Cavemen stop Panthers in 4A-2 District contest

January 11, 2012 CAVE CITY — With their big guy supplying 29 points and eight rebounds, the Cave City Cavemen stopped the Heber Springs Panthers’ run in the 4A-2 District here Tuesday night.The last of Chaz Mathews’ points came when the 6-foot-6 junior hit two free throws with one second remaining, giving the Cavemen a 66-65 victory. The Panthers came into the contest with a 4-0 district record and a 12-2 overall mark.The Cavemen improved to 4-3 and 11-5 as Lane Gay added 10 points and nine rebounds; Taylor Milligan hit for 13 points.

Davis says he’s returning to Razorbacks

January 11, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Knile Davis isn’t quite finished at Arkansas.The Razorbacks’ running back announced Tuesday that he will return to school next season, deciding against entering the NFL draft after missing every game last year as he recovered from a fractured left ankle.

Report: Griffin decides to go pro

January 11, 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has decided to enter the NFL draft.The exciting dual-threat quarterback is bypassing his senior season at Baylor and is projected to be one of the top picks in April.The news came Tuesday, exactly a month after Griffin became the first Baylor player to win college football’s highest individual honor.ESPN, citing an anonymous family source, first reported that Griffin was going pro and in the final stages of picking an agent.

‘Every game counts’ — until it doesn’t

January 11, 2012 The same people who said LSU was the best team in college football all season had to concede that Alabama was the far better team Monday night.So who’s really No. 1?That depends on whether you buy into the Bowl Championship Series’ version of a national title. Remember that after you strip away the pseudo-science, fuzzy math and constant tweaks, the BCS champion is still decided by a poll of coaches — and a prearranged one at that.

Hogs aim to take success on SEC road

January 11, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Anderson knows how difficult life can be on the road in the Southeastern Conference, even in his first season back at Arkansas.The Razorbacks’ coach remembers all too well the struggles Arkansas faced away from home in the SEC, even when the program was one of the best in the country.Anderson just hopes the youthful Razorbacks (12-3, 1-0 SEC) can keep their calm as they prepare for their conference opener at Mississippi (10-5, 0-1) tonight.

Southerners, Cavemen advance at Kell tournament in Swifton

January 10, 2012 SWIFTON — Two Guard-circulation area basketball teams moved up here Monday in the Kell Classic Tournament in Swifton.The Southside Southerners, the runners-up to Bay here last year, defeated the Tuckerman Bulldogs 65-49 in an opener, and the Cave City Cavemen held off the Izard County Cougars 51-42 in a quarterfinal.In the other contest involving an area school, the Weiner Lady Cardinals downed the Cave City Cavewomen 41-34.

Lyon women shoot straight in 42-point win

January 10, 2012 The last non-conference basketball game of the season went great for one Lyon College team, and not so great for another.Hitting 66 percent of their shots from the field, the Scot women jumped to a big early lead and won 99-57 over the Philander Smith Lady Panthers in Becknell Gymnasium Monday night.In the nightcap, the visitors from Little Rock had the hot hand and won 96-71.

Batesville juniors bounce back in Wynne

January 10, 2012 WYNNE — Batesville’s juniors bounced back from a rough outing on the road last week and won at Wynne in 5A-East District basketball games here Monday.The Junior Lady Pioneers won 34-15. They led 8-2, 16-4 and 32-10 at the quarter breaks.“We had nine players score and our defense was better than it has been in a while,” Coach Tim Palmer said. “Kate Sanders has played well in the post for us the last two games.”

Anderson’s son arrested for DWI

January 10, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The son of University of Arkansas men’s basketball Coach Mike Anderson has been arrested again on suspicion of drunken driving.Michael Anderson, 26, is a video coordinator for the Razorbacks. He was pulled over by Fayetteville police at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, hours after Arkansas’ win over Mississippi State.A police report says Anderson’s blood-alcohol level was 0.10, above the 0.08 limit for driving. Police say he was randomly braking and had “horrible” balance during a test.

Report: Dyer transferring to Arkansas State

January 10, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Michael Dyer is following Gus Malzahn back home, joining his former offensive coordinator at Arkansas State.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night that the former Auburn tailback is transferring to Arkansas State to become a member of the Red Wolves.The person confirmed the move on condition of anonymity because Arkansas State has not announced it