The Lady Hornets went 6 for 6 this week in their quest to earn spots in the state powerlifting meet. All six of Huntsville’s regional qualifiers advanced to the state’s premier event, which is scheduled March 18 in Killeen.

“We went there with the goal of getting to state, and all six of our girls accomplished that goal,” Huntsville powerlifting coach Scott Stoughton said Friday. “Coach (Bill) Jenkins and myself are very proud of the girls. They have worked very hard this year and they’re being rewarded for all of their work.”

Huntsville’s Shinnette Matthews finished third in the 220-pound classification in the entire region. She posted a total of 790 pounds in her best three lifts.

In the 165-pound class, Huntsville’s Heather Harrelson finished eighth, but was one of the top lifters in Class 5A. She will compete at state against the other 5A lifters in the 165-pound classification.

Jessica Durham placed ninth for HHS in the 148-pound class. She injured her back during the regional meet, but Stoughton believes she will be completely healthy and ready to go next week for the state competition.

Huntsville’s Rachel Herron placed seventh in the 132-pound class, but like Harrelson and Durham, she was one of the top 5A lifters. Cassy Brizendine finished eighth in the 123-pound class and advanced to the 5A state meet. Kaelyn King did the same in the 114 class.

Huntsville also had two boys earn spots in the state powerlifting meet, which will be held March 25 at the Aldine Complex in Houston. Josh Reynolds and Josiah Bone both qualified for the state meet last weekend.