Expect the biggest crowd ever for the annual running of the Sara Low Memorial 5K Run and Walk, said Ken McSpadden, one of the race organizers.
Wednesday evening, McSpadden reported that 258 runners had preregistered. About the same time last year, that number was about 190, he said. The number of runners who wound up competing in the 5-kilomieter road race was 288.
No doubt, that this is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks has something to do with the big number, McSpadden added.
If the Searcy Lions are going to keep their football season running longer, they’ve got to run longer with the football.
That’s the long and short of it for the Lions’ long-range plans, and for their plans to stop a streak in Searcy Friday night, Coach Tim Harper said.
The Searcy Lion Cubs will be looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss with a win on the road against the Batesville Junior Pioneers, and the visitors have history on their side Thursday night.
In 2009, after the Lion Cubs lost to Bryant, they won 21-8 in Pioneer Stadium.
“Usually, it is a pretty good junior high football game when we take on Batesville,” Searcy Coach Bronco King said. “We kind of took it to them the last time we played them at Batesville.”
The Mountain Home-Batesville golf match set for Tuesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain was called off and will not be rescheduled, Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said.
The visitors requested the cancellation due to a scheduling conflict, Batesville’s coach said.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — With his car sliding all over the track, Jeff Gordon held off teammate Jimmie Johnson over the last 10 laps to win the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday.
Gordon won for the third time this season and 85th time in his career, breaking a tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip for third on the career list.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Cave City swept Clinton in tennis here Tuesday, with the Lady Cavewomen winning 3-1 and the Cavemen taking a 12-1 victory.
Singles: Mary Kay (C) defeated Shayla Houghton 6-5
Doubles: Leesia Fugett-Jasmine Tate (CC) defeated Cheyenne Miller-Brook Johnson 6-4; Allison Green-Ashley Green (CC) defeated Miller-Johnson 4-2; Kelsi Garrett-Leigh Ann Bridgers (CC) defeated Miller-Kay 4-3
MAGNOLIA — The South Arkansas University Lady Muleriders beat the Lyon College Scots 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 here Tuesday.
The Scots (2-4) had enjoyed a 2-match winning streak until they were bested by SAU.
“They are pretty solid, and they have some athletes that are hard to handle,” said Scot Head Coach Ray Green. “I’m disappointed that we lost because of how well we have been playing.”
Ariel Smith (14 digs), Samantha Comet (six kills, four digs), Danielle Reed (five kills, two blocks) and Fincham (three kills, 2 blocks) were the statistical leaders for the Scots.
MELBOURNE — The Marshall junior varsity football team rallied for a 38-26 win here Tuesday night, and that wasn’t the only disappointing loss for the Melbourne Bearkatz.
“Kyler McLaughlin broke his wrist (left), and then, on top of that, running back Marcus Alvarado broke his collarbone,” Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore said. “Kyler is a heck of a good quarterback and Marcus is our best running back. They two of our best sophomores.”
DRASCO — The Clinton Yellowjackets came out on top in a 4-team golf match at Tannenbaum Golf Club here Tuesday.
Clinton shot 111 and finished 13 strokes ahead of the Southside Southerners. The Morrilton Devil Dogs (126) finished third, and the Heber Springs Panthers (129) placed fourth.
The Southside Junior Southerners and Cave City Junior Cavemen are scheduled to play their season- and home-openers Thursday night, and each will square off against a team that opened the season last week with a victory.
Below are capsules on each game:
With their first home game, the Batesville Lady Pioneers also marked down their first loss.
The Wynne Lady Yellowjackets won 3-1, ending the Lady Pioneers’ win streak at four games.
Led by the hitting and digging of Claire Clark, the Lady Yellowjackets won 25-17, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18.
“The Lady Pioeners worked hard, but came up short,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “We need to focus on our coverage and blocking.”