co-ed softball tournament. Each team can have up to 15 players, but at least three women must be on the field and batting at all times.

All players must be 16 or older.

Each team is guaranteed at least three games; pool play of at least two games and then a round robin single-elimination tournament.

Teams will also use bats and balls provided by the tournament committee.

Entry fee is $150 per tame and teams will split $30 per game for umpires.

Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams.

Pork plates, concessions and t-shirts will be sold at the complex.

For more information contact event managers Luke Taunton at 628-1814 or Kimberly McMillion at 819-8433.

All proceeds from the tournament go to the Courtney McMillion Memorial Scholarship Fund to aid local Wewahitchka High School graduates.



Cheerleading Tryouts next month

Cheerleading tryouts for anyone who will be enrolled in Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School or Port St. Joe Middle School during the 2014-15 school year will be held April 7-11.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. ET on March 25 in the high school cafeteria. All students interested in trying out must be present along with a parent or guardian. Informational packets are available at the high school and elementary school offices and at Faith Christian School.