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Wildcats can't find offense in playoff loss

Hardng Academy returns a kick during Harding Acadmey's 32-13 loss to Lamar. The Wildcats end their season at 7-4.Jeff Montgomery www.jeffmontgomeryphotography.com

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
LAMAR -- It wasn't the way most thought Harding Academy's football season would end.
How it ended was in a 32-13 loss with all of the Wildcats' points coming late in the game.
The . . .

Sacked Out

Michael Long Special to the Daily CitizenPeyton Wright was sacked five times in Friday's 35-0 loss to Greenwood in the 6A state playoff.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
GREENWOOD -- A tour of the Arkansas ozarks may have been the best thing about the Searcy's trip to Greenwood on Friday night.
On the football field, a promising start fizzled late in . . .

HU's volleyball season ends in 2nd round

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KEARNEY, Nebraska -- The No. 8 seed Harding volleyball team fell to the ninth-ranked Concordia-St. Paul, the No. 4 seed, Friday 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13) in the semifinals of the NCAA Central . . .

Bisons second-half comeback falls just short

Jeff Montgomery Special to the Daily CitizenHarding's Taylor Bissell dives for the end zone in the second half of Saturday's 21-19 loss at Ferris State. The Bisons end the season with a 9-3 record.

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- Harding scored 19 points in the fourth quarter but came up one drive short of overcoming a three-touchdown deficit after three quarters and fell 21-19 to Ferris State on Saturday . . .

Harding wins at home over Ecclesia

Submitted PhotoHarding scored more than 100 points in a game for the first time since 2014 in Thursday's home opener against Ecclesia.

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Freshman Gabriel Divic made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in his Harding debut and the Bisons controlled the action in the low post in a 101-68 victory over Ecclesia on Thursday at the . . .

Harding's XC competes in regional meet

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Harding women's cross-country concluded its 2018 season Saturday with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Central Region meet, hosted by Missouri Southern State . . .

Lady Bisons get easy home wins

Submitted PhotoThe Harding Lady Bisons enjoyed a pair of blowout wins on Friday and Saturday beating Crowley's Ridge and Central Baptist College on Friday and Saturday respectively.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
Anyone taking in a pair of basketball games at Rhodes-Reaves Fieldhouse this weekend has enjoyed a pair of women's basketball games that were easy on the eyes.
Saturday's outing turned . . .

Scots get win in league openers against Hannibal-LaGrange

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The 20th-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team pulled away from Hannibal-LaGrange in the second half as the Scots outscored the Trojans, 50-26, and earned an . . .

Central Arkansas hangs on to beat Abilene Christian

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ABILENE, Texas -- Luke Hales connected with Jack Short for a 2-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter to help Central Arkansas beat Abilene Christian 16-7 on Saturday.
Hales' pass to Short capped an eight-play, . . .

McCain resigns as Raiders' head coach

Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.comMike McCain made his permanent departure from Riverview official last week when he tendered his resignation after taking a leave of absence on Sept 12 due to health issues. The Raiders' best season under McCain was in 2017 when they finished 7-4.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
The Riverview Raiders are officially searching for a new head football coach.
Mike McCain officially submitted his resignation last week and the school board approved it at the regular . . .

On the Offensive

Jeff Montgomery Harding SportsCole Chancey and the Harding Bisons return to Big Rapids, Mich., for a rematch with Ferris State. Harding won last year's meeting on a Tristan Parsley 20-yard field goal with no time left to give the Bisons a 16-14 victory.

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The Harding Bisons head back to a place where they got one of the program's biggest wins in 2017.
Last season, Harding senior kicker Tristan Parsley kicked the game-winning 20-yard field goal with no . . .

Mitchell takes her fight to the Irish

Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.comRose Bud standout Joley Mitchell signed to play softball with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Mitchell is tied for the Arkansas high school career record for home runs (45), and is the state runs scored (196) record holder following her junior season.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
She's a state champion. She's a state record holder.
Next year, Rose Bud's Joley Mitchell will be an Irish.
Regarded by many to be the best high school softball player in the state, . . .

Cats, Lions looking to advance

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
Round one was a success at home for both the Harding Academy Wildcats and the Searcy Lions.
Tonight, both teams take their shows on the road.
Harding Academy heads west to Lamar while . . .