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August 20th, 2014
Poyen holds first scrimmage game of the 2014 football season. (Photo by Eric Moore)
The Malvern Leopards and Lady Leopards tennis teams have a total of 13 players this year, but just a handful of returning players from a year ago.
This yearâ€™s teams will also be fairly young, as coach Angela Greene has just five seniors out for tennis this year.
Read more, including who's on the team, in the Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 MDR (page 5)
The Malvern Leopards took to the field on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for practice at Claude Mann Stadium. The Leopards play White Hall on Aug. 26 for a benefit game then kick off the season at Glen Rose on Sept. 5.
The Bismarck Lions were on the field Wednesday, Aug. 13 to prepare for their opening game against Spring Hill on Sept. 5.
Just a few years ago, LeBron James was the darling of the NBA world as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, then with a one-hour debacle of a marketing ploy, he threw away all of that good will with â€śThe Decision.â€ť
Instead of just announcing he was leaving his home state and joining another team (like every other player on Earth would have), he drug it out and milked it for everything it was worth.
Teams from 14 different schools assembled at Malvern High School on Wednesday for the second James King Memorial 7-on-7 Tournament.
The tournament is named for former Malvern Leopard football player James King, who tragically lost his life in 2012. The tournament was started as a way to remember and honor King, who was a beloved member of the community as much as he was a talented football player.
Correction: In today's sports section (Tuesday, July 1 edition), which will be out in a few hours, I jumped the gun a bit and said the Malvern Little League (9-10) team was playing in the district championship game tonight. Their game tonight is actually to get into the championship game, which will be played on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Their game tonight will be at 8 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Youth Sports Complex.
In Saturdayâ€™s edition of the Malvern Daily Record, the Spring football practices of the Malvern Leopards and Glen Rose Beavers were analyzed.
Today, we will feature the Bismarck Lions, Magnet Cove Panthers and Poyen Indians.
The Bismarck Lions showed improvement in 2013, winning two games. The Lions still missed out on the postseason, but looked to be heading in the right direction.
Bismarck entered Spring practice with a total of 32 players, but several players missed out on practice because of illness or injury.
Over the weekend, the Malvern Country Club held the 2014 Joe Keith Malvern National Bank/Malvern Country Club 4-Ball Tournament.
The tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, but the weather caused some changes in the format.
When the rain moved in on Saturday, the event had to be shortened to just nine holes, with an additional 18 holes being played on Sudnay.
In the championship flight, the team of Reggie English and Matt Allen finished first, followed by Rodney Allen/Camron Hurst and Chad Graves/Mike Nevens.
The Malvern Leopards football staff had a bit of a shake-up on Friday, as offensive coordinator J.D. Plumlee left the program to take the same position at Harrison High School.
Plumleeâ€™s wifeâ€™s family is from the Harrison area, and the move was inspired by family, Malvern head coach Mike Scarbrough said.
â€śWe appreciate J.D.â€™s work here,â€ť Scarbrough said. â€śHe did a great job for us.â€ť
For the full story, see the Tuesday, June 3 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.