• Penguin Run set for Feb. 26

    The Penguin Run 5K & 10K Run, an annual road race and benefit for Special Olympians, is set for Feb. 26, according to a news release from Jessica Fagan.
    The 5-kilometer and 10-K races are both scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in Kennedy Park, south of the White River Bridge in Batesville. Runners can register beginning at 8:30 at the start-finish line in Kennedy Park.
    To preregister or for more information, go to the White River Roadrunners site (www.wrroadrunners.org) or call Fagan (870-307-0383 or 307-8230).

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  • Scots’ opener nixed again

    Push it back again.
    The Scots baseball season which was originally scheduled to start Tuesday and then Friday will try to launch Saturday.
    The blizzard that affected much of the United States this week has forced Lyon and Oklahoma Wesleyan to nix their single game Friday afternoon.
    If travel conditions improve in Northeast Oklahoma, Lyon and Wesleyan will play in a doubleheader at Scots Field Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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  • Southside wins nightcap with Yellow Jackets

    CLINTON — The Southside Southerners defeated the Clinton Yellow Jackets 59-36 in a Class 4A-2 District high school basketball meeting here Wednesday night, preventing a 3-game sweep by the home teams.
    Tyler Goad and Kevin Jackson led the Southerners with 16 points apiece. Clayton House added eight rebounds as Southside improved to 8-3 in the conference and 17-7 overall.
    The Southerners are third in the 4A-2 with three games remaining. Heber Springs has one conference loss and Stuttgart is second with two.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Cumberland Lady Bulldogs (10-11 overall, 2-6 TranSouth Athletic Conference) at Lyon Scots (12-9, 3-5)
    Becknell Gymnasium, 6

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  • Biggest needs met by nearby recruits for Hog football

    FAYETTEVILLE  (AP) — Even with Ryan Mallett headed to the NFL, quarterback wasn’t Arkansas’ biggest need on national signing day.
    Rather, the Razorbacks were in dire need of help on the offensive line to protect whoever takes over for Mallett under center.
    Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino didn’t have to go far to find what he was looking for up front, inking five offensive linemen in a class of 30 signees on Wednesday. Three of the five linemen were from high schools within 30 minutes of the Arkansas campus, highlighted by Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber tackle Brey Cook.

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  • Cavewomen avenge loss to Heber Springs

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen avenged a double-digit beatdown and earned a key Class 4A-2 victory with a 38-37 win over the Heber Springs Lady Panthers here Tuesday night.
    Lindsey Wooldridge provided the heroics when she took a pass from Jessica Hall and buried a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining. Then Cave City’s defense held strong and didn’t give Heber Springs an opportunity to shoot a potential game-winner.
    Cave City led 14-6, 24-17 and 29-25 at the quarter breaks.

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  • BHS girls win again

    FORREST CITY — The speed was right and the Batesville Lady Pioneers played faster and better for longer.
    In a nutshell, that’s how the Lady Pioneers pushed their win streak to six with a 60-42, 5A-East District high school basketball victory over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs here Tuesday night.
    The Lady Pioneers built their lead steadily through the first three quarters. They led 16-11, 32-23 and 50-31 at the quarter breaks.

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  • Weather, road conditions KO two basketball meetings

    By press time this morning, two basketball pairings involving area junior and senior high basketball teams had been called off due to weather and worsening road conditions.
    The Southside-at-Clinton and Flippin-at-Melbourne contests were the casualties. The games at Clinton are tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday (see the “Sports calendar”)

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  • Junior Lady Timberwolves clinch championship

    NEWARK — One Cedar Ridge team clinched a 2A-2 District basketball championship here Monday night and another moved to the cusp.
    The Junior Lady Timberwolves defeated the Pangburn Junior Lady Tigers 37-27 as Shannon Butler scored 14 points. The Junior Lady T-wolves improved their district record to 7-0 and their overall mark to 18-3.
    The T-wolves improved to 9-0 and 15-4 with a 76-50 shellacking of the Tigers. A win at home tonight against the Bradford Eagles would assure the regular-season crown for the T-wolves.

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers win with 2 shutouts

    WYNNE — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers shut out the Wynne Junior Lady ’Jackets in the first and last quarters here Monday night and that was good enough for their second 5A-East District victory.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers won 20-13 after outscoring their hosts 7-0 in the fourth quarter. They also led 7-0 after one quarter of play. The halftime score was 10-3, Batesville. Wynne outscored Batesville by the same totals in the third quarter.
    Haley Hambrick led Batesville with 14 points. The Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 2-8 in the district and 3-14 overall.

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  • Lyon, PSC split in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — Lyon College split a pair of nonconference basketball games with Philander Smith here Monday night.
    Lyon’s women won 75-44 and Lyon’s men suffered another tough loss, falling 70-68.
    K.K. Hodges paced the Scots with 24 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. She now has 1,823 points and 874 rebounds in her collegiate career, both school records. Lauren Ramsey added 15 points and eight rebounds. Erin Roush and Suzanne Fincham added 11 points apiece and Fincham was also credited with eight rebounds.

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  • Weather might comfort Super Bowl teams

    DALLAS (AP) — Hey, Steelers and Packers fans, come on down!
    This Super Bowl weather is just like it is back home. Freezing rain, sleet, snow. C-c-cold.
    One thing’s for sure: The show will go on. It’s already started. Both teams arrived Monday packing cowboy clothes and video gear.
    “I think that all the dreams that you dream about have come true. So, I’m very excited. This is a great moment for me,” receiver Donald Driver said, referring to his first Super Bowl trip in his 12th season with Green Bay.

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