Batesville Coach Dave King came back from Little Rock Monday with some news for Batesville High football fans.
Along with a press conference for the head coaches of the teams set to play this weekend in the Class 5A, 6A and 7A state championship games, the coaches took part in a meeting and were given tickets for each of the schools to sell.
The tickets can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, King announced. The ticket prices are $6 (students) and $7 (adults).
NEWPORT — The Midland Lady Mustangs and Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves advanced at the Medallion Classic here Monday.
The Lady Mustangs clobbered the Barton Lady Bears, winning 67-36 as Katelyn Lewis chalked up 14 points and Kerstie Bumpous added 10.
The 14-0 Lady Mustangs led 27-7 after one quarter of play. They are scheduled to play the Newport-Augusta winner in a semifinal at 4 Thursday afternoon.
NEWPORT — Forget the monkey, Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said.
“We got a big ape off our backs last night,” he said, referring to the Pioneers’ 43-38, high school basketball victory over the Brookland Bearcats here Monday in a first-round game of the Medallion Classic.
The victory was the Pioneers’ first in 20 games. The 19-game loss string goes back to December of last season. This season, they are 1-3.
And they won in what the coach called “uncharted territory.”
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, Louisiana State defensive coordinator John Chavis, and three others have been named finalists for the Broyles Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top assistant football coach.
Officials announced Monday a selection committee had chosen Chavis, McGee; Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst; Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison and Alabama assistant head coach Sal Sunseri. The winner will be announced Dec. 6 in Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — With only nine scholarship players remaining this season, University of Arkansas basketball Coach Mike Anderson is leaning heavily on his freshmen in his first year at the school.
Four newcomers — guards BJ Young and Rashad Madden, and forwards Hunter Mickelson and Devonta Abron — make up nearly half of the roster. The team was already going to be low on players, and the freshmen were expected to play a significant role.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Mourners raised their hands as though they were praying, but instead they called the Hogs after the funeral of an Arkansas football player.
Garret Uekman (EHCK’-mun) died last week from a previously undiagnosed heart problem.
More than 1,200 attended his funeral Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock.
After Monday’s service, many mourners carried red-or-white balloons as the casket was carried to a white hearse. The crowd let out a cheer as the balloons drifted away.
VIOLA — Two area high school basketball teams remained unbeaten here Friday in the Marvin Newton Classic, an invitational event.
The Midland Lady Mustangs edged Bakersfield, Mo., 69-67 as Emily Coppens fired in 22 points while hitting five of five 3-point shots in the first half.
The Lady Mustangs improved to 13-0 as Kerstie Bumpous added 16 points, Jessica Hertz provided 16 rebounds and Emma Sellers tossed in 14 points.
The Lady Mustangs are scheduled to take on Barton tonight at 7 in the Medallion Classic Tournament in Newport.
It was a 10 anyway you look at it.
The Batesville Pioneers’ 47-26, Class 5A State Playoffs high school football victory was their 10th in a row and it was symmetrical beauty.
Against the White Hall Bulldogs, another team that had won nine in a row, the Pioneers answered every challenge with a mix of good plays in all phases of the game and used a 4-1 advantage in turnovers to provide the difference.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — This is not the goodbye Texas A&M envisioned.
Justin Tucker kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give the Longhorns a 27-25 victory over Texas A&M on Thursday night in the likely end of a more than century-old rivalry.
“This is by far the most painful loss I’ve had since I’ve been here,” Texas A&M safety Trent Hunter said. “It’s one of those things that we’re going to have to live with for a while since Texas and Texas A&M aren’t playing again.”
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Harbaugh brothers met in the middle of the field, hugged, expressed their love for each other and headed off in opposite directions.
After their much-anticipated, oft-analyzed and historic confrontation was over, John and Jim Harbaugh expressed gratitude over having the opportunity to face each other on Thanksgiving.
John was just little bit happier, of course, because his Baltimore Ravens beat Jim’s San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night.
A little something extra has been added to the Christmas Half Marathon, an annual free event on the running calendar.
In addition to the half marathon, an 8-kilometer race will run at the same time on Dec. 10, according to a news release from Corie Durham.
The event is set to start at 9 a.m. The start/finish line is located in front of the Fellowship Bible Church, formerly the site of the Landers Theatre, on Main Street.
The Edward Jones Panthers and the Lifeplus Titans won the Kiwanis Youth Football League championships this week.
Monday night, the Titans defeated the Citizens Bank Raiders 6-0 in overtime to take home the AFC title. Tuesday night, the Panthers defeated the First Community Bank Cowboys 6-0 to win the NFC title. Both games were played in Pioneer Stadium.
League play began in October with 156 players and five teams in each conference. This was the first year playoff games were played at night.