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Pioneers stun Chicks on Homecoming

Sandra Stroud

Batesville defenders K.J.Frierson (32) and Bradyn Gammill (14) team up to bring down Blytheville running back Jermel Woods after a short gain in the first half of the Pioneers' 41-6 victory over the Chickasaws on Friday.

By Scott Mcdonald Guard Sports Editor
For the second week in a row, the Batesville Pioneers put together a solid, complete game and did not make too many mistakes in a 41-6 mercy rule victory over the Blytheville Chickasaws during Homecoming last Friday at Pioneer . . . more »


Lyon College stumbles against Blossoms

Lyon Sports Information

Lyon's Kendra Kelley (19) attempts a kill during a match from earlier this season.

Lyon Sports Information
MONTICELLO -- The Lyon College volleyball team played a non-conference match this evening against NCAA Division II Arkansas Monticello. The Scots fought hard the entire match. However, Arkansas Monticello proved to be too much for Lyon as th . . . more »


Gafford named to first team All-SEC

Craven WhitlowNate Allen Sports Services

Arkansas' Daniel Gafford (10) shoots over an Oklahoma State defender during action last season at Bud Walton Arena.

UA Communications
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- University of Arkansas sophomore Daniel Gafford was named to the SEC Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference team, as selected by a panel of both league and national media members.
Gafford, a consensus top 15 pick in the mock . . . more »


Huge final day lifts Lyon to 3rd

Lyon Sports Information
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. -- In a day so cold that there was a frost delay to start the final round of the Lindenwood-Belleville Invite, the Lyon College men's golf team recorded their best 18-hole stretch of the 54-hole tournament and the seco . . . more »


Hillcrest holds on for victory in first game

BROCKWELL -- The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles opened their basketball season with a bang Tuesday night, fending off the Mount Vernon-Enola Warhawks 78-73 on the second day of the Bad Boy Mowers Classic at Izard County High School.
Hillcrest led 21-16 after a quarter, . . . more »


Lyon faces tough road challenge at No. 13 Langston

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The Lyon College football team picked up a key Sooner Athletic Conference win last week after the Scots defeated Southwestern Assemblies of God, 37-34, at Pioneer Stadium.
The Scots will look to carry their momentum from the big win into wha . . . more »


Storey still questionable for Saturday's game

Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey attempts a pass in the rain last Saturday against Ole Miss at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.

By Nate Allen Nate Allen Sports Services
FAYETTEVILLE -- Conspiracy theories seem abounding whether or not the 1-6 Razorbacks will start quarterback Ty Storey in Saturday's 11 a.m. SEC Network televised nonconference University of Arkansas homecoming game against t . . . more »


Southside to host basketball skills training league

SOUTHSIDE -- Southside High School will be hosting a Top Flight Youth Basketball League skills training for boys and girls that are in the second through sixth grades.
The Top Flight Youth Basketball League provides basketball instruction, games, and sportsmanship . . . more »


No. 13 Lions hold off Scots' upset effort

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Lyon sophomore quarterback Spencer Childress (18) scrambles away from the pocket during the Scots' last home game.

Lyon Sports Information
LANGSTON, Okla. -- The Lyon College football team looked to hand No. 13 Langston its first Sooner Athletic Conference loss of the season, but the Lions used a 28-3 halftime lead to hold off the Scots' upset bid and held on for a 48-21 victor . . . more »


Noland, defense help Arkansas shut out Tulsa

Craven WhitlowNate Allen Sports Services

Arkansas quarterback Connor Noland (13) looks for room to throw a pass attempt on Saturday during the Razorbacks' 23-0 victory over Tulsa.

By Andrew Epperson Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE -- When Arkansas freshman quarterback Connor Noland trotted off the field after throwing an interception on the first drive, Razorbacks coach Chad Morris didn't have to say much to make sure his first-time starter s . . . more »


Batesville tops Wynne for third

Scott McDonald

Batesville's Taylor Griffin (16) goes up for a kill attempt during the Lady Pioneers' last home match a couple of weeks ago.

JONESBORO -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers picked up their 20th victory of the season last Thursday when they swept the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 3-0 int he third place match of the 4A-Northeast District Tournament at Valley View High School.
Batesville (20-12) won b . . . more »


Heber Springs shuts out Southside

SOUTHSIDE -- The Southside Southerners suffered their first regular season home loss in two years on Friday, getting shut out 21-0 by the Heber Springs Panthers in 4A-2 Conference play.
Heber Springs improved to 4-4 overall and 4-1 in the 4A-2. Southside dropped to . . . more »


On Deck

High School Volleyball
Class 4A State Tournament at Mena
Batesville vs. Shiloh Christian 3 p.m.
Class 2A State Tournament at Crowley's Ridge
Midland vs. KIPP Blytheville 5 p.m.
High School Basketball
Calico Rock at Concord (1-3-4) 5 p.m.
Izard County at Hillc . . . more »


On the Air

7 p.m. -- Troy at South Alabama ESPN2
7 p.m. -- MLB World Series, Game 1, L.A. Dodgers at Boston FOX
6 p.m. -- Philadelphia at Detroit NBA
7 p.m. -- San Jose at Nashville NBCSN
11:55 a.m. -- UEFA Champi . . . more »


NLR still unanimous top pick in state poll

By Scott Mcdonald Guard Sports Editor
For the fourth week in a row, North Little Rock is the unanimous pick as the No. 1 team in Arkansas by 25 sportswriters and sportscasters across the state, according to the latest Arkansas Sports Media High School Football Pol . . . more »


Razorbacks Red and White

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Razorbacks Red and White

Razorback freshman guard Desi Sills from Jonesboro works for an open shot during the RedWhite game Friday night in Bud Walton Arena at Fayetteville. Sills led the White with 16 points, but the Daniel Gafford-led Red squad won the game 105-79.


State bound

Neal DentonThe Baxter Bulletin

State bound

Midland's LaKrista Knabe (24) runs down an errant pass during the Lady Mustangs' match at Cotter earlier this season. Midland makes school history today when it plays its first ever match at the Class 2A State Tournament at Crowley's Ridge in Paragould, facing KIPP Delta of Blytheville at 5 p.m. At the Class 4A State Tournament in Mena, the Batesville Lady Pioneers face Shiloh Christian at 3 p.m.


Scots cruise past Lynx on soccer Senior Day

Lyon Sports Information

Lyon's Alexandria Denton (3) goes up for a header while fighting off a defender during the Scots' recent home match.

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College men's soccer team defeated Lindenwood University-Belleville on Saturday afternoon. The Scots scored the lone goal of the first half. Lyon kept up their offensive pressure and netted two more goals in the second half. The Lyn . . . more »


Izard County hoops teams both start 2-0

Midland's Paige Penn (5) battles for a rebound with Concord's Annalise Cornett (20) during their contest last week at the Bad Boy Mowers Classic in Brockwell.

BROCKWELL -- The Izard County Cougars are off to a 2-0 start after two big wins at its own Bad Boy Mowers Classic last week.
On Thursday, the Cougars pounded Shirley 63-29, led by Justus Cooper who had 11 points. On the same night, the Lady Cougars clipped the Lady . . . more »


Blytheville has to forfeit 2 victories

NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Activities Association announced on Monday that the Blytheville Chickasaws football team will have to forfeit two victories from earlier this season after using an ineligible player in those victories.
The first win they have to va . . . more »


Landowners are golden

David Mosesso Outdoor Exposure
I've always wanted to write a column about my favorite landowners. I've been blessed to have been able to hunt some really good places throughout my lifetime and many of them have been private farms that I've been granted permission . . . more »