Eight Guard-circulation area golfers and tennis player earned all-state honors.
Unlike some sports, golf and tennis all-state recognition is based on the players’ results in state tournaments. Among the golfers, the top finishers were Izard County seniors Kiley Mettler and Rachel Harmon, who finished second and third, respectively, in the Class 2A State Tournament, and Melbourne freshman Brad Lamb and senior Sam Cooper, who tied for second while leading the Bearkatz to the 2A team title.
Seven Lyon College soccer players were recently named to All-TranSouth Athletic Conference teams and the Pipers led the way with four.
Lyon forward Katie Marshall and midfielder Kristin Maas were named first-team all conference and forwards Anja Klotzle and Katy Smith were honored with second-team all conference selections.
The Pipers recently finished with a record of 10-2-2. They were fourth in the conference standings and reached the conference tournament semifinals before falling to the Martin Methodist RedHawks. Martin Methodist defeated Bethel in the title game.
Jacob Worlow blocked Craig Campbell’s shot and Slater Belew snagged the loose ball as the Lyon College Scots held on for an exciting 86-85 nonconference win over the College of the Ozarks Bobcats Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Brandon Cowart put the Scots up by one with eight seconds to play as he drove to the basket from the left side.
Lyon (2-2) ended a 2-game losing string and snapped a 4-game losing streak against the Bobcats. The Bobcats (2-5), who were ranked No. 5 in the NAIA Division II Preseason Poll, have lost three in a row and five of their last six.
The Lyon College Pipers won the battle of unbeatens Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon overcame a 10-point deficit and defeated College of the Ozarks 77-71 in a nonconference basketball contest.
The Pipers improved to 5-0, their best start in more than a decade. It was also the first win against Ozarks in five tries.
The Lady Bobcats, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Preseason Division II poll, fell to 6-1.
CAVE CITY — The home teams took three of four from their nonconference foes here Tuesday night.
The Cave City Cavewomen jumped to a 23-4 halftime lead and won 41-19 over the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves.
Haley Bell led Cave City’s scoring with 15 points, Cheyenne Childers contributed nine rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Jessica Hall and Claire Caldwell chalked up five assists apiece.
The 3-0 Cavewomen have allowed less than 20 points in each victory.
HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville High opened its basketball season here Tuesday night with a pair of nonconference losses.
The Heber Springs Lady Panthers jumped out to a 10-point advantage in the first quarter, withstood a Lady Pioneer rally in the second quarter and won 67-52.
The Panthers also started fast and led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Pioneers rallied to within one point in the third quarter and stayed in contention until the final seconds. The final score was 84-77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Pitino easily got the best of another matchup against a former player. Then again, John Pelphrey was at a decided disadvantage.
Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville open with a 96-66 victory over depleted Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Tuesday night.
“We had more numbers, we had fresher bodies,” Pitino said. “I’m real proud of John Pelphrey, he’s just undermanned right now.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced they have ended their one-year contract with 10-time All-Star and former league MVP Allen Iverson in what it called a mutual agreement.
Iverson began an indefinite leave of absence on Nov. 7 to deal with a personal issue after playing only three games with the Grizzlies, all in California.
The Grizzlies plan to waive Iverson, who announced he was headed to Memphis on his Twitter account but hasn’t posted any updates there since Nov. 2 when he played his first game with the team.
College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats (5-0) at Lyon Pipers (4-0), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
One team will suffer its first loss tonight. The Pipers are off to their best start in a decade while the Lady Bobcats are faring well after losing five seniors from last year’s NAIA Division II National Tournament semi-finalist squad. Morgan Smith (jersey number 45) is pacing Ozarks with 18 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Bobcats (2-4) vs. Scots (1-2), 8
BEEBE — The host teams swept Batesville in junior high basketball games at the Beebe-Centennial Bank Tournament here Saturday.
The Beebe Junior Lady Badgers won 49-19 as Jaime Jackson scored 16 points. Haley Hambrick scored six points for Batesville.
The Junior Badgers won 45-28. Joe Mourer scored nine points in a losing cause.
“We’re just struggling and I think part of that is a lack of practice time,” Batesville Coach Kelly Rush said. “We also have a lot of new kids who haven’t played. It’s just tough going right now and we have a lot of work to do.”
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen made short work of the Riverview Lady Raiders in nonconference high school basketball action here Monday night.
The Cavewomen raced out to a 29-4 halftime advantage and won 45-11.
Cheyenne Childers, Haley Bell and Claire Caldwell scored eight points apiece for 2-0 Cave City. Childers also snared eight rebounds. Jessica Hall contributed five assists.
“I also thought that Lindsey Wooldridge and Rachel McKenzie played really well off the bench,” Cavewomen Coach Russell Fowler said.
The Cave City Cavemen are going to Paris.
Paris, Ark., that is.
Cave City Coach Jon Bradley had his troops prepared to visit Yellville-Summit in the first round of the Class 3A State Football Playoffs, but an eligibility case last week involving Lamar and the Arkansas Activities Association put things on hold indefinitely.