More girls pumping iron at Academy at the Lakes

When Academy at the Lakes began its girls weightlifting program, there was just one girl on the team. That was in 2014, and the sole lifter was senior Kennedy Van Zandt Lachiotte. Since then, the program has grown steadily. Participation (and expectations) is up under second-year coach Marla Oliver, who took over in 2015 after John Castelmare’s retirement. And, despite the exit of … [Read more...]

Academy weightlifters advance to regionals

Just two years after forming a girls weightlifting team, Academy at the Lakes is sending some of its team to regionals. Seniors Maggie Hull and Natalie Davis will compete on Jan. 22 in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 1A Regionals at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey. At districts last week, Hull, in the 129-pound weight class, recorded a 110-pound … [Read more...]