Archive - Apr 4, 2013
Imogene Mullica, age 83, of Malvern passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Magnet Cove Panthers and Lady Panthers definitely had different seasons this year.
It took the senior boysâ€™ team a little while to find their groove and put a series of wins together.
The Panthers did make a run in the district tournament and nearly made some noise in the postseason.
The Lady Panthers had much more success this season.
After a rough non-conference schedule, the Lady Panthers ran roughshod through their conference and with the exception of a non-conference game against Jessieville, Magnet Cove did not lose a game between December and the state tournament.
The Poyen Lady Indians softball team had a rough go at it a week ago, falling to Magnet Cove and Fordyce by a combined score of 28-0.
This week, however, the Lady Indians have gotten back on track and picked up a few more wins.
On Monday, Poyen traveled to Cutter Morning Star where they faced the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Indians breezed through the game, winning by the final of 16-6.
Cassidy Nichols was on the mound for Poyen and wound up with 10 strikeouts in the game while walking four Cutter Morning Star batters.
The Bismarck Lady Lions softball team hosted Centerpoint on Monday and came out on the wrong side of a 10-4 decision.
A six-run first inning by Centerpoint did not help matters much for the Lady Lions.
In the bottom of the third inning, Bismarck was trailing 7-0 when the Lady Lions got their first run.
Bismarck would add another two runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Centerpoint lead to 7-3, but they would give up an additional three runs in the top of the sixth inning.
For the full story, see Thursday's Malvern Daily Record.
I often joke about how Iâ€™m getting older (mostly to elicit a reaction from those older than me) but this week I had a thought occur to me that did, in fact, make me feel old.
I have been working on a special section that highlights the local Little Leagues and it was then that I realized that it has been nearly 30 years since I, myself, was in Little League.
I still vaguely remember it. Thompsonâ€™s Grocery in Poyen was our sponsor and we had this odd brown and gold color scheme to our uniforms.
For the full column, see Thursday's Malvern Daily Record.