Valentine’s Day was a little sweeter for the Lyon College Scots as they rallied to defeat the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans 61-58 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference meeting Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots now have won two straight after an abysmal start to the month. And the early going Monday night wasn’t favorable for the home team. Lyon trailed 32-21 at halftime. Given losses to a pair of cellar dwellers, several players injured or ill and then a 15-point deficit, “it would be easy to fold the tent,” Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange said.
Coach Kirk Kelley’s teams have won hundreds of games at Scots Field, but Monday afternoon provided a first.
Kelley, who collected 531 wins as the Scots’ skipper, made his first trip to Batesville as the head coach of the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles and they swept Lyon 11-9 and 4-0.
Trevecca Nazarene Trojans (11-11 overall, 8-3 TranSouth Athletic Conference) vs. Lyon Scots (13-11, 4-7), Becknell Gymnasium, 6
The Trojans are on a 4-game win streak after blasting Cumberland 70-40 Saturday. They are led by London Elie, a 6-3 sophomore who averages 12 points per game.
Lyon is coming off a 76-73 win against Martin Methodist Saturday after dropping a pair to Cumberland (11-13, 3-8) and Mid-Continent (1-23, 1-10).
After six failed attempts to host a baseball game at Scots Field, Lyon College finally broke through Sunday.
The Scots improved to 4-0 with a nonconference doubleheader sweep of the Hillsdale Baptist Saints. Lyon won game one 19-0 in five innings and took game two 10-4.
Garry Richards walked the first batter he faced in game one and then he and Colton McSpadden combined for a perfect game the rest of the way.
The No. 8 Martin Methodist RedHawks defeated the Lyon Scots 103-80 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference mens basketball game Saturday evening in Becknell Gymnasium.
The 23-point margin of victory was 21 more than when the teams met last month in Pulaski, Tenn.
The Lyon Scots womens basketball team ended a 2-game slump and avenged a 94-84 loss with a 76-73 win over the Martin Methodist RedHawks Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnasium.
K.K. Hodges led a quartet of double-digit scorers for Lyon (13-11, 4-7) with 17 points. Freshman Rachel Shellenberger added 15, Phagen Altom netted 14 and Lauren Ramsey threw in 11. Hodges added eight rebounds and four assists, each a team high.
Billy Moyer was named the 2010 driver of the year by dirtondirt.com, a national website dedicated to dirt late model racing, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported in Sunday’s edition.
The Batesville man is already a Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer. He won 24 feature races last year, including the World 100 and The Dream 100 at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He also won the World of Outlaws $20,000-to-win feature at Farmer City Raceway in Illinois and swept the 3-night Knoxville Late Model Nationals and Knoxville, Iowa.
SOUTHSIDE — The visiting Stuttgart Ricebirds disappointed Southside Southerners here Saturday in weather-delayed 4A-2 District and regular-season finales.
The Lady Ricebirds edged the Lady Southerners 41-36 and the Ricebirds nipped the Southerners 32-30.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — John Pelphrey rushed off the court at halftime, yelling to no one in particular as he disappeared into the tunnel leading to the Arkansas locker room.
It had been a while since the Razorbacks’ coach had something to be so excited about.
Led by Rotnei Clarke’s 25 points, Arkansas ended a 3-game losing streak with an 80-61 win over LSU on Saturday. The win came in convincing fashion, with the Razorbacks (15-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) building a 40-22 halftime lead and extending it to as many as 29 points in the second half.
From start to finish, the Batesville Area Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night at Western Sizzlin’ was a testimonial on how little things can make big things happen.
Kevin Wade Johnson made it happen in his life because “he paid attention, dreamed big and made sure that people knew that they were important to him,” Blane Johnson said of his younger brother. “He was a great player, yes, but he was in a league of his own as a person.”
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Winter weather across the South kept a pair of Southeastern Conference basketball teams on the road longer than planned on Thursday.
Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi following games on Wednesday night. The Razorbacks, who lost 67-56 to Mississippi State, made the decision to stay an extra night before the game against the Bulldogs because of heavy snow in Arkansas and expected snow in Starkville.
Arrive early for the Batesville Area Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday night.
That was the advice of organizer Stuart Smith for the event’s 19th edition. It’s scheduled to begin at 6 at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant and the meeting room in which it’s held seats 100.
“We will start selling tickets at the door at 5:15,” he said. The $15 tickets were not sold in advance.
The new hall of famers are Kim George Robinson, the late Kevin Wade Johnson and Dan Wright. Lyndal Waits will also receive the Estes Award — a community service award.