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Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

Riverview got off to a hot start to beat Highland in the first round of the 4A East Regional in Lonoke on Thursday. The win gives them a state tournament berth and a rematch with Lonoke at 4 p.m. today.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
A good start was needed for the Riverview Lady Raiders in their first round matchup with the Highland Lady Rebels, and that's exactly what the Lady Raiders got.in a 72-44 mercy rule win . . .


Varnell nets 32 points, leads Bald Knob to state tournament berth


Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

Kinlee Varnell led Bald Knob to a 58-46 win with 32 points. The Lady Bulldogs will now face Marianna Lee tonight at 7 p.m.

By Bruce Guthrie and Fred Conley sports@thedailycitizen.com
ROSE BUD -- Coming off a last-second buzzer beating win last week against Tuckerman, all Bald Knob needed was a quick start to beat Bismarck 58-46 in their opening round . . .


Third quarter surge secures win

Special to the Daily Citizen
Third-quarter runs have proven pivotal in Harding's games against Arkansas-Monticello this season. The Lady Bisons defeated the Blossoms 73-56 Thursday in Great American Conference play at the . . .


Helpenstill has huge performance in regional opener


Al Fowler / Special to the Daily Citizen

Elaine Helpenstill's 22 points offset Harding Academy's off night from the 3-point line as Harding Academy beat Glen Rose 56-23 in the 3A Region 2 first round at Rose Bud on Thursday.

By Fred Conley Special to the Daily Citizen
Harding Academy went into Thursday's first round regional game knowing they wanted to push the tempo and slow down talented Glen Rose senior Holly Crutchfield.
They accomplished both. . . .


Foes' futility opens door for Lady Bisons


With the loss of four GAC teams on Monday and Tuesday, the Lady Bisons clinched a berth in the GAC tournament. The Lady Bisons are 10-10 with two games remaining in the regular season. File Photo

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
As of Tuesday night, the Harding Lady Bisons can make travel plans for Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Even though the Lady Bisons lost to Arkansas Tech on Monday, which snapped a five-game . . .


Conference Champions

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GAC recognizes Bisons' academics

Special to the Daily Citizen
Following the fall portion of the 2017-18 season of competition in the Great American Conference, the league office announced that 360 student-athletes achieved Academic All-Conference honors in the . . .


Hot start gives Rose Bud easy route to state tournament


Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

Savannah Lacy led Rose Bud with 29 points, including hitting six from 3-point range, in Wednesday's 79-48 win over Tuckerman. The Lady Ramblers will play either Glen Rose or Harding Academy on Friday at 4 p.m.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
ROSE BUD -- Against what expected to be a tough opponent for the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers in the first round of 3A Region 2 tournament, it was important for the Lady Ramblers to get off . . .


Just Out of Reach


Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

Stetson Smithson scored 20 points including 6-of-6 from the foul line in overtime in Bald Knob's 66-64 loss to Glen Rose in the first round of the 3A Region 2 tournament at Rose Bud on Wednesday.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
Down by 12 points with 2:55 to play in the game, the Bald Knob Bulldogs fought back to send Wednesday's 3A Region 2 tournament game into overtime at Rose Bud High School.
But Parker . . .


Conference Champions

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
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Conference Champions
White County Central Junior Girls won the 2018 2A-2 District Tournament and Conference in McCrory on Feb. 8. Team members are (from left, bottom . . .


Wonder Boys halt Harding comeback


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Harding rallied but could not hold on in a 70-63 loss at Arkansas Tech. The Bisons close out the regular season at home this week.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
RUSSELLVILLE -- After a valiant Harding rally, Arkansas Tech took the lead for good with just over five minutes left and held on to defeat the Bisons 70-63 Monday in Great American . . .


Banger finishes tied for 6th


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Mason Banger shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the Newberry College Invitational on Monday.

Special to the Daily Citizen
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Harding senior Mason Banger shot an even-par 72 in the third round of the Newberry College Invitational Tuesday to finish tied for sixth in a field of 96 players. The event was . . .


Head Hog Morris to speak in Searcy

Special to the Daily Citizen
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas head football coach Chad Morris will speak at the Claude Smithey Razorback Club dinner on Thursday at the Searcy High School Cafeteria.
The cost for the event is $25 and . . .


News and Notes

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com
Softball dates changed
Due to rain in the forecast this weekend, the softball games between Harding and Southwestern Oklahoma has been moved to Sunday and Monday, Feb. 26-27.
The Great . . .


Hearts of Lions

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