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MH girls win, boys finish 2nd at Batesville swim meet

The Mountain Home High School swim teams had another good showing competing in a meet at Batesville. The Lady Bombers came away with the win on the girls’ side. Maddie Lynch won the 200-yard freestyle, finished second in the 100-yard freestyle and anchored the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a win. Kendra McLean was second in the 200-yard freestyle, Sierra Trogdon ended up second in the back stroke, and Joia Traver took second place in the breaststroke.
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Boyce's Buzzer Beater Buries SAU, 65-62

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Henderson State's Ryan Boyce drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday afternoon to lift the Reddies to a dramatic 65-62 road victory over Southern Arkansas. Malik Riddle led the Reddies with 13 points, while Xavier Davenport finished with 12 and Franck Kamgain had 11. Boyce's game-winner...
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Southern Arkansas finally overwhelms Henderson, 112-99

Behind career-high scoring efforts from Kisi Young and Ariana Guinn, Southern Arkansas went shot-for-shot Saturday with Henderson State before running up a 112-99 victory. It was the SAU women’s second-best single-game scoring output in program history. Young went for 28 points and added 10 rebounds with two assists and a...
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Bowling teams roll into season

Pioneers 7, Mountain Home 6 Lady Pioneers 10, Mountain Home 3 Pioneers 10, Cedar Ridge 3 Lady Pioneers 10, Cedar Ridge 0. When Samantha Hogan started bowling with her four-year-old son Alex, little did she know that she would be coaching the Batesville bowling program. “I was still learning at...
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Lady Bearkatz survive Mammoth Springs 65-46

MAMMOTH SPRINGS – Kenley McCarn and Lanie Cornelius each scored 17 points to lead the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz to a 65-46 hard-fought win over the Mammoth Springs Lady Bears on Thursday night in Mammoth Springs. “We had to play hard,” Melbourne Lady Bearkatz head coach Eric Teague said. “We struggled...

Thursday basketball results: Bergman girls top 5A Springfield team, CR boys lose tough conf. battle

-Norfork improved to 11-2 with a 55-30 win over Ozark Mountain. The Lady Bears fall to 9-6. -Valley Springs was a 73-64 winner over Nemo-Vista. The Lady Tigers are now 7-3. -Mammoth Spring lost to Melbourne 63-46. The Lady Bears are now 10-4, while Melbourne improves to 4-0. For Mammoth Spring, Brynn Washam scored 19 points, and Megyn Upton netted 12.
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Junior Pioneers overtake West Memphis Wonder

Batesville junior boy’s coach Rian Puckett was verbally coaching his Pioneers until the buzzer sounded at the end of his team’s most thrilling win to date. The Junior Pioneers kept a fast pace going on the court against a talented West Memphis Wonder team to hold on for a 50-45 conference win at Batesville gymnasium on Thursday night.

BJHSC student wins Jr. World’s Duck Calling Championship title

The Batesville School District is celebrating a student who recently claimed the junior world title in duck calling. Hayes Kibe was the winner of the Junior World’s Duck Calling Championship at the 86th annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest held during the week of Nov. 20 at the Wings Over the Prairie Festival in Stuttgart, Ark.

HSU Takes to Magnolia for First GAC Road Game

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – After finding victory in the first conference game of the 2021-22 season, Henderson State heads south to Magnolia, Arkansas, for its first road conference game of the season when it takes on the Southern Arkansas Muleriders in the W.T. Watson Athletic Center at 1 p.m. REDDIES REPORT.

Strong Defense Helps Henderson Down UAM, 54-50

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State put together a terrific defensive effort to overcome cold shooting on Thursday evening, as the Reddies outlasted Arkansas-Monticello 54-50 in the GAC opener for both teams at the Duke Wells Center. Alvin Miles led HSU with 13 points off the bench and Ryan Boyce was...

SAU men lose to Henderson at the buzzer

Henderson State’s Ryan Boyce drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday afternoon to lift the Reddies to a dramatic 65-62 road victory over Southern Arkansas in Magnolia. SAU senior forward Devante Brooks crashed inside and skied over a crowded paint for a put back tip-in following a late miss from the drive of classmate Aaron Lucas with seven seconds to play, tying the game.
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Mark Martin-Lyon College high school basketball tournament planned

BATESVILLE — The annual Mark Martin Automotive-Lyon College Basketball Invitational Tournament will return to Becknell Gymnasium next week when the games tip-off on Wednesday night. This year’s four-day event will include six boys teams and four girls teams, playing 13 games for a pair of championships, which will be played...
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Bearkatz defeat Highland in home debut

MELBOURNE — After a second-round run in the state football playoffs and the Thanksgiving holiday, the Melbourne Bearkatz opened their 2021-22 basketball campaign by defeating the visiting Highland Rebels 60-53 on Tuesday night in Melbourne. Caden Griffin led all scorers with 26 points and led the Bearkatz (1-0) to the...
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Junior Lady Pioneers power past West Memphis

Briley Pulliam scored 17 points to lead the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers to a resounding 49-6 win over West Memphis Wonder in a conference game on Thursday night in Batesville. Abby Dockins added 12 points for the Lady Pioneers in a much needed victory. “I thought we played well,” said...
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Lady Pioneers tame Lady Lions at Searcy Classic

SEARCY – The Batesville Lady Pioneers picked up their first win of the season on Thursday night in the late game at the Searcy Classic by defeating the host Lady Lions 53-35. Taylor Rush led Batesville with 22 points and Abby Hurley added 11 points. “We shot better and rebounded...

Henderson Opens GAC Play Versus Defending Champion UAM

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State opens Great American Conference play on Thursday night at home when it welcomes defending GAC regular season and tournament champion Arkansas-Monticello to the Duke Wells Center at 7:30 p.m. ***Thursday night is the Angel Tree Toy Drive game for the Reddies! Fans are encouraged to...

Tuesday area basketball results

High school basketball results from Tuesday night:. -Viola was a 64-20 winner over Timbo to move its record to 4-6. The Lady Longhorns led 44-9 at halftime. A.J. McCandlis led the way with 17 points. -Salem whipped up on White County Central 73-37 to run its record to 5-0. Marleigh...
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Highland Junior Rebels 33, Melbourne Junior Bearkatz 26

MELBOURNE — Hayden Edwards scored 11 points to lead the Melbourne junior Bearkatz in scoring in a 33-26 loss at home to the Highland junior Rebels. Bennon Burch hit a three-pointer, while Wyatt Buchanan and Shawn Wortham each scored baskets for Melbourne. Highland led 11-7 after the first quarter, thanks to a Wortham bucket just before the end of the quarter for the Bearkatz.

Still at 2 – Texas High and Pleasant Grove Playoffs This Friday

Congratulations to Texas High and Pleasant Grove... again! Both schools continued their winning ways last week and move up another rung in the Texas High School playoff brackets. Here are this week's playoff locals and times. Friday Games:. Texas High Tigers are now 12/0 after beating Port Neches-Groves last Friday...