• Izard County Lady Cougars get by Lady Rebs in tourney

    CALICO ROCK — Trisha Arnold recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Izard County Lady Cougars to a 51-39, first-round win over the Rural Special Lady Rebels in the Izard County Tournament on Monday.
    Kaydie Campbell added a balanced effort with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sami Wagner chipped in 10 points and seven boards. Ashton Simino led the Lady Cougars in rebounding and steals with 12 and four, respectively.

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  • Zenyatta wins Eclipse Horse of Year Award

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zenyatta went out a winner after all.
    It seemed only fitting.
    The remarkable mare whose charisma earned the public’s affection, and whose perfect career was ended in her final race, was voted Horse of the Year on Monday night over the only opponent ever to defeat her on the track.

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  • Lady Pioneers add to best play, wallop Lady Chicks

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers added time to their “best played” moments Friday night at Pioneer Gymnasium, and the result was a 55-29 shellacking of the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws.
    The week before, the Lady Pioneers played the “best quarter and half a quarter we’ve played,” Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said, but the Paragould Lady Rams rallied from behind in the second half and won that 5A-East District opener.

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  • Scots can’t recover from 32 turnovers

    PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College women were unable to fight the turnover bug in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball contest at Martin Methodist on Saturday, falling to the RedHawks, 94-84.
    The Scots outshot the RedHawks 53 to 47 percent, but they turned the ball over 32 times and were outrebounded by 17.

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  • Cavemen strike for another big win

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen outscored the Marianna Lee Trojans 12-4 in overtime to collect a Class 4A-2 victory here Friday night.
    Seth Foreman led Cave City (8-7, 5-2) with 18 points while teammates Chaz Mathews and Taylor Milligan threw in 11 and 10, respectively.
    The Cavewomen (12-5, 4-3) were 65-51 winners behind 20 points from Brooklyn Brinkley, 15 from Lindsey Wooldridge and 13 from Rachel Roebuck. Brinkley and Roebuck were also credited with seven rebounds apiece and Jessica Hall dealt nine assists.

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  • Scots just miss upsetting ’Hawks

    PULASKI, Tenn. — The No. 6 Martin Methodist RedHawks overcame a 9-point deficit in the last three minutes to edge the Lyon Scots 68-66 here Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference mens basketball game.
    The undefeated RedHawks (15-0, 3-0) trailed almost the entire second half and the Scots (6-9, 0-4) were ahead 66-57 with less than three minutes remaining.

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  • Georgia women hit last shot, nip 20th-ranked Arkansas 59-56

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Khaalidah Miller hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining to lift Georgia to a 59-56 win over No. 20 Arkansas on Thursday night.
    The win was the Lady Bulldogs’ second straight over a ranked opponent following a victory at then-No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday. It marks the first time Georgia (13-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) has won back-to-back road games over ranked teams in 15 seasons.
    The win is also the 800th in school history, with Georgia becoming the 10th program with that many wins.

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  • Greene County Tech juniors thrash Batesville

    PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech walloped Batesville in a pair of 5A-East District junior high basketball games here Thursday night.
    The Junior Lady Golden Eagles won 46-7 and the Junior Eagles won 47-18.
    “They were real physical and real aggressive, and we didn’t handle it very well,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald. “They scored a lot of their points off turnovers.”
    The Junior Lady Pioneers fell to 11-2 overall and 1-5 in the district.
    Jace Bristow led the Junior Eagles with 16 points. Nick Morton scored seven points for the Junior Pioneers.

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  • Cave City, Cedar Ridge junior teams win tourney contests, stay unbeaten

    STRAWBERRY — The Cave City Junior Cavewomen and Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves kept winning here Thursday in the Hillcrest Junior High Tournament quarterfinals.
    Led by Jamie Holley’s 10 points and Vashti Crick’s seven rebounds, the unbeaten Junior Cavewomen downed the Hoxie Junior Lady Mustangs 37-27. The 10-0 Junior Cavewomen are scheduled to host Marianna in 4A-2 District action this afternoon and then they will take on Walnut Ridge at 1 Saturday afternoon in Lynn, the first of four Hillcrest tourney semifinals.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Blytheville Lady Chickasaws (1-0, 5A-East District; 5-4, overall) at Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-1, 7-6), Pioneer Gymnasium, 5:30
    Senior guards Charmaine Selvy and Alicia Stone are leading the way for the Lady Chicks. Selvy, quick and a good shooter, recorded a career-high 40 points in nonconference action against Osceola on Nov. 16. The Lady Chicks, district runners-up last season, defeated the visiting Beebe Lady Badgers in a district opener last weekend. Meanwhile, the Lady Pioneers were dropping their district opener at Paragould High.

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  • Cold second half dooms Lyon men

    The west goal of Becknell Gymnasium was not friendly to the homesteading Lyon Scots Thursday night.
    After leading the No. 17 Union Bulldogs 37-36 at halftime, the Scots suffered a 72-56 beating in a TranSouth Athletic Conference meeting.
    “We can’t seem to keep it together,” Lyon Coach Kevin Jenkins said. “Some of it’s our youth. Last night, you have to give kudos to that group in black and part of it goes to not being able to make shots.”

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  • Hudson paces No. 1 Union in win against Lyon

    The Lyon Scots harassed the No. 1 Union Lady Bulldogs in a TranSouth Athletic Conference showdown Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium, but when the dust settled, the visitors from Jackson, Tenn., left Batesville with another victory.
    Union, ranked No. 1 in 40 straight NAIA polls — dating back to Oct. 2007 — improved to 16-0 overall and 3-0 in the TranSouth with a 65-52 win over No. 30 Lyon (10-5, 2-1). It is the 54th straight TranSouth regular-season win for Union.

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