Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
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.
The Jack McKay Softball Tournament, which was scheduled to be held Saturday, May 31, at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County, has been canceled. After many consecutive days of rain, the organizers of the event have canceled the tournament with no make-up date planned.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the inaugural Ouachita River Challenge will be held in Malvern.
The event was created to showcase the beauty and natural resources found in Hot Spring County.
The Ouachita River Challenge, which is open to individuals as well as teams, will include kayaking (Ouachita River), bicycling (Lake Catherine State Park) and running. The entry fee will be $75.
For more details, please see page 6A in the Saturday, May 31 MDR.
A pair of peewee football camps are planned to begin next week.
The first is the Little Indian Football Camp at Poyen High Schoolâ€™s sports complex.
The Little Indian Football Camp will be held Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 4 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is for students who will be in kindergarten through seventh grade in the 2014-2015 school year.
For the full story, see the Friday, May 30 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.
The Malvern National Bank-Malvern Country Club 4-Ball golf tournament will be held today, May 30, through Sunday, June 1.
At 5:30 p.m. today, the Malvern Country Club will hold the two-man shootout.
The 4-Ball tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 and at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 1.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, May 30 Malvern Daily Record for the full story.