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Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.comKim Sitzman's debut as Searcy Lady Lions' coach ended with a 56-50 win. Alexis Broadway led the way for Searcy with 30 points.

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
When Searcy girls' head basketball coach Kim Sitzman woke up Tuesday morning, she had the expected nerves that come with a coaching debut.
"It doesn't compare," Sitzman said if what she went through was similar to any of . . . more »


Three former Hogs named to 2018 Hall of Fame class

Special to the Daily Citizen
FAYETTEVILLE -- A trio of former Razorback football greats are among the nine members of the 2019 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class announced on Tuesday.
Arkansas natives Gary Adams, Madre Hill and Houston Nutt have been selected and . . . more »


Searcy can't keep up in season-opening loss

Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.comFreddy Hicks' 29 points wasn't enough to match Benton in Tuesday's 80-65 loss to the Panthers in the Lions' opening game of the season.

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy stayed close in the first quarter, but a three at the buzzer gave Benton a 20-17 lead after the first eight minutes and the momentum they needed to spoil the Lions' first game of the 2018-19 season in an 80-65 loss . . . more »


Scots pull away in fourth

Special to the Daily Citizen
BATESVILLE -- Heading into the final quarter, the No. 20 (NAIA Division I) Lyon College women's basketball team and No. 6 (NAIA Division II) College of the Ozarks were all knotted up at 60-60. Lyon outscored CofO, 31-23, in the final pe . . . more »


Top Stopper

Jeff Montgomery Harding SportsHarding's T.J. Winslow was named GAC Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. He led the conference with 9.5 sacks in 2018.

Special to the Daily Citizen
For the second time in the last two seasons, a Harding football player received Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
In 2016, it was defensive end Tre'von Biglow, now Harding's defensive line coach.
Senior T.J. Wins . . . more »


2 Lady Bisons earn All-Central Region honors

Special to the Daily Citizen
For the second straight year, Harding volleyball player Zoe Hardin was named Division II Conference Commissioner's Association First-Team All-Central Region.
Hardin, a senior from Amarillo, Texas, led the Lady Bisons to a Great American . . . more »


Harding falls to La. Tech

Special to the Daily Citizen
RUSTON, La. -- Harding men's basketball played the first of two exhibition games against NCAA Division I teams Tuesday, falling 89-58 to Louisiana Tech of Conference USA.
Harding (0-2) returns to Searcy Thursday to take on Ecclesia Coll . . . more »


Master signs to play golf at Harding University

McKenna Oliver Special to the Daily CitizenMax Master, who ended his high school career at Harding Academy as a district and state champion, signed a letter of intent to play golf for Harding University.

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
The rise of the high school golf career of Max Master was both meteoric and rapid. His accomplishments as a Harding Academy Wildcat gave him the opportunity to sign with Harding University.
"The [senior] season he's had h . . . more »


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 November meeting.
McCain took a lea . . . more »


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.

Special to the Daily Citizen
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 time left to give the Bisons a 16-14 . . . more »


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, Mitchell held a signing ceremony at Ram . . . more »


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 Searcy goes further west to Greenwood . . . more »