The Alice girls are competing against the best high school powerlifters in Texas Saturday.

The Lady Coyotes’ state qualifiers are lifting at the Texas High School Woman’s Powerlifting Association state meet this Saturday in Waco.

Alice is being represented by five lifters.

Alice had a regional champion and qualified a total of five lifters to state at the Region 5, Div. I meet. The Lady Coyotes were fifth in the final team standings, which included 5A and 6A teams. They were the highest-ranking team in the Coastal Bend area.

Senior Jacqueline Guerra won the regional championship in the 181-pound weight class with a 1,130-pound total. Her final total ranked as the third heaviest of the meet which included 268 lifters from around South Texas. Guerra also won the meet’s Best Deadlift Award for her lift of 440 pounds. Guerra, the defending state champion in that weight class, also had a 450-pound squat and a 240-pound bench press.

Alexis Herrera, who was second at the state meet last year in the 97-pound weight class, placed third at the regional meet with a total of 660 pounds. Julie Sepulveda, a fourth-place finisher at state a year ago, had a 1,065-pound total to take third in the 220-pound weight class.

The Lady Coyotes’ other state qualifiers were Mia Macias in the 105-pound weight class and Marissa Garcia in the 259-pound weight class.

The San Diego girls are competing in the Division III meet Friday.

After winning a regional title, the Lady Vaqueros are contention to compete for a state championship.

The Lady Vaqueros won the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Region 5 Division 3 powerlifting meet at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Arena two weeks ago.

Ellie Carrillo, Mercedes Rodriguez and Alexis Gallegos won their weight classes and qualified to the upcoming state meet.

Carrillo won the 148-pound weight class with a 950-pound total. It included a 380-pound squat, a 220-pound bench press and a deadlift of 350 pounds. Rodriguez won the 165-pound weight class with a 980-pound total. She had a squat of 400 pounds, a bench press of 195 pounds and a deadlift of 385 pounds. Gallegos won the 198-pound weight class with a 1,060-pound total that included a 440-pound squat, a bench press of 275 and a deadlift of 345.

San Diego had a total of five girls advance to state. The Lady Vaqueros' other state qualifiers included Amber Gallegos, who was fourth in the 97-pound weight class, and Makayla Salaiz, who was fourth in the 132-pound weight class. In the 259-pound weight class, Jodi Linscomb advanced.

Freer’s Caitlyn Luarca qualified in the 97-pound weight class. In the 114-pound weight class, Mariah Alaniz was second and qualified. Makalya Cano also advanced. Analeigha Salinas advanced in the 165-pound weight class. Raschel Lerma qualified by winning the 220-pound weight class. Freer also had state qualifiers in Jodi Linscomb in the 259-pound weight class and Brianna Leal in the 198-pound weight class.

For Agua Dulce, Joanna Flores advanced in the 105-pound weight class.

For Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, Jackie Salazar qualified to state in the 259-pound weight class.