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Mustang Monitor – January 20

Early Spring Greetings,

It was most enjoyable to be outside this past weekend but I do think it is setting us up for a fall; more winter. It never fails so don’t put those warm clothes away yet. Much exciting and important activities await.

You can check the attached schedule for the week’s offerings. Of particular interest is Tuesday night’s Senior Night for our Mustang Wrestling Squad. Seniors will be recognized and honored beginning at 5:00 before wrestling action begins. We will have some great student-athletes and their parents to honor as they close (nearly) their CAC careers.

While on wrestling, Keith Almond’s squad competed at the Swarm Individual tournament this weekend with some outstanding results. In the team rankings, the Mustangs finished in 6th place of 24 schools competing. This great finish was supported by REPEAT individual championships by Braden Zini (195#) and Jason Kidder (285#) as both continue their undefeated season. Jon Andrews (182) and Cody Reynolds (126) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Great job to all for an outstanding meet and result. Catch them in action Tuesday at Mustang Mountain.

In swimming action at Jacksonville on Friday, CAC came away with an individual 1st place for the first time this year. Senior, Jayson Simmons captured the 50 yd freestyle event! Additionally, Rachel and Lauren Weaver contributed some runner-finishes in their specialties. All together, the group’s finishes allowed for a top-5 finish for the team. Congratulations and best wishes as we move forward in the season.

In activities more sublime, three CAC students participated in the Four State Bandmasters’ All Star Band festival in Texarkana. Through a tryout and selection process, Kameron Byrd, James Terry and Brittany Martin were chosen to participate in the special event. An outstanding Saturday concert followed learning and rehearsal sessions on Thursday and Friday. These and other students were selected from a great number of candidates from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Great job to the kids and their director, Aaron Leverette for the honor and for representing the Mustangs in that effort.

Please note the attached schedule as there have been a couple of time changes for event starts this week. Also, this reminder that Tuesday’s basketball game will be at the main gym on the campus of Philander Smith College. In longer range planning, we can announce the sites for post-season basketball tournament play. Additional details will be made available as days and times are known.
8th & 9th Grade Basketball – Robinson Middle and High School
Varsity District Basketball – Lonoke High School
Varsity East Regional Basketball – Trumann High School
Varsity 4A State Basketball – Ozark High School
The state championship games will once again be held at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.

That’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed a bit of a respite from school activities with the three-day weekend. Have a great week; we hope to see you soon and give us a shout if we may be of help.

Doug Killgore, CMAA
Assistant Principal/Activities Director