Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The 2nd Annual Malvern Senior Adult Center Benefit Golf & Card Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 and will be hosted by Malvern Country Club (437 Country Club Lane).
The golf tournament, sponsored by Paragon Tax, Insurance & Investments, Inc., will be a two-man scramble will be flighted if there are enough teams. The registration fee is $60 per two-man team and the first tee off of the event will be at 8 a.m.
Golf carts will be available, but there are a limited number. Golfers must register for a cart if they will be in need of one.
Over the weekend, the Malvern American Legion team went on the road to take part in the Little Rock Junior Invitational Tournament.
The first game on Saturday, against the Little Rock Pythons, was an offensive showcase for Malvern, as they came away with a 16-7 win to earn a spot in the championship game.
The two teams went back and forth in the first couple of innings trading runs. Malvern led 3-2 after the first and 5-3 after two innings.
Last night I quickly grew tired of the College World Series (even though there was a good game being played) and I began channel surfing.
As I made my way through the channels, I remembered it was Monday night, which was once a very significant night in my youth.
Monday was important because it meant it was pro wrestling night. I was quite the WCW fan in college and watched it sporadically ever since.
For the full column, see Tuesday's Malvern Daily Record.
I have said it before and I will keep saying it until I am blue in the face â€” I love what I do.
I just cannot get enough of going out to the fields and getting pictures of the kids playing the sports they love.
That being said, some of what I do depends on you, the reader/parent.
With the sheer amount of leagues and games going on during the summer it is hard for me to get to every venue (my apologies to Bismarck Little League).
Even when I am out and about getting pictures of games, the unbelievable volume of sporting events means that I only get to spend 10 minutes or so at each game.
The Magnet Cove Junior High and High School track teams have been a force to be reckoned with all year long.
They proved that at the district track meet this week with the Lady Panthers and Junior Lady Panthers taking home first place and the Panthers and Junior Panthers garnering runners-up status.
The Magnet Cove Junior High Lady Panthers track team won their district championship with a total of 228 points, well ahead of second-place Englandâ€™s 89 points.
The 4X800-meter relay team of Katie Dorsey, Lyndsey Hamby, Paiton Scrivner and Abby Holland finished first with a time of 11:33.42.
Two local teams played their first games of the district tournament season yesterday, with both moving on to the next round.
In baseball, the Poyen Indians dug themselves out of a 2-0 first-inning hole to earn an 11-2 win over Mount Ida, while the Glen Rose softball team made short work of E-Stem 11-1 yesterday.
Those two wins set up a big day of baseball and softball today as the district tournaments roll on.
There are few things on the planet that I enjoy more than bringing all of you the latest local sports scores and stories.
But this time of year it can be especially hard to make sure that everyone gets their information into the newspaper.
With spring sports alone, I am covering 15 different leagues (high school baseball/softball/soccer, several Little Leagues, youth softball and T-ball) that include roughly 103 teams.
That means Iâ€™m out every night taking pictures of games throughout the county. But for the most part, I canâ€™t get to everyone.
On Monday, Malvernâ€™s baseball and softball teams made a trip to Little Rock to take on Central Arkansas Christian in a conference matchup.
The Lady Leopards came from behind to win their game 9-8, but the Leopards couldnâ€™t mount a big enough rally and fell by the score of 3-2.
In the softball game, Malvern scored the first run in the top of the first inning when Macy Holyfield reached on a base hit and was driven home by a Koree Walsh double.
Tayonna Bailey was on the mound for Malvern and held CAC scoreless in the first inning.
At the end of the work day today my vacation will start and by this evening I will be in New York City enjoying all the city has to offer.
Being a sports guy, my list of things to do in the Big Apple include a trip to Madison Square Garden to see the Knicks play, as well as Yankee Stadium for a Yankees game.
If time permits, I may even try to take a train down to Boston to visit Fenway Park and see the Green Monster in person.
For the full column, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.
The 2012-2013 season was a good one for the Malvern Lady Leopards basketball team.
Not only did they win the 4A state championship with a record of 32-2, they were virtually unstoppable the rest of the season as well, picking up win after win and tournament title after tournament title.
Some of the accolades that came the Lady Leopardsâ€™ way during the season included being the champions of the Spa City Shootout, 7-4A Conference champion, district champion and regional champion.
Individual Lady Leopards also were also recognized for their play during the year.