• Lady Pioneers rebound, collect third-place win

    MORRILTON — After a disappointing semifinal loss Friday night, the Batesville Lady Pioneers bounced back to win the third-place game in the Northwest Modern Woodmen Tournament here Saturday.
    After leading most of the way, the Lady Pioneers fell to the Pottsville Lady Apaches 65-57. The next afternoon, they defeated the Clarksville Lady Panthers 50-34.
    On Friday, Batesville led 17-15, 27-25 and 45-41 at the quarter breaks.

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  • Mountain View Lady ’Jackets win first Lyon tournament title

    The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets turned up the defensive pressure, blanked the Heber Springs Lady Panthers for seven minutes and 15 seconds, and collected their first Lyon College Invitational Tournament championship.
    The Lady Yellowjackets won 49-41 in Lyon’s Becknell Gymnasium Saturday night, improving their record to 9-2. In Friday’s semifinal round, they defeated the Viola Lady Longhorns 43-30.
    The Lady ’Jackets allowed an average of 32 points per game in their four tournament contests — a  tournament-low.

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  • BJHS girls rally to 3-0 league mark

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers remained unbeaten in 5A-East District basketball with a 29-25 decision against the Forrest City Junior Lady Mustangs here Thursday night.
    Forrest City led 6-5 after one quarter of play and 13-12 at halftime. The Junior Lady Pioneers led 21-17 after three quarters of play and didn’t trail again.

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  • Golfers say they weren’t interviewed by magazine for story on Tiger Woods

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two golfers quoted by a weekly magazine as making disparaging remarks about Tiger Woods and his marriage said Thursday night they never spoke to the publication.
    In a story that Life & Style posted on its Web site, Ben Crane is quoted as saying Woods is a “phony and a fake” and that Woods’ wife knew about allegations of extramarital affairs. It also quotes Charles Warren as saying Woods’ wife “had stars in her eyes and maybe dollar signs too” and should leave him.
    The magazine said in a statement it was investigating.

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  • Cavemen join semifinalists at Lyon tourney

    The Cave City Cavemen advanced to the semifinals of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament with a 40-33 win over the Mountain View Yellowjackets Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Cave City led 21-20 entering the final frame.
    Dalton Bell paced the Cavemen (6-6) with 14 points and Thamail Morgan added 10 points and eight rebounds. Dexter Huckabee contributed a team-high 11 rebounds.
    Hayden Adams was Mountain View’s leading scorer with 17 points.

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  • Newport-BHS games called off

    The Newport-at-Batesville junior and senior high boys basketball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed, Batesville High Coach Jeff Morrow said.
    The games were called off due to a death in the Morrow family. Lynne Carlson, the mother of Brooke Morrow, Coach Morrow’s wife, died Tuesday in Fayetteville. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday in Fayetteville.

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  • ’Katz down Pirates in Lyon quarterfinal

    The Melbourne Bearkatz built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and held onto it for a 48-37 victory over the Concord Pirates in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night in Becknell Gym.
    The Pirates led 12-10 after one quarter of play. The ’Katz led 16-15 at halftime and added onto their lead with a 19-9 advantage in the third quarter.
    Dalton Grigg led Melbourne with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Spencer Caraway added 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots.

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  • 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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