For the first state tournament basketball game involving a Guard-circulation area team, plan for an early departure Wednesday.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers are scheduled to take on the Vilonia Lady Eagles at 4 Wednesday afternoon in the Class 5A State Tournament in Alma.
Blue Mountain Toppers (8-21, 2-14) at Lyon Scots (8-20, 2-14), Becknell Gymnasium, 7
This is the play-in game for the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament and nothing new for the teams. They’ve met each other in the last two play-in games and Lyon has advanced each time. This season, the Toppers and Scots split their regular-season meetings with the road team winning. BMC defeated Lyon 82-76 in overtime on Jan. 29 and Lyon returned the favor — and snapped a 10-game losing streak — on Saturday, 73-69.
Lyon College Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins recently announced the hiring and appointment of Ben Parman as head coach of the women’s soccer program, according to a news release from the school’s sports information department.
Parman comes to Lyon after serving as an assistant soccer coach for the men and women at Hendrix College in Conway for the past three seasons. While at Hendrix, Parman had a hand in nearly all aspects of the program’s operations.
The Lyon Scots closed the regular season with a 79-44 nonconference win over the Central Baptist Lady Mustangs Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
It was the third consecutive victory for the Scots (17-13, 7-9) who look to carry the momentum into Nashville on Wednesday night for a TranSouth Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal match against Trevecca Nazarene.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five Lyon basketball players won TranSouth Athletic Conference honors, according to a news release from the college.
The young talent for the Scots was recognized as Slater Belew, Aaron Farris and Anthony LaBellarte picked up conference accolades.
Belew, a sophomore from Chattanooga, Tenn., was named to the conference’s second team. This season, Belew averaged 11.9 points and six rebounds a game.
“Slater had another solid year for us,” Coach Kevin Jenkins said. “He was a constant threat for us in the post.”
CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team went 0 for 3 in the Central Baptist College Tournament here Saturday.
Lyon dropped the first game to No. 20 Columbia College, 4-1. The Scots’ lone run came in the second inning when freshman Sarah Knudson homered. Tara Mitchell (2-1) was charged with the loss.
In the second game against Morningside College (Iowa), Lyon jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. In the second, Erica Whitaker hit a solo home run to put the Scots up 4-1.
BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. — Lyon College wrapped up the TranSouth Athletic Conference season with a sweep of Blue Mountain here Saturday afternoon.
Lyon’s men snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 73-69 decision. Lyon’s women were 78-59 winners.
It was the young players who stepped up again for the Lyon men, as freshman Kip Kelly hit three of four free throws in the last minute to lift the Scots.
The first runners across the Penguin Run 5K/10K finish line represented a balance of veteran champions and newcomers.
Clan Weatherford and Betsy Tucker, the 10-kilometer race winners, are well known. Weatherford has been the winningest road racer in this area for some time. Tucker won her first running title last April in the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk and has become a regular front-runner among women in local races.
Tyler Webb and Morgan Felts broke through in the shorter race.
Batesville Pioneer Matthew Showalter, a Class 5A All-State, Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas selection for high school football, has announced he will walk on for the Arkansas State University football team this fall, according to Batesville High Coach Dave King.
BLYTHEVILLE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished up the regular season with a resounding 68-39, 5A-East District high school basketball victory over the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws here Thursday night.
Now the 17-9 Lady Pioneers will take on the Vilonia Lady Eagles or the Siloam Springs Lady Panthers in the Class 5A State Tournament in Alma on Wednesday afternoon at 4.
Batesville finished 10-4 against district foes and third in the East standings. The winner of tonight’s Siloam Springs-at-Vilonia game will be the 5A-West’s second seed.