The latest news from Mountain Home Public Schools Athletic Director Janet Wood.
From the AD 11-17-14
Congratulations to Big Creek Golf Pro Eddie Roethlisberger for being selected as the Athletic Department “Honorary Member” for the 2014 fall sport season. We are sad to see Eddie leave but wish him well at his new course in Ponca City, OK. Gary Potter accepted the “Honorary Business” award on behalf of E Z Loader Trailer. We appreciate Eddie, E Z Loader Trailer, and Gary Potter for their support of Bomber athletics.
Balanced scoring – Cassie Martin (15), Breelyn Arms (13), Vinessa Daniel (8), and Sydney Blevins (7) helped the Lady Bombers defeat Paragould 48-42 in a benefit game. We will face a very good Springdale team this Saturday at the Hangar. Both high school junior varsity teams will play at 1:00 followed by the varsity girls at 2:00 and the varsity boys about 3:15.
The junior Lady Bombers are off to a 3-0 start and won the Jack Moore invitational tournament at Valley View. After losing their first game, the junior Bombers have now won three in a row. The 7th, 8th, and 9th boys will host Greene Co. Tech this Friday at the Junior High beginning at 4:00.
Lane Alexander ran a great race in the Arkansas/Oklahoma All-Star cross country meet. Under adverse weather conditions, Lane finished second for Arkansas and seventh overall. He will now turn his attention to wrestling.
Also making the news in the running world were two of our former cross country stand-outs, Samantha Mohler and Wil Norris. Mohler, a redshirt sophomore for the Lady Razorbacks, picked up her first career NCAA All-Region award and set a PR in the 6 kilometer race. Quoting Coach Harter, “We were elated with our performance, our top five did what they normally do, but to have a local kid like Samantha Mohler come out here and earn All-Region is something special.”
Wil Norris, a junior for Arkansas State, posted a career best 55th place improving 9 places over last year in leading ASU to a 19th place finish. Coach Chandler said, “Wil Norris and Lance Beckman both ran and set personal records so they did a great job of leading our team.”
On a personal note, I am so happy that the Hogs beat LSU! Our former superintendent Dr. Charles Scriber and I have had a long standing bet on this game. It started out that whichever team won, the other person had to display their license plate cover on their vehicle for a year. Imagine the years I had to have the LSU license plate cover on my vehicle – just explained, “yeah, I lost a bet”. After Dr. Scriber retired and moved back to Louisiana, we changed our friendly wager to either a Petite Jean ham or Louisiana Gulf Shrimp. Can hardly wait to savor some big, plump, juicy gulf shrimp!
The Bomber Booster Club will meet at 11:30 today at Holy Smokes. Come join us and hear from some coaches. Our next major event is the 1st Arkansas Bail Bonds holiday basketball tournament set for December 29, 30, and 31. We have many volunteers and could always use more.
Janet Wood, AD