February 28th, 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.
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.
William Robert Ward (WR), age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2013
Percy Fitzhugh left this world to be with the Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Janice Marie LeJeune age 75 Of Okolona , AR died Wednesday, February 20, 2013. She was born July 26, 1937 in San Diego , CA the daughter of William and Mildred Root Holmes. She was a retired cook.
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...
Mike Roop â€śUncle Mikeyâ€ť, age 47, of Malvern passed away Monday, February 18, 2013.
Ira William â€śJimâ€ť Gage Jr.
Ira William â€śJimâ€ť Gage Jr., age 77, of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born October 29, 1935 in Leola, Arkansas. Ira was preceded in death by his father, Ira Gage; sisters, Eula Ennis and Opal Buzan and brother, Bill Gage.
Richard Paul Oâ€™Neal
Richard Paul Oâ€™Neal, 88, of Malvern, passed away Friday February 15, 2013.
Richard was born March 12, 1924 in Cunningham, TX to Calvin and Gladys Oâ€™Neal. Richard was a veteran who served our country in the Army during World War II.
Richard is predeceased by his parents and his wife of 66 Â˝ years Juanita Oâ€™Neal.