Matt Valadez (left) and Darion McMahan of Stockdale High School show off the medals they won during the state powerlifting meet in Abilene. Valadez finished fourth in the 148-pound class, while McMahan finished second, and also set a new state record with a squat of 555 pounds.
ABILENE -- After another great showing at the state powerlifting meet, Stockdale strongmen Darion McMahan and Matt Valadez returned home from their trip to Abilene this past weekend with hardware around their necks. Both young men competed in the 148-pound class, and both managed top-5 finishes. . . .