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Adam Chapman Special to the Daily CitizenSearcy's high school athletic teams were introduced and celebrated on Friday as part of the tradition known as LionFest.

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
Tons of sun, tons of fun were on the agenda on Friday night during the annual LionFest Celebration held at Lions' Stadium.
It was a day to celebrate championships and welcome a new face or two.
A raucous crowd of supporte . . . more »


Bears feature old, new faces at linebacker

Submitted PhotoJaylin Small played in 10 games in 2018 and recorded 32 tackles and had a interception he returned 30 yards for a touchdown.

Special to the Daily Citizen
CONWAY -- Before the season is over, University of Central Arkansas football fans will know the names of the Bears' linebacking corps, says UCA head coach Nathan Brown.
A unit that lost two of UCA's top five tacklers from a year ago (Re . . . more »


First scrimmage in the books for Bears

The Bears, less than two weeks away from opening the season at Western Kentucky on Aug. 29, worked for a little more than two hours on a hot, humid morning in their first major scrimmage of fall camp.Submitted Photo

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CONWAY -- University of Central Arkansas head coach Nathan Brown saw some good and bad in Saturday morning's scrimmage on "The Stripes" at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.
The Bears, less than two weeks away from opening the seaso . . . more »


Red takes intrasquad in three to close A-State's preseason

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JONESBORO -- With the start of the fall semester two days away, the Arkansas State volleyball team closed out its preseason practice with its Red-Black intrasquad scrimmage match on Saturday at First National Bank Arena.
Red took the ma . . . more »


Strappin' on the Pads

Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen Scrimmages for Riverview and Searcy take place today. The Raiders host Haskell Harmony Grove at home at 6 p.m., while Searcy travels to Wynne. Harding Academy hosts Southside and Blytheville as well. Kickoff at First Security Stadium is set for 6 p.m. also. Beebe hosts Arkadelphia tonight in the Battle of the Badgers.


Anderson to take leave of absence from A-State football

By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
JONESBORO -- Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson is stepping away from the team to be with his family.
The Arkansas State Athletics Department has issued the following statement from Vice Chancellor for Int . . . more »


Rose Bud golfers finish 2nd on Thursday

By Richard Sharp Special To The Daily Citizen
DRASCO -- In their first match of the 2019 season on their home course, the two-time defending Class 1A state runner-up West Side Lady Eagles reeled in a victory with a combined score of 158, topping Quitman's tally of . . . more »


Lyon women release hoops schedule

Special to the Daily Citizen
BATESVILLE -- The Lyon College women's basketball team will host 14 regular-season games against some of the top teams in the country this season as head coach Tracy Stewart-Lange released the team's 2019-20 schedule.
The Lyon women's b . . . more »