• Cave City basketball camp to open May 31

    CAVE CITY — The Caveman Basketball Camp for girls and boys entering grades 3 through 9 is set for May 31-June 3, Cave City Athletic Director Russell Fowler announced.
    The entry fee is $50 per camper. Additional camper from the same family will be charged $30 each. Though preregistration closes today, campers can register on opening day starting at 8 a.m. Each camp runs 8:30-noon.
    Along with camp insurance, fees cover instruction, contests and games and camp T-shirts. Campers can also win additional awards T-shirts.
    For further information, call (870) 283-3333.

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  • Cave City scrimmage nixed by weather, rules

    CAVE CITY — Friday’s storms forced the cancellation of Cave City’s Red-White scrimmage and it can’t be made up, according to the Arkansas Activities Association’s rules.
    The AAA allows 10 days of football practice in full pads during the spring. The days must be weekdays and run consecutively. Because Cave City’s scrimmage was set for the 10th day of its practices, the AAA will not allow it to be made up.

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  • Lyon, BHS ties help Oklahomans win national title

    MASON, Ohio — It didn’t take long for Coach Kirk Kelley to produce a World Series championship at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
    Just two years into his tenure at Wesleyan, the former Lyon skipper and Hall of Famer coached the Eagles to their first National Christian College Athletic Association championship in baseball.
    Wesleyan (39-28), the ninth seed in the 10-team tournament, opened the World Series by knocking off top-seeded Southeastern 5-1 on Wednesday. A few hours later, the Eagles snuck by eighth-seeded Olivet Nazerene 2-1.

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  • New coach arrives via long range, but with close football connections

    Kenny Simpson, Southside’s new head football coach, is a long-range hire with close connections.
    The “military brat,” as he called himself, has “lived about everywhere,” he said, but calls Mount Dora, Fla., home. Mount Dora is northwest of Orlando, about halfway between Orlando and Ocala.
    However, some of his playing days in high school happened at Greenwood High School under Coach Ronnie Peacock, who got the now legendary football program rolling.
    Then, all of his college days were spent at Harding University in Searcy.

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  • Bad Boy 98 washed out

    LOCUST GROVE — The Bad Boy 98 has been postponed indefinitely due to rain, Batesville Motor Speedway announced on its website.
    Officials from the sanctioning series and BMS are discussing possibly make-up dates for the inaugural event, but nothing had been determined by press time.
    The track, as originally scheduled, will be quiet this weekend and points racing is set to resume June 3.

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  • Longhorns’ impressive run halted in 1A title game

    CONWAY — A stellar season ended in disappointment here Sunday when the Viola Longhorns suffered a 13-7 loss to the Armorel Tigers in the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament.
    The game was one of many postponed by weather.
    Viola entered the contest with a 33-1 record, it’s only loss to Dora, a perennial powerhouse in Missouri. Armorel brought in a modest 18-11 record and won its first state title since 2006.

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Edward Littlejohn finished first and second Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
    Littlejohn won the street division and was second behind Randy Avey in the foot brake division. Tracey Crossen was third.
    In street, Gary Spicer and Kyle Reynolds completed the top three.
    Jason Russell was the only racer in the outlaw street bike results and Shane Hill beat Hannah Hodge in the junior dragster competition.

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  • Red-White scrimmage scheduled for tonight

    CAVE CITY — Fans can get their first look at the 2011 Cave City Cavemen tonight during the Red-White spring football scrimmage at Caveman Field.
    The scrimmage is set to begin at 5:30 with the first-team offense lining up against the scout defense. After an undetermined number of plays, the second-team offense will take on the scout defense.
    That will be followed by the first-team defense popping pads with the scout offense and then the second-team defense trying to stifle the scout offense.
    Admission is a blank recordable DVD or a towel.

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  • Bad Boy 98 set for debut this weekend at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Inaugural Bad Boy 98 is set for tonight and Saturday at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    We’ll see what Mother Nature has to say about that.
    Fans have been camped out at the speedway since as early as Monday and more than 50 drivers took advantage of Thursday night’s practice session.
    Racing action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event is set to begin tonight at 8 with time trials. That will set the field for qualifying heat races to take place tonight as well.

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  • Bradley Culp, Monisa Poole win crowns

    CABOT — Fayetteville’s Bradley Culp and Nashville’s Monisa Poole were the winners here Thursday.
    Culp won the Arkansas High School decathlon championship, finishing 426 points ahead of teammate Stephen Soerens. Rounding out the top five were Rogers Heritage’s Alex Miles, Union Christian’s Nathan Weir and Conway’s Jemarcus Harmon.
    Poole won the heptathlon crown in a much closer race. She edged Jonesboro’s Macey Rodely by nine points (5,416-5,407). Fayetteville’s Anna Nastasi, Cabot’s Arier Voskamp and Blytheville’s Sharmaine Selvy completed the top five.

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  • Hillcrest hands out athletic awards

    LYNN — Hillcrest junior and senior high school students were recently recognized during the annual athletic banquet.
    Listed by sports and teams, here are the top award winners:

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  • Lyon signs socccer, basketball players

    Josh Moncada, an all-state soccer player, signed a letter of intent to play for the Lyon Scots this fall.
    Moncada is a native of Springfield, Mo., where he was a standout player for Springfield Catholic High School. He was the captain of the varsity squad this past season.
    During his senior campaign, Moncada helped his team to a state runner-up finish, something they accomplished in 2009 as well, while being named to all-state, all-conference and all-district first teams. Moncada was the district defensive player of the year.

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