El Dorado News

February 26, 2017
El Dorado News Times


Lady Wildcats capture third place over Russellville

EL DORADO - El Dorado girls basketball coach Destinee Rogers slumped in her chair in her office after Saturday's game. The Lady Wildcats beat Russellville 49-47 to claim the No. 3 seed in next week's 6A-State Tournament at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy. But, Rogers wasn't pleased with the final few minutes of the game. El Dorado converted on just 8-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter and had trouble with the Lady Cyclones' pressure defense.

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El Dorado knocks off Texarkana

EL DORADO - Apparently, Daniel Gafford is feeling much better. After feeling sick on Friday, the El Dorado senior made his final appearance in front of the El Dorado faithful a memorable one by scoring 34 points to go with 26 rebounds and eight blocks, as the Wildcats topped Texarkana 91-78 at Wildcat Arena to win the 6A West Conference Tournament on Saturday night.

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Lady Bulldogs rip Ouachita to win regional

Strong's Lady Bulldogs will strut into the 1A State Tournament next week after beating Ouachita 48-36 Saturday to win the 1A 5 Regional Championship. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 16-10 on the season and will play the winner of Alpena and County Line on Tuesday in Mt. Ida.

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Strong knocks off Bradley

News-Times Staff EMERSON - A night after scoring 27 points in Strong's thrilling win over Emerson, Dynasty Davis had another huge game, scoring 29 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 59-38 win over Bradley in the semifinals of the 5-1A East Regional Tournament on Friday night.

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Wildcats, Razorbacks to meet for title

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - As soon as El Dorado walked off the court following its 6A West Tournament semifinal win over Lake Hamilton on Tuesday, Coach Gary Simmons learned who the opponent would be in tonight’s championship game. When he heard, “Texarkana,” Simmons nodded and smiled.

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Arkansas tops Bryant 11-8

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - For five innings, James Karnichak, a potential first-round pick in this summer's MLB Draft, pitched as advertised against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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Trojans ready to start season

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - The last time Parkers Chapel played in the state tournament, it was in the 2A semifinals back in 2014.

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El Dorado’s Rice signs with Belhaven

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - El Dorado senior Marissa Rice signed a letter-of-intent Thursday to extend her softball career beyond high school. The power-hitting catcher chose to play at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss.

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Thompson stepping up for Razorbacks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Even with Lee Mayberry, the greatest pure point guard in Razorbacks history as a teammate, very big, big man Oliver Miller dazzled as a passer on Nolan Richardson’s 1989-92 conference champion Arkansas teams that ascended the 1990 Final Four and 1991 Elite Eight.

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Strong, Emerson set to meet for third time

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - If Strong’s girls were matched up against Emerson in a best-of-3 series, they would be in big trouble. The Lady Pirates own two victories over the Lady Bulldogs this season.

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Lady Trojans seek spot in state tourney

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - Parkers Chapel coach Mark Young said he wasn’t concerned with who his team matched up against in the 2A South Regional Tournament. The Lady Trojans just wanted to get there.

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