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YMCA's Gary Panttila aims for world championships, and beyond
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In an attempt to bring back the popularity of powerlifting in Arizona, Gary Panttila has helped organize meets from Tombstone to SaddleBrooke.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gary Panttila, 25, has been getting himself noticed in the sport of power lifting, in Arizona and nationally. Along with working at the YMCA and being a full-time college student, Panttila holds state records in both the squat and deadlift.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, While gaining a strong work ethic from his father and a willingness and dedication from his mother, Gary Panttila has been working hard both mentally and physically. He currently holds a 3.89 GPA at Northern Arizona University as he pursues a business degree, and he is working towards getting a state record in the bench press in the coming months.
High School Basketball
(G) = Girl's game
Monday, Dec. 1
Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.
@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4
(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.
(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.
@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5
(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 8
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.
Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.
(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View vs. St. Mary's
Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12
(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.
Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.
@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18
(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.
(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.