Timberwolf signs with CBC Mustangs

May 21, 2009 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge Timberwolves basketball standout Cody Murphree recently signed a letter of intent to play for the Central Baptist College Mustangs.The 6-foot-5 guard will be reunited with former Cedar Ridge teammate Brady Batson when he gets to the school in Conway. Murphree said that played a part in his decision.

Lady Pioneers collect two seconds at track, field Meet of Champions

May 21, 2009 PEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers didn’t win at the Meet of Champions here Wednesday, but they did put together an outstanding day.Senior Lizzie Walton just missed in the 400-meter dash, recording a personal-best time of 58.89 seconds while finishing less than a second behind Pine Bluff’s Anshanetta Turner.Walton, the top scorer for Batesville’s 5-time defending Class 5A state champions over the past two seasons, also finished third in both the triple jump and pole vault.

SEC baseball tournament gives new meaning to fun

May 20, 2009 HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Paul Mainieri has a ready answer for those LSU fans who wonder if the Southeastern Conference tournament is fairly meaningless for his team.No.The top-seeded Tigers enter the Southeastern Conference tournament today at Regions Park already having secured an NCAA tournament berth and likely a high seed as well.

Hogs hope Keuchel makes ‘bigger than Dallas’ pitch

May 20, 2009 As they met this morning for the opener of the 8-team, double-elimination SEC Baseball Tournament at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., there’s no disputing Florida as a team on the rise and Arkansas plummeting.Yet to Florida Coach Kevin O’Sullivan, it’s bigger than Dallas why his SEC East champion 38-18 overall and 19-11 in the SEC Gators should be apprehensive.

Sports Calendar

May 20, 2009 TodayHigh school track and field: Meet of Champions, Lake Hamil-ton High School, Pearcy, 1 p.m.FridayHigh school football: Cave City Red-White Spring Scrimmage, 6:30 p.m.

Benefit scramble golf tournament set for June 7 in Mountain View

May 20, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — A benefit, 2-person scramble golf tournament is scheduled for June 7 at Pine Hills Golf Course, according to a news release from Ozarka College.Proceeds from the 18-hole event will go to the Stone County Education Icon, Margaret Kemp scholarships. Donations to the foundation and golf tourney are tax deductible.The entry fee is $100 per team, which will cover greens fees, cart and a dinner. The tourney is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. The dinner is set for 6. A benefit auction will also begin at 6.

Lyon college basketball camps scheduled

May 20, 2009 Lyon College will host six basketball camps during the months of June and July, according to a news release from Coach Kevin Jenkins.Fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, rebounding, and individual offensive and defensive skills will be taught. The camp will also teach team play with competitions daily. The camps will have favorable coach/player ratios.

Sports Calendar

May 19, 2009 TodayRunning: White River Roadrunners meeting at Citizens Bank Annex, run starts at 6 p.m., meeting, 7 WednesdayHigh school track and field: Meet of Champions at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, 1 p.m.

Stitcher sweeps weekend drags

May 19, 2009 NEWPORT — Cave City’s Don Stitcher collected a weekend sweep at two drag strips, according to information provided to the Guard.On Sunday, Stitcher was the quickest down the line in the footbrake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway. That was preceded by a Saturday win at Great River Road Raceway in Dyersburg, Tenn.At Newport, J.R. Nicholb and Joe Williams finished second and third, respectively.Batesville’s Quincy Simmons won the super pro division ahead of Jason Kizzire and Carey Smothermon.

WR Roadrunners to meet tonight

May 19, 2009 The White River Roadrunners will hear updates on the Women Can Run Clinic, the Train for 4 Program and proposals for the White River 4-Mile Classic when they meet tonight, Joe Pool said.The regular monthly meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex is scheduled to start at 7. As always, members and visitors are encouraged to arrive an hour early for a run and walk.The Roadrunners will also hear a financial statement and discuss past and upcoming races.