Individual Conference Champion! Lane Alexander won the 113-pound weight class at the conference wrestling tournament, while Lucas Andrews and Torbias Lambert both placed fourth in the 132 and heavyweight divisions, respectively.
Our wrestling team is very young — made up mostly of freshmen — but has a very bright future. We will compete in the state wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday at UALR at the Jack Stephens Center.
Both swim teams finished third in the district meet held at Cabot. For the boys, Wyatt Roberson finished second in the 100 backstroke, and the team of Roberson, Spencer Wilbur, J.D. Duke and Lukas Koepke finished second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Mackenzie Mohler led the girls with a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly. The team of Mohler, Kaylea Yeakley, Autumn Daugherty and Paige Allen finished second in the 200 freestyle relay. The state swim meet will be held Feb. 28 at UALR.
Troy Kill was named all-conference as he led the bowling team to a third-place finish at the conference meet in Maumelle. For the girls, Chelsea Donaldson made all-conference to help her team to a fourth-place finish. Both teams qualified for state, which will be held Wednesday at Jonesboro. Good luck at state!
Keep in mind, wrestling, swim and bowling all compete against 7A schools at both conference and state. Cabot won bowling and swim, while Cabot, Conway and Little Rock Central were the top finishers in wrestling. Those three schools have about 2,200 kids in their top three grades, compared to 900 for us.
We have submitted proposals to separate from 7A — particularly in swim, which is a numbers sport. You can enter four kids in each event and score points by finishing in the top 16. I do not point this out to make excuses or have a pity party — rather to let you know how proud we are of our kids for finishing so high against these much larger schools.
The Bombers picked up a split last week, losing to 7A North Little Rock but bouncing back to beat Little Rock Central. The Lady Bombers dropped both games, but since both were 7A schools, it did not affect their 6A ranking in the conference.
To clarify, our teams in basketball advance to the state tournament according to their finish against the other 6A schools. Right now, the Lady Bombers are tied with Jonesboro for first place, but we have the points tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed. If we beat Marion and Searcy at home, we would get the No. 1 seed.
The Bombers currently are in third place, but a win over Marion could move us up to second, behind league-leading Jonesboro. Weather permitting, we will host Marion on Tuesday at The Hangar in games that are very, very important to both teams. The junior varsity boys will play at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at 6 and the varsity boys around 7:30. Hope to see you there.
Both junior high teams will compete in the district tournament Tuesday at Marion. Due to not having common opponents, our teams always receive the No. 7 (last place) seed. The girls will play Jonesboro MacArthur, and the boys will play Jonesboro Annie Camp. The second round of the tournament is Thursday with the finals set for Saturday. Good luck to both teams.
Since there is no school for students today, the Bomber Booster Club will not meet at Holy Smokes.
Janet Wood, AD
Janet Wood is the athletics 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.