Football Briefs

February 22, 2012 How many teams will be allowed to play for the national championship is just one of many issues being considered by those who run the …

Scots start fast, sweep Eagles in doubleheader

February 22, 2012 The Lyon College Scots showed some muscle Tuesday, sweeping the Williams Baptist College Eagles in a baseball non-conference doubleheader 9-3 and 13-2. “Our goal as …

Mustangs trample Pioneers

February 22, 2012 FORREST CITY — Forrest City swept Batesville in 5A-East District high school basketball games here Tuesday and, except for the first quarters, it wasn’t pretty.

Sports Calendar

February 22, 2012 TODAY Senior high basketball: 4A North Region Tournament in Cave City — Southside girls vs. Highland, 4 p.m., Heber Springs boys vs.

Astin wins SEC award

February 21, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas pitcher Barrett Astin is being honored for his performance over the weekend.Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday that Astin was named player of the week after throwing five hitless innings, a career high, and striking out seven in Sunday’s game against Villanova.Astin has a 6-2 record with three saves and a 2.51 earned-run average in 28 appearances, including four starts.Astin and the rest of the Razorbacks return to the field today and Wednesday for a 2-game homestand against Northwestern State.