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It was strange watching Arkansas finish its regular season with the Missouri Tigers.
You would think that would be a natural rivalry, but no matter how much those in the media would like it to be, itâ€™s nowhere near there yet.
Even when the two schools regularly played each other in basketball (before Missouri joined the conference), I never really looked at them as a rival.
Itâ€™s hard to take a team seriously when you beat them by 52 points and only lose two games over a 23-year period.
Sure, the Tigers have won the last three in the series and have had the Razorbacksâ€™ number in football.
The Raptor Wrestling team, composed mainly of youths from Glen Rose, had a big performance at King of the Mountain III at Mountain Home.
With just seven wrestlers competing, the Raptors had a third-place finish.
Brayden Phillips (Glen Rose) picked first in his division at 10 and under, he also took first place in the 12 and under division as well.
Rhodney Phillips (Glen Rose) also picked up first place in Division 4, netting 18 team points.
Joshua Handloser placed first in Division 3 (70 pounds). Isabella McGuire finished second in Division 3 (70 pounds).
Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14
Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17
8th Boys Arkadelphia at Malvern 5 p.m.
9th Girls Arkadelphia at Malvern
9th Boys Arkadelphia at Malvern
Sr. Girls Centerpoint at Magnet Cove 7 p.m.
Sr. Girls Ouachita at Benton Harmony Grove Tournament
Sr. Girls Poyen at Benton Harmony Grove Tournament
Sr. Boys Spring Hill at Magnet Cove 8:15 p.m.
Sr. Boys Ouachita at Benton Harmony Grove Tournament
Sr. Boys Poyen at Benton Harmony Grove Tournament
Jr. Girls Mountain Pine at Glen Rose 5 p.m.
Jr. Boys Sparkman at Ouachita 5:30 p.m.
Sr. Girls Mountain Pine at Glen Rose
All right, I will be the first to admit that I did not think the Arkansas Razorbacks would win against a top 10 Mississippi team over the weekend.
After coming off the shutout win over LSU the week before, everyone was riding high on the Hogs, but I just couldnâ€™t allow myself to buy into the hype.
I kept telling people that one game doesnâ€™t make a trend. After Saturdayâ€™s complete annihilation of Mississippi, I am starting to think I was wrong.
The Malvern Lady Leopards, the two-time defending Class 4A state champions, opened up their 2014-2015 campaign with a tough set of games in a tournament at Bauxite last week.
They started off on Monday, Nov. 17 against the England Lady Lions, the No. 2 team in Class 2A, coming from behind for a 62-58 victory.
Malvern jumped out quick on England, taking a 17-12 first-quarter lead, but was outscored 19-6 in the second quarter to head into the locker room down 31-23 at the half.
On Monday, Nov. 24, Ouachita High School hosted Glen Rose High School for a set of four basketball games at All-Care Court. By the end of the night, both schools came away with two wins.
In the first game, between the junior girlsâ€™ teams, the homestanding Junior Lady Warriors of Ouachita picked up a hard-fought 39-34 victory.
Ouachita led 10-6 after one quarter, but the Junior Lady Beavers staged a big comeback in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 21-20 heading into halftime.
Not too long ago, I penned a column comparing the 7-4A Conference to the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference.
As we get ready for the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs, it looks like my assertion was not far off.
Of the eight teams remaining in the playoffs, four of them hail from the 7-4A Conference.
That number definitely will drop in the semifinal round, as two conference foes (Arkadelphia and Mena) face off this week.
Poyen High School hosted Bismarck High School for a set of games on Monday, Nov. 24, with the visiting team coming away with wins in two of the three boysâ€™ games.
In the seventh grade boysâ€™ game, Bismarck came out as a 14-12 winner after trailing 8-5 at the half.
For Poyen, Lance Austin was the leading scorer with seven points. Layton Austin added four points.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 28 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.
The Magnet Cove Invitational Tournament will be held Monday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 6 with seven schools taking part.
The action will start at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 when Spring Hill takes on Sparkman in the girlsâ€™ bracket.
The first boysâ€™ game will be played between Centerpoint and Sparkman at 5:45 p.m. that day.
The Lady Panthers of Magnet Cove will play Centerpoint at 7 p.m. Monday and the final game of the first day will be between the boys of Centerpoint and Sparkman.
Both the Malvern boys and girls received a bye in the first round and will play on Thursday, Dec. 4