• Lengthy drought dooms Lyon men

    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.

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  • Lady Pioneer leads way in state indoor track meet

    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.

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  • No. 1 Union rallies past Lyon

    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.

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  • Tech sweeps Batesville in 5A-East District games

    PARAGOULD — The home teams swept Batesville in 5A-East District high school basketball games here Friday.
    The Greene County Tech Lady Eagles solidified their hold on the district’s second seed into the Class 5A State Tournament with a 62-40 thrashing of the Lady Pioneers, and the Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a 65-44 decision over the Pioneers.

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  • Framed, autographed photos added to Hog Bash 2011 event

    Framed autographed pictures of the 1965 Arkansas Razorbacks national championship team and of Coach Bobby Petrino and quarterback Ryan Mallett will be auctioned off at the Hog Bash 2011 event set for Tuesday night, Dr. Robert Carter announced.
    The national championship photo is autographed by Frank Broyles, former coach and athletic director. The other is autographed by Petrino and Mallett.
    The annual event is to begin at 6 in the Batesville High School cafeteria. Petrino and Chuck Barrett, “voice of the Razorbacks,” are to speak during the dinner.

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  • T-wolves, Junior Cavewomen win tournament titles

    Two Guard circulation-area teams won district tournament basketball championships over the weekend, and one completed an unbeaten season while doing so.
    The Cave City Junior Cavewomen pulled off the perfection with a 34-29 victory over the Southside Junior Lady Southerners in a weather-delayed 4A-2 District Tournament championship game in Clinton on Saturday.
    Later that evening in Newark, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves collected the 2A-2 District Tournament title with a 64-36 clobbering of the Cotter Warriors.

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  • Bayne, 20, provides another wild finish at crazy Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Leading on the final lap of the Daytona 500, a pack of veterans baring down on his bumper, Trevor Bayne didn’t panic.
    He figured it would be a cool story to tell someday, how he led a lap in NASCAR’s biggest show.
    Somebody, maybe Tony Stewart, would pass him any moment and Bayne would dutifully push him to the win.
    But the pack never came. Nobody ever passed him, and with one smooth block of Carl Edwards, Bayne pulled off a stunning upset.
    Unlikely? Absolutely.
    Unworthy? He sure thought so.
    Unbelievable? That’s Daytona for you.

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  • Scots outscore opponents 45-7

    The Lyon Scots softball season got off to a good start as they went 4-0 in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament over the weekend, outscoring their opponents 45-7.
    On Saturday, Tara Mitchell and Cassie White each picked up shutout victories. Mitchell (2-0) was the victor in the first game over Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.), 4-0. The junior completed all seven innings, giving up six hits.

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  • ASU announces 2010 fall graduation list

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University in Jonesboro held its 2010 fall commencement ceremony Dec. 18 in the Convocation Center. Interim Chancellor Dr. Dan Howard conferred degrees upon almost 1,000 graduates.
    Brigadier General Joseph Caravalho Jr., a well-decorated surgeon and the Commanding General of Brooke Army Medical Clinic/Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was the featured speaker.
    In addition to the 997-member graduating class, 90 students received associate degrees from the institution. Area graduates include:

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  • Mixed no-tap tournament scheduled for this weekend

    The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association is hosting the Mixed No-Tap Doubles Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, organizer Lori Hayes announced.
    The start time each day is set for 1:30 p.m. at Hollywood Bowl in Batesville.
    Each team will consist of one man and one woman and they will alternate throwing every other frame. Four games will be bowled and the lowest score will be thrown out.
    The entry fee is $50 per couple and payout will be 100 percent of the prize fund with a “1 in 5” ratio based on the number of entries.

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  • Southside softball, volleyball hosting chili dinner Friday

    A chili dinner to benefit the Southside softball and volleyball programs is scheduled for Friday at the Southside Middle School cafeteria, Coach Fred Denison Jr. announced.
    The cost is $6 per meal and it’s available for dine in, carryout or delivery. Dine in customers will be treated to all-you-can-eat chili with cheese and crackers as well as dessert. The dinner starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

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  • Junior Cavewomen stay perfect, secure shot at title

    STUTTGART — The Cave City Junior Cavewomen improved to 20-0 and will try to cap a perfect season Saturday after they defeated the Clinton Junior Lady Yellow Jackets 34-28 in the Class 4A-2 District Tournament here Wednesday.
    Jamie Holley recorded 18 points and eight rebounds to pace Cave City. Coach Karen Miller praised the defensive effort of Vashti Crick.
    The Junior Lady Southerners advanced with a 21-16 decision over Lonoke as Morgan Case and Kenzie Batterton threw in six points apiece.
    Southside led 7-3, 12-5 and 14-10 at the quarter breaks.

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