Powerful regional showing


Madisonville powerlifters Desmond Walls, Colby Sheppard, Michael Harrell, Corban Rodriguez and Joey McIver all ranked in the top-12 of their weight class for Region 3 Division 2 at the regional meet in Malakoff on Friday.

“Each young man put up a battle against their enemy of steel and left it all on the platform as they unbuckled their weight belt after their final deadlift of the night," said Madisonville powerlifting coach Lu Olvera.

Rodriguez will continue to represent the Mustangs at the state powerlifting meet in Abilene on March 24. Rodriguez finished second overall with 1,420 total pounds run the 220-pound weight class.