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THE FLORALA NEWS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008 • PAGE 9 2008 LOCAL SP0/TS YEAR s i'?. ++ CROSSWORD IN RIVIIW THE FLORALA CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS Bas- ketball team brought home the 1st place trophy from the Covington County Basketball Championship Game. The Lady Wildcats defeated the Straughn Tigers for the cham- pionship with a nail biting 32-30 win over the Tigers. Pic- tured are: #20--Kendyl McDaniels, #21--Paige Irwin, #33--Keerie Kimbril, #24--Lakeria Thomas, #30--Mariah Thompson, #32 Angela Radford. • The Florala Wildcats defeated the Brantley Bull- dogs in basketball action. 63-49. In football, the Wild- cats have lost ten straight games dating back to 1998. In basketball, the Wildcats lost four straight who knows before Brantley and Florala joined the same area. Bulldogs. • The Paxton Bobcats earned a hard-fought 49-45 victory over the Laurel Hill Hoboes to earn the District 1, Class A championship. • The Florala Wildcats had their basketball season ended again at the Class 1A South Regional Tourna- FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL boys track team won their second consecutive 4xlOOM state title. Shown are(l-r) Cal- vin Mulkey, OJ Chambers, Danny Bise and David Bass. • The WildCats won the ment by J.F. Shields 57-45. 1A Area 3 Championship • The Florala Lady Wild- game against the Brantley cats advanced to the 1A THE PAXTON LADY BOBCATS held the Central Jaguars to 18 points to capture their fourth consecutive District 1, Class A title with a 57-18 home victory. They defeated the Graceville Tigers 55-42 in an opening round Class A state playoff game. They made it to the Final Four by defeating FAMU 44-37. Lake Worth Trinity Christian Academy eliminated the Bobcats 44-30 in the state semi- final game. DANNY BISE SIGNED WITH FAULKNER UNIVER- SITY to play football. In his senior season with the Florala Wildcats, Bise collected nearly 2,800 all purpose yards and was was responsible for 18 touchdowns. He is shown with Michael Fleming, Coach Arlton Hudson, Principal Terry Holley and Faulkner University Offensive Coach Gregg • Baker. THE PAXTON BOBCATS celebrated their second con- secutive district title with a 10-0 win over Laurel Hill in the District 1, Class A baseball championship game. championship game but were defeated by the Brant- ley Bulldogs. They advanced to the sub-regional game against Providence Chris- tian but lost 62-43. • The Paxton Bobcats basketball team lost a heart- breaker at the buzzer to FAMU 63-31 in the Region 1 Class A final. • It was reported that Florala Wildcat Head Coach Arlton Hudson was hired as Gautier High School's (MS) new coach and had submit- ted his resignation to FHS. • Florala High School se- nior Emily Evans moved on to the next level when she was named to the Troy Uni- versity cheerleading squad. • The Paxton Bobcats were off to their second con- secutive Class A region final after defeating Graceville 6-2 and Laurel Hill 3-0 in the first two rounds of the Florida High School Ath- letic Association's baseball playoffs. • Paxton High School sophomore Erin Walker walked away with victo- ries at both Florida High School Athletic Association track and field regional and state competitions. Walk- er, seeded sixth-best dis- cus thrower in the country, tested her mettle against the best American high school athletes at the Junior Olympics in Detroit on July 29 and walked away with a silver medal. • Betsy Stevenson, a se- nior at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, FL ... Walker and granddaughter of Joe and Betty Evans of Florala, was selected by the Florida Athletic Coaches Associa- tion Class 3A Player of the Year. She has been an outsider hitter/setter who has had impressive numbers in sev- eral areas for the 20-9 Wal- ton Braves for the season, as they advanced to Florida's semifinals. She had 300 lills, 290 assists, 35 blocks, 99 aces, 95 digs. ... Stevenson Lipizzuner Stallions coming to. Andalusia The "World Famous" Lip- izzaner Stallions proudly presents their 39th anni- versary presentation of the "Dancing White Stallions" on Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Center in Andalusia, AL. Tickets are available at the Andalusia Farmers Co-Op and Tickets.com or can be charged by phone at 800-882-8258. For event informa- tion call 334-222-1851 or 334-428-2045. More infor- mation is available online at www.lipizzaner.com and www.thecovcenter,_com. Florala Pharmacy and Pharm-a-care wish you and your family a Happy New Year! May the New Year be filled with exciting opportunities as well as new challenges. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many friends and families that lost loved ones over the past years. May their places in our hearts be touched, • and past reflections become fond memories.. There are many of our folks that are serving in the military, and we want to express our appreciation to them and their families. We are so thankful for their tireless efforts to keep us from harm's way. May we never forget how blessed we are to have freedom, and to never take this for granted. God Bless America! We thank each and everyone for your loyal patronage, and most of all for the confidence that you have placed in us over the years. We look forward to serving your healthcare needs in 2009, and the years to come. We are the folks you know and trust, providing quality healthcare for you ahd your dear loved ones. So please remember us at Pharm-a-care, where "Our Name Says ItAIL" Happy New Year Employees, Staff and Owners of Pbarm.a.care Florala Pharmacy • Smith Development " '2 3 13---- -- 19--- -- 26 27 35-'1   40-"   47-1  48-'-1  58 59 65-  69-'  72-  ,==,.,,,.a   m 7 18 24 -! I m m 50 -I 61 67 PRESENTED BY t VolunteerMatch.org Where volunteering begins. ’) 2008, StatePoint Media, Inc. THEME: HAPPY HOLIDAYS ACROSS 1. Lou Bega's" No. 5" 6. *Christmas and New Year's are days __ 9. Cheap reads 13. Abhorrence or loathing 14. Needlefish 15. Long bones of forearms 16. Nucleus of political movement 17. Swedish shag rug 18. Opposite the pinnacle 19. *A.K.A. Claus 21. *Where the big ball drops 23. Mai 24. Capone's mark 25. *Go there before Santa comes 28. Shaq's dominant shot 30. Beef or mutton fat, e.g. 35. Taken by a fighter 37. Canned 39. It's fuzzy and has a pit 40. Belinda Carlisle was one • 41. *Seemingly ageless host 43. Opposed to 44. Turn 46. Joanie of "Happy Days" 47.3-handed card game 48. An empty __ may miss the kids 50. Homer's "Iliad," e.g. 52. A in I.P.A. 53. The only thing to feaO 55. "Fee fie foe !" 57. *Infamous miser .61. *It has nine branches 65. Fork tooth 66. Dark bread 68. It's white on a "IV 69. Twin brother of Romulus 70. Positive or negative particle 71. Bert's buddy 72. "The have it" 73. *New Year's Eve in relation to current year 74. Queen-like, e.g. DOWN 1. Treat with contempt 2. Sixth month of civil year 3. Between mini and maxi 4. *Candles are made to be this 5. Opposite the alphas 6. Fiona or Shrek, e.g. 7. Fairy or elf 8. 100 centimes 9. *What kids do with mpst holiday gifts 10. Backward arrow in software ap- plications 11. Bear's hang-out 12. Company car, e.g. 15. *Done to eliminate guessing game 20. Whitman's famous flower 22. Jack Sprat couldn't do this to fat 24. One who smears 25. *Ralphie's dream 26. Run off together 27. 29. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36. 38. 42. 45. 49, 51. 54. 56. arplums 57. Nimble and quick 58. Algonquian people 59. "Rome" in Italy 60. Burden 61. "Cobbler, cobbler, my shoe" . 62. *" in" the New Year 63, Largest continent 64. Achilles' weakness 67. Old-fashioned "far" Venetian magistrates Wheel shaft Pasturelands Sri Base-8 numeral system *Bing Crosby's Christmas Will not Type of coffee maker Mack the Frees from mist Short for "regular" Bergall, North Atlantic fish Bird of prey nest *His children had visions of sug- last week's solution gFIorala Memorial Hospital 24273 Fifth Ave. Florala 858-3287 c I o m00-o -- ,,,..-- ,,,,- ell lam v m !