SOUTHSIDE — No wonder both Southside squads are scheduled to kick off the high school soccer season Monday, the first day available to play, according to Arkansas Activities Association rules.
Southside’s coach indicated both squads need to play as many games as possible.
“Our girls are very young…” and “we lost a lot of players off the guy’s team,” were the first words Coach Jason Weaver said when previewing the Lady Southerners and Southerners.
No. 6 Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions (22-6, 11-3) vs. Lyon Scots (14-13, 5-9), Becknell Gymnasium, 6
It’s Senior Night at Lyon College and the womens team will recognize K.K. Hodges, the all-time rebounds and points leader for the womens program (see story on this page).
TRUMANN — The Southside Lady Southerners qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament by shocking the top-seeded Valley View Lady Blazers 52-50 in an overtime high school basketball game here Wednesday night.
Shani Henley, who hit three key 3-point shots, led Southside in scoring with 13 points. Andrea Davis and Jordan Hicks contributed 11 points apiece.
Sometimes you just get lucky.
That was the case for Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange, who happened to be in the right place at the right time several years ago when she found K.K. Hodges.
The coach first saw Hodges, a Wynne graduate, when the Lady Yellowjackets were visiting Greene County Tech in Paragould.
A large crowd of Razorback football fans packed the Batesville High School cafeteria as Coach Bobby Petrino returned to Independence County Tuesday night for Hog Bash 2011.
Petrino’s first visit to Batesville was in 2009 after his first season at Arkansas. He led that team to a 5-7 overall record with a 2-6 Southeastern Conference mark.
The Razorbacks finished 2009 with a 8-5 and 3-5 records and defeated East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl.
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Freshman hurler Chris Good struck out six batters in seven innings for his first win of the season as the Scots topped University of the Ozarks, 11-8.
Good, 1-0 in three appearances, gave up three earned runs on six hits and two walks for the Scots.
The Scots scattered 16 hits off Eagle pitchers. Michael Armenteros reached safely on four, while Jim Gossett and Roger Glaude each recorded three hits. Gossett hit two doubles and drove in three runs.
It all looked very familiar, and it was a good look for the Batesville Lady Pioneers.
In a game that lacked rhythm, but had plenty of pace, the Lady Pioneers ran past the Forrest City Lady 75-41 in a 5A-East District high school basketball game in Pioneer Gym.
On Feb. 1, in another run, press and shoot affair, the Lady Pioneers won 60-42.
In that game, the Lady Pioneers took 64 shots and hit 24. In Pioneer Gym they took 60 and hit 30. You’ve got to figure they would have taken more shots in Batesville, but the sportsmanship clock ran the entire fourth quarter.
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Archarcharch found his kick on the home stretch this time around.
The colt won the $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Monday, making a successful return run on the same track he faded at last month.
Archarcharch finished fourth in the Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 17 at Oaklawn. That followed a win in the Sugar Bowl Stakes in New Orleans in December.
JACKSON, Tenn. — The No. 14 Union Bulldogs took advantage of Lyon’s poor shooting and won a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game 73-40 here Monday night.
Lyon trailed 9-2 early, rallied to knot it at 16-16, and then watched as Union scored 15 unanswered points. The Bulldogs led 34-20 at halftime.
Batesville’s Natalie Meinzer recorded the best finish among Guard-circulation area athletes at the State Indoor Track and Field Meet at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this past weekend.
Competing in the large school division (Class 7A-5A), the junior finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 26.12 seconds. Springdale Har-Ber’s Valerie Reina won in 5:19.61.
Meinzer placed seventh in the 3,200 with a time of 12:08.51. Reina won in 11:38.63.
JACKSON, Tenn. — An 11-2 head start wasn’t enough for the Lyon College women as they fell to No. 1 Union 65-44 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game here Monday night.
Lyon senior K.K. Hodges collected 15 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
Union, which has been ranked No. 1 in every poll since October of 2007, rallied from the early deficit and led 32-22 at halftime. Lyon got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.