• Waterfowl seasons set

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas duck hunters again will have 60 days this winter to pursue their favorite form of waterfowl.
    The state Game and Fish Commission on Thursday approved waterfowl dates that split the duck season into three parts.
    The first period opens Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 28, followed by a second period from Dec. 7 through Jan. 17. The final period will open Jan. 22 and close Jan. 30. A two-day youth waterfowl hunt is set for Feb. 5-6.

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  • Ala. hoopster signs with Lyon

    Daniel Ritchie, a 6-foot-3 guard from Montgomery, Ala., has signed to play basketball for Coach Kevin Jenkins’ Scots, according to a news release from the college.
    Ritchie was an All-Metro Honorable Mention player and averaged 11 points, six rebounds and four assists as a senior at Alabama Christian Academy.

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  • Lyon sets exhibition v’ball match

    Volleyball fans can get an early look at the Lyon College Scots in Becknell Gym Saturday afternoon when the current players take on Scots from previous seasons in the Alumni Exhibition Match.
    Yllen Rosales, Daria Paunovic, Katie Beineke, Lauren Castleberry, Julie Arnold, Leah Eifling, Ann Sullivan and Holly Elliott have said they will play for the alumni team.
    The first serve is set for 3 and no admission will be charged.
    The Scots are scheduled to open their season Aug. 28 at Philander Smith in Little Rock. The Scots will play their hosts and Mississippi Valley.

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  • Topless 100 winners

    2009 — Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
    2008 — Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y.
    2007 — Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
    2006 — Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
    2005 — Billy Moyer, Batesville
    2004 — Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga.
    2003 — Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
    2002 — Moyer
    2001 — Bloomquist
    2000 — Mars
    1999 — Bloomquist
    1998 — Wendall Wallace, Batesville
    1997 — Moyer
    1996 — Bill Frye, Greenbrier
    1995 — Moyer
    1994 — Tony Cardin, Greenbrier
    1993 — Freddy Smith, Seymour, Tenn.

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  • 18th Topless 100 welcomes nation’s top late model drivers

    LOCUST GROVE — It’s time again for the most-anticipated race at Batesville Motor Speedway.
    The 18th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 is set for Friday and Saturday with a practice session on tonight’s agenda.

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  • Change is name of game for area volleyball in ’10

    Change is the story for volleyball in these parts.
    Along with the usual roster changes, junior and senior high schools in the Guard circulation area are experiencing expanded conferences, new conference affiliations, new coaches and new programs this fall.
    Today’s preview includes reports on the teams at Southside, Cave City, Cedar Ridge and our newest entry into the sport, Izard County. In Friday’s edition, we will get to Batesville’s teams, which are also seeing some big changes.

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  • Southerners finish 8th in golf tourney

    JONESBORO — Wynne’s boys and Valley View’s girls won the team titles at the Blazer Invitational at RidgePointe Country Club here Tuesday.
    The Wynne Yellowjackets shot a 239 as Colten Smith led with a 4-over-par 76. The Paragould Rams, a fellow 5A-East District team, finished one stroke back. Dylan Bateman led the Rams with a 75.
    Southside’s boys scored a 294 and finished eighth out of 11 teams. Clayton House led with an 82, finishing eighth among the individuals. Rounding out the Southerners’ team score were Dalton Littleton (102) and Wyat Gambill (110).

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  • Topless 100 practice slated for Thursday

    LOCUST GROVE — The 18th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 is set for this weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway and fans will get their first chance to see some of the best dirt track drivers in the country Thursday night.
    That’s when BMS opens its gates for a practice session. Grandstands admission is free and cars will begin their practices at 7 p.m. The track will be open until 10. Pit gates open at 3 p.m.

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  • Big tackle sustaining as big surprise for Hogs

    FAYETTEVILLE — Preseason surprises often aren’t surprises by the first preseason scrimmage.
    They tend to just just forgotten.
    This one won’t be. The Arkansas Razorbacks’ first preseason scrimmage has come and gone and the preseason surprise is the first-team defensive nose tackle.
    On July 29 at Coach Bobby Petrino’s media golf outing, a week before the Razorbacks’ first preseason practice, he was asked about what he had heard from the Razorbacks strength and conditioning coaches — who might be one of the preseason practice surprises?

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  • Izard County falls against 6A golf teams

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Izard County Cougar golf teams finished a distant second to their hosts in a triangular high school match at Big Creek Golf Club here Monday.
    Mountain Home, a Class 6A school, won the boys division by 17 shots (124-141) and the Lady Bombers won by 37 strokes (146-183). Izard County is a 1A school. Flippin, a 3A school, finished third in both divisions. The Bobcats shot a 143. The Lady Bobcats scored a 190.
    Mountain Home’s Richard Zimmerman shot a 37, the day’s low score for nine holes. Miranda Manchester did the same for the Lady Bombers with a 46.

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  • Ozarka announces benefit golf event

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors announced its annual benefit golf scramble is set for Sept. 18 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club in La Crosse.
    First National Banking Company serves as the major corporate sponsor again this year. Liberty Bank, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, and Centurylink are also event sponsors this year.

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  • Mountain Home Bombers down Pioneers in golf

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Bombers shot down the Batesville Pioneers by 14 stroke in a high school golf match at Big Creek Golf & Country Club here Friday.
    Senior Richard Zimmerman topped the Bombers’ 172 team score with an even-par 36 for nine holes. The event was shortened due to the 100-plus temperatures.
    Mountain Home’s other scores came from Weston Monger (43), Joel Hudson (46) and Tyler Thomas (47).
    Shane Vanbenschoten led Batesville with a 44. Thomas Walton and Hayden Cockrill added 47s. David Cox and Hunter Freiert shot 48s.

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