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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Southside Lady Southerners headed to the State Tournament

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Report by Chris Vines Olivia Allen hit 13 free throws, Brett Gardner had 22 points and Kamie Jenkins dominated on the boards with 15 rebounds and the Southside Lady Southerners pulled away from the ESTEM Mets winning 54-43 and punching their ticket to the state...

Southside Southerners defeat Pulaski Academy in Regional Tournament action

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Report by Chris Vines A career night from Trevor Longo propelled the number-three seed Southside Southerners to a 55-52 overtime win over the number-two seeded Pulaski Academy Bruins in the 4A East Regional Tournament in Blytheville Thursday night. With the win, the Southerners move on to...

Both Melbourne Bearkatz teams advance to the Regional Tournament Semifinals

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Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz cruised to an opening-round regional tournament victory.  Wednesday night, taking on the Conway Christian Lady Eagles. It was all Lady Katz from the opening tip, leading 25-5 after one quarter and 50-12 at halftime. The sportsmanship clock ran...

Lady Pioneer comeback comes up short in 5A East title game

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Report by Wes Gwaltney The third time may have been the charm Wednesday night for the Jonesboro Lady Hurricanes as they held off a second-half Batesville rally and defeated the Lady Pioneers 51-50 for the 5A East conference title. The visitors from Craighead County came...

Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets advance to Regional Tournament Semifinals

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Report and photo by Kevin Johnson On Wednesday morning at Manila High School, the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets advanced to the Regional Semifinals and qualified for the Class 3A State Tournament with a 61-26 victory over the Osceola Lady Seminoles. Mountain View controlled the game throughout...

Four Scots earn All-AMC Honors, Giron named Player of the Year

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Jade Giron, Paige Kelley, Katie Turner, and Mari-Hanna Newsom earned All-AMC honors, while Giron was named as the Player of the Year Four Lyon College women’s basketball players earned All-American Midwest Conference (AMC) accolades, which were announced by the conference office on Monday night. Jade Giron...

Three Scots earn All-AMC Honors, Tapp named Coach of the Year

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Cole Anderson, Ray Price, and Dominique Loyd earned All-AMC honors, while Chad Tapp was named AMC Coach of the Year ST. LOUIS – Three Lyon College men’s basketball teams earned All-American Midwest Conference (AMC) honors, while Chad Tapp (pictured above, far right) was named as...

Batesville Lady Pioneers hold off Marion comeback, advance to conference finals

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Report by Wes Gwaltney Tournament season never disappoints in high school basketball and Monday night that certainly held true. A roller coaster would likely be the descriptor for most people as this game had everything a diehard fan could ask for. From the opening tipoff,...

Lyon women’s basketball claims first AMC Tournament title since 2015-16

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The Lyon College women’s basketball team swept the American Midwest Conference Regular-Season and Championship titles after winning the tournament championship on Monday night The Lyon College women’s basketball team (13-1) swept both American Midwest Conference Regular-Season and Tournament championships after defeating Columbia College (14-5), 66-56,...

Hogs jump to No. 12 in this week’s AP Top 25 hoops poll

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After the weekend victory over the LSU Tigers, the Razorbacks jumped to No. 12 from No. 20 in this week's AP Top Twenty Five. It is the third-largest one-week jump ever for Arkansas in the AP basketball poll, according to HogStats.com. The  25 teams in...

Lyon men’s basketball falls in overtime thriller to Columbia

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The Scots fell in overtime in the semifinals over the AMC Championship to Columbia College, 73-70 BATESVILLE, Ark. – The top-seeded Lyon College men’s basketball team rallied back from an 11-point halftime deficit to force overtime, but fell to No. 4-seed Columbia College, 73-70, in...