Lyon College recently announced the signings of Michael Chrisman, Nicholas Juncos and Victoria King to national letters of intent to attend Lyon and play soccer.
Chrisman played for a New Albany High School team in New Albany, Ins., that won a sectional championship in 2008. Chrisman assisted on the winning goal in the championship game. He also played for a club team that won the Derby City Cup title in Louisville, Ky., in 2010, and an Anderson University team in 2010 that won 13 games in a row. Anderson University is in Anderson, Ind.
The TranSouth Athletic Conference softball coaches say the Lyon College Scots will hold their position in the standings.
Kristen Kolter, the Scots’ new coach, thinks they will do better.
“I look at our team and I don’t see a sixth-place team,” Kolter said. “They’re just numbers, I know, but I believe when you have a new head coach mixed in with a young team you can get overlooked. I truly believe we’re better than that.”
NORMAN (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, Bria Hartley added 20 and No. 2 Connecticut beat Oklahoma 73-55 on Monday night for its 12th straight victory.
The Huskies (24-2) never trailed on their way to moving to 10-0 all-time in the series, which is becoming an annual tradition around Valentine’s Day.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Stefanie Dolson contributed 10 points apiece, and Connecticut built a commanding lead in the first 7 minutes before withstanding a series of rallies by Oklahoma (16-8).
LOUISVILLE (AP) — C.J. Fair scored 13 points and No. 2 Syracuse scored the final six points of the game to beat No. 19 Louisville 52-51 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cardinals.
Syracuse (26-1, 13-1 Big East) held the Cardinals (20-6, 8-5) without a point over the final 3½ minutes and Fair hit the go-ahead layup with 2:11 left.
Fab Melo scored 11 points and the best shooting team in the Big East overcame a 34.4 percent effort, including 1 of 15 from 3-point range, to win for the sixth straight time since losing at Notre Dame.
HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge rejected requests by prosecutors that jurors be brought in from outside the State College area to hear the child sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Judge John Cleland on Monday also denied prosecutors’ requests that Sandusky remain indoors while on home confinement before his trial and ruled that Sandusky can have supervised contact with most of his grandchildren, saying there was no evidence that the children’s parents wouldn’t be able to keep them safe.
FAYETTEVILLE — It seems maybe Dave Van Horn and Dave Jorn just can’t bring themselves to demote Barrett Astin to SEC starter.
The Arkansas Razorbacks sophomore right-hander from Forrest City deserves a starting spot in the SEC weekend after being a fascinating freshman season in 2011.
Though not a regular starter nor a regular closer, Astin was Arkansas’ MVP (most valuable pitcher) after returning junior 2012 Preseason All-American D.J. Baxendale.
All high school basketball district tournament games involving Guard-circulation teams and scheduled for Monday were postponed one day and will be played today, meaning that those games set for today will now be played Wednesday.
Tournament schedules for Thursday have not been changed. The only other changes relate to game times for the 1A 2-North District Tournament games in Calico Rock on Wednesday, and they are detailed in the “Sports calendar” below.
Also lost to weather conditions was the Lyon College-at Henderson State baseball game today
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the second game in a row, the Lyon College women’s basketball team lost a big early lead and a chance for a road win in the TranSouth Athletic Conference here Monday night.
The Trevecca Nazarene Trojans battled back from a 14-0 deficit, led 31-26 at halftime and hit 11 of 12 free throws in the final three minutes to pull away for a 69-57 victory.
The Scots jumped out to a 16-2 lead Saturday afternoon in Pulaski, Tenn., then fell to the Martin Methodist RedHawks 72-64.
JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in high school basketball games here Friday night and the victories served the home teams well in the 5A-East District standings.
The Lady Raiders held off a Lady Pioneer charge in the second and third quarters to post a 53-39 decision give themselves a little breathing room for the district’s fourth and final qualifying spot into the post-season (see standings below).
The Lyon College Scots improved their baseball record to 6-2 by winning two of three games with the Hillsdale Free Will Baptist University Saints on Scots Field this weekend.
The Scots won Saturday’s opener 4-0 as Talan Roepcke pitched a 2-hit, complete-game shutout. The left-handed sophomore struck out seven, walked two and hit two batters.
Jim Gossett hit two for three with a run batted in and a stolen base, and Henry Castaigne added a triple, an RBI and a run scored. The Scots scored one run in the first inning and added three more in the third.
PULASKI, Tenn. — Lyon College’s 2-game swing through Tennessee started out badly here Saturday as Martin Methodist took a pair of TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball games.
The RedHawk women won 72-64, handing the Scots their first back-to-back losses of the season. With the loss, the Scots fell into a tie for third-place with the Cumberland Lady Cougars (see standings on this page). The Lyon women fell to conference-leading Union at home on Thursday.
NEWARK — Concord’s Jacob Roark didn’t score 40 or more points, and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves didn’t win their 31st straight.
The players, near-capacity crowd of high school basketball fans and the happenings here Friday night did create a post-season-like feeling as the Pirates held off the T-wolves for a 71-67 victory.
Roark, a stout and talented sophomore point guard, did score a game-high 26 points and handed out five assists to help the Pirates hold off the T-wolves 71-67. Roark had scored 40-plus in three of the previous four games.