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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Lyon inducts 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

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J.T. Baker (’00), David Higgs (’87), Nathan Read (’02), Norris Weintz (’06) and the 1982-83 & 1983-84 men’s basketball teams were inducted into Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame Lyon College welcomed four new members – J.T. Baker (’00), David Higgs (’97), Nathan Read (’02)...

Adam Trausch named Head Track and Field Coach at Lyon

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With the resignation of Milton Williams, who served as the head men’s and women’s track and field coach, Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins has named Adam Trausch as the new head coach of both programs, the school said in a media release. Trausch...

Nominations now open for 2021 Lyon Athletic Hall of Fame

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Deadline to recommend former student-athletes is May 26, 2021 Nominations are now being accepted for the 39th Class of the Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame, said Kevin Jenkins, Lyon's director of athletics. Friends of Lyon College are urged to go online to nominate former student-athletes...

Lyon announces Class of 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

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J.T. Baker (’00), David Higgs (’87), Nathan Read (’02), Norris Weintz (’06), and the 1982-83, 1983-84 men’s basketball teams will be inducted into the 2020 Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame This year, Lyon College will welcome four new members -- J.T. Baker (’00), David...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

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The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

Gomez named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

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Senior Ignacio Gomez was recognized by the National Football Foundation for achievement in the classroom Lyon College senior kicker/punter Ignacio Gomez was named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday. An elite group of 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in...

Southside’s Kenny Simpson named as new head football coach for Searcy Lions

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UPDATE 11:20 p.m., June 11, 2020: White River Now's Gary Bridgman spoke with Coach Simpson tonight about the move to Searcy. Here's what Simpson said: "I feel Searcy is a good opportunity. It's never the right time to leave a place you love, but really...

Batesville Torpedoes swim team coach reports on an ‘outstanding’ performance at recent Pocahontas meet

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Batesville Torpedoes Swim Team Coach Alfredo Aleman reports to White River Now that the team a great time at Saturday's Pocahontas Invitational Meet. "Our swimmers' performance was outstanding, the coaching staff is very pleased and look forward to an awesome season," Coach Aleman told White...

Lyon’s Wilber qualifies for NAIA Cross Country Championship

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Clare Wilber (pictured above) is the first Scot to qualify for the NAIA Cross Country Championship since 1994 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lyon College women’s cross country freshman Clare Wilber will compete at the NAIA Cross Country Championships on Apr. 9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,...

Lady Southerners defeat the Highland Lady Rebels Monday night, 57-40

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The Lady Southerners opened conference play with a 57-40 win over the Highland Lady Rebels Monday night moving to 6-1 on the season. The Lady Southerners went 14-22 from behind the arc while the defense held the Lady Rebels to 31 percent from the...

Mountain View Yellowjackets advance to the semifinals Tuesday night

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Report by Kevin Johnson Tuesday night at Bergman High School, the Mountain View Yellowjackets advanced to the semifinals of the Class 3A-1East District Tournament with a dramatic 48-46 victory over the Marshall Bobcats.   Junior Bryce Baird took a pass from J’Air Jackson and hit a...