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Hornets perform well in State Bowling Tournament

Hackett’s bowlers represented themselves well at the State Bowling Tournament in Jonesboro. Tristian Anderson finished 4th overall and Emily Goforth finished 22nd out of eighty-four participants. The Hornets were able to finish sixth in the State with additional help from Colby Garrett (11th place), Hunter Fuller (12th place) and Garrett Wilson (19th place). There were 74 total participants from school across Arkansas. Tristian Anderson and Colby Garrett each earned All-State honors.

Club Velocity expands into Boys Basketball

The highly successful Club Velocity youth sports program is expanding from volleyball into basketball. They are starting with boys teams, but are prepared to launch girls teams as well if there is enough interest. Their mission is, “To develop skills and the love of basketball here locally by providing competitive opportunities and quality coaching.” Tryouts begin on Sunday, March 16 for grades 3-8. Grades 3 and 4 start at 1:30 p.m. followed by grades 5 and 6 at 2:30 p.m. and finishing with grades 7 and 8 at 3:30 p.m. The season begins in mid-March and runs through the end of May. There will be two practices per week and five tournaments. The cost is $385 per player and includes uniform, tournament fees, practices and paid coach. Payments can be stretched out from March 16-April 15. For more information, contact Mona Jones at 479-774-8305 or via email at theblindwoman@cox.net.

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