FORREST CITY — Batesville junior basketball teams fell to 0-2 in 5A-East District action there Thursday.
The Forrest City Junior Mustangs took a big early lead and fought off a Junior Pioneer rally to collect a 36-30 decision.
“We dug ourselves a hole and were down 21-9 at halftime,” Batesville Coach Kelly Rush said. “In the third quarter, we came out and we got after them with full-court man and caused several turnovers and took the lead 26-25. We held them to four points in the third quarter.
Southside and Cave City basketball teams stayed alive here Thursday night in the Lyon College Tournament.
The Lady Southerners defeated the previously-unbeaten Heber Springs Lady Panthers 47-45 when Haley Mourer hit a 17-foot jumper from the left wing as time expired.
Mourer also hit two free throws with 22 seconds to go, bumping Southside’s lead to 45-42.
Lady Panther Hali Tuey hit a 3-pointer with nine second to go, tying it at 45-all
MINNEAPOLIS — FLW Outdoors has announced the 2011 National Guard FLW College Fishing schedule along with paybacks, rules and entry information.
Collegiate anglers can begin registering at 6 p.m. Monday at CollegeFishing.com, said Jeff McCoy, director of public relations.
The format for 2011 was adapted to accommodate College Fishing’s continuing growth, McCoy said.
Hannah Huff and Kandess Pfitzner helped lead the Batesville Lady Pioneers to their first state tournament berth in volleyball, and that’s one of the reasons they are included on the Arkansas Activities Association’s Class 5A All-State roster.
“At the start of the year, we did not have a lot of leaders,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said of the seniors. “By the end of the year, they had stepped up and became the leaders we needed. They provided excellent examples for our younger players.”
Cave City’s Rachel Roebuck returned to an all-state volleyball roster after an impressive senior season and Izard County junior Taylor Booth made the Class 3A all-state list in the Lady Cougars’ inaugural season.
Booth recorded 89 kills, 44 aces and 22 assists in only 13 games.
FAYETTEVILLE — Every once in a while, the kind of college student-athlete that books used to fictionalize back in the 1950s and ’60s comes to real life.
One has these past four football seasons at the University of Arkansas and was doubly rewarded for it on Thursday night’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
Razorbacks senior tight end D.J. Williams got the Disney Spirit Award as we all knew he would since it was announced weeks ago. And he got the Mackey Award going to the nation’s best tight end as we all hoped he would.
Lyon Coach Brett Parker has resigned after leading the mens soccer program for two seasons, according to a news release from Lyon.
Parker has accepted the same position at Fort Hays State University, a NCAA Division II school in Hays, Kan.
“We hate to lose a good coach,” Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins said. “He did a good job of continuing Jeremy’s (Bishop) success. He did a good job recruiting and had the best record overall and in the conference. He built a good nucleus for the new coach, whoever it may be.”
Jenkins said the search for a replacement has begun.
MORRILTON — The Sacred Heart Lady Rebels shot down the Batesville Lady Pioneers, winning 53-46 in an opener of the Modern Woodman Tournament at Morrilton High School Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Rebels improved to 15-1. Their one loss was a double overtime decision to the Vilonia Lady Eagles.
The score was tied at 17 at the end of the first quarter. Sacred Heart led 33-30 and 45-37 at the end of the next quarter stops.
Cave City’s boys and Cedar Ridge’s girls were eliminated from the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Wednesday.
The Cavemen, who won the championship last year, were ousted by the Mammoth Spring Bears 58-49. Garrett Wooldridge and Caleb Brown led the Bears with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
Chaz Mathews and Seth Foreman scored 15 points apiece for the Cavemen. Taylor Milligan added five assists for the 4-5 Cavemen.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Montrell Thornton scored a career-high 13 points and Solomon Bozeman added 12 to lead the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans to an 85-58 victory over Philander Smith Panthers on Tuesday night.
Thornton hit six of six shots from the field and one missed free throw away from a perfect shooting night for the Trojans (6-3), who have won three of four and are 5-0 at home.
FAYETTEVILLE — From past experience, and to a lesser extent present experience, these Arkansas Razorbacks know what the Seton Hall Pirates endure with their best player injured and out indefinitely.
Arkansas, 5-1, and Seton Hall, 3-3, meet in tonight’s first game of a SEC-Big East Invitational doubleheader at historic Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.
ESPN2 televises the 6 p.m. CST Arkansas-Seton Hall game and the Kentucky-Notre Dame game following it.
Batesville Junior Pioneer Tristen Driver recently finished second in the Junior Olympics State Cross Country Championships, earning an invitation to the national event Saturday in Hoover, Ala.
Competing in the 11-12-year-old division of the United States Track and Field event, Driver completed the 3-kilometer course at Rogers High School in 11 minutes, 56.71 seconds, finishing 44 seconds behind Hunter Usdrowski.