Young sets national powerlifting mark
Rapid City’s Maria Young won first place in Raw National powerlifting meet in Orlando, Fla., last weekend and set a new American record in the 18-19 year-old girls 72-kilogram division for both squat and deadlift.
Young, 19, weighed in at 139 pounds and performed a squat of 210 pounds, a deadlift of 270 pounds and a bench press of 94 pounds for a total of 574 pounds, which earned her a gold medal.
The lifts were all performed under USAPL guidelines, rules and regulations and the athletes lifted RAW which means that no assistance gear was utilized.
Mines hoops signs Arizona standout
The South Dakota School of Mines men’s basketball program added Mark Mazzucco, a 6-foot guard from Mesa, Ariz., to the team Tuesday. Mazzucco played for Mountain View High School, where he led his team to a 5A-1 state basketball championship as a senior. He averaged 14.3 points, 9.1 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.
“Mark will be a great asset to the Hardrocker program,” Mines head coach Jason Henry said. “He is the complete package and sees everything that is happening on the court. Not only can he shoot and rebound, but also distributes the ball to give his teammates an opportunity to make a play.”
During his high school career, Mazzucco broke both the school’s three-point shooting record (48.5 percent) and free throw shooting record (86.5 percent). Mazzucco was also named to the all-tournament team at the VistMesa.com and Arrowhead Desert Classic tournaments, earned the Scholar-Athlete Award and was named All-State Honorable Mention.
Long drive contest to be held in Sioux Falls
The 2013 Don Isaacson Willow Run Cares Invitational and Long Drive Showdown will be held July 28-29 at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls.
Some of the world’s top long drive golf professionals, headed by current record holder Mike Dobbyn of Dallas, Texas, will be on display and featured in the Willow Run Cares Long Drive Showdown which begins at 6 p.m. on the 29th. Dobbyn, the 2007 RE/MAX World Long Driving champion, hit the longest drive recorded in a professional tournament -- 551 yards at a Butch Harmon Pro Tour event held July 17, 2007 at Dragonridge Country Club. The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Dobbyn is a 10-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finalist.
-- Journal staff