Chris McNaughton is climbing the career ladder. The former Lyon College Pipers soccer coach accepted an assistant coaching job with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, the school announced Wednesday.
McNaughton was the head coach for the Pipers for the last three seasons and helped turn the program around. He posted a 34-19-3 record with the Pipers. The program was 8-39-0 prior to his reign.
The Batesville Pioneer football prospects will get together at 6:59 a.m. Saturday morning in Pioneer Stadium for their annual first day of tests.
Thirty-four days later, Thursday night, Sept. 3, they will meet the Newport Greyhounds in the same stadium for a season-opening football game.
That meeting is part of a historic happening. It is the second of 11 Arkansas high school games set for live telecast on KARZ, Channel MY 42, a sister station of KARK (Channel 4) in Little Rock. The first will happen Sept. 1, the Jacksonville-at-Cabot game.
A registration for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association’s fall soccer leagues is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at First Community Bank, announced Angela Clark.
The leagues are for children ages 3 to 18. The costs are $50 for one child, $90 for two and $125 for three or more.
For more information, call (870) 698-1195.
Megan Renn, an outfielder-second baseman from Roseville, Calif., has transferred to Lyon College to play softball for the Pipers, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
Renn was a first-team NFCA Junior College All-American and first-team all-conference performer in her sophomore season at Sierra Community College, batting .416 with 27 stolen bases.
Renn also earned all-conference honors during her freshman season at Sierra, finishing sixth in her league with a .413 batting average.
Renn will enter Lyon as a junior this fall.
NEWPORT — Cave City’s Don Stitcher found his way back to the top of the podium after winning the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway on Sunday.
Stitcher got down the strip quicker than Chris Files. Bill Smith was third.
In the street division, Gary Spicer took the top spot with Mark Simpson and Marty McBride in tow.
Additional information from Speedy’s was not available.
On Saturday, Stitcher finished sixth at Dyersburg, Tenn.
The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association will host its fall meeting Monday at Hollywood Bowl, announced Yvonne Satterwhite.
All members, non-members and anyone interested in bowling and having fun are invited to attend, Satterwhite said. The meeting is to begin at 6 p.m.
MELBOURNE — Space is still available for anyone in grades kindergarten through seventh wanting to attend a basketball camp here next week, said Melbourne Coach Mike Watson.
The Bearkatz Basketball: Elementary All-Star Camp is set for Aug. 4-6. Kindergarten through third-grade campers will register beginning at 7:30 on Aug. 4. Fourth- through seventh-graders will register beginning at 9 the same morning.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The team of Junior Byford-Joann Burgess-Josh Everheart-Helen Chaffin shot a 14-under-par 58 to win the Tommy Bolt Memorial Golf Tournament here Saturday at the South Course.
The teams of Randy Curler-Patricia Kimball-Glen Mitchell-Ed Hardison and Matt Modelevsky-Matt Haustein-Bart Barton-Elbert Frazier tied for second with 61s.
Listed below are the top three teams in the remaining flights:
LITTLE ROCK — Dressed in a collared shirt and shorts, Joe Ferguson walked easily across the room, then treated himself to a bite to eat before a celebrity golf event.
Forget golf. Right now, the former quarterback looks strong enough to step on the football field and throw a few long passes.
It’s hard to believe this is the same person who was fighting for his life early last year. After bouts with lymphoma and leukemia, generating support from fans all over the world, Ferguson is feeling good these days and is almost casual when discussing his health.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s only medical school and the city zoo have agreed on a proposal for vacant Ray Winder Field that would allow both of them to expand.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola explained at a news conference Monday that the plan calls for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to receive the city’s half of the 7.2-acre ballpark, while the Little Rock Zoo would receive a parking lot immediately to the east. The school and zoo each had submitted proposals for the land.