The latest news from Mountain Home Public Schools Athletic Director Janet Wood.
From the AD 1-19-15
I made the trip to Little Rock to appear before the Arkansas Activities Association Executive Committee to try and host the 6A state baseball tournament. Since the last two state baseball tournaments were in the 6A south, we thought we had a great chance to get it so we did not bid on any other sport. However, the Executive Committee awarded the site to Texarkana. It is somewhat disheartening, especially considering our enormous amount of conference travel and the fact that is was in the south the last two years, that we were not selected to host. Baseball will be in Texarkana, softball in Marion, and boys and girls soccer in Searcy.
After dropping a conference game on the road at North Little Rock, the Bombers bounced back and defeated the Little Rock Central Tigers at the Hangar. The Bombers will travel to Marion tomorrow night and will host Cabot this Friday.
The Lady Bombers lost both conference games to number 1 ranked North Little Rock and to number 3 ranked Little Rock Central; however, the Lady Bombers were only down 2 possessions with 2 minutes to play against Central and ended up losing by 7.
We appreciate the student ambassador group and ASU-MH for providing t-shirts which were thrown to the fans after made 3 pointers, and we appreciate our “Boom Squad” as well as our adult fan section. We feel we have the best “6th Man” in the league and it definitely makes a difference.
Lane Alexander was the only wrestler to win all his matches against Conway and Cabot at the Hangar. At the individual tournament in Berryville, Alexander and Torbias Lambert earned first place medals. We continue to improve in wrestling and have several 9th graders who are contributing.
Both bowling teams had the week off but continue to practice at Driftwood Family Bowl.
The girls' swim team finished 2nd behind Cabot at Paragould while the boys took third. We will travel to Cabot this Thursday.
The second round of the Junior High Invitational Tournament will be held at the junior high this Wednesday. Both of our teams received a first round bye. The tournament starts at 4:00. Our junior girls will play at 6:20 followed by our junior boys at 7:30. The 3rd and 4th place games start at 10:00 this Saturday followed by the championship games. We have some very talented young kids and if you have not yet had the opportunity to watch them, this week would be a good time.
The Bomber Booster Club will meet today at 11:30 at Holy Smokes. Everyone is invited to attend.
Janet Wood, AD