Lampasas sophomore Alyssa Ayers placed third in the 114 weight class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state finals on Friday. 

She had the highest bench press of any lifter in her weight class, and her three-lift total was 770 pounds. 

Harrison Woods, left; Gabe Myers, center; and Neil Mauer watch a test fire of the Firefly Reaver rocket on Saturday. The Henry Middle School students from Leander were three of