HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots’ woes continued here Thursday night as the Freed-Hardeman Lions recorded a 97-54 TranSouth Athletic Conference victory.
The Lions led 48-31 at halftime. The 41-point loss is the biggest margin of defeat for the Scots since Jan. 29 of last year when Martin Methodist beat Lyon 90-48.
Freed-Hardeman hit a blistering 60 percent from the field (40 of 67) while the Scots settled for 38 percent (20 of 52).
HENDERSON, Tenn. — The No. 13 Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions defeated the Lyon Pipers 64-51 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game here Thursday night.
Freed-Hardeman’s starting five accounted for 55 of the squad’s 64 points.
FHU’s Meribeth Bohler recorded a game-high 18 points and teammates Jana Cross and Hannah Parsley each earned double-digit nights with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Starting guard Whitney Johnson added nine points.
It was all about heart, Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said after the Lady Pioneers’ 55-50, overtime high school basketball victory over the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws in Pioneer Gym Thursday night.
And you’ve got to wonder if Nettleton Coach Jason Smith and the Lady Raiders sent a bunch of heart-shaped boxes of candy and roses to the Lady Pioneers. The Lady Pioneers’ victory and the Lady Raiders’ win over the cellar-dwelling Forrest City Lady Mustangs in Jonesboro meant the Lady Raiders won the 5A-East District title outright.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Patrick Patterson agonized for a month over the one blemish on No. 2 Kentucky’s otherwise perfect season — a loss to South Carolina on a night when he had just five points, his worst outing by far.
“It was just pitiful on my part,” he said. “No energy, no offensive presence, no defensive presence. I was extremely frustrated.”
Determined not to repeat it in Thursday night’s rematch with the Gamecocks, Patterson responded with a season-high 23 points — many of them in the clutch — and Kentucky coasted to an 82-61 victory.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — They ambled back onto the ice an hour after the medal ceremony, swigging champagne and beer and smoking cigars. While Meghan Agosta and Marie-Philip Poulin posed for pictures with goofy grins, Rebecca Johnston tried to drive the ice-resurfacing machine.
Life is sweet when there’s a gold medal hanging from your neck in your home rink.
WALNUT RIDGE — The Lyon College Pipers left 17 runners on base in a pair of doubleheader losses to the Williams Baptist Lady Eagles on Thursday in nonconference play.
Lyon (5-5) lost game one 10-2 and dropped the second game by a 12-0 score. Williams Baptist moves to 6-4 this season.
The Pipers stranded 12 runners and committed six errors in game one and stranded five runners and had just three hits in game two. Lyon starter Faith Richmond (3-2) suffered the game-one loss on the mound, while game-two starter Tenequa Martin (1-2) earned the second loss.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs advanced into the Class 2A North Region Tournament semifinals with a 65-54 win over the Marmaduke Greyhounds here Thursday night.
Midland led 32-19 at halftime after hanging onto a 15-12 advantage at the end of the first period.
“I thought the first half was the best 16 minutes of basketball we have played this year,” Midland Coach Rick McKinney said. “Our zone defense was outstanding and Nate Rickett really did a great job of attacking the basket to compliment Ben Lytle inside.”
Like gems strung on a glittering necklace, Florida’s southern Gulf of Mexico offers unrivaled scenery, great fishing and activities for the whole family. The only things that are missing are high costs and crowds.
Charlotte Harbor is a huge inlet surrounded by a jumble of towns located between Sarasota and Fort Myers on the west coast. Whether you stop in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Boca Grande or Englewood, you are in the right place.
LITTLE ROCK — Hunters took a record number of bears during the 2009-10 Arkansas bear season. Over 530 bears were harvested.
The total was over 130 more bears than the second highest total, from the 2007-08 season. The totals were presented to commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission during its recent monthly meeting.
CAVE CITY — Eleven anglers signed up Monday for the Cave City Bass Club’s 2010 season, and a tournament schedule was set, tourney director Ron Watkins said.
Clark Neal was elected to replace longtime secretary Jerry McCall, who did not want the position this season.
The first tournament will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 on Greers Ferry Lake, out of Hill Creek Ramp.
Editor’s note: Don Heuer of Batesville gave this picture to Keith Matthews, director of the Batesville High School Band. It was passed along by Matthews with the help of Camille Beary, assistant director of Mabee-Simpson Library.
Mr. Bruce was the first band director. We were few in numbers. Later, Mr. Hartley took on the task.
We grew in numbers under Mr. Hartley’s direction. We sold Christmas cards to buy our uniforms; also we had to furnish our own instruments.