2023 Season Accomplishments

DWCS Girls Powerlifting Captures Historic State Championship

The D’Arbonne Woods Charter School Lady Timberwolves powerlifting team dominated the competition at the Division IV LHSAA/LHSPLA State Meet to capture the first team state championship in school history.

“This group of girls’ work ethic and commitment has been incredible all season long, and when they found out we were going to have a chance at winning a state championship, they were determined to bring home the title,” said head powerlifting coach Josh Barham.  “I couldn’t be prouder of this incredible group of kids, coaches and everything we’ve worked so hard to build at DWCS.”

The Lady Timberwolves were led on the podium by juniors Brook Patton and Lexi Mosqueda, who both won 1st place in their respective weight classes. 

Patton also broke the Division IV 97-lb class state records for each lift of competition, as well as the overall total record.  She had a 265-lb squat, 125-lb bench press, and a 255-lb deadlift, totaling 645 pounds on the day.

In addition to the two individual state champions, D’Arbonne Woods had four 2nd place lifters, three 3rd place lifters, and two 4th place lifters.  Placing 2nd were freshman Bella Hawthorne, senior Laynie Jones, junior Mia Albritton and senior Alexis Hunt.  Placing 3rd were freshman Lylah Jones, junior Maggie Barrett, and junior Savannah Riser.  4th place finishers were senior Carmen Perkins and junior Caroline Scallan.

The Lady Timberwolves finished the day with 52 team points, easily surpassing state runner-up Pope John Paul (34 points), as well as Calvary Baptist (28 points) and Northlake Christian (23 points), amongst others.

Also, in the boys competition, senior Caden Cole brought home the individual State Champion title of the 242-lb weight class.  He becomes the first boy’s powerlifter at D’Arbonne Woods to win an individual state championship. Cole had lifts of 530-lbs on squat, 280-lbs on bench press, and 530-lbs on deadlift.

Individual Finishing Places
1st – Brook Patton, Lexi Mosqueda
2nd – Bella Hawthorne, Laynie Jones, Mia Albritton, Alexis Hunt
3rd – Lylah Jones, Maggie Barrett, Savannah Riser
4th – Carmen Perkins, Caroline Scallan

2022-2023 Roster

Head Coach: Josh Barham
Assistant Coaches: Greg Hill, Sam Parker, Faith Williams

Girls Team:
Mia Albritton
Sophia Alejo
Ragan Anderson
Maggie Barrett
Haven Burchard
Bella Hawthorne
Alexis Hunt
Laynie Jones
Lylah Jones
Sadie Lowery
Lexi Mosqueda
Brook Patton
Carmen Perkins
Savannah Riser
Caroline Scallan
Charlee Shriner
Paige Smith
Maddie Stephenson

Boys Team:
Jake Albritton
Carlos Alejo
Shawn Basey
Caden Cole
Brodi Dismuke
Ian Ford
Luis Garcia
Severo Garcia
Hayden Gray
Kason Hicks
Payton Jones
Riley Matthews
Collin McCann
Cameron Miller
Jordan Nance
Cayden Perkins
Logan Popwell
Jaterion Robinson
Kevin Rodriguez
Doran Sadler
Avery Skains
Brody Towns
Griffin Towns
Sawyer Towns
Narciso Valerio
Noah Vocker
Ethan Williams


Josh Barham

Josh Barham
Head Coach

Coach Barham is in his 2nd year at D’Arbonne Woods where he serves as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, strength & conditioning/powerlifting coach and teaches math.

Coach Barham has previously coached at Sterlington (WRs – 2011), Delhi (OC/QBs – 2012), and Delhi Charter (DL – 2013, QBs – 2014-2017, OL/OC – 2018). His powerlifting team won the 2017 state championship. He is a 2009 graduate of ULM in Computer Science, worked 2 years as a software developer at CenturyLink. He returned to school and earned his Master’s in Teaching from Louisiana Tech in 2011.

Greg Hill
Assistant Coach

Coach Hill, born in Jacksonville, FL, now resides in West Monroe, LA and has coached both offensive and defensive lines for several local schools since 2010. Hill came to D’arbonne Woods in the summer of 2021 to coach alongside Coach Tommy Tharp.

Hill, 33, is married to his beautiful wife, Emily. He is the father of Avery and Levi Hill. Coach Hill has over 12 years of experience teaching Health/PE. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from ULM (2012), a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Louisiana Tech (2016), and a Masters of Educational Leadership from LSU Shreveport (2019). Hill also holds an EDL1 certificate, eligible to hold a leadership/administrative role in the states of Louisiana and Arkansas. Greg Hill graduated from Caldwell Parish High School in 2009 where he played football for the Spartans. He played for Coach Scot Lee and was a member of the first two district championships in school history.

Greg Hill has coached for Franklin Parish High School, Union Parish High School, and Sterlington High School. Hill has coached 12 offensive linemen with D1 or D2 collegiate offers, numerous All-District/All-NELA lineman, and has coached in Wing-T, Flexbone, Power I, and Single Wing offenses.

Hill also won a state title as a powerlifting coach in 2015 at Union Parish and re-started powerlifting as the head coach with the boys and girls at Franklin Parish High School. Hill plans to aid in the success of D’arbonne Woods powerlifting with Coach Barham along with coaching junior high track as his auxiliary sports.

Hill and his family are excited for their future at D’Arbonne Woods and the future successes of the teams that he will be coaching.

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