National Sports News
The Meat Packers had two opportunities in the NFC Championship game to score touchdowns on fourth down while deep in the red zone, but chose to kick field goals instead, leaving them home for the Super Bowl.
Local sports fans got an early gift this holiday season courtesy of the Conway School Board. Members gave the green light for winter sports at Kennett High and Kennett Middle School to at least begin practicing with a unanimous 7-0 vote on Dec. 14.
“It takes six years to make a golfer: three to learn the game, then another three to unlearn all you have learned in the first three years.” — Walter Hagen, pro golfer
“A bad putter is like a bad apple. First, it turns your chipping game sour. Then it begins to eat into your irons and finally, cleans the head off your driver.” Sam Snead, professional golfer
“Golf is the only sport I know where a player pays for every mistake. You can whiff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball or throw an incomplete pass in football and a player still has a chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.” — Lloyd Mangrum, pro golfer