Four Guard-circulation area high school athletes earned all-state honors for cross country this fall, and three of the four have represented their sport and schools on this podium before.
Emily Carroll, a senior at Melbourne, won the Class 2A State Meet race, completing the 5-kilometer course in Mountain Home in a 20 minutes, 25 seconds. Carroll finished second in the race last year and fourth in 2007, earning all-state honors each year.
In cross country, a runner must finish in the top 10 percent of the competitors to earn all-state recognition.
Williams Baptist Lady Eagles (6-1) at Lyon Pipers (6-1), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
The Lady Eagles’ lone loss was to the Pipers in Walnut Ridge on Nov. 12. They’re currently on a 3-game winning streak with the most recent win being a 74-46 decision over Ecclesia. Lyon is also coming off a win over Ecclesia. The 64-48 decision came Monday night.
The billion dollars didn’t help one cent.
Tiger Woods couldn’t even get on his yacht “Privacy” and sail away somewhere to keep everyone from looking.
Larger than life one day, just another sinner the next.
No reason to talk about his quest to become the greatest golfer ever when the tabloids were offering up much juicier stuff for debate.
Does anyone care about the odds of Woods winning the Grand Slam when one offshore sports book is posting odds on whether he will admit to having an affair by the end of the year? (Not admitting was a 2-1 favorite.)
Longtime sponsors are sticking with Tiger Woods — for now.
But the world’s most famous athlete, who offered a “profound apology” Wednesday following allegations of infidelity, might find new deals hard to come by, marketing experts say, and the loyalty of existing sponsors could be tested by any additional tawdry stories or his reluctance to address the issue publicly.
“Unfortunately for Tiger, the situation is not over,” said Bob Williams, CEO of Burns Entertainment and Sports Marketing, which represents companies looking to hire celebrities to sell their brands.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Michael Porter came off the bench to lead five Missouri State players in double figures as the Bears defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 75-62 Wednesday night.
Reserve Caleb Patterson scored 14 points for the Bears (6-0). Adam Leanard added 12 points, and Kyle Weems and Keith Pickens had 10 points each.
Solomon Bozeman and Mike Smith netted 12 points each to lead the Trojans (3-5). Bozeman also had five assists and Bozeman grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Alex Garcia-Mendoza scored 10 points for Arkansas-Little Rock.
JONESBORO (AP) — As time ticked down in Mississippi’s victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night, Terrance Henry slammed home a rim-rocking dunk that summed up the night for both teams.
Ole Miss cruised to a 79-57 victory over Arkansas State in the 300th men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center.
The contest was never in question, as the Rebels (6-1) built a lead they would never surrender thanks to two double-digit first-half runs.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he let his family down with transgressions he regrets “with all of my heart,” and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors.
His statement today follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer.
In an announcement from the NAIA office, eight Lyon College athletes were named to the 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete team for their efforts in the classroom and on the field of play.
The Lyon athletes honored with a Scholar Athlete selection are: soccer players Daniel Young, Gabriel LeBlanc and Gueorgui Tchamkoriyski (men) and Sara Merker and Erica Cox (women); and cross country runners Monica Fuller and Anelisa Wood (women) and Michael McQueen (men).
A field goal by Will Cobb and a pair of free throws by Taylor Evans in the final 33 seconds led the No. 19 Columbia College Cougars to a 69-65 win over the Lyon College Scots on Tuesday at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (2-6) has lost four straight and six of its last seven games. Columbia, the defending NAIA national runner-up, improves to 4-7 and snaps a 3-game losing streak.
CAVE CITY — Cave City swept its visitors decisively here Tuesday night in a trio of 3A 1-East District basketball games.
The Junior Cavemen started the action with a 33-22 win over the Marshall Junior Bobcats. The Cavewomen followed with a 61-21 shellacking of the Lady Bobcats, and the Cavemen wrapped up the sweep with a 57-39 victory over the Bobcats.
Seth Foreman scored 22 points and dealt out five assists to help the Cavemen even their overall mark at 4-4. They are 2-0 in the district. Teammate Zac Smith added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Ashley Martindale, a star softball player at Benton, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for the University of Arkansas.
Martindale, a senior, is the granddaughter of Norma and Lynn Melton of Batesville.
During her junior season, she helped the Lady Panthers to a runner-up finish to Lake Hamilton in the Class 6A State Tournament. She was named to all-state and all-district teams while leading the team in batting (.452) and stolen bases. Martindale was also named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas team.
The Batesville Bassmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank to start planning for the 2010 tournament season, secretary Colin Patterson said.
Jim Starzy has agreed to accept the office of president and Patterson will stay on as secretary. Other positions, including that of tournament director, remain open.
“We’ll have to have a tournament director,” Patterson said, adding that during the meeting “we’ll start setting up a tournament schedule.”