PARAGOULD — The Southside Southerners began their high school soccer season here Monday with a tie in nonconference action.
Brody Clark gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with about five minutes to play, but the Rams scored about three minutes later. Chaz Zumwalt assisted on Clark’s goal.
In nonconference games, play ends after regulation time.
Southside goalie Cody McGaha registered eight saves. The Southerners took 12 shots on goal.
The Batesville Bassmasters are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room in First Community Bank to hear about its 10-tournament schedule, said President Billy Littleton.
“We want everybody to be there and pay their dues,” Littleton said.
The tournament schedule gets under way on March 12 and concludes with the Batesville Bassmaster Classic in late October.
The schedule is:
12 — Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Landing, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
2 — Greers Ferry, Hill Creek Ramp, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Due to a shortage of space, the results from the 1A 2 Region Tournament at Izard County in Brockwell were not included in the high school basketball roundup in Monday’s Guard.
Those scores were: Girls — Calico Rock 60, Bay 31 and Crowley’s Ridge Academy 39, Armorel 28 (semifinals), Bay 51, CRA 39 (seeding game) and Calico Rock 61, CRA 38 (championship game); boys — Mammoth Spring 69, Bay 62, and Black Rock 46, Viola 31 (semifinals), Bay 45, Viola 41 (seeding game), Mammoth Spring 57, Black Rock 43 (championship game).
For the first state tournament basketball game involving a Guard-circulation area team, plan for an early departure Wednesday.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers are scheduled to take on the Vilonia Lady Eagles at 4 Wednesday afternoon in the Class 5A State Tournament in Alma.
Blue Mountain Toppers (8-21, 2-14) at Lyon Scots (8-20, 2-14), Becknell Gymnasium, 7
This is the play-in game for the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament and nothing new for the teams. They’ve met each other in the last two play-in games and Lyon has advanced each time. This season, the Toppers and Scots split their regular-season meetings with the road team winning. BMC defeated Lyon 82-76 in overtime on Jan. 29 and Lyon returned the favor — and snapped a 10-game losing streak — on Saturday, 73-69.
Lyon College Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins recently announced the hiring and appointment of Ben Parman as head coach of the women’s soccer program, according to a news release from the school’s sports information department.
Parman comes to Lyon after serving as an assistant soccer coach for the men and women at Hendrix College in Conway for the past three seasons. While at Hendrix, Parman had a hand in nearly all aspects of the program’s operations.
The Lyon Scots closed the regular season with a 79-44 nonconference win over the Central Baptist Lady Mustangs Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
It was the third consecutive victory for the Scots (17-13, 7-9) who look to carry the momentum into Nashville on Wednesday night for a TranSouth Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal match against Trevecca Nazarene.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five Lyon basketball players won TranSouth Athletic Conference honors, according to a news release from the college.
The young talent for the Scots was recognized as Slater Belew, Aaron Farris and Anthony LaBellarte picked up conference accolades.
Belew, a sophomore from Chattanooga, Tenn., was named to the conference’s second team. This season, Belew averaged 11.9 points and six rebounds a game.
“Slater had another solid year for us,” Coach Kevin Jenkins said. “He was a constant threat for us in the post.”
CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team went 0 for 3 in the Central Baptist College Tournament here Saturday.
Lyon dropped the first game to No. 20 Columbia College, 4-1. The Scots’ lone run came in the second inning when freshman Sarah Knudson homered. Tara Mitchell (2-1) was charged with the loss.
In the second game against Morningside College (Iowa), Lyon jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. In the second, Erica Whitaker hit a solo home run to put the Scots up 4-1.
BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. — Lyon College wrapped up the TranSouth Athletic Conference season with a sweep of Blue Mountain here Saturday afternoon.
Lyon’s men snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 73-69 decision. Lyon’s women were 78-59 winners.
It was the young players who stepped up again for the Lyon men, as freshman Kip Kelly hit three of four free throws in the last minute to lift the Scots.
The first runners across the Penguin Run 5K/10K finish line represented a balance of veteran champions and newcomers.
Clan Weatherford and Betsy Tucker, the 10-kilometer race winners, are well known. Weatherford has been the winningest road racer in this area for some time. Tucker won her first running title last April in the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk and has become a regular front-runner among women in local races.
Tyler Webb and Morgan Felts broke through in the shorter race.