Lyon athletic department inks v-ball, soccer players

June 17, 2009 The Lyon College athletic department recently announced the signing of a volleyball player as well as an addition to a soccer roster.Rachel Miller-Havens, a 5-foot-10 middle blocker from Van Buren, signed to play volleyball for Coach Ray Green’s Pipers.Miller-Havens notched 118 kills, 115 assists and 143 total blocks in her senior season at Van Buren High School, earning her team’s Best Defensive Player.In soccer, Serhiy (pronounced Ser-GAY) Zhykin, a 5-11 midfielder-forward from the Ukraine, has committed to play for Coach Brett Parker’s Scots.

Top BHS hoops, football campers recognized

June 17, 2009 Top campers from the Stars of Tomorrow Basketball Camp and Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp were announced during awards ceremonies at Batesville High School on Thursday and Friday, respectively.The outstanding football campers are Riley Caraway, Chase Huskey and Luis Reyes, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders, respectively.The punt, pass and kick champs were John Howard (7th) with a combined total of 98.5 yards, Peyton Richardson (8th) with 100.5 total yards, and Nevin Dove (9th) with 108.2 total yards.Listed below are the other individual football awards:

Local team top ranked in baseball

June 17, 2009 Young Guns, a 12-and-under baseball team made up of players from Batesville and the surrounding area, were recently ranked number one nationally.The team is currently 18-0 and received a power rating of 1,544 points, putting the Young Guns atop the United States Specialty Sports Association’s national ranking for its respective age division.

’Horns hook another foe with comeback

June 17, 2009 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas’ comeback ability was again on full display.Cameron Rupp hit two homers and drove in four runs Tuesday night as the top-seeded Longhorns overcame an early 6-run deficit for a 10-6 win over Arizona State in the College World Series.“For the team to find a way to win,” Texas Coach Augie Garrido said, “was nothing short of a miracle. It was quite a testimony to the power of their will to win and belief in each other and belief in themselves. It was rough and it was ugly, but it got done.”

Lyon announces top campers

June 16, 2009 Listed by divisions, here are award-winners from the Lyon College Junior and Senior Boys Basketball Camp last week:Seventh-grade

Stitcher wins again in Tenn.

June 16, 2009 DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Don Stitcher did it again.For the third straight time, the Cave City man took first place in the foot brake class at the Great River Road Raceway.Stitcher has won four of his last five outings at the northwest Tennessee strip. He’s also enjoyed success at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, but didn’t race there Sunday because the racing surface was under water.

Sports Calendar

June 16, 2009 WednesdayAmerican Legion baseball: Rivercrest at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.Thursday  American Legion baseball: George Kell Wooden Bat Classic in Newport — Batesville Atlas Asphalt vs. Paragould, 8 p.m.

Highwaymen come home, hit their way past Kell Motormen

June 16, 2009 Back home, the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen were a hit.After a long road trip, Batesville’s 3A American Legion baseball team came home and rolled out 14 hits in a 14-6 victory over Newport George Kell Motors.The previous and only other time the Highwaymen were at home was the June 1 season-opening doubleheader against the defending state champion Jonesboro Ricemen. They split that doubleheader, falling 10-2 in the opener, the game that counted in the Zone 2 standings, before eking out a 6-5 decision in the nightcap.

Tigers headed to zoo after mauling Razorbacks

June 16, 2009 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — LSU is within a win of the College World Series finals, and Louis Coleman is pumped.“We get to go to the zoo,” the Tigers’ star pitcher said with a big smile after a 9-1 victory over Arkansas on Monday night.A visit to the renowned Omaha zoo, across the street from Rosenblatt Stadium, is only part of the reward the Tigers earned for winning.No. 3-seeded LSU (53-16) gets three days off while Virginia (49-14-1) and Arkansas (40-23) play an elimination game Wednesday to see which team meets the Tigers in the Bracket 1 final.

Roberts selected for All-Arkansas team

June 15, 2009 Southside Lady Southerner Lunden Roberts was selected for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas softball team.Roberts, a senior and an all-state selection in basketball and softball, hit .494 with three home runs while driving in 38 runs and scoring 30. Roberts has signed a letter of intent to attend Western Illinois University and play basketball for the Westerwinds.Kelsey Armstrong, a senior from Lake Hamilton, was named Player of the Year.