Coweta Sports Digest

Dean Goad sets records at Youth Weighthlifting Championships

by Chris Goltermann


Competing on Friday, Newnan 12-year-old Dean Goad set two American records in both the clean-and-jerk and total in his weight division at the National Youth Weightlifting Championships and Youth Olympic Trials in Daytona Beach, Fla.

It didn't take long for the Goad family to start celebrating outstanding achievements at this weekend's National Youth Weightlifting Championships and Youth Olympic Trials in Daytona Beach.

Competing on Friday, 12 year-old Dean Goad set two American records in both the clean-and-jerk and total in his weight division. Complete results were unavailable.

Dean is among three siblings looking for top finishes, joining sisters Rubylyn and Sydney, a senior at Newnan High. The trio are coached by parents Robin and Dean Goad, each of whom competed internationally either through the Summer Olympics or Pan American Games during respective careers.

Both Dean and Sydney were vying for qualifying positions on international youth teams.

Rubylyn also competed on Friday while Sydney was scheduled to lift Saturday evening.

Results will appear in an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald. GOLF COUGARS DUO EARN ALL-STATE HONORS: For the second time in three years, Newnan's golf program has produced an All-State player.

This time, however, they've doubled the honor.

Jordan Henry and Carson Vaughn, both of whom excelled for the Cougars during senior seasons in 2014, were selected to the Class AAAAAA All-State Golf Team on Friday.

Led by Henry's third-place finish individually, Newnan posted its best ever finish at this year's Georgia High School Association State Tournament, placing fourth with a combined score of 307. It included Henry's 2-under 70 and a 3-over 75 from Vaughn.

The teammates also helped Newnan capture a Region 3-AAAAAA championship during the season.

Both players are moving on to college programs in the fall. Vaughn signed with the University of West Georgia while Henry is headed to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College The two join former teammate Trevor Smith in the college ranks. Smith became Newnan's first All-State player out of Class AAAAAA two seasons ago before more recently helping Coastal Georgia win its first NAIA national championship.

DUNN QUALIFIES FOR U.S. KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN PINEHURST: Newnan golfer Teddy Dunn finished second in the 7-year-old division at last week's U.S. Kids Georgia State Invitational at Orchard Hills, qualifying him for next month's World Championship event in Pinehurst, N.C.

Dunn finished two strokes behind Tyler Chapman of Fairfield, Conn., while finishing at 39-42-81 for the two-day, 18-hole event.

The son of Ted and Ellen Dunn took the day one lead at 3-over during Thursday's opening round while posting birdies on the third and sixth holes, both par-3s.

The event featured top youth players from Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Andrew Garger of Sharpsburg competed in the 10-year-old division while posting back-to-back rounds of 88.

One of the tournament's most impressive rounds came from Adam Hunt of Columbia, S.C. in the boys 9 year-old division. Hunt used a 6-under 66 to win by eight strokes while moving up the leaderboard thanks in part to six birdies.

In the girls 8-9 division, Isabel Pellot of Apopka, Fla. finished 8-under with a two-day total of 64 over consecutive nine-hole rounds. On Friday, she capped off the event with six birdies.

Division winners included: Oliver Jackoniski of Dunwoody (Boys 6-under), Arden Bunch of Roswell (Boys 8), Bruce Murphy of Johns Creek (Boys 10), Joe Carter of Gainesville (Boys 11), Brandon Cho of Suwanee (Boys 12), James Walton of Duluth (Boys 13-14), Madison Moman of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Girls 7-under), Karoline Tuttle of Lake Mary, Fla. (Girls 10-11) and Ashlee Richardson of Simpsonville, S.C. (Girls 12-14).

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