November 28th, 2014
The Magnet Cove Lady Panthers, as well as the Junior Lady Panthers picked up big wins on Saturday and Monday, respectively.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Magnet Cove senior girls traveled to Fountain Lake and improved their record to 3-0 with a 45-40 win over the Lady Cobras.
The Lady Panthers had to fight back from a sizeable first-half deficit to force the extra period en route to picking up the win.
Fountain Lake held a slim 7-6 lead after one quarter and pushed that lead to 19-11 at the half.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 26 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.
There is a famous quote, which has been attributed to various people through history that states: â€śSports do not build character, they reveal it.â€ť
Anyone that has spent a significant time around athletes knows there is no truer statement.
All too often we hear all about the bad things that athletes are capable of. The media is partially responsible for that, because the more salacious the story, the more people want to tell it.
The Malvern Leopards (9-3) are once again in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs this week, thanks to an upset over top-seeded, and previously undefeated, Pea Ridge on the road a week ago.
Their opponent this week, the Clinton Yellowjackets (9-3) are also coming off an upset of top-seeded Pine Bluff Dollarway, allowing the Leopards to host this weekâ€™s game.
The winner of this weekâ€™s game will move one step closer to the state championship game at Little Rockâ€™s War Memorial Stadium in two weeks.
It is that magical time of year â€” when the college football and basketball seasons overlap.
Today, Arkansas fans are in for a treat, first with the football team, then later tonight with the hardwood Hogs.
If all goes well, the Razorbacks could be on the road to having a very good football and basketball team in the same season (Iâ€™m looking ahead to 2015).
With a win this afternoon on the road against No. 20 Missouri, the football Razorbacks will be 7-5 and put themselves in a position for a possible Cotton Bowl bid.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Magnet Cove basketball teams got one more game in before the holiday with a road trip to Mena.
The previously undefeated Lady Panthers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the 4A Classificationâ€™s Lady Bearcats, but they werenâ€™t the only ones.
Both the junior boys and senior boys stumbled on the road and came home with losses.
The first game of the night saw the Magnet Cove Junior Panthers fall to Mena by the score of 48-18.
The Junior Panthers were held scoreless in the first quarter and trailed 14-0 after the first six minutes.
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20
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