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Southside, Mountain View 3-peat at Lyon

Scott McDonald

Southside's Trevor Longo (32) tries to go up for a shot attempt but the ball is tipped out of his hands by Bald Knob's Stetson Smithson (right) during the championship game of the Lyon College Tournament on Wednesday.

By Scott Mcdonald
Guard Sports Editor
A couple of three-time champions were crowned Wednesday night in Becknell Gymnasium as the finals of the 37th annual Mark Martin Automotive Lyon College Tournament were played after being postponed due to weather from Saturday. . . . more »


Midland championships go down to the wire

By Kris Caraway Special To The Guard
PLEASANT PLAINS -- The winners of both championship games of the annual Midland Invitational weren't decided until the very end Thursday night in Pleasant Plains.
The West Side Greers Ferry Lady Eagles took the title by narrowl . . . more »


Balanced attack leads UA women to victory

UA Communications
ABILENE, Texas -- A dominating fourth quarter capped off a balanced offensive attack as the University of Arkansas women's basketball team played to an 80-68 win at Abilene Christian University on Saturday.
Arkansas (7-3) and ACU (7-2) were separa . . . more »


Bassey, Western Kentucky shock Razorbacks, 78-77

Crant Osborne

Arkansas freshman Isaiah Joe (1) goes up for a 3-point attempt against Western Kentucky at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.

Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE -- With fewer than 30 seconds left in Western Kentucky's game against Arkansas, Hilltoppers center Charles Bassey got the ball in the lane and was met by a couple Razorbacks defenders.
Instead of forcing it, the NBA prospect made a sma . . . more »


A-State falls to Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Coach Richard Pitino spoke to his Minnesota Gophers about avoiding a letdown following a challenging early-season schedule with Minnesota hosting Arkansas State on Saturday afternoon.
The Gophers took the message to heart early and then coasted to a . . . more »


Finals set for Lyon Tournament

Scott McDonald

Melbourne's Reagan Rapert (11) gets fouled by Bald Knob's Whitney Byers (2) while driving to the hoop during Melbourne's 63-34 win last Friday.

By Scott Mcdonald Guard Sports Editor
At least the semifinals of the Mark Martin Automotive Lyon College Tournament were played last Friday before the freezing rain and sleet hit the area Saturday morning and forced the postponement of the final games until Wednes . . . more »


Scots pick up road win against Philander Smith

Lyon Sports Information

Lyon College's Ali Tucker (left) dribbles the ball against the defense of College of the Ozarks during a home game earlier this season.

Lyon Sports Information
LITTLE ROCK -- The 19th-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team controlled the second half of the game on Thursday night to pull away from Philander Smith College, 76-59, in non-conference play. The Scots led by two points at halftime an . . . more »


Lady Pioneers suffer first loss

From submitted reports
PARAGOULD -- Beating the Paragould Lady Rams on their own home floor is always tough and the Batesville Lady Pioneers wee reminded of that Friday when they fell to the Lady Rams 66-56 in the semifinals of the First National Bank Shootout at P . . . more »


Bryant takes top spot in final poll

By Scott Mcdonald Guard Sports Editor
The final Arkansas Sports Media High School Football Poll of the 2018 season was released Monday afternoon with all the state champions holding down the No. 1 spot in their respective classifications.
The Bryant Hornets, who s . . . more »


They wanted it more than us

Crant OsborneNate Allen Services

Arkansas Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson reacts to a play during his teams loss to Western Kentucky last Saturday.

By Nate Allen
Nate Allen Services
FAYETTEVILLE -- What was said too often during the lowest points of the Stan Heath and John Pelphrey post Nolan Richardson basketball eras, Mike Anderson said last Saturday.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers had just edged Anderson' . . . more »


Lyon's French earns AMC Player of the Week honor


Lyon Sports Information
ST. LOUIS -- Lyon College senior center Samantha French has been named as the American Midwest Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball. The honor is the first for French in her career.
French posted her third double-double of th . . . more »


Back in conference play

Sandra Stroud

Back in conference play

Batesville's Tevan Whittaker lines up a free throw attempt during the Pioneers' last home game a month ago. The Pioneers played in the Petit Jean Classic in Morrilton last week and returned to 4A-3 Conference play Monday with a trip to Highland. The Pioneers defeated the Rebels 66-53. A complete story on that game will be in Wednesday's edition of the Guard.


Tuckerman sweeps Cedar Ridge

From submitted reports
NEWARK -- The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves hosted 3A-2 Conference foe Tuckerman for four games on Friday and the visitors left with four victories.
In the senior boys' game, Tuckerman defeated Ceder Ridge 75-33. For the Timberwolves (3-5), Tyce G . . . more »


The biggest challenge a hunter will face

David Mosesso Outdoor Exposure
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are about 11.5 million hunters in the United States. (I think that number was for 2016) There were 323 million residents of the U.S. in 2016 so hunters made up less than 4% of t . . . more »


Cheering for the 'Katz

Scott McDonald

Cheering for the 'Katz

Members of the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz basektball team cheer on their male counterparts during the semifinals of the Lyon College Tournament last Friday. While the Lady Bearkatz won their semifinal matchup against Bald Knob and will take on Mountain View in the girls' championship contest on Wednesday, the Bearkatz lost to Southside and return Wednesday to take on Highland in the third place contest.


Back to work

Scott McDonald

Back to work

Batesville's Taylor Griffin (right) drives to the hoop past a Searcy defender a couple of weeks ago. Coming off their first loss of the season last Friday at Paragould, the Lady Pioneers went back to work Tuesday night with a 4A-3 Conference road trip to Highland where the Lady Pioneers defeated the Lady Rebels 83-70. The full story on that game will run in Thursday's edition of the Guard.


Southerners win wild one at home

Southside guard Will Sitkowski (right) dishes the ball off after driving to the hoop during the Southerners' 51-50 win over Valley View on Monday.

Kris Caraway

By Kris Caraway Special To The Guard
SOUTHSIDE -- The Southside Southerners senior boys edged the Valley View Blazers 51-50 on Monday night with a last-second shot that sent the Southerner Gymnasium home crowd into an eruption of applause.
Southside senior Mathew . . . more »


Lyon golf releases spring schedule

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College men's and women's golf teams will compete in four different states and five different events this spring season as head coach Travis Lauterbach released the team's 2019 spring schedule.
The Scots will begin the spring season . . . more »


Cavemen pick up big road win

Cave City's Trenton Bell (right) drives to the hoop against Highland's Wes Taylor during Lyon Tournament College action last week. Bell pumped in 32 points for the Cavemen in their 55-45 win over Newport on Tuesday.

Scott McDonald

From submitted reports
NEWPORT -- The Cave City Cavemen snapped a two-game skid in 3A-2 Conference on Tuesday when they traveled to Newport and defeated a talented Greyhound team 55-45
"Road wins are priceless in this conference," Cave City coach Jim Summers said. . . . more »


On Deck

High School Basketball
Batesville at Jonesboro (3b-3) 5:30 p.m.
Junior High Basketball
Bradford at Cedar Ridge (7g-7b-1-2) 5 p.m.
High School Basketball
Jonesboro Westside at Batesville (1-2-3-4) 4 p.m.
Pocahontas at Southside (1-2-3-4) 4 p.m.
Cave Cit . . . more »


Looking for a way out

Scott McDonald

Looking for a way out

Melbourne's Danni Hardaway (left) looks for a teammate to whom to pass the ball during the Lady Bearkatz' win over Bald Knob last Friday in the semifinals of the Lyon College Tournament. Wednesday night, Mountain View defeated Melbourne 62-49 for the championship of the Lyon tourney. A full story of both championships will be in Friday's edition of the Guard.


Morton goes to Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Associated Press
LAS VEGAS -- An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact.
Not yet, anyway.
Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joi . . . more »


On the Air

11 a.m. -- IBU World Cup, men's 10km sprint, Austria NBCSN
6 p.m. -- Illinois at DePaul FS1
8 p.m. -- Wisconsin (Green Bay) at Creighton FS1
6 p.m. -- NCAA Division III Championship, The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, Mar . . . more »


Lyon women's wrestling ranked 8th

Lyon Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The second installment of the NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Poll was released by the conference office, and Lyon College remained ranked eighth in the nation.
Menlo College took the top spot from Wayland Baptist as WBU . . . more »


Cavewomen pick up 3A-2 victory

From submitted reports
NEWPORT -- The Cave City Cavewomen picked up their first victory of the season in 3A-2 Conference play when they defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds 51-44 on Tuesday.
Sierra Williams led the way with 16 points while Brooke Henry scored 11 po . . . more »


Batesville, Southside bowlers split

From submitted reports
The Southside and Batesville bowling teams split their last matches before the Christmas on Thursday at Hollywood Bowl.
The Southerners beat the Pioneers 10-3 in the boys' match. In singles play, Southside won 552-418 and 553-466 and Batesvil . . . more »