February 2019


Baseball Season Opener

The Sloan-Hendrix Baseball Season got off to a start in the openers against Cave City on Tuesday, February 29. The senior and the JV teams both competed. According to Sloan-Hendrix baseball coach, Burton Winston, "The Greyhound baseball team is looking forward to a banner season. We have several new players added to the roster of our seasoned players and they will contribute to the development of the program. Our first game revealed that this year's team has GRIT. I want my teams to believe that they can win against any team no matter the odds or the size of the school we are playing. Tuesday's game proved to be a challenge that this year's team is willing to work toward overcoming. There were many positive attributes of the team that I look forward to seeing throughout the season such as grit, a will to win, never giving up, great effort, positive attitudes, and communicating well with one another during duress." The baseball and softball schedules are available on the school website.


"A Mystery Reunion"

The Sloan-Hendrix Music Department is presenting the Dinner Theater production of "A Mystery Reunion" on three consecutive nights. Showtimes are Thursday, Feb 28 @ 6:30pm – Friday, March 1 @ 6:30pm – Saturday, March 2 @ 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Building. Patrons can enjoy appetizers, dinner and dessert while solving a crime.


FFA Judging Teams

Practice Events at Beebe

The Sloan-Hendrix FFA Judging Teams travelled to ASU-Beebe to take part in the 63rd Annual Agriculture Day. ASU-Beebe welcomed more than 2,100 high school FFA students representing more than 98 high schools across the state to participate in practice judging competitions on the campus. The teams compete at Arkasas State University in Jonesboro on March 6. Photos by Autumn Smith.

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FFA Week

FFA Week at Sloan-Hendrix was celebrated during February 18-22. FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week each year. It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. Events during the week included the Greenhand ceremony, a petting zoo, a stick horse rodeo, a duck and turkey call contest, and an officer appreciation luncheon.


Lady Hounds Compete in Regional Tournament

The Sloan-Hendrix Senior Lady Hounds Basketball team competed in the Regional Tournament in Rector on February 20, 2019, taking on the powerhouse team of the Earl Bulldogs. Led by Head Coach Josh Cagle and Assistant Coach Ben Hogard, the Lady Hounds eventually succumbed to the Bulldogs attack. Sophomore guard Cloie Marshall was recognized as the Sloan-Hendrix player of the game. The Lady Hounds ended their memorable season with a 19-16 record and were the runners-up in both the Bobcat Invitational Tournament at Corning and the Lawrence County Tournament at Hillcrest. According to Coach Cagle, "I was proud of the way the girls finished their season. They were a great group to work with and handled the changes during the season well. We will have some key players coming back, and we are looking forward to an good season next year.


Equine Team Attends Clinic

The FFA Horse Judging Team attended a workshop on Thursday, February 7 on evaluating halter horses. Team members attending included Autumn Smith, Mckenzie Smith, Natalie Thompson, and Walker Sexton. Photos by Autumn Smith.


Basketball Teams Recognize Seniors

On Tuesday, February 5, the senior members of the 2018-2019 Sloan-Hendrix Senior High Teams played their last games in The Bill McCurley Gymnasium. The team members, along with their families, were recognized before the evening's games and received balloons, a signed basketball, and gift baskets along with the appreciation of their coaches and fans. This year's seniors were Emily Luffman, Hannah Cox, Maddyson Lamb, Alisha Hinson, Samantha Webb, Logan Dail, Jacob Smith, Jordan Dail, and managers Kelsey Carter and Makenzie Bice. Both teams were victorious in their basketball battle against the Koshkonong Bluejays. Photos by Breanna Midkiff.