Like many with the entrepreneurial psyche of a professional angler fisherman, Cody Kelly struggled for several years to earn his professional distinction.
The Searcy School District named Lions offensive coordinator Mark Kelley as the new head coach for Searcy headed into the 2015-2016 school year.
Harding Academy runner Kaylin Turley is a multifaceted athlete who utilizes her unique combination of skill sets to be a successful distance, speed, and cross country runner.
Searcy High School track sensation Rivers Ridout admitted he never envisioned competing in college athletics or track two years ago.
Searcy High School soccer player Abby Dixon admitted kicking the game-winning goal that catapulted her Lions’ team to the championship was a “blur.”
The Searcy Lions senior-laden soccer team rode a wave of momentum they were unable to sustain losing to Russellville 3-0 in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at Lions Stadium.
Harding women’s golfer Brittany Marquez was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Team on Thursday.
The Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs defeated Genoa Central 10-0 in Saturday afternoon’s semifinal game in Harrison.
The Riverview Raiders’ soccer team is entering their state tournament game with the proverbial underdog label.
Last season, the Riverview Lady Raiders’ soccer team finished second to last in their conference standings, and felt the sting of finishing at the bottom of their respective standings is something they didn’t want to feel again.
The Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs’ convincing victory over one of the best softball teams in Arkansas Class 3 softball Tuesday afternoon progressed just one of many teams in Searcy and the surrounding area that will be playing in the Arkansas Activities Association State playoffs this year.
BALD KNOB — The Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs got enough production from their seven, eight, and nine spots en route to capturing the regional tittle with a 5-0 victory over Harding Academy to capture a regional tournament title.
After much deliberation, Searcy High School pole vaulter Cameron Stalnaker finally made the decision and admitted he realized another dream when he signed to be a pole vaulter with Arkansas State University Tuesday afternoon at the SHS cafeteria.
Harding Academy pitcher Reid Maddox knew his team was resting him for the playoffs but also knew his number would be called to pitch in the regional championship game if Harding qualified.
Prior to the beginning of regional play, the Bald Knob girls softball team decided to pick up a couple of extra games to prepare for the caliber of teams they would face.
The Harding Academy girls softball team have positioned themselves as well as they could headed into the playoffs, according to their coach Rusty Garner.
Prior to the regional tournament, Shane Fullerton made a declaration that his team’s lack of experience concerned him zero as his team headed into their regional contests.
The Searcy High School Lions baseball lost 2-0 to Marion in Friday’s contest.
Bald Knob runner Tyler Cantrell utilized his experience at last season’s Arkansas Class 3A state meet as a catalyst to improve his times in the 1mile with a time of 5 minutes, 4 seconds.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Harding women’s outdoor track and field, ranked No. 58 in NCAA Division II and 21st in the Central Region, will conclude its 2015 season Thursday through Saturday at the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
The Searcy Lady Lions soccer team inched closer to securing the coveted No. 1 seed and officially captured the Arkansas Class 6-7A conference title with a 2-1 victory over Mountain Home Tuesday night at Lions Stadium.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Harding men’s outdoor track and field, ranked No. 46 in NCAA Division II and 18th in the Central Region, will conclude its 2015 season Thursday through Saturday at the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Angelo State will host the meet at LeGrand Stadium.
RICHARDSON, Texas —West Texas A&M’s Baptiste Moreu and Harding’s Ewa Zaborowska were tabbed Lone Star Conference Academic Athletes of the Year on Wednesday when league officials announced the LSC’s annual academic awards for men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.
Searcy High School’s Matthew Davis admittedly said he knew his team would be in a position to capture sole possession of first place in the Arkansas Class 6A conference race as his Lions prepare to head into the state-qualifying round.
Southeastern Oklahoma’s Brayon Colley hit a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Cody Coats with the eventual game-winning run, and the Savage Storm defeated Harding 4-3 on Monday at the Great American Conference Tournament.
Harding wide receiver Donatella Luckett went undrafted in this weekend’s NFL Draft but will sign a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bald Knob pitcher Autumn Humes and her Lady Bulldogs’ teammates said they purposely didn’t display a lot of emotion after their 1-0 victory over Harding Academy that captured their Class 3A District Crown Friday afternoon at Harding University.
Harding switch-hitting junior Davis Richardson hit two home runs, one from each side of the plate, including a game-winning, three-run blast with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Bisons an 8-5 victory over Southern Arkansas at the Great American Conference Tournament.
The Harding Academy Wildcats got plenty of offensive production in their 5-1 victory over Cedar Ridge Friday afternoon to capture the District Title.
Riverview softball coach Rebecca Vines had a clear-cut strategy as she and her Lady Raiders team entered the first round of Arkansas Class 4A District play against Newport: score early.
Harding baseball qualified for its third straight Great American Conference Tournament and will open competition Saturday at 7 p.m. against No. 4 seed Henderson State at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla.
BENTONVILLE— The Harding softball team left seven runners on as they fell to Arkansas Tech 10-2 in six innings in the opening round of the Great American Conference Tournament at the Tiger Athletic Complex. The Lady Bisons, the No. 5 seed, will take on No. 8 seed Southern Arkansas at 8 p.m., on Thursday at Memorial Park in an elimination game.
Searcy High School football coach Jeromy Poole will resign from his position as head football coach of the Lions according to a statement sent by the Searcy School District Wednesday morning.
Bald Knob High School high jumper Dylan Western finished first in the Arkansas Class 2-3A High Jump event Tuesday at Harding Academy. J. Brothers, of Barton, finished second with a jump of 6 feet.
Hickman captures long jump
Bald Knob’s Mason Hickman finished first the Arkansas Class 2-3A District long Tuesday at Harding University’s track clearing a jump of 21 feet, .75 inches. Hickman’s teammate Dylan Western finished second with a jump of 17 feet, 11.75 inches.
Hickman wins triple jump
Bald Knob’s Mason Hickman finished first in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District triple jump clearing 41 feet. Hickman’s teammate, Dylan Western, had a jump of 37 feet, 9 inches placing second.
Cats’ Fisher finishes first in shot put
Harding Academy Peyton Fisher won the Arkansas Class 2-3A District shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 11 inches. Fisher’s teammate Mills Bryant finished second with a throw of 41 feet, 6.75 inches.
Ramblers' Swint finishes first in District
Rose Bud’s Dustin Swint finished first in discus with a throw of 114 feet in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District meet Tuesday afternoon at Harding University. Barton’s A. Anderson finished second with a throw of 110 feet, 3 inches.
Bulldogs Western takes first in pole vault
Bald Knob Dylan Western finished first in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District pole vault clearing 11 feet, 3 inches. His teammate Lucas Feagin finished second with a jump of 8 feet, 6 inches.
Cats take first in 4X800 relays
The Harding Academy Wildcats relay team that consists of Bryce Wiedower, Luke Fouts, Travis Turley, and Hayden Mathews finished first in the Class 2-3A District 4X800 relays Tuesday afternoon at Harding University with a time of 8 minutes, 43.89 seconds.
Harding’s Gentry takes second in 110-meter hurdles
Harding Academy’s Carson Gentry finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.26 in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District relays Tuesday at Harding University.
Hickman wins 100-meter dash
Bald Knob’s Mason Hickman finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.72 in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District relays Tuesday at Harding University. Barton’s A. Anderson finished second with a time of 11.72 in the 100-meter dash.
Bulldogs' Cantrell wins 1,600-meter run
Bald Knob’s Tyler Cantrell won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 49.60 seconds in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District relays Tuesday at Harding University. Harding Academy’s Nate Hall finished with a time of 5 minutes, 12.28 seconds in the 1,600-meter run.
Bald Knob finished second in 4X100 relay
The Bald Knob boys track team finished second in the 4X400-meter relay in the Arkansas Class 2-3A District relays Tuesday at Harding University. The Bulldogs' relay team consisted of Dominiac Harp, Dakota Varnell, Mark Byers, and Chris Briscoe finished with a time of 48.21 seconds.
Cats dominate 400-meter dash
Bulldogs boys, girls track takes first in District
Ewa Zaborowska, a member of the Harding University women's cross country and track and field teams from Wejherowo, Poland, was honored in chapel Wednesday as the 2015 female M.E. Berryhill Award winner. Romo Westbrook from the football team was the male recipient.
Romo Westbrook, a member of the Harding University football team from Marion, Arkansas, was honored in chapel Wednesday as the men’s 2015 M.E. Berryhill Award winner. Ewa Zaborowska from the women’s cross country and track and field teams was the women’s winner.
The Searcy Lady Lions’ girls soccer team got the type of goal production they needed to capture another conference game.
Searcy High School baseball coach Matthew Davis has delivered a simple and blunt message to his team as they have four conference games left in the season: “this is crunch time.”
Arkansas Tech's two-run sixth inning gave the Wonder Boys a 3-2 victory over Harding on Sunday and a three-game Great American Conference sweep. Tech won 5-2 and 4-2 on Saturday.
Harding freshman Cameron Bienz cleared 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 meters) in the high jump to place third at the ASU Red Wolves Open. He was the top finisher for the Harding men at the meet. Bienz mark was a personal best and the top high jump by a Harding athlete this season.
When Searcy High School goalie Ethan Tipton began the season, he asked his coach Bronco King if he could start at goalie.
The Searcy High School girls soccer team has now positioned themselves to capture a state bid with a 3-0 victory over Mountain Home Friday at Mountain Home High School.
The Searcy High School soccer team will host a Youth Soccer Night next Tuesday night at Lions’ Stadium when the Lions and Lady Lions host Marion.
In a tightly fought contest, one team rose above the pack in River Oaks Senior Membership Golf Association at last Wednesday’s Tournament at the River Oaks.
Harding Academy baseball coach Shane Fullerton admits he wasn’t worried about his team’s youth being a detriment to his team’s success this season.
The Searcy Lady Lions soccer team began its conference portion of the season with a 7-0 road victory over Jonesboro Monday night at Jonesboro High School.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The Great American Conference announced the league's weekly awards for the second-to-last week of the 2015 baseball regular season. Arkansas Tech's Mark Vaughn picked up the Player of the Week honor and Harding's Andrew Fiddler garnered the Pitcher of the Week award.
Harding is set to host Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday in a non-conference doubleheader that starts at 2:30 p.m. It is the last regular season games the Lady Bisons will play at home.