Orangefield’s Moore qualifies for state lift

Published 5:37 pm Monday, March 7, 2016

Orangefield senior Austin Moore set and tied records Saturday in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Region 4 Division II championships.
Moore set a regional record in the squat with 620 pounds. That helped him tie the combined weight record of 1,505, giving him the victory by 120 pounds over Antonio Ruff of Bay City. Timoteo Flores of Hardin-Jefferson was third, with Trent Brown of Little Cypress-Mauriceville in eighth.
Along with his overall victory in the meet, Moore won the best overall squat and best overall total weight awards for the heavy platform. He also deadlifted 530 pounds.
Moore qualified for the Texas state powerlifting meet, set for April 2 in Abilene. The 5-foot-11 middle linebacker and running back has committed to Lamar as a preferred walk-on for the upcoming season and is attending the university on an academic scholarship.

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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