ACHS wins another weightlifting state title

Kyle Riviere

It was a banner weekend for Ascension Catholic athletics as the girl’s weightlifting team brought home their third straight Division-V state championship.

The boys also performed well, finishing the meet with third-place honors.

The Ascension Catholic girls made the trip to UL-Monroe seeking the “threepeat,” and led by Micahlyn Daigle and Elizabeth Latino, they were able to accomplish that feat.

The Lady Bulldogs dominated the meet, edging out Delhi by a wide 64-37 margin to claim the victory. Northwood Lena, St. Edmund and Catholic High of Pointe Coupee rounded out the rest of the top five.

Ascension Catholic had eight competitors win their weight class.

At 105, Hannah Settoon took first place with a total of 555 pounds.

At 114, Mallory Cavalier won with a total of 545 pounds, and Lauren Landry wasn’t too far behind with a second-place finish of 520.

In the 123-pound division, Daigle earned top honors with a total of 685. Teammate Paige Joseph was runner-up at 630.

Ascension Catholic’s Ceily Grisaffe won the 132-pound title with a total of 620. Teammate Jordan Bergeron was in third at 450.

In the 148-pound division, Camille Lemann was the best with a total of 650 pounds, while teammate Isabelle Abadie took runner-up honors with 625.

At 165, Latino dominated as she won with a total of 750. That was 135 pounds better than the finish of runner-up Janaziah Johnson of Delhi.

Finally, Ascension Catholic’s Kenshell Davis was the top performer at 198 with a total of 795 pounds.

For the weight classes of 97-148, Daigle was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Lifter. Latino earned the same honor for 165 and up.

The Ascension Catholic boys were not able to bring home a state title, but they performed very well in taking third place

Delhi Charter took the Division-V state title with a total of 44. Delhi was runner-up at 31 and the Bulldogs finished right behind with 30 points.

Ascension Catholic earned two individual victories during the meet.

Nick Milano won the 132-pound division with a total of 925 pounds, and Robert Lemann took the title at 198 with a final tally of 1,060.

John Broussard was the runner-up at 148 with a total of 1,005.

Finally, Ashton Bourgeois was the final Bulldog to finish in the top three. He earned third-place honors in the 220-pound division with a 1,175-pound total.