SEARCY — Led by 6-time winner Seth Bailey, the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won the boys title and finished third overall in the Searcy Sharks Sprint Invitational Swim Meet here Saturday.
Bailey, an 11-year-old competitor, won the 50-yard freestyle race in a time of 29.05 seconds. His other victories and times in the 11- to 12-year-old division were: 50-yard backstroke, 36.31; 100 freestyle, 1:04.38; 50 breast stroke, 41.63; 50 butterfly, 36.54; and 100 individual medley, 1:19.25.
BROCKWELL — The Melbourne junior boys defeated Rural Special 47-36 here Monday night in the Izard County Invitational Tournament.
Tied at 7 after the first quarter, the Junior Bearkatz led 23-11 and 33-23 the next two breaks.
Bryce Hutchins led the winners with 16 points. Kenny Haney added 12.
The Izard County junior girls overwhelmed Rural Special 49-19, leading 12-2, 25-4, and 39-14 at quarter breaks.
Ashton Ford led the Lady Cougars with 12 points, and Lauren Jones added nine.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — With a month to go, the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo is a double sellout.
The free expo in the Shreveport Convention Center will feature nearly 160 booths ranging from the unusual, such as Redneck Remedy and Fishouflage, to bigger ticket items by Nitro boats, Yamaha motors and Toyota trucks. There’ll be interactive booths for youngsters and booths that only hardcore outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — For decades they cheered him, now it’s time for Penn State students and alumni to mourn Joe Paterno.
Three days of public events will begin today as Penn Staters from State College and beyond say goodbye to the man who led the Nittany Lions to 409 wins over 46 years.
The 85-year-old Paterno died of lung cancer on Sunday. He learned of his diagnosis in November just days after he was fired in the aftermath of the child sex-abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
McKENZIE, Tenn. — The Bethel Lady Wildcats rallied from 12 points down to collect a 72-69, TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball victory over the Lyon College Scots here Saturday.
A rally wasn’t involved in the nightcap, but the Bethel men also took a hard-fought 3-point victory, winning 74-71.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Two top-5 Class 1A high school basketball teams switched places this weekend.
The Midland Lady Mustangs, previously ranked fourth in the state by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, edged the Sacred Heart Lady Rebels 71-68 in a non-conference game at Midland High on Friday.
Sunday, the Lady Mustangs and Lady Rebels replaced each other in the rankings.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped.
Life could not be the same without it.
“Right now, I’m not the coach. And I’ve got to get used to that,” Paterno said after the Penn State Board of Trustees fired him at the height of a child sex abuse scandal.
Before he could, he ran out of time.
Stingy defense and Jordan Andrews stopped a promising start for the Batesville Pioneers and gave the Nettleton Raiders their first 5A-East District, high school basketball victory on Friday night.
After trailing most of the first half, the visitors from Jonesboro left Pioneer Gym with a 49-36 victory.
Batesville Pioneer football players Cody Vaughn and Hunter Wilson were selected to play for the East squad in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
The game is scheduled for June 21, 7 p.m., in Razorback Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. It is the last of five East-West All-Stars matchups in the seniors-only event in Fayetteville. The other sports represented will be baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball.
Lyon College came close to getting their first TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball sweep of the season Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
After the Scot women turned back a late charge for a 67-58 victory over Trevecca Nazarene, the Trojans did the same to the Scot men while posting a 70-68 win.
The Scot women improved to 4-1 in the conference and 15-4 overall. They are third in the conference standings, just a half-game behind Union and a game behind Freed-Hardeman.
The Scot men are 0-5 and 6-11.