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6A Showdown

Tanner Leonard allowed just two runs on five hits in five innigs in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Mountain Home in Game 1 of their scheduled doubleheader.

Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
The pace was quick and the runs were few -- too few for the Searcy Lions, which fell 3-1 to the Mountain Home Bombers at home Tuesday on Senior Night.
"It's senior night, and you want the boys to have a good feeling comin . . . more »

   

Fertig leads Harding's Saturday sweep

Nolan Fertig was 7-for-11 with three runs and five RBIs in a Saturday doubleheader sweep of UAM.

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MONTICELLO ­­-- Harding's slim chances for a Great American Conference Tournament berth held on by a thread Saturday as the Bisons swept 23rd-ranked Arkansas-Monticello in a doubleheader.
Harding won the opener 17-12 and won Game 2 5 . . . more »

   

Lady Bisons split with Cotton Blossoms on Senior Day

Harding's split on Saturday salvaged a win in the four-game series against UAM.

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The Harding softball team split a Great American Conference doubleheader with Arkansas-Monticello Saturday.
The Lady Bisons won the first game 10-0 in five innings and the Blossoms won Game 2 5-3.
After the doubleheader, senior Madi Tr . . . more »

   

Season ends for Raiders

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
It was a good start for the Riverview Raiders, but it couldn't be maintained in a 15-5 loss to Southside Batesville in the first round of the 2-4A distrcit tournament at Baptist Prep High School on Monday.
Jacob Pearlman . . . more »

   

Billington shoots her career best

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HOT SPRINGS -- Harding women's golf improved by eight strokes in its second round Monday at the Great American Conference Championship, played at Hot Springs Country Club.
Harding shot 324 in Round 2 after shooting 332 in the opening ro . . . more »

   

Top Seeds

The Rose Bud Lady Ramblers and Harding Academy Wildcats are set to begin their defense of their state championships this week as top seeds in their respective districts.

Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
As the postseason begins later this week, two teams -- the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers and Harding Academy Wildcats -- are in the same position to start the 2018 run as they were when the postseason ended last year.
The top.
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Bald Knob falters in finale

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs behind early and couldn't come back in a 7-0 loss to Bentonville on Monday.
Bentonville had a 4-0 lead by the end of the second inning and the Lady Bulldogs had no answer.
Caile . . . more »

   

Banks in the habit of making history

Ja'Kaylan Banks averaged 4.3 rebounds per game last season. She signed with SAU Tech on Tuesday.

Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
Ja'Kaylan Banks will graduate with Riverview next month and can brag that she was a part of an historic run in Lady Raiders' basketball with two state championships and a runner-up in her four years.
She will go SAU Tech . . . more »

   

Banger finishes 2nd at GAC

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HOT SPRINGS -- Harding senior Mason Banger shot 3-under 68 Tuesday in the final round of the Great American Conference Championship and was poised to become Harding's first GAC individual medalist until the last shot of the event.
South . . . more »

   

Searcy leaves too many Bombers on base

Lexi Brooks allowed five runs against Mountain Home in game one Tuesday on senior night in a 5-2 loss. As a team, Searcy left nine on base. Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com


By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
It was an emotional senior night for the Searcy Lady Lions, but it was tough to convert that emotion of playing their final regular season game at home into a Game 1 victory.
But they did have their chances before falling . . . more »

   

Van Dover and Out

Luke Van Dover hit a two-run home run Tuesday in a 4-2 nonconference victory at Jerry Moore Field.

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Sophomore Luke Van Dover hit a two-run home run, and Harding pitchers limited Union to a season-low two hits Tuesday in a 4-2 nonconference victory at Jerry Moore Field.
The contest was Harding's last midweek game of the season.
The Bi . . . more »

   

De Los Santos, Drennan get Berryhill Award

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Gavin De Los Santos, a member of the Harding University football team from Hot Springs, was honored in chapel Wednesday as the men's 2018 M.E. Berryhill Award winner.
Madison Drennan from the cross-country and track and field teams was . . . more »

   

Rains' gains self confidence, ticket to next level

Senior third baseman/outfielder Summer Rains signed to play softball at Williams Baptist on Wednesday. Bruce Guthrie / sports@thedailycitizen.com


By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
When Pangburn head softball coach Shawn Woods walked onto Pangburn's campus for the first time two years ago and met then-sophomore Summer Rains, Woods saw a shy girl with a lot of ability.
But it was confidence that she . . . more »