CHECK PRESENTATION: Cory Tyler, Bank of Salem Human Resource Director, presented a check to Salem Golf Coach J.W. Blevins for $600 for the 2017 Greyhound Classic which was held on August 5. Bank of Salem has been sponsoring the Greyhound Classic Golf Tournament for 26 years.

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NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT: Jeremy Brown, a senior at Salem High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Crowley Ridge College in Paragould on a Golf Scholarship on Thursday, February 11 at the Salem High School Library. Jeremy is the son of Nick and Sandy Brown of Horseshoe Bend.

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GOING LONG: Salem’s River Galbraith unloads on an approach shot on hole 14 at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. See the August 26 edition of Pacesetting Times for additional photos and full story. Photo/B.Stapleton

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WRAPPING UP THE FRONT NINE: Izard County Cougar Cody Workman putts on the 9th green midway through the District Golf Tournament. Workman qualified to compete in the 1A State Golf Tournament on October 7 at Drasco, as he was the tournament Medalist runner-up. Photo/B.Stapleton

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SALEM GREYHOUNDS: The undefeated Lady Greyhounds golf team won the District Tournament and the Greyhounds boys team finished second at District on Monday, September 22, qualifying both for berths at the State Championships. Lady ‘Hound team members (l to r) are Haley Ward, Kaci Barnett, Kendra Pendegrass, Bailey York and Kendra Rich. The ‘Hounds (l to r) are Coach JW Blevins, Dylan York, Mason Kinder, River Galbreath, Jeremy Brown, Jesse Kinder and Coach Stu Smart. The boys will travel to the 2A State Tournament at Thunder Bayou near Blytheville on Wednesday, October 8.

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DISTRICT CHAMPS: The Melbourne Bearkatz and Lady Bearkatz both took home District Golf Tournament victories. They are 2-3A district and both teams won District last year as well.

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The Music in the Mountains Theater of Horseshoe Bend is having their annual golf tournament on Saturday, August 23.
The three-person Las Vegas Scramble will be held at the Golf Course at Turkey Mountain, with an 8 a.m. tee-off. Cost per team is $120.
For more information, or to sign up for the event, call the Pro Shop at Turkey Mountain at 870-670-5252.
The Music in the Mountains Theater uses proceeds from their annual golf tournament for maintenance and improvements to the theater and their show. The Music in the Mountains Show is held every third Saturday of the month, and they appreciate the support given by the community during their monthly venue and at their annual golfing event.

Class 2A District Golf Runnerup: The Salem Greyhound boys, Cody Faulkner, Zach Foust, Jeremy Brown and Dillon York. Photo/Eric Lufkin

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Class 2A District Golf Champions: The Salem Greyhound girls, Savannah Henley, McKenzie Jewell, Kendra Pendergrass and Chloe Guiltner. After nine holes the girls’ day was over and Henley, Salem Senior, came out on top beating out all other girls from each school with a 52, earning her tournament Medalist honors with a medallion. Runner-up Medalist was also from the Salem team, McKenzie Jewell, who carded a 54.

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Coach Harmon, ICC Cougar boys golf coach, hosted Melbourne, Salem, Mountain View and Mammoth Springs for match play at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend, on September 7.
Cody Faulkner, Salem junior, teed up at hole 1 and got the match started. Group 1 for the boys were Faulkner, Chris Mosley, ICC senior; and Bradley Lamb, Bearkatz senior. The girl’s first group consisted of ICC’s Jordan Sherrell, Emma Cooper, Bearkatz; and Savannah Henley, Salem Greyhounds.
Lamb has been consistent throughout the season and didn’t disappoint that day. Lamb ended the day with a very respectful 36 and took home Medalist honors once again. Faulkner shot his best game of the season with a 38. Zach Foust carded a 45 for Salem. The Bearkatz boys had to share the spotlight with the Salem Greyhounds in their team efforts, as the two teams tied with 129 total strokes.
The Salem girls team won with a team score of 152. ICC girls were right behind them with a 154. Melbourne girls finished the day with 170. Girl’s individual Medalist honors were shared by McKenzie Jewell, Salem senior; and Allyn Irvin of Mountain View. They both shot a 46. Sherrell of ICC, carded a 48 and Kendra Pendergrass ended the day with 50.
Jewell and Henley are both seniors for the Hounds and they played on the team that went to 2A state tournament last year. Coach Tim Eckman of the Salem Greyhounds is in his first year coaching golf. Larry Brown, the long time Salem coach, has retired, but is still helping out this year.
ICC Cougars will be in the 1A District tournament, to be held at Cooper’s Hawk in Melbourne, on Tuesday, September 18. Salem will be in the 2A District tournament played at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain on September 18.

Melbourne Bearkatz hosted Izard County Consolidated, Mtn. View, Lead Hill and Cave City in 9-hole match play Thursday, Aug. 23 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne.Melbourne’s Brad Lamb took medalist honors with a 33. Dylan Smith of Melbourne shot 39. Tyler Webb of Melbourne and Chris King, of ICC, each shot a 44. Chris Mosley shot a 54 for the Cougars. On the girls side, Jordan Sherrell, ICC Junior, led the girls and took home medalist honors with a 45. Emma Cooper, Melbourne senior, shot a 53 and Falyn Farmer of ICC ended the day with a 56. The Bearkatz shot the best of all schools with a 116. Izard County Lady Cougars led the way with a 161. Izard County boys came in 5th with a team total of 156, and the Lady Bearkatz placed third with 182.

COUGAR CLASSIC CHAMPIONS:The Izard County Lady Cougars golf team won the 2012 Cougar Classic High School two-day golf tournament Aug. 8. Team total was 616, one stroke ahead of Batesville Southside and Salem with 617. Southside won the playoff for runnerup. Lady Cougar Jordan Sherrell finished runner up medalist with 188 after a playoff with Highland’s Madi Harris. Teammates Kelsey Fry added a 204 and Falyn Farmer finished with 224. The two day tournament was held Tuesday, August 7 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne, and Wednesday, August 8 at the Golf Course at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. Pictured are Lady Cougars (l to r) Jordan Sherrell, Falyn Farmer, Kelsey Fry, with Turkey Mountain Golf Pro Chuck McNeight and Golf Coach David Harmon.