• Lady Pioneer cagers break above .500

    MORRILTON — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their third high school basketball game in a row and moved above the .500 mark here Wednesday with a 58-34 decision over the Van Buren Lady Pointers in the Northwest Modern Woodman Invitational Tournament.

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  • Lots of talk, little mystique surround Heisman Trophy

    Some of our top elected officials took time out Wednesday from the weighty issues of the day to push a bill that would ban promotion of the BCS title game as the national championship of college football.
    There’s no truth to the rumor that their next vote will be to declare that the winner of the Heisman trophy isn’t necessarily the best college player in the country.
    The results of the last 10 years may support that. The list is littered with players who flopped the moment they left school.

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  • Timberwolves, Bearkatz win dramatically

    NEWARK — Clayton Butler converted an old-fashioned 3-point play and blocked Walnut Ridge’s last shot to help lift the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves to a 2A-2 District high school basketball victory here Tueseday night.
    Butler and Hunter Limbaugh scored 15 points apiece for Cedar Ridge. Josh Limbaugh added nine rebounds as the T-wolves improved to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the district.

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  • Drought costs Scots

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — The Lyon College Scots went scoreless for more than eight minutes as the College of the Ozarks Cougars rolled to an 86-47 nonconference win here Tuesday night.
    Lyon trailed 28-20 with 5:14 remaining in the first half. That deficit grew to 41-20 at halftime and 51-20 before Chad Glover hit from close range three minutes into the second half. During the drought, Lyon failed to convert on 14 straight possessions.

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  • Pipers put icing on cake, enter break 9-1

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — The Lyon College Pipers put it out of reach early and cruised to a 76-53 nonconference win over the No. 9 (NAIA Division II) College of the Ozarks Lady Cougars here Tuesday night.
    Lyon used a 15-0 run to take a 31-11 lead with eight and a half minutes left in the first half. Ozarks made a surge to cut it to 41-30 at the half.

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  • Andy Lee recognized by TranSouth voters

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The TranSouth Athletic Conference has selected Lyon College’s Andy Lee and Cumberland University’s Brandon Springer as the Mens Basketball Co-Players of the Week for the week ending Dec. 6, according to a news release from Lyon.
    Lee, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Hot Springs, averaged 25 points and 5.5 rebounds on the week. The all-conference performer shot 61 percent (17-28) from the field and 61 percent (11-18) from 3-point range. Against Williams Baptist, he hit seven of 12 3-pointers and tallied 28 points. He added 22 points against No. 19 Columbia College.

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  • Lady Southerners advance in Lyon College tourney

    The Southside Lady Southerners took their first step in an effort to return to the Lyon College Invitational Tournament finals.
    Sophomore Jordan Hicks hit two free throws with 14.6 seconds to play to give Southside a 33-30 lead and the Melbourne Lady Bobcats turned the ball over before they could get a shot at a tying score here Monday night.
    The Lady Southerners improved to 3-5 as Haley Mourer and Jessica Robertson scored seven points apiece. The best the 8-5 Lady Bearkatz could do was six points each from Maggie Jo Cooper, Kaylee Ables and Amanda Treat.

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  • Razorbacks stop losing skid at 4

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — John Pelphrey got the best of former college teammate Sean Woods on Saturday. In doing so, Pelphrey’s Arkansas Razorbacks also snapped a 4-game losing streak.
    Using a balanced attack with 11 players finishing in the scoring column, Arkansas defeated Mississippi Valley State 91-54. The game matched two former University of Kentucky teammates against each other as coaches, as Pelphrey and Woods played on the Wildcats’ team of the early 1990s dubbed “The Unforgettables.”

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  • Lady Pioneers win in Searcy tourney; Pioneers drop two at Yellville-Summit

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers didn’t play who they were expecting to play here Saturday at noon in the Searcy Bank Classic, but they did get a win.
    The Lady Pioneers routed the J.A. Fair Lady War Eagles 64-24 in the consolation final.
    They were scheduled to play the Pine Bluff Lady Zebras, who defeated J.A. Fair on Friday, but because the Zebras were playing in the Class 6A football championship game at the same time Saturday in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Pine Bluff was allowed to play in the afternoon consolation game.

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  • UALR hangs on, edges Lyon by 9

    LITTLE ROCK — Key free throws in the last four minutes helped the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans escape an embarrassing loss to the Lyon Scots in an exhibition contest here Sunday afternoon.
    UALR led by 26, but that advantage was cut to nine three times in the closing stages.
    UALR Coach Steve Sheilds cleared his bench midway through the second half, but put the starters back in with 4:52 to play after a 12-0 run by the Scots.

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  • Pipers win nail-biter, improve to 8-1

    LITTLE ROCK — The Lyon College Pipers picked up their third consecutive victory with a 74-72 decision over Philander Smith College in a nonconference contest here Saturday.
    The Pipers’ last 8-1 start was during the 2007-08 season. They had lost their last two to PSC.
    With 10 seconds to play, the Lady Panthers had a chance to tie or win, but failed to convert.
    K.K. Hodges and Ashley Waller earned 15 points apiece. Teammates Stephanie Glover and Jordin Coleman chipped in 11 each.
    The Pipers were sparked by a 28-of-36 performance from the charity stripe in the game.

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  • It’s official: Hogs going to Memphis for Liberty Bowl game with Pirates

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Arkansas and East Carolina are set to meet in the Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2, a game Razorbacks Coach Bobby Petrino knows well.
    Bowl officials on Sunday confirmed that Arkansas will be the Southeastern Conference team playing 2-time Conference USA champ East Carolina.
    It is a return to the postseason for the Razorbacks (7-5), who lost to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl in January 2008 and missed out on a bowl in Petrino’s first season when they went 5-7.

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