El Dorado News

February 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Smackover junior girls finish strong

SMACKOVER - Smackover didn't get off to a fast start during the junior high girls basketball season. But, the Lady Bucks could not have finished any faster, beating Drew Central 31-26 Friday night to win the 8AAA Jr. District Tournament championship.

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Lady Warriors fall short in tourney finals

MAGNOLIA – West Side Christian coach Randall Miller tried to turn a disappointing loss into a teaching tool Saturday as the Lady Warriors fell to Columbia Christian 41-38 in the championship game of the AACS State Tournament.

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Strong wins district title in OT thriller

News-Times Staff DERMOTT - Jadarrius Dixon beat the buzzer with a game-tying 3-pointer, and Strong took matters over from there, as the Bulldogs won the 8-1A East District Tournament with an 84-78 overtime win over Dermott on Friday night.

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Trojans beat Bears on Goodwin’s heroics

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - Dawson Goodwin scored 23 points with none bigger than his last two, as his buzzer-beater lifted Parkers Chapel past Bearden 58-56 in the finals of the 7-2A East District Tournament on Friday night.

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WSC to play for state title

News-Times Staff MAGNOLIA - West Side Christian's girls basketball team stands one win away from a state championship after winning a pair of games on Friday at the AACS State Tournament. In their first game of the day, the Lady Warriors rolled to a 48-29 victory over Southwest Christian Academy.

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Fordyce tops Junction City for district crown

By Tony Burns Sports Editor SMACKOVER - Fordyce wore down Junction City 56-41 Friday night in the girls championship of the 8AAA District Tournament. The Lady Dragons dropped to 15-13 on the season and will carry the district’s No. 2 seed into next week’s 3A Region 4 Tournament at Fordyce.

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Arkansas opens season with victory over Bucknell

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Warming at least for awhile, some 3,619 fans weathering a low-40s chill at Baum Stadium, coach Dave Van Horn’s Arkansas Razorbacks debuted their baseball season Friday by bludgeoning the Bucknell Bison 14-2.

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El Dorado records split with Magnolia

By Tony Burns Sports Editor El Dorado hosted Magnolia on Senior Night Thursday at Wildcat Arena. The Lady Wildcats celebrated in style with a 48-19 win. The Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter and prevailed 66-56 in the boys’ regular-season finale.

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Moving on

Trojans, Bulldogs to play for titles

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - Dawson Goodwin was one of three players in double figures with 19 points, as Parkers Chapel knocked off Harmony Grove 60-52 to advance to the finals of the 7-2A East District Tournament on Thursday night.

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Arkansas counting on Beard for stretch run

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Mike Anderson believes his shortest starter must wield a big impact if his Arkansas Razorbacks are to fare better in Saturday’s SEC rematch against Texas A&M at Walton Arena than Arkansas did on Jan. 30 in College Station, Texas.

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