• Gymnast wins all-around title

    Mackenzie Gipson topped the results for Treasure Island Gymnastics at a meet in North Little Rock on Saturday.
    Gipson, a Level 3 competitor, swept the events, winning the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise while collecting the all-around championship.
    Listed by levels, here are the rest of the Treasure Island results:
    Level 4
    Brooke Brown — third, bars, fourth, vault, beam and floor, third, all-around;
    Katelyn Langston — first, vault and floor, fourth, bars, eighth, beam, fourth, all-around;

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  • Stars & Stripes gym teams win two crowns in Jonesboro

    Stars & Stripes gymnasts won two team championships and eight all-around titles at the All-Star Classic in Jonesboro recently.
    The local gymnastic center’s Level 7 and 4 teams finished ahead of the competition. Twelve-year-old Rachel Milnes led the way at Level 7. She won the vault and uneven bars events and placed second on the balance beam to accumulate her winning all-around score.

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  • Parker, Toppers beat Scots in OT

    The Blue Mountain Toppers collected their first TranSouth Athletic Conference win this season when they edged the Lyon Scots 82-76 in overtime Saturday.
    It was the first time in four tries that Lyon alum Jon David Parker defeated his former coach in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Parker, who is in his first season as Blue Mountain’s head coach after holding the same position at Ecclesia the previous three years, is now 3-6 against Coach Kevin Jenkins.

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  • Hodges breaks scoring record; Scots conquer Blue Mountain

    K.K. Hodges made history and the Lyon Scots snapped a 5-game losing streak with a 93-57 TranSouth Athletic Conference win over Blue Mountain Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Hodges, a 6-foot senior forward from Wynne, needed 15 points to break Grace Catt-McDowell’s all-time career points record at Lyon. Hodges tied the record when she hit a buzzer-beating layup to end the first half. She broke it two and a half minutes into the second half after a steal and breakaway layup.

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  • 3 county teams collect titles in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Izard, Fulton and Sharp counties were all represented on the championship stage of the Izard County Invitational Tournament here Saturday.
    In weather-delayed finals, Calico Rock’s girls and Mammoth Spring’s boys won the senior division titles, and Cave City’s girls and Melbourne’s boys collected the junior high crowns.
    Calico Rock’s senior girls defeated Cave City 48-43.
    After a 7-all first quarter, back-to-back 3-pointers from Brooke McCurley and Kaitlyn Fry gave Calico Rock a 17-11 lead and the Lady Pirates would not trail again.

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  • BHS girls top Tech for top spot in standings

    Fans and Pfitzner took top billing Friday night in Pioneer Gym.
    At least those were the two lead actors in Batesville Coach Patricia Stave’s review of the Lady Pioneers’ 52-45, 5A-East high school basketball victory over the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles.
    Now the Lady Pioneers share top billing in the district standings with the Lady Eagles and the Paragould Lady Rams. Each team is 5-1 in the district with one more game remaining in the first half of the district round robin schedule (see scores and standings on this page).

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Greene County Tech Lady Eagles (5-0, 5A-East District; 12-3, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers, Pioneer Gymnasium (4-1, 11-6), 6 p.m.

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  • Junior Pioneers’ rally falls short at Nettleton

    JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in junior high basketball games here Thursday evening.
    The Junior Pioneers rallied back to within three after trailing 18-2, but fell 52-43 in the nightcap. The Junior Lady Raiders were 31-21 winners.
    In the boys game, Coach Kelly Rush said his squad didn’t take care of the ball in the first quarter and that led to the 18-2 start for Nettleton.

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  • Lyon opener put on hold

    The start of the Lyon College baseball season has been pushed back a few days.
    The Scots were scheduled to being their 2011 campaign at home Tuesday when they hosted College of the Ozarks. However, the latter has a scheduling conflict and will not make the 160-mile trip from Point Lookout, Mo.
    That means Lyon’s opener is now set for a week from today when former Lyon Coach Kirk Kelley makes his return to Scots Field as the skipper for Oklahoma Wesleyan. The teams are scheduled for a 3-game series that will culminate with a doubleheader Feb. 5.

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  • Timberwolves stay unbeaten in 2A-2

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves improved to 8-0 in the Class 2A-2 with a 55-42 win over Cotter here Thursday night.
    The T-wolves (14-4) led 25-11 at halftime. Luke Henderson and Clayton Butler led the squad with 18 points apiece.
    Cotter won the senior girls game 43-39. Addition details were not provided.
    The Junior Lady Timberwolves were 59-20 winner as Haley Hix and Shannon Butler unloaded for 15 and 12 points, respectively.

     

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  • Lyon drops pair at Freed-Hardeman

    HENDERSON, Tenn. (1-27-11) — The Lyon College men’s basketball team put up a fight in its quest for a second straight conference win, but struggled late as it fell to the Lions of Freed-Hardeman, 83-70, here Thursday night.
    The loss drops the Scots to 7-11 this season, with a 1-6 record in TranSouth Athletic Conference play. They will return to the court on Saturday afternoon as they host Lyon graduate John David Parker’s Blue Mountain Toppers (Miss.) at 4 p.m. in Becknell Gym. BMC is winless in conference play this season.

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  • Childers wins AMC award

    WALNUT RIDGE — Former Cave City star Cheyenne Childers was named the American Midwest Conference basketball player of the week, the AMC announced Tuesday.
    Childers, a freshman at Williams Baptist, averaged 10 points and nine rebounds in two wins last week. She earned 32 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri Baptist Saturday.
    For the week, Childers hit almost 70 percent of her field goals (16 of 23) and five of six from the free-throw line (83 percent).
    The Lady Eagles are 14-4 overall and 3-2 in the AMC.

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