League recognizes 4 Lyon volleyballers

November 19, 2009 Lyon Sports InformationFour Lyon College Pipers were recently selected to the TranSouth Athletic All-Conference volleyball team, according to the league office.Middle hitter Katie Beineke earned first-team, all-conference honors, Meghann LaBorn picked up a spot on the second team and outside hitters Lauren Castleberry and Chelsea Hinton were named all-conference honorable mention.

8 earn all-state honors in golf, tennis events

November 19, 2009 Eight Guard-circulation area golfers and tennis player earned all-state honors.Unlike some sports, golf and tennis all-state recognition is based on the players’ results in state tournaments. Among the golfers, the top finishers were Izard County seniors Kiley Mettler and Rachel Harmon, who finished second and third, respectively, in the Class 2A State Tournament, and Melbourne freshman Brad Lamb and senior Sam Cooper, who tied for second while leading the Bearkatz to the 2A team title.

7 Lyon soccer players named to all-league teams

November 18, 2009 Seven Lyon College soccer players were recently named to All-TranSouth Athletic Conference teams and the Pipers led the way with four.Lyon forward Katie Marshall and midfielder Kristin Maas were named first-team all conference and forwards Anja Klotzle and Katy Smith were honored with second-team all conference selections.The Pipers recently finished with a record of 10-2-2. They were fourth in the conference standings and reached the conference tournament semifinals before falling to the Martin Methodist RedHawks. Martin Methodist defeated Bethel in the title game.

Scots hang tough for 86-85 victory

November 18, 2009 Jacob Worlow blocked Craig Campbell’s shot and Slater Belew snagged the loose ball as the Lyon College Scots held on for an exciting 86-85 nonconference win over the College of the Ozarks Bobcats Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.Brandon Cowart put the Scots up by one with eight seconds to play as he drove to the basket from the left side.Lyon (2-2) ended a 2-game losing string and snapped a 4-game losing streak against the Bobcats. The Bobcats (2-5), who were ranked No. 5 in the NAIA Division II Preseason Poll, have lost three in a row and five of their last six.

Pipers get by Lady ’Cats, remain unbeaten

November 18, 2009 The Lyon College Pipers won the battle of unbeatens Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.Lyon overcame a 10-point deficit and defeated College of the Ozarks 77-71 in a nonconference basketball contest.The Pipers improved to 5-0, their best start in more than a decade. It was also the first win against Ozarks in five tries.The Lady Bobcats, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Preseason Division II poll, fell to 6-1.

Cave City wins 3 of 4 against Cedar Ridge

November 18, 2009 CAVE CITY — The home teams took three of four from their nonconference foes here Tuesday night.The Cave City Cavewomen jumped to a 23-4 halftime lead and won 41-19 over the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves.Haley Bell led Cave City’s scoring with 15 points, Cheyenne Childers contributed nine rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Jessica Hall and Claire Caldwell chalked up five assists apiece.The 3-0 Cavewomen have allowed less than 20 points in each victory.

Heber Springs sweeps Batesville in cage openers

November 18, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville High opened its basketball season here Tuesday night with a pair of nonconference losses.The Heber Springs Lady Panthers jumped out to a 10-point advantage in the first quarter, withstood a Lady Pioneer rally in the second quarter and won 67-52.The Panthers also started fast and led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Pioneers rallied to within one point in the third quarter and stayed in contention until the final seconds. The final score was 84-77.

No. 20 Cards handle short-handed Hogs

November 18, 2009 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Pitino easily got the best of another matchup against a former player. Then again, John Pelphrey was at a decided disadvantage.Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville open with a 96-66 victory over depleted Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Tuesday night.“We had more numbers, we had fresher bodies,” Pitino said. “I’m real proud of John Pelphrey, he’s just undermanned right now.”

Memphis, Iverson end contract

November 17, 2009 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced they have ended their one-year contract with 10-time All-Star and former league MVP Allen Iverson in what it called a mutual agreement. Iverson began an indefinite leave of absence on Nov. 7 to deal with a personal issue after playing only three games with the Grizzlies, all in California.The Grizzlies plan to waive Iverson, who announced he was headed to Memphis on his Twitter account but hasn’t posted any updates there since Nov. 2 when he played his first game with the team.

Basketball in town tonight

November 17, 2009 College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats (5-0) at Lyon Pipers (4-0), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.One team will suffer its first loss tonight. The Pipers are off to their best start in a decade while the Lady Bobcats are faring well after losing five seniors from last year’s NAIA Division II National Tournament semi-finalist squad. Morgan Smith (jersey number 45) is pacing Ozarks with 18 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.Bobcats (2-4) vs. Scots (1-2), 8