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Awarding Excellence

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J.T. Smith was one of eight from area schools to be named All-State. Searcy had three make 6A All-State, while two Beebe Badgers made the 5A list. Jordan Cisco of Harding Academy and Jeremy Tharp of Bald Knob earned nods on the 3A list.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
White County produced quite a bit of success on the football field and included many good players to make that happen.
The county produced eight players that were named to the All-State . . .

Reflections of a state championship

Jeff Montgomery/ www.jeffmontgomeryphotography.com Tuesday marked two years since the Harding Academy Wildcats won their last state championship.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
Isn't Facebook a great thing?
One of my favorite features is the On This Day.
Well yesterday, Dec. 12, was the two-year anniversary of Harding Academy's last state football . . .

Harding women get easy home win

Harding's women outscored Christian Brothers 32-10 in the paint in Saturday's 61-37 win. Submitted Photo

Special to the Daily Citizen
Harding women's basketball used a stifling defense and a strong offensive third quarter to defeat Christian Brothers 61-37 in nonconference action Saturday at Rhodes-Reaves Field House.
Harding (4-6) . . .

Weekend Champs

Michael Long / Special to the Daily Citizen

Katie Turner was in double figures in both semifinals and finals wins over Lonoke and Cabot respectively to lead the Beebe Lady Badgers to a championship in the All-State Pre-Holiday tournament in Cabot.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
It was a good Saturday for a couple of area girls' basketball teams.
The Pangburn Lady Tigers and Beebe Lady Badgers captured championships in the Midland Tournament and the All-State . . .

Lions' wrestlers take 3rd in Bentonville

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Behind Wade Pitt, Demaceo Whittier and Ryan Tillery, the Searcy Lions wrestling team finished third in the Bentonville West Invitational over the weekend.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
BENTONVILLE -- Over the weekend, the Seacy Lions wrestling team traveled to northwest Arkansas to compete in the annual Bentonville West Invitational.
Behind Wade Pitt, Demaceo Whittier . . .

A-State receives $10M gift

Special to the Daily Citizen
JONESBORO -- The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees voted Monday to name A-State's football field "Allison Field" and its future north end zone facility "Centennial Bank Athletics Operations . . .