• Scots sweep Harris-Stowe Hornets in AMC openers

    The Lyon College basketball teams will try for a double-double tonight. Thursday night, they swept the Harris-Stowe State Hornets in American Midwest Conference openers in Becknell Gym. The women won 68-56 and the men won 69-56. Tonight, they will host the Park Pirates in another …

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  • Weather-delayed Lyon tourney adds new sponsor

    The Lyon College high school basketball tournament has a new title sponsor, but the competition will be heated as usual when the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive Invitational Basketball Tournament opens Monday with nine games. The first nine games were originally schedule for Saturday at Lyon’s …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Park Pirates (0-1, American Midwest Conference; 2-5, overall) vs. Lyon College Scots (1-0, 4-3) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. The Scots will try to keep the Pirates winless for Arkansas. The visitors from Kansas City lost a close one Thursday night in Walnut Ridge. Trailing …

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  • Weather, road conditions shorten ‘Sports calendar’

    Due to continued inclement weather, many Guard-circulation area events have been canceled or postponed for today and Saturday. The semifinals of the 55th Annual Williams Baptist College High School Tournament slated for today has been postponed with no makeup date announced by press time. The …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 6, 2013.

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  • AD praises Malzahn

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs says the winner of the SEC championship game with No. 5 Missouri should get a chance to play for a national title — even if that means an Iron Bowl rematch. “This is the best college …

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  • No. 1 Seminoles moves past Winston investigation

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor’s decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, Coach …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MIAMI (AP) — Rafael Furcal will try to make his comeback from elbow surgery with the Miami Marlins. The free-agent infielder and the Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract, two people familiar with the situation said. Both people confirmed the deal …

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  • How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey

    JOHANNESBURG — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No. 6, big …

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  • Pioneers, Devil Dogs make adjustments after football championships postponed

    After the Arkansas Activities Association’s announcement Wednesday afternoon, Batesville and Morrilton football coaches said they are adjusting their practice schedules and are ready to make more adjustments depending on the weather. The Batesville-Morrilton Class 5A State Playoff championship game was scheduled for Saturday noon in …

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  • ‘Furry Toy Toss’ at Lyon will happen on later date

    Due to the impending wintry weather, the Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss scheduled for Friday night in Becknell Gymnasium has been postponed until sometime in January, according to Lyon Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins. The event, which was to include fans coming to the games …

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  • Basketball in town tonight – 12/5/13

    Harris-Stowe State Hornets (2-7) vs. Lyon College Scots (3-3) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. Harris-Stowe will be trying to snap a 7-game losing streak in this American Midwest Conference opener. They are led by 6-foot junior forward Shanique Buford, who’s averaging 18.7 points and 11.9 …

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