November 4th, 2014
The Magnet Cove Panthers (6-3 overall, 4-2 in the 5-2A Conference) needed a win on Friday, Oct. 31 to keep their hopes alive for a fourth-straight conference title.
For much of the road game at the Conway Christian Eagles (8-1 overall, 6-0 in the 5-2A Conference), it looked like the Panthers might pull it off, before succumbing to the homestanding Eagles by the score of 17-14.
The Panthers struck first on a 15-yard touchdown run by Josh Smeltzer with 3:39 remaining in the first quarter. Smelterâ€™s point-after attempt was good and Magnet Cove held a 7-0 lead.
The 7-4A Conference has been a meat-grinder for its members this season, but as the season neared its conclusion, two teams began to emerge from the pack â€” the Malvern Leopards and the Nashville Scrappers.
On Friday, Oct. 31, the Leopards (6-3 overall, 4-2 in the 7-4A Conference) traveled to face the Scrappers (8-1 overall, 5-1 in the 7-4A Conference) and came up just short of having the top spot in the conference all to themselves after a 28-26 loss.
Charles Cooper, age 57 of Malvern, died early Tuesday, October 29, 2014, at his residence.
Wilburn Johnson, age 73, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.
Bobby Lee Phillips, 58, Malvern, born June 13, 1956, passed away October 25, 2014.
Florence Hines,84, passed away on October 29, 2014.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Atkinson Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Evon Hawkins will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Greater New Hope Baptist Church.
Ray Johnson, age 73, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.
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Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Williams Baptist College Eagles played the North Arkansas College Pioneers in an exhibition game at Magnet Cove High School. The teams played two halves of basketball, with the Pioneers taking the first half and the Eagles winning the second half. Magnet Cove graduate Aaron Hamby plays for WBC and scored two points in the first half and added seven points in the second half.