LISTEN: Gary B. talks weightlifting with members of Southside Southerners state championship team


The Southside Southerners took home the 4A State Weightlifting Championship Saturday, April 20, during the 28th annual Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships in Alma. (For more on that story, click here.)

White River Now’s Gary B. sat down with Deerick Smith, the Southerners head strength and conditioning coach, along with four members of the weightlifting team — Cameron Morris, Ryan Herron, Alex Palmer, and Larkin Jones — to talk about the road to the championship.

Listen to their conversation below.

Pictured: Coach Deerick Smith (center) of the Southside Southerners weightlifting team along with fellow coaches Jonathan Edwards (left) and head football coach Kenny Simpson (right).

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