Weevils shoot by Scots again

January 3, 2012 MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils are still hitting from long range and still winning.Led by Sergio Crowe’s eight-of-12 3-point shooting, the 10-2 Boll Weevils defeated the Lyon College Scots 86-63 in a non-conference basketball game here Monday.In Batesville on Nov. 17, Crowe hit six 3s and Kori Forge added five when the Weevils downed the Scots 86-65.

Franklin could finish with Razorback first

January 3, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE — Friday night, after Arkansas and Kansas State play in the Cotton Bowl, senior middle linebacker Jerry Franklin is likely to have accomplished a Razorback first.With a 93-87 lead over senior safety Tramain Thomas in the tackle chart, Franklin perches on the verge of becoming the first Razorback to lead the team in tackles four years running.Those stats have brand new December hired defensive coordinator Paul Haynes wishing for four more years instead of just one game with the man positioned at what’s called the “Mike linebacker” position.

Cardinal kicker misses; Cowboys start talking No. 1

January 3, 2012 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.All the Cowboys need now is a little help from Alabama.Surviving a missed field goal at the end of regulation and getting a big kick of its own in overtime, No. 3 Oklahoma State opened the door for the chance at a split national championship with a wildly entertaining 41-38 win over No. 4 Stanford on Monday night.

Lyon cagers win, lose on road

January 2, 2012 The Lyon College basketball teams won and lost in out-of-state contests over the weekend.In the Belhaven Holiday Classic in Jackson, Miss., the Scot women routed the Southern Arkansas Lady Muleriders 78-49.In an exhibition game in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday, the NCAA Division I Lamar Cardinals walloped the Scot men 102-58.

Timberwolves fend off Yellowjackets, win 2nd NEA title

January 2, 2012 JONESBORO — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves withstood the charge they knew was coming and then claimed their second Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Division I high school basketball championship with a 53-39 victory over the Bay Yellowjackets here Friday night.

Cougars win only state title among 4 contenders

January 2, 2012 Guard-circulation area high school teams went one for four on state championship opportunities, and it’s a tough call on which outcome was more surprising.Led by senior Preston Harmon’s medal-winning even-par 73, the Izard County Cougars won their second straight Class 1A State Tournament in golf on Oct. 5, and they did it by defeating another circulation-area team they had lost to during the regular season.

Resolutions, race, lots of fun available on New Year’s Day

December 30, 2011 Bring your resolutions and running shoes to this free New Year’s Day event, but leave your watches at home.Sunday morning at 9, the New Year’s Day Resolution/Prediction Less than 4 Mile Fun Run/Walk is set to start in front of Merchants and Planters Bank on Main Street. It will finish at the same line, and trophies will be awarded to the male and female runners and walkers who finish closest to their predicted times.Predictions will be taken from the runners and walkers who have not pre-registered, Ken McSpadden said, explaining why watches are not allowed.

Hogs add defensive energy to Scott’s new-found gifts in impressive win over 49ers

December 30, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE — Rickey Scott’s Arkansas Christmas present didn’t stop at Christmas.The gifted Razorbacks  sophomore  from Irving, Texas finally playing to potential with a career high 18 points in  Arkansas’ 77-63 victory over Louisiana Tech the Dec. 22 last game before Christmas at Walton Arena, tallied a new career high 23  leading Arkansas to an 80-67  victory over the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte 49ers in Arkansas’ in Walton Arena.

Pirates to play for GF title

December 30, 2011 PANGBURN — The Concord Pirates broke away here in the second half and posted a 65-42 victory over the Nemo Vista RedHawks in the semifinals of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic.Concord led 31-21 at halftime.Jacob Roark led the winners with 33 points. Teammate Ryan Cornelison added 10.The Pirates improved to 19-3 and take on the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles tonight at 7:15 in the title game.Mount Vernon-Enola and Rose Bud are slated to square off in the girls final at 6.

Pioneers fall again in Harrison

December 30, 2011 HARRISON — The Batesville Pioneers went 0-for-Harrison.Thursday afternoon, the Prairie Grove Tigers held on for a 58-50 victory, handing the Pioneers their third loss in as many games in the Lendel Thomas Classic, an annual high school basketball event for boys.Delton Rhodes led the winners with 24 points.For Batesville, Tanner Ring and Garrett Denton scored 17 points apiece. Ring added four assists.The Pioneers hit 16 of 32 shots from the field (two of eight 3-pointers) and hit just four of 13 free throws.