powerlifters earn Georgia Games gold
Pendergrass world bench press record holder Tracy Satterfield,
upcoming Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior Adam
Murphy and Jackson County native R. Garry Glenn were among the
five members of Team Northeast Georgia participating recently
in the 2001 Georgia Games powerlifting competition at Life University.
All five team members returned from the event with gold medals.
Satterfield and team members George Bradley and Marie Merck claimed
their medals in the solo bench press competition.
Lifting in the 181-pound class, Satterfield pushed 500 pounds
on his opening lift. Satterfield set a new world bench press
record of 545 pounds just a few weeks ago. His Games effort was
the best in any class.
"I just didn't have it today," Satterfield said afterward,
"but I just came down here to have some fun. We did."
The 143-pound Bradley lifted 225 pounds, while Merck (114) benched
Glenn and Murphy each won both the bench press and full-power
parts of the competition.
Glenn, now an Oakwood resident, successfully defended his 2000
Georgia Games championship in the Masters 45-49 age group at
181 pounds, equaling his bench press from last year (300) and
setting new personal meet records in the deadlift (400) and total
"I'm very happy with the 400-pound deadlift and to be back
at 300 on the bench," Glenn said. "Plus, I'm only 20
pounds from 1,000 on the total. I guess that's my next goal.
I've got a lot of room to improve my squat, but with three knee
operations already, I have to be very careful."
Murphy's gold came in the 181-pound 16-17 class, with a 265-pound
bench press and 890 total.
One highlight of the event was world-class lifter Ashley Hudson
of Newnan. Competing in the 105-pound weight class, the 24-year-old
Hudson, who previously won the national collegiate powerlifting
championship, totaled 840 pounds with an unofficial state record
squat of 335, a bench press of 180 and deadlift of 325.
Used by permission from accessnorthgeorgia.com.
16-and-under rec team finishes third in state
The Banks County recreation baseball team finished third in the
state tournament in Lumpkin County Friday, July 13.
Banks County opened the tournament against Hapeville Wednesday
July 11. It took the Leopards only five innings before the 10-run
mercy rule went into effect. Banks County won 7-8.
The Leopards were able to stay alive in the winners' bracket
after the first round. The team faced Richmond Hill in a close
contest in the second game. Banks County won 9-8.
The third round of the tournament brought Harris County. Harris
County defeated Banks County 7-5 Friday, July 13.
This loss put Banks County in the losers' bracket so they had
to turn around that afternoon and play Screvin County. Screvin
County won 13-5.
Screvin County played Harris County for the state championship
on Saturday. Harris County won that contest and was crowned state
City, county finalize
plans for recreation football programs
The City of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department and the
Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department have finalized
plans for their fall football seasons.
Both departments plan to field teams in the Vince Dooley tackle
football league, according to CJPRD director Suzy Davis. The
city and county will offer the same programs, with the exception
of the 5- to 8-year-olds.
Jefferson will offer 5- to 8-year-old flag football, while Jackson
County will offer 5-8 tackle football, according to Davis.
The other primary difference between the city and county fall
youth programs is in soccer. Jackson County's 3-6 soccer program
will be competitive, while the city's program will be purely
The City of Jefferson will also offer youth cheerleading and
A certifed copy of the child's birth certificate is required
for registration in all programs. The age control date is August
For more information, contact Davis at (706) 367-5116, or stop
by the CJPRD office at 178 Mahaffey Street.
In addition to football, The Jackson County Parks and Recreation
Department will offer cheerleading, soccer and fast-pitch softball.
There will also be adult slow-pitch softball leagues for both
men's and co-ed teams.
Birth certificates must be on file for all youth participants.
The age control date is September 1, 2001.
For more information, call (706) 367-6350, or stop by the JCPRD
office at Lamar Murphy Park at 180 I.W. Davis Road.
Tiger Sharks To Compete In State Meet
The Commerce Tiger Sharks recreation swim team will send three
swimmers to state competition in Moultrie July 27 and 28.
The three representatives are Nick Moulton, Josh Swistak and
The swimmers qualified for state competition by finishing in
the top three positions at the district qualifier in Roswell
Saturday, July 14.
Moulton finished first in 50-yard backstroke with a time of 27.36
seconds. Moulton also finished first in the 50 yard freestyle
with a time of 24.07. Moulton swims in the 18-and-under division.
Swistak qualified in the 8-and-under long freestyle. In his age
group the long free- style is a 50-yard event and he finished
third with a time of 39.55 seconds.
In the 14-and-under age group, Totherow finished second in the
long freestyle. In his age group the long free-style is a 100-yard
event and he placed second with a time of 1.60 minutes.
League all stars win district but bow out at state
Madison County's senior league all stars became the only squad
from the recreation department to advance to state tournament
play after beating Toccoa 11-8 Thursday to secure the district
The Senior League team then stuck to their winning ways in the
opening round of state tournament action in Toccoa, topping Peach
Tree City 12-3 Saturday. However, the team fell to Cartersville
9-1 Sunday and were ousted by Warner Robbins 6-5 in eight innings
Monday in the losers' bracket.
The team opened district tournament play last week with three
wins, topping Franklin County 5-4 in the opening round, and then
Habersham 10-0 and Toccoa 12-3 in the winners' bracket of the
tournament. Toccoa then turned around topped Madison County 4-3
before the Senior League squad downed them a second time to claim
the tournament title.