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Izard County easily advances with 16th straight victory

Izard County's Coby Everett goes in for a layup during the first half of the Cougars' 68-25 victory over Maynard Wednesday in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament at Calico Rock.

Scott McDonald

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
CALICO ROCK -- The Izard County Cougars barely broke a sweat Wednesday, easily handling the Maynard Tigers and posting a 68-25 victory in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2 . . .

Tucker earns Google Cloud Academic honors


Lyon sports Information
GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Lyon College women's basketball senior guard, Ali Tucker, was selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team for . . .

Lyon sweeps midweek DH

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Lyon College's Kylan Barnett rounds first base after getting a hit at Scots Field during a recent home game.

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College baseball team extended its current winning streak to nine games after sweeping a midweek doubleheader against Blue Mountain College on Wednesday afternoon at Scots Field. Lyon earned a 6-3 . . .

On Deck

High School Basketball
Class 4A East Region at Highland
Highland vs. Batesville/eStem (3) 4 p.m.
LR Mills vs. Westside/eStem (4) 5:30 p.m.
Brookland vs. PA/Pocahontas (3) 7 p.m.
Blytheville vs. McClellan/Valley View (4) . . .

Scott McDonald

Batesville's Isabella Higginbottom (30) drives past an eStem defender on the way to the goal in the first half of the Lady Pioneers' 65-52 victory Thursday in the opening round of the Class 4A East Regional Tournament at Highland.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
HIGHLAND -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers overcame some early turnovers and missed shots to finally wear down the eStem Lady Mets 65-52 on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 4A East . . .

Scots complete AMC play this week

Scott McDonald

Lyon's Madison Riley (15) dribbles around a Freed-Hardeman defender during a home game at Becknell Gym last month.

Lyon sports Information
The 17th-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team will close out the regular season with a pair of American Midwest Conference home games this week. The Scots will open up against Harris-Stowe State . . .

Lyon golf starts season Monday

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The Lyon College men's and women's golf teams begin the 2019 spring campaign Monday at the Faulkner Spring Invite. The two-day event will take place at the par-72 RTJ Capital Hill Senator Golf Course in . . .

University of Arkansas starts 3-game series at USC today

Craven WhitlowNate Allen Services

Razorback junior right-hand pitcher Jacob Kostyshock (35) from throws a breaking ball for a strike against Eastern Illinois on Sunday at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.

By Nate Allen Nate Allen Services
FAYETTEVILLE -- Accommodating the Razorbacks desire to return to Fayetteville for Monday's University of Arkansas classes, the Southern California Trojans rescheduled their 3-game baseball . . .

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Razorbacks travel to Auburn for another tough SEC game

Craven Whitlow

Razorback freshman Reggie Chaney (35) drives to the basket against Mississippi State Saturday night at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

By Nate Allen Nate Allen Services
FAYETTEVILLE -- Bruce Pearl's math doesn't add up when his teams shoot sprees of threes that don't fall.
But when the threes hit home his teams add up victories including a Division II national . . .

Lyon host Blue Mountain today

Lyon Sports Information
After a schedule changed pushed a doubleheader between the Lyon College baseball team and Blue Mountain College back a day, the two teams will square off in a twin bill on Wednesday at Scots Field . . .

On the Air

5:30 p.m. -- Rutgers at Michigan State BTN
5:30 p.m. -- Villanova at Georgetown FS1
5:30 p.m. -- Mississippi State at Georgia SEC
6 p.m. -- Xavier at Seton Hall CBSSN
6 p.m. -- Louisville at Syracuse . . .

Regional tournaments tip-off today

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
The second part of the basketball season begins today as regional tournaments tip off around the state for those teams playing in Class 4A through Class 1A.
Of the 18 local teams, nine have . . .

Elliot Sampley

Lyon Communications
The Lyon College Office of Advancement has announced that Elliott Sampley, currently serving as Lyon's associate athletic director and head softball coach, has accepted a new role at Lyon in the Office of . . .

A lonely February bowhunter

David Mosesso
Deer hunting is February can be a lonely adventure. About 99% of the deer hunters have hung up their guns and bows so you pretty much have to go at it alone. I've always enjoyed hunting the late season perhaps for . . .

From Arkansas to New Mexico chasing bugling elk

Photo submitted

Prior to joining the Marines, Thomas Praught of Poughkeepsie tends to the campfire between elk hunts with the author Mike Stanley of Highland.

By Mike Stanley Special to the Guard
After months of preparation and reaching our destination in northern New Mexico, the dawn was about to break on the second elk archery season in that state and here I was, a complete novice, . . .

Cougars rout Pirates for another district crown

Scott McDonald

Izard County's Bethany Simmons (32) dribbles between Norfork's Whitlee Layne (2) and Kynzie Rangel during their 1A-2 District Tournament semifinal matchup on Friday.

By Neal Denton The Baxter Bulletin
BROCKWELL -- The Izard County Cougars claimed their fifth straight district title to go with their sixth consecutive conference crown on Saturday when they mercy ruled Calico Rock 86-45 in the . . .

Lyon women fall at No. 1 Columbia College, Scots baseball sweeps

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Lyon's Zane Pritchard gets a hit during the Scots' 3-0 run through Saturday's tripleheader at Scots Field.

Lyon Sports Information
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The 17th-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team went up against No. 1 Columbia College in a top-25 matchup on Saturday afternoon. In their final road game of the regular season, the . . .

Razorbacks sweep opener

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Arkansas' Casey Martin smacks a double during the Razorbacks' sweep of Eastern Illinois on Saturday at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.

Lady Bearkatz thumping on Riverside for district title

Scott McDonald

Melbourne freshman Kenley McCarn (24) battles for a rebound against Riverside during the two teams' matchup last month at Bearkatz Arena.

From the Jonesboro Sun and submitted reports
MONETTE -- The top-seeded Melbourne Lady Bearkatz cruised past the Riverside Lady Rebels 47-27 in the girls' championship game of the 2A-3 District Tournament at Buffalo Island Central . . .