• BHS cagers might skip basketball Saturdays

    Given the choice, Batesville High might skip out on Saturday games from here on.
    One day after their scheduled games on Friday night were called off due to weather and road conditions, Paragould swept Batesville in a pair of 5A-East District high school basketball games in Pioneer Gym, and both were particularly disappointing.
    In the opener, a much sharper and more aggressive group of Lady Rams whipped the Lady Pioneers 44-22. It was not what anyone expected in a game between district co-leaders.

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  • Lyon baseball opens with two wins

    JACKSON, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots baseball team finally found someone to play.
    After winter weather kept former Lyon Coach Kirk Kelley’s Oklahoma Wesleyan squad from making the trip to Batesville over the weekend, Coach Tony Roepcke scrambled to find a replacement.
    He did so with a doubleheader against Lambuth on Sunday and opened the season with a pair of wins.
    “We had some very good pitching performances,” Roepcke said after the 13-1, 2-1 victories.

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  • Hillcrest falls in two county finals

    WALNUT RIDGE — Hillcrest got turned away in two Lawrence County Tournament championship games over the weekend.
    The Hoxie Junior Mustangs defeated the Junior Screamin’ Eagles 48-37 on Friday as Slade Sullens fired in 11 points.
    Colman Evans scored 26 points for Hillcrest, which fell to 15-4.
    On Saturday, the Black Rock Zebras downed the Screamin’ Eagles 58-47 as Joe Paul Carey and Tyler Newell scored 14 points apiece.
    Zach Doyle scored 17 points and Dylan Wooten added 13 for Hillcrest (13-14).

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  • Lady Cougars end 32-game skid at Scots’ expense

    MAYFIELD, Ky. — The Mid-Continent Lady Cougars did something Saturday afternoon they hadn’t done since Feb. 1, 2010. They won a basketball game.
    The Lady Cougars’ first win in 33 games came after they rallied back from a 16-point deficit to claim a 64-59 TranSouth Athletic Conference victory over the Lyon Scots.
    It is the second straight loss for Lyon and each loss was to a team it dominated earlier this season. On Jan. 8, the Scots defeated Mid-Continent 63-36. They lost 60-48 Thursday night to Cumberland, a team they beat 63-44 on Jan. 6.

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  • Cave City club to set tourneys

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Bass Club’s first meeting of 2011 will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the old Gray’s Hospital located at 477 East Main St. in Batesville, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
    Those attending may use either the front or side entrances, as both will be unlocked, he said.
    During the meeting, the tournament schedule for the year will be set and other club business discussed.

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  • Tech juniors pummel Batesville

    Greene County Tech swept Batesville in decisive fashion in junior high basketball games Thursday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
    In varsity action, the Junior Lady Eagles shut out the Junior Lady Pioneers in the first half and won 28-11, and the Junior Eagles won 49-29.
    Alyssa Beasley scored seven points to lead Tech’s junior girls. Haley Hambrick scored six points for Batesville, which fell to 2-9 in the 5A-East District and 3-15 overall.

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  • Lyon men suffer another tightly-contested loss

    Almost doesn’t count.
    The Lyon College men are finding that out the hard way. The Scots suffered a 79-72 TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball loss to the Cumberland Bulldogs Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium after being within one (73-72) with 1:13 to play.
    It is the third straight close loss for the Scots. The first was in overtime to Blue Mountain on Saturday and that was followed by a 2-point loss to Philander Smith which was decided on a last-second shot.

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  • Weather cancels 3 hoop games

    With snow and ice advancing northward, high school basketball games involving three Guard-circulation area schools tonight have already been called off.
    The Paragould-at-Batesville, Cave City-at-Lonoke and Southside-at-Marianna games are the casualties.
    The games at Lonoke have been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday afternoon with the junior girls contest tipping off at 3.
    The games at Marianna may be rescheduled for Saturday, but a decision will be made later, Coach Malcolm Long said.

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  • Timberwolves keep rolling in 2A-2 District action

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge’s basketball teams kept on a roll here Thursday night, sweeping White County Central in a trio of 2A-2 District contests.
    The Junior Timberwolves led off with a 61-23 thrashing of the Junior Bears. Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, and Brett Bell, Cade Crabtree and Jacob Ardrey added nine apiece.
    The Junior T-wolves improved to 20-0 overall and 6-0 in the district.

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  • Ex-USC, UA quarterback arrested

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Southern California backup quarterback Mitch Mustain was arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs in the San Fernando Valley, police said Wednesday.
    Mustain, 22, was arrested by West Valley narcotics officers shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday and booked on $30,000 bail, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
    Details of the arrest were not immediately released.

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  • 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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