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Lady Bulldogs capture 7-4A District Track Championship Title
The Waldron Lady Bulldogs won the 7-4A District Track Championship Tuesday, April 26th at Ashdown High School.




Athletic physicals scheduled
Parents of athletes in grades sixth through twelfth are enouraged to being their children to the Waldron High School commons for a free physical for the upcoming school year.



Cox is 2016 recipient of Brandon Burlsworth Award
Waldron Bulldog, Parker Cox, was the recipient of the the annual Brandon Burlsworth Award for 2016.
“Parker exemplified what we want from a football player,” stated Assistant Bulldog Coach Josh Walker.




Razorbacks suffer Senior day lost
Despite their leading scorer on crutches and playing Arkansas on its Senior Day, the South Carolina Gamecocks nailed the Razorbacks to the boards and on the scoreboard in Saturday’s final game of the season at Walton Arena.
South Carolina outrebounded Arkansas, 41-26, the most pivotal stat of the Gamecocks, 76-61 victory improving their overall and SEC records to 24-7 overall and 11-8 in the SEC draw a third-place by to Friday’s quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament while Arkansas drops to 16-15, 9-9 before its noonThursday SEC Tournament game against Florida in Nashville, Tenn. on the SEC Network.
The rebounding advantage helped the Gamecocks outscore Arkansas, 40-20 in the paint and 13-5 on second-chance points.
Arkansas’ furious late second-half rally, cutting a 27-point deficit to nine, ignited the Walton Arena crowd of 14,548, but South Carolina’s 36-24 halftime edge followed by the Gamecocks’ 15-2 second-half start proved way too much for Arkansas to overcome.
Senior forward Michael Carrera, the Gamecocks leading scorer for the season averaging 14.5 points, arrived on crutches because of a hip flexor injury when he “was banged up” in Thursday night’s loss to Georgia in Columbia, S.C., USC Coach Frank Martin said, but Coach Frank Martin’s Gamecocks didn’t need him. Not with junior guard Sindarius Thornwell achieving game-highs 22 points and 11 rebounds plus six assists while fellow starting guard Duane Notice scored 15 points and forwards Lamoina Chatkevicius scored 11 points with six rebounds and Mindaugas Kachinas scored 10 points with six rebounds plus a Gamecocks bench of Raymond Doby, Marcus Stroman, Justin McKie, Chris Silva, and Eric Cobb outplaying an Arkansas bench instrumental in Arkansas bringing a 4-game winning streak into Saturday’s game.
“You saw it,” Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson said. “I actually wholesaled substituted to try to get somebody to give us something, and they just didn't have it. Our bench has been the difference in the games, and today they didn't have it.”




Bulldogs to play Billies during 4A regional opener
The Waldron Bulldogs will be traveling to Dumas High School Wednesday, Feb. 24 to take on the Monticello Billies in the 2016 Basketball Regional 4A boys tournament.




Van Horn sets the table for the Razorback’s menu
On Saturday’s Arkansas Razorbacks baseball media day, Coach Dave Van Horn set the table for the Razorbacks menu in their season-opening 3-game series with Central Michigan next Friday through Sunday at Baum Stadium.
Surprising freshman right-hander Blaine Knight of Bryant will join coming off injury rehab starters Dominic Taccolini and Keaton McKinney as the weekend’s starting pitchers on early-season pitch counts.
James Teague, the other closest to a regular starting pitcher returning from last season but also coming off an injury, has forearm tightness and is questionable against Central Michigan, Van Horn said.
Zach Jackson, the junior preseason All-American closer that Van Horn and pitching coach Jorn have pondered getting a starting shot, remains more valuable closing multiple games a week than starting one a week, Van Horn and Jorn say.
Afield, junior catcher Alex Gosser, his injured foot in a boot, but expected back soon, will miss the Central Michigan series, Van Horn said.
Senior Tucker Pennell, the catcher alternating with Gosser last season, returns to start and hard-hitting freshman Grant Koch of Fayetteville may get a weekend opportunity.
Junior Clark Eagan, Arkansas’ best and most versatile returning position player, knows he could play first base, third base or center field at any time but will start Friday’s 3 p.m, game in center, Van Horn said.
Sophomore Cullen Gassaway has freed Eagan from first, while though coming off Tommy John arm surgery, versatile third-year sophomore catcher-outfielder-infielder Carson Shaddy will open at third.
Rick Nomura and Michael Bernal, the incumbent second baseman and shortstop from last year’s College World Series Razorbacks, resume their starting roles.
A brand new starting outfield, with 2015 All-American Golden Spikes Award winner Andrew Benintendi turned pro from center and Tyler Spoon turned pro from right and left fielder Joe Serrano graduated, has Eagan flanked in left by sophomore Luke Bonfield and in right by either sophomore Chad Spanberger or freshman Eric Cole with the non-starting right fielder likely the DH.
Knight surely solidified a start against Central Michigan throwing a shutout for his 4 2-3 innings before the runner he left at second scored in Saturday’s scrimmage.
At 6-3, 165, Knight isn’t imposing but his results are.
“He’s a wiry kid that doesn’t seem intimidated,” Van Horn said. “He throws three pitches for strikes.”




Razorback’s loss to Bulldogs “most galling”
FAYETTEVILLE - Of the four SEC losses for these now 9-10 overall 13-4 in the SEC Razorbacks, Arkansas’ 76-73 loss last Saturday to the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Ga. seems the most galling.
Ironically, it’s because this loss most mirrors Arkansas’ best played of those SEC losses, the 76-74 defeat on Jan. 16 at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.
The Hogs were drilled 92-69 in the SEC opener Jan. 20 at Texas A&M.
Not such a surprise in retrospect. These Hogs were still adjusting on Jan. 2  to losing turned pro underclassmen Bobby Portis, the All-American and last year’s SEC Player of the Year, and human highlight film Michael Qualls plus graduating 2014-2015 senior starters Ky Madden and Alandise Harris. And A&M, 17-2 overall and 7-0 in the SEC, has played better than anybody in the SEC.
Still the Razorbacks would be ready for Wednesday’s  6 p.m. rematch with the Aggies at Walton Arena it was presumed upon Arkansas consecutively defeating SEC foes Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Missouri and coming  close at LSU.
Since losing at  LSU, the Hogs consecutively lost 80-66 to Kentucky at Walton and then lost to Georgia in overtime at Athens.
The Razorbacks laid an egg in their loss to Kentucky before 18,588, by far the biggest crowd come to Walton to see the Hogs play this season.
Coach Mike Anderson’s Razorbacks may have been primed for what former Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton used to call “beyond the magic level” when a team’s anticipatory big-game adrenaline flows too soon.
Or maybe the Hogs tried too hard to keep this in an every game should be the same perspective and never got properly up for Kentucky.
Whatever, the Razorbacks  played flat all night at Walton. 
At Athens, they put together much what came apart  in Fayetteville yet lost again. They lost in Athens they lost like at LSU  complete with another  botched inbounds play.
“I told our guys, ‘You can’t keep repeating,” Anderson said  during Saturday’s postgame in Athens of Arkansas mistakes.  “We have to learn and learn how to finish.”
Anderson recited a litany of woes: The Hogs misfiring free throws so badly they connected only 17 of 28, to the travel called on Dusty Hannahs as he fell gathering a key late rebound and of course yet another key late game inbounds turnover.




Razorback’s loss to Bulldogs “most galling”
FAYETTEVILLE - Of the four SEC losses for these now 9-10 overall 13-4 in the SEC Razorbacks, Arkansas’ 76-73 loss last Saturday to the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Ga. seems the most galling.
Ironically, it’s because this loss most mirrors Arkansas’ best played of those SEC losses, the 76-74 defeat on Jan. 16 at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.
The Hogs were drilled 92-69 in the SEC opener Jan. 20 at Texas A&M.
Not such a surprise in retrospect. These Hogs were still adjusting on Jan. 2  to losing turned pro underclassmen Bobby Portis, the All-American and last year’s SEC Player of the Year, and human highlight film Michael Qualls plus graduating 2014-2015 senior starters Ky Madden and Alandise Harris. And A&M, 17-2 overall and 7-0 in the SEC, has played better than anybody in the SEC.
Still the Razorbacks would be ready for Wednesday’s  6 p.m. rematch with the Aggies at Walton Arena it was presumed upon Arkansas consecutively defeating SEC foes Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Missouri and coming  close at LSU.
Since losing at  LSU, the Hogs consecutively lost 80-66 to Kentucky at Walton and then lost to Georgia in overtime at Athens.
The Razorbacks laid an egg in their loss to Kentucky before 18,588, by far the biggest crowd come to Walton to see the Hogs play this season.
Coach Mike Anderson’s Razorbacks may have been primed for what former Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton used to call “beyond the magic level” when a team’s anticipatory big-game adrenaline flows too soon.
Or maybe the Hogs tried too hard to keep this in an every game should be the same perspective and never got properly up for Kentucky.
Whatever, the Razorbacks  played flat all night at Walton. 
At Athens, they put together much what came apart  in Fayetteville yet lost again. They lost in Athens they lost like at LSU  complete with another  botched inbounds play.
“I told our guys, ‘You can’t keep repeating,” Anderson said  during Saturday’s postgame in Athens of Arkansas mistakes.  “We have to learn and learn how to finish.”
Anderson recited a litany of woes: The Hogs misfiring free throws so badly they connected only 17 of 28, to the travel called on Dusty Hannahs as he fell gathering a key late rebound and of course yet another key late game inbounds turnover.




Bulldogs defeat first place conference team in overtime
Malvern brought their A - game to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 12, but between the Waldron Bulldogs secure a win in overtime 73 to 65.
The first half ended with a one-point marginal, Waldron 28 and Malvern 27. Both sides of the court intensified during second half play causing a technical to be called on the Malvern head coach as well as a Leopard team member. At the end, the Waldron Bulldogs defeated the Leopards, who were first in the conference.




Bulldogs dominate Miners on the road, 62-49; Lady Bulldogs suffer a loss
The Waldron Bulldogs Lady Bulldogs were on the road at Bauxite on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 to take on the Miners. The starting line- up for the Lady Bulldogs were Kalle Graves , Morgan Langley, Lauren Hart, Faith Boyd , and Wintney Powell. The jump ball was received by Bauxite which led to the first basket for the night by the Lady Miners. The Lady Miners kept their lead with the first quarter score 18-2 and at the half the Lady Bulldogs were in the deficit 47-7.
Despite returning from the half with a fight, the Lady Bulldogs continued to fall; 61 to 15 at the end of the 3rd quarter and a final score of 77-19. The top scorers for Waldron were Kalle Graves with 6 points, Faith and Lauren with 4 points. No comments were made by team members.




Razorbacks stole victory in OT against Vanderbilt
FAYETTEVILLE -  Arkansas periodically lost grip of the game but the Vanderbilt Commodores constantly lost grip of the ball.
So despite losing a 45-32 second half  lead in just 6 minutes and 9 seconds and losing a 2-point lead on a 94-feet inbounds pass and dunk in the final 2.2 seconds of the 82-82 regulation and quickly  trailing by three during the overtime, Coach Mike Anderson’s Razorbacks stole a  90-85 victory  evening their overall and SEC records at 7-7 and 1-1 going into Saturday afternoon’s SEC game against Mississippi State at Walton.
 Coach Kevin Stallings’ Commodores fell to 8-6, 0-2 committing 26 turnovers, including five in overtime,  against the defensively opportunistic Hogs. Outscored 29-9 off turnovers, Vandy’s fate was sealed with its final turnover, a  steal  by  Arkansas point guard Jabril Durham off Vandy point guard Wade Baldwin drawing a Baldwin foul  with  seconds left and Arkansas up 88-85.
Durham sank both and the Hogs sealed the 90-85 victory they appeared to have won 82-80  in regulation on Anthlon Bell’s sixth 3-pointer  with 2.2 seconds left.
Anderson called timeout to set the defense but still the Hogs miscommunicated, Anderson said.
A switch that  Anderson said they weren’t supposed to make   left 7-foot center Damian Jones guarded by 6-foot guard Anton Beard when 7-footer Luke Kornet heaved the inbounds pass that Jones dunked to tie it at the buzzer.
“Kevin drew something up and it worked,” Anderson said.
0-2 in previous overtime game vs. Mercer at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock and at Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, the Hogs didn’t collapse into “panic mode,” Anderson said, when all seemed slipping away again with Jones’ devastating dunk into OT.
“Disbelief,” Anderson said chuckling,   “but not a panic mode. I thought they showed a lot of heart when they went back out there and started getting stops and we saw them turn the ball over. I really believe fatigue was a factor. As we got into that extra period I thought our guys had a lot more energy than Vanderbilt did.”
Certainly they had more ball control.
“ We just had too many breakdowns in the end to be able to win the game,” Stallings said. “We gave a good effort, but didn't take care of the ball well.”
It’s a tribute to both teams that either had energy given the various ups and downs that each team weathered and some of the outstanding individual performances fashioned.
For Arkansas, Bell, 6 of 10 on threes, scored a game leading 26 points while center Moses Kingsley scored 25 with eight rebounds and four steals while Durham scored 11, dished six assists and made four crucial steals including the game-winner.




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