• Tech juniors pummel Batesville

    Greene County Tech swept Batesville in decisive fashion in junior high basketball games Thursday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
    In varsity action, the Junior Lady Eagles shut out the Junior Lady Pioneers in the first half and won 28-11, and the Junior Eagles won 49-29.
    Alyssa Beasley scored seven points to lead Tech’s junior girls. Haley Hambrick scored six points for Batesville, which fell to 2-9 in the 5A-East District and 3-15 overall.

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  • Lyon men suffer another tightly-contested loss

    Almost doesn’t count.
    The Lyon College men are finding that out the hard way. The Scots suffered a 79-72 TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball loss to the Cumberland Bulldogs Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium after being within one (73-72) with 1:13 to play.
    It is the third straight close loss for the Scots. The first was in overtime to Blue Mountain on Saturday and that was followed by a 2-point loss to Philander Smith which was decided on a last-second shot.

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  • Weather cancels 3 hoop games

    With snow and ice advancing northward, high school basketball games involving three Guard-circulation area schools tonight have already been called off.
    The Paragould-at-Batesville, Cave City-at-Lonoke and Southside-at-Marianna games are the casualties.
    The games at Lonoke have been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday afternoon with the junior girls contest tipping off at 3.
    The games at Marianna may be rescheduled for Saturday, but a decision will be made later, Coach Malcolm Long said.

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  • Timberwolves keep rolling in 2A-2 District action

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge’s basketball teams kept on a roll here Thursday night, sweeping White County Central in a trio of 2A-2 District contests.
    The Junior Timberwolves led off with a 61-23 thrashing of the Junior Bears. Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, and Brett Bell, Cade Crabtree and Jacob Ardrey added nine apiece.
    The Junior T-wolves improved to 20-0 overall and 6-0 in the district.

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  • Ex-USC, UA quarterback arrested

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Southern California backup quarterback Mitch Mustain was arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs in the San Fernando Valley, police said Wednesday.
    Mustain, 22, was arrested by West Valley narcotics officers shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday and booked on $30,000 bail, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
    Details of the arrest were not immediately released.

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  • Penguin Run set for Feb. 26

    The Penguin Run 5K & 10K Run, an annual road race and benefit for Special Olympians, is set for Feb. 26, according to a news release from Jessica Fagan.
    The 5-kilometer and 10-K races are both scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in Kennedy Park, south of the White River Bridge in Batesville. Runners can register beginning at 8:30 at the start-finish line in Kennedy Park.
    To preregister or for more information, go to the White River Roadrunners site (www.wrroadrunners.org) or call Fagan (870-307-0383 or 307-8230).

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  • Scots’ opener nixed again

    Push it back again.
    The Scots baseball season which was originally scheduled to start Tuesday and then Friday will try to launch Saturday.
    The blizzard that affected much of the United States this week has forced Lyon and Oklahoma Wesleyan to nix their single game Friday afternoon.
    If travel conditions improve in Northeast Oklahoma, Lyon and Wesleyan will play in a doubleheader at Scots Field Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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  • Southside wins nightcap with Yellow Jackets

    CLINTON — The Southside Southerners defeated the Clinton Yellow Jackets 59-36 in a Class 4A-2 District high school basketball meeting here Wednesday night, preventing a 3-game sweep by the home teams.
    Tyler Goad and Kevin Jackson led the Southerners with 16 points apiece. Clayton House added eight rebounds as Southside improved to 8-3 in the conference and 17-7 overall.
    The Southerners are third in the 4A-2 with three games remaining. Heber Springs has one conference loss and Stuttgart is second with two.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Cumberland Lady Bulldogs (10-11 overall, 2-6 TranSouth Athletic Conference) at Lyon Scots (12-9, 3-5)
    Becknell Gymnasium, 6

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  • Biggest needs met by nearby recruits for Hog football

    FAYETTEVILLE  (AP) — Even with Ryan Mallett headed to the NFL, quarterback wasn’t Arkansas’ biggest need on national signing day.
    Rather, the Razorbacks were in dire need of help on the offensive line to protect whoever takes over for Mallett under center.
    Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino didn’t have to go far to find what he was looking for up front, inking five offensive linemen in a class of 30 signees on Wednesday. Three of the five linemen were from high schools within 30 minutes of the Arkansas campus, highlighted by Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber tackle Brey Cook.

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  • Cavewomen avenge loss to Heber Springs

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen avenged a double-digit beatdown and earned a key Class 4A-2 victory with a 38-37 win over the Heber Springs Lady Panthers here Tuesday night.
    Lindsey Wooldridge provided the heroics when she took a pass from Jessica Hall and buried a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining. Then Cave City’s defense held strong and didn’t give Heber Springs an opportunity to shoot a potential game-winner.
    Cave City led 14-6, 24-17 and 29-25 at the quarter breaks.

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  • BHS girls win again

    FORREST CITY — The speed was right and the Batesville Lady Pioneers played faster and better for longer.
    In a nutshell, that’s how the Lady Pioneers pushed their win streak to six with a 60-42, 5A-East District high school basketball victory over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs here Tuesday night.
    The Lady Pioneers built their lead steadily through the first three quarters. They led 16-11, 32-23 and 50-31 at the quarter breaks.

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