November 21st, 2013
When you imagine the typical defensive lineman, what comes to mind?
A mean, hard-hitting player that enjoys the punishment he inflicts upon his opponents?
Most of the time, yes.
What about a soft-spoken and polite student council president with a love of poetry?
Not usually, which is what makes Malvern senior nose guard (and occasional right guard) Isaac Wright something different.
Wright heads up the defensive front line of the Malvern Leopards, who are in one of their best three-year stretches in decades.
Jeremy Chadwick, age 32, of Malvern formerly of Victorville, California passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
Brenda Duboise, 57, of Malvern, passed away November 19, 2013.
One round of the football playoffs are behind us and the second round is just a day away.
The local teams that had first-round games made the most of their opportunities, coming away with big wins.
Because of that, we will have multiple Coaches and Games of the Week this week.
For the Coaches of the Week, we have Malvern head coach Mike Scarbrough and Magnet Coveâ€™s Ronnie Efird.
For the full column, see Thursday's (November 21) Malvern Daily Record.
Dodie Bailey Nevels departed this life at her home on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Ethel Mae Nalls Adams departed this life Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Hot Spring County Medical Center.
On Monday night, the Ouachita Junior High girls and boys traveled to Haskell to take on the Benton Harmony Grove Junior High Cardinal teams.
The first game of the night saw the Junior Lady Warriors of Ouachita coming away with a 35-16 victory.
Ouachita fell behind early, trailing 6-5 after the first quarter, but rebounded with a big second quarter to lead 21-11 at the half.
In the second half, the Junior Lady Warriorsâ€™ defense was front and center, holding Benton Harmony Grove to no points. Ouachita added nine points in the third quarter to hold a 30-11 lead heading into the final frame.
It may still be football season for some, but the Glen Rose Beavers and the Poyen Indians proved they were ready for basketball on Tuesday night.
Glen Rose won the two junior high games of the night, while Poyen defended their home court in the two senior high games.
In the first game of the night, the Glen Rose Junior Lady Beavers defeated the Poyen Junior Lady Indians by the score of 40-35.
It started off as a low-scoring game, with Glen Rose holding a small 6-2 lead after the first quarter.
For the full story, see Wednesday's (November 20) Malvern Daily Record.
I got to catch the tail-end of the Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers the other night.
Even though Iâ€™m pretty much a fan of the Pats, I thought it was a rather exciting game.
When Cam Newton completed the pass to give the Panthers the lead with around a minute to play, I was a bit let down, but I figured as long as New England had Tom Brady they were good to go.
With three time outs remaining, Brady lived up to his Hall of Fame billing and drove the Patriots down the field, putting them in position to win on the last play of the game.
Jeremiah K. Chadwick, age 32, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.