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February 28th, 2013

Keeping your head up a must in sports

February 28, 2013

We’ve all seen it happen. If you played a sport yourself, you may have done it at one time or another yourself.
It’s when a player makes a bonehead play that turns the ball over or thinks he was fouled on a shot and instead of immediately getting back on defense, he (or she) will stand there for a moment and pout before jogging back down the court.
I see it all the time on the college level. A player will be knocked down and a foul should have been called.

Bismarck wrestling team excels in state tournament

February 28, 2013

On Friday and Saturday, the Bismarck wrestling team took part in the 2013 state wrestling tournament at the Jack Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Bismarck was grouped with all schools from Class 1A to Class 5A and came out of the tournament with a fifth place finish behind Maumelle (first), Beebe, Central Arkansas Christian and Little Rock Christian.
The team did well as a group, but there were many individual performances that stood out for the Lions.

Lady Lions out in first round

February 28, 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 girls’ 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 Lions’ 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.

Lady Panthers open state tournament with win

February 28, 2013

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 wouldn’t go away until the end.

February 22nd

Arkansas officially a bubble team now

February 22, 2013

Last night’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 Arkansas’ 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...

February 15th

First county-wide senior game on its way

February 15, 2013

This time of year can be a hectic time for coaches. The regular season ended yesterday and everyone is gearing up for next week’s district tournaments.
A win or two there and it’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.

February 8th

Magnet Cove Junior girls in championship

February 9, 2013

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)

Boys and Girls Club softball set to begin

February 8, 2013

The Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County is holding registration for its upcoming girls’ 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.

T-Ball and soccer registrations underway

February 8, 2013

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.

Saturday's Boys and Girls Club basketball results

February 8, 2013

The Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County basketball season reached its regular season conclusion on Saturday, setting the stage for tomorrow’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.

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