The latest news from Mountain Home Public Schools Athletic Director Janet Wood.
From the AD 8-25-14
What a great Bomberfest! When KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot teamed up with First Security, Bomberfest got bigger and better! Congratulations to Guy Berry Career and Academy (Mark Oaks and Jeff Kincade) for winning the Bar-B-Que Cook-off and to Brad Coleman and Coleman Family Dentistry for winning the “Spirit Tent”. We appreciate all contestants for participating. The Ashley Havens State Farm bouncy house and the National Guard go-carts were busy non-stop.
We will host Highland in our first football game this evening. Since this is an Arkansas Activities Association sponsored event, admission will be $4 per person with the proceeds going for the catastrophic insurance fund. Our hope is that everyone who attended Bomberfest will come support the Bombers. Be the first to get a preview of what our upcoming season is going to look like. Highland has two Division I recruits and has a very good football team. Kick-off is set for 7:00 at Bomber Stadium.
Also this evening, we will host West Plains in volleyball. Ninth grade will start at 5:00 followed by the high school junior varsity and varsity. Varsity action should start around 6:45 or so. Volleyball will travel to Batesville tomorrow before returning to the Hangar on Thursday. The Harrison Goblins are coming to town Thursday. We will play ninth grade at 4:30 followed by high school junior varsity and varsity. Varsity should start around 6:30 or so. We need all Lady Bomber volleyball fans in attendance – we especially need our “Bomb Squad”!
Golf will host Valley Springs this evening at Big Creek Golf and Country Club and travel to Harrison this Thursday.
The boys' tennis team split with Alma 4 – 4 while the girls won 8 – 0. Both tennis teams will host Highland for junior varsity action tomorrow at the Mountain Home Athletic Club before traveling to Springdale this Thursday to challenge Siloam Springs and Springdale.
Cross country will have their Blue and Gold meet this Thursday beginning at 7:00. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy watching our runners on the viewer friendly course located behind the high school. The varsity cross country runners will participate in the Memphis Twilight this Saturday.
On a personal note, one of the best parts of Bombefest for me was accepting the ALS challenge issued by our head football coach, David Joyce. I challenged our superintendent, Dr. Lonnie Myers; our assistant superintendent, Dr. Leigh Anne Gigliotti; our high school principal, Mrs. Dana Brown; our high school assistant principal, Mrs. Lindsey Blevins; and our athletic administrative assistant, Mrs. Benita Mealer. With temperatures hovering in the high 90's, the ice water felt awesome! Plus, it was for a great cause.
The Bomber Booster Club will meet at 11:30 today at Western Sizzlin'. Everyone is invited to attend. We are making a strong BBC membership drive. An individual or family membership is $30 and the deadline to be included in the football program is today. If you cannot get your check to the athletic office by today, please call the athletic office at 870-425-1285 and we will take your name so that you are included in the program and you can mail the check. You will also receive the MH Booster Club window sticker. All proceeds go to help athletes in all sports.
Janet Wood, AD