Lafayette’s goal of topping South Pike to win the MHSAA Class 4A boys powerlifting title fell just short Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Commodores were able to come in second as a team in the annual event thanks to five top four finishes. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 9)
Some of the state’s top girl powerlifters reside here locally at Lafayette High. For a number of years, the Lady Commodores have been at or near the top of charts when it comes to powerlifting and this year is no different. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Depth and experience are two of the many reasons Lafayette girls powerlifting coach Sandra Smith feels good about her team heading into the start of the 2013 season. LHS, which gets underway at the Pontotoc Invitational this weekend, returns a bevy of lifters from a team that finished fourth in the Class II meet last year. (January 18, 2013, Page 8A)
Lafayette girls powerlifting coach Sandra Smith said she remembers when she asked Cate Clay to become a member of the Lady Commodores. Smith, a veteran powerlifting coach and former cheerleading sponsor at LHS, knew she needed a lifter in the 97 pound weight class and Clay fit the bill.
The only thing Smith didn’t realize when she recruited the petite but powerful Clay was just how outstanding she could become in a sport that the Lady Commodores have become quite good at overall. (April 12, 2012, Page 6)
A roster filled with experience and numbers are just two of the many positives for the Lafayette girls powerlifting team heading into Saturday’s first meet of the season Saturday at Pontotoc.
LHS coach Sandra Smith has 18 girls on her team this year and while a total of 12 can lift in the various weight classes, having competition is a good thing Smith said. (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)
Led by a first-place finish from M.C. Pate and Toinella Marion, the Lafayette girls powerlifting team finished third at the MHSAA’s Class II State Meet held at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Competition is the trait that helps define Lafayette senior powerlifter M.C. Pate. The desire to be the best — in any sport — is an intangible gift that Pate has relied on to succeed in softball and most recently girls powerlifting. (more…) (April 14, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s boys and Lafayette’s girls powerlifting teams took home titles in the third annual Oxford Invitational held Friday and Saturday in the Oxford Middle School gym. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)
Experienced lifters is a common thread the Lafayette girls and boys powerlifting teams share this year. A season after the Commodores won the Class 4A title and the Lady Commodores finished third in the state in its Class II division, several lifters who were on those teams return to both squads in the attempt to repeat those lofty results. (more…) (January 21, 2011, Page 7A)