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July 18, 2001


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County 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 105.
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 (980).
"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.




Banks County 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 champion.




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 instructional.
CITY PROGRAMS
The City of Jefferson will also offer youth cheerleading and introductory soccer.
A certifed copy of the child's birth certificate is required for registration in all programs. The age control date is August 31, 2001.
For more information, contact Davis at (706) 367-5116, or stop by the CJPRD office at 178 Mahaffey Street.
COUNTY PROGRAMS
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.




Three 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 Josh Totherow.
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.


Senior 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 championship.
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.


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