• Little known about tourney rescheduling

    In this case, no news isn’t so good.
    As most expected, all basketball games involving circulation-area schools that were scheduled for today have been postponed and very little was known about rescheduling by press time.
    That includes the Lyon College games at Union (Jackson, Tenn.).
    For the junior high tournaments, the mix of regular-season senior high games further complicates rescheduling plans, resulting in more delays. Most school officials said they will try to have the games rescheduled by Friday morning.

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  • Lyon softball to open with exhibition in Monticello

    The Lyon College Scots softball team is scheduled to open its season Sunday in south Arkansas with an exhibition doubleheader at the University of Arkansas-Monticello.
    The Scots open the season with seven new players to form a 15-woman roster. Pitchers Tenequa Martin and Faith Richmond graduated and power hitter Helen Zyjewski transferred. Richmond is now Miner’s assistant coach.

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  • Lady Pioneers change directions, blast Badgers

    BEEBE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers executed quite a reversal here Tuesday night while winning 63-31 in a 5A-East District high school basketball game, and they didn’t waste any time changing directions.
    In Beebe, the Lady Pioneers scored the first 14 points and led 22-9 at the end of the first quarter.
    In Batesville last Friday night, the Paragould Lady Rams thrashed the Lady Pioneers in every phase of the game while winning 44-22.

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  • State representatives aim to rein in sports agents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sports agents in Arkansas who give cash or other financial benefits to student athletes to entice them to sign a contract could face up to six years in jail and $250,000 in fines under legislation approved Tuesday by a legislative panel.
    The House Judiciary Committee recommended passage of the new restrictions aimed at preventing scandals involving college athletes that have hit other schools in recent years. The proposal, backed by the athletic directors of the University of Arkansas and University of Central Arkansas, now heads to the House for a vote.

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  • Weather, road conditions cut into ‘Sports calendar’

    All junior high district tournament basketball games scheduled for tonight involving area teams have been postponed again due to the weather and road conditions.
    By press time, only one of those had announced a tentative schedule.
    The 1A 2-North District Tournament will try to play the games that were scheduled for tonight on Thursday and play the semifinals and finals on Saturday, Calico Rock Coach Jeff Whiteaker said.

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  • Southerners keep pace in Class 4A-2 District race

    NEWPORT — The Southside Southerners earned a key Class 4A-2 District victory here Tuesday night when they held off the Newport Greyhounds 61-47.
    Southside remains in third in the conference race, but second place Stuttgart lost in Cave City Tuesday and the Ricebirds are the only remaining 4A-2 team Southside must face. That meeting is scheduled for Friday night at Southside. The Southerners must win that game by eight or more to secure the second seed for the conference tournament. Stuttgart beat Southside by seven in the previous meeting.

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  • UT-Arlington Mavs whip UCA Bears

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bradley Gay scored 21 points and Texas-Arlington pulled away in the second half to beat Central Arkansas 93-70 Monday.
    Jordan Reves added 15 points and Bo Ingram provided 12 for the Mavericks (11-10, 5-3 Southland), who shot 66.7 percent.
    Imad Qahwash led the Bears (5-17, 1-8) with 19 points and Mike Pouncy added 17.
    Trailing 50-49 after Central Arkansas’ Duane Claiborne hit a 3-poiner with 15:33 to play, Texas-Arlington pulled ahead for good with a 12-3 run then added on to its lead in the final minutes.

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  • 3A 1-East junior tourney slated to begin on Friday

    The 3A 1-East District Tournament for junior high basketball teams at Yellville will be delayed until Friday, according to Melbourne school officials.
    Six games are set for Friday, four for Saturday and the championship games are set for Monday at Yellville-Summit High School.
    Regular-season games set for today, including the Melbourne-at-Valley Springs games, will help settle the seedings and matchups.
    The Forrest City-at-Batesville junior high games, originally set for Monday night, have not been rescheduled.

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  • Cave City sweeps delayed games in Lonoke

    LONOKE — Improving weather and roads got them going in the right direction, and Cave City’s teams did the rest with a key sweep on the road in 4A-2 District high school basketball Monday night.
    The decision to make the trip south wasn’t made until late Monday morning. The games were originally scheduled for last Friday.

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  • Weather continues to shorten, scramble schedule

    Many area basketball games were lost over the weekend to the weather and little had been rescheduled by press time this morning.
    At press time, school officials were waiting for later today to decide if the the 4A-2 District games Southside-at-Marianna and Cave City-at-Lonoke will be played this evening.
    The Melbourne-at-Valley Springs contests have been moved to Tuesday with a 4 p.m. start for the junior boys game.
    The Batesville-at-Forrest City junior high games set for tonight have also been postponed. No rescheduled date has been set.

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  • 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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