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February 28th, 2013
The Bismarck Lady Lions had a monumental task in front of them in the first round of the 3A state tournament at Riverview High School in Searcy.
They had drawn Greenland, one of the best 3A girlsâ€™ teams in the state.
Bismarck gave a valiant effort, but in the end, Greenland was too much, winning the game 51-22.
A slow start led to the Lady Lionsâ€™ eventual downfall, as Bismarck scored just four points in each of the first two quarters (as well as the fourth).
At the end of the first quarter, Bismarck trailed 11-4, but were still in striking range.
The Magnet Cove Lady Leopards are on a roll.
They breezed through the district tournament two weeks ago and the regional tournament last week.
Last night, they played their first game in the 2013 2A state tournament at Marmaduke High School.
As the No. 1 seed from their region, Magnet Cove was matched up against a No. 4 seed, Pangburn.
At first it appeared the Lady Panthers were going to blow out Pangburn, but the pesky No. 4 seed wouldnâ€™t go away until the end.
Last nightâ€™s game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Bulldogs was not a pretty one, but the Hogs pulled out a two-point victory at home thanks once again to late-game heroics by BJ Young.
The win moves Arkansasâ€™ record to 17-9 on the season and 8-5 in Southeastern Conference play.
I think that makes Arkansas a team on the verge of the NCAA tournament right now, even though I and many other people wrote them off as dead after the loss at Vanderbilt.
If they can continue to win their home games...
This time of year can be a hectic time for coaches. The regular season ended yesterday and everyone is gearing up for next weekâ€™s district tournaments.
A win or two there and itâ€™s on to regional where a good showing puts them in the state tournament.
For many players, tournaments can be a stressful time. They know a loss (at certain points of the district and regional tournaments) will mean the end of the season.
That takes on added significance for the seniors on the team, as a loss means the end of their career.
The Magnet Cove Junior Lady Panthers basketball team will end its season playing for the district championship today.
On Thursday, the Junior Lady Panthers defeated Mount Ida by the score of 41-28.
(For full story pick up a copy of Saturday's MDR)
The Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County is holding registration for its upcoming girlsâ€™ softball season from now until Friday, March 8.
Softball is for girls playing ages 5 and 6 (6U league) and 7 and 8 (8U league). Playing age is the age of the child on Dec. 31, 2012.
Potential coaches must apply (pass background check) and attend the organizational meeting in late March.
All teams are formed and players assigned to teams by the Boys and Girls Club.
The Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County is holding registration for its upcoming T-ball and soccer seasons from now until Friday, March 8.
Dues and fees are to be paid at registration, and a copy of the birth certificate should be presented for verification.
T-ball is for boys and girls playing ages 4-6. Playing age is the age of the child on April 30, 2013.
Potential coaches must apply (pass background check) and attend the organizational meeting in March.
All teams are formed and players are assigned to teams by the Boys and Girls Club.
The Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County basketball season reached its regular season conclusion on Saturday, setting the stage for tomorrowâ€™s tournament.
In true late-season basketball tradition, there were some upsets to be found on the last day of the season.
In the first and second grade division, the day started off with Super Bubbles facing off against Donut Hole.
Donut Hole took an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 30-14 victory.
After the events of this week, I think it can safely be said that there is parity in college basketball.
Ok, so Arkansasâ€™ win over No. 2 Florida was a big deal, but it wasnâ€™t that terribly shocking. After all, the Hogs do tend to do quite well in Bud Walton Arena.
No, this revelation came to me last night while watching one of the weirder games Iâ€™ve seen in a while.
For the full column, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.
The Malvern Little League will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the College of the Ouachitas.