Congratulations to Lane Alexander for winning the individual 6A-East/Central Conference cross country championship.
Alexander cruised to an easy victory with a time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds, outdistancing his nearest competitor by almost 20 seconds. Alexander helped the Bombers to a third-place team finish — behind Siloam Springs and Russellville — with scoring assistance from David Byrd, who also received a medal by placing fourth. Others scoring were: Bryston Hickman, Mikey McLean and Hunt Nosari.
For the girls’ cross country team, Rebecca McGough medaled by placing fifth. The girls finished fourth overall behind Siloam Springs, Greenwood and Russellville. Others scoring were: McKenzie Mohler, Autumn Daugherty, Shelby Lind and Alexa Darracq.
Both cross country teams will run in the state meet on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. The boys will run at 11:30 a.m., followed by the girls at noon.
Jaden McClellan and Cortni Thomas, but juniors, did very well at the Overall State Tennis Tournament at Burns Park. Both won their first-round matches before losing in the second round. Congrats to both on a great year.
Congratulations to Junior Bomber football coaches Bryan Mattox, Nathan Criner, Larry Sorrels, Phillip Taylor, Blake Hendricks, and the junior high football team for completing their undefeated season at 9-0!
The future looks bright for the Bomber football program.
More congratulations to Lady Bomber volleyball coaches Lindsey Leonard, Cathy Beckham, Laura Newth, and the volleyball team for advancing to the quarterfinals of the state tournament before losing to a very good Benton team.
Russellville and Benton battled it out in the semifinals, with Russellville winning in four close games. Russellville went on to win the state championship in Hot Springs by defeating Marion in three straight.
Seniors Ashlyn Tuberville, Katie Dunn, Lakyn Moren, Emily Lake and Ashton Garner have set the bar high as far as being great players, leaders and teammates, and they will be sorely missed.
We certainly appreciate the Advertising and Promotion Commission for helping provide some funds which allowed us to host a first-class volleyball state tournament. We brought 12 teams to the area and many stayed at least one night, and some stayed two and three nights.
Not only the teams came, but their parents, fans and administrators as well. We heard many positive comments about our school, community, local motels and restaurants.
The Bombers will play their last football game on Friday night as we host the Class 7A West Memphis Blue Devils at Bomber Stadium. We will recognize the seniors and their parents in football, cheer, dance and band starting at 6:30 p.m., with kickoff set for 7.
We have all watched these kids — although few in number, who are big in heart, attitude, desire and work ethic. We encourage all Bomber fans to come show support to these kids who have battled week in and week out and have the “never give up” attitude.
The Bomber Booster Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Holy Smokes Bar-B-Q on 201 North. The food is served quick, delicious and at a reasonable price. Everyone is invited to attend.
Janet Wood is the athletic director at Mountain Home High School. Her notes “From the AD” inform readers of recent happenings and upcoming events at MHHS. Her column reflects her own views and not necessarily those of The Baxter Bulletin.