• Lyon skipper relinquishes helm to former player

    Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Kirk Kelley will be leaving Lyon College later this month to become head baseball coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla., according a news release from Lyon.
    Kelley came to Lyon in 1993 and revived the long-dormant baseball program and built a winning tradition that has been the envy of many colleges. Kelley reached the 500-win mark this season, his 17th, and finished the year at 36-19 and 12-9 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.

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  • T-wolves, Carroll, Lewis shine in district track meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won a team title and Melbourne’s Emily Carroll and Lee Lewis were multiple individual winners here Friday in the 2A-2 District Track and Field Meet.
    The Timberwolves totaled 185 points and finished 67 points in front of the Salem Greyhounds. Lewis, a senior, led the Melbourne Bearkatz with four victories. The ’Katz finished fourth with 106 points.

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  • Races rained out — again

    LOCUST GROVE — The Mid-South Racing Association Late Model event scheduled for tonight at Batesville Motor Speedway has been rained out, announced track co-owner Connie Starr.
    Starr said the track and surrounding pit areas have taken on too much water lately and even a light shower would make it a treacherous area tonight.
    The rain out is the second in as many weeks for the speedway and the MSRA series. The MSRA will try to run Saturday night in Monticello. The traveling series visits speedways in Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi.

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  • Onukwube inks with Lyon Pipers

    Debbie Onukwube, a 5-foot-8 guard/forward from Little Rock, has signed to play women’s basketball for the Lyon College Pipers, according a news release from the college.
    Onukwube averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals per game as a senior at Mount Saint Mary High School. She was selected to the 7A-Central All-District team and was selected to play in the All-Metro Classic All-Star Game in Little Rock.

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  • Amelia Bray signs with Three Rivers

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School senior Amelia Bray signed a national letter of intent this morning to play softball and basketball at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
    After about five months of pursuit, Three Rivers Coaches Jack Childress and Jeff Walk landed Bray as a 2-sport athlete. Bray said she also considered Lyon College.
    “I talked to Coach (Tracy Stewart-) Lange and she said I would be able to play two sports at Lyon, but I think Three Rivers is just the best option for me in the long run,” Bray said.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school track and field: Melbourne at district meet in Heber Springs, 3:30 p.m.
    Cave City senior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

     

    Saturday
    Golf: Southerner Classic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 3-person scramble, 9 a.m.; First National Bank tournament at Cooper’s Hawk (Melbourne), time to be announced

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  • Heber Springs sweeps 4A-2 track, field meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs dominated the Class 4A-2 District Track and Field Meet which it hosted Thursday.
    The Southside Lady Southerners finished fourth and the Southerners were eighth.
    In the girls division, Heber Springs grabbed 242 points, 149.5 points better than second-place Marianna. Stuttgart was third with 91 and Southside finished a distant fourth with 56. The other team scores were: Lonoke 54, Clinton, 48.5, Bald Knob, 46 and Miltonvale 4.
    Southside’s Heather Bostock won the 1600-meter race and the 3200 as well, giving her 20 points.

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  • Lady Pioneers roll on with veteran-rookie mix

    PARAGOULD — Batesville Lady Pioneer veterans and rookies got together again here Thursday for a dominant show at the 5A-East District Track and Field Meet.
    After jumping out to a big first-day lead, they finished off the district competition on the second and final day. They led by 39 points after the six field events and the 3,200-meter relay were completed on Tuesday.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today 
    High school track and field: Batesville at 5A-East District Meet in Paragould, 3:30 p.m.; Southside at 4A-2 District Meet in Heber Springs, 3:30
    Cave City junior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

     

    Friday
    Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8
    Cave City senior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

     

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  • Playing space still available for golf benefit

    There is still room for more teams for Saturday’s 3rd Annual Southerner Scramble fundraising golf tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain, Southside Coach Terry Watson said.
    The 3-person scramble is set to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $180 per team and all proceeds help support the Southside golf teams.
    Lunch will be provided. A sleeve of golf balls, towels and refreshments will also be available, Watson said.

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  • Scots ousted by defending champs; waiting for call

    JACKSON, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots’ baseball season likely came to an end here Wednesday night when the Cumberland Bulldogs took a 7-5 decision in the third day of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
    Lyon led 3-1 after three innings, but watched the lead slip away as Cumberland put up a 2 in each of the next three innings. Lyon put up a 2 of its own in the bottom half of the seventh to set the final score.

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  • 3 local gymnasts win all-around state titles

    Stars & Stripes gymnasts Summer Fools, Katlin Fielder and Taylor Griffin recently won all-around state championships in Fort Smith.
    Competing at Level 4 and in the 12-year-old division, Fools won three of four events while collecting the top all-around score. She won the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. She finished second on the balance beam.
    Fielder, a Level 4 10-year-old competitor, won on the beam and finished second on the vault, bars and floor.

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