March 1st, 2013
Edna Dee Marie Burroughs Thompson age 86 of Bismarck died Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Johnny O. Wehunt, age 56, of Hot Springs, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Lenna Faye Knowles, 83, of Malvern passed away Sunday February 24, 2013.
Lenna Faye was born July 27, 1929 in Willow, AR to Leonard and Mable (Nantze) Bane.
Rev. Henry Clarence Burnett, Jr. Of Sikeston, Missouri formerly of Prattsville, Arkansas was born April 23, 1936
Clarice Ella Bond McClard, born in Story, Arkansas March 16th, 1932 went to her heavenly home February 25, 2013.
Linda Diane Pennington, 59, of Malvern died Monday, February 25, 2013.
Heading into the 2012-2013 basketball season, few teams (if any) had as much hype surrounding them as the Malvern Lady Leopards.
Iâ€™ll admit, after watching a lot of their games last year, including the ones in the state tournament, I was in that group.
They had a solid core coming back, with talent at every position on the court.
In short, everyone was going to see them coming this year. And that is what makes their run so impressive.
The Lady Leopards stumbled out of the gate, falling to one of the top teams in the state, Jacksonville, by 10 points in a tournament at Little Rock Hall.
On Wednesday evening, three of the remaining five teams from this area were in action in their respective state tournaments.
The Malvern Leopards, who entered the 4A state tournament in Cave City as the No. 4 seed from the south region, were up against Booneville, the No. 3 seed from the north region.
The Leopards found themselves down 31-24 at the half, but fought back with a furious rally in the third quarter to hold a 45-42 lead going into the final eight minutes.
Weâ€™ve all seen it happen. If you played a sport yourself, you may have done it at one time or another yourself.
Itâ€™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.
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.