Category Archives: Sports

Bielema coming to Mountain Home

    University of Arknasas head football coach Bret Bielema will be making an apprearance in Mountain Home in early February. Bielema will be the guest speaker at the annual Baxter County Razorback Club banquet February 6 at

Tuesday's high school basketball results

Yellville-Summit picked up one win as they played Bergman Tuesday in three battles between Panthers. The senior boys’ game ended with Yellville-Summit defeating Bergman 54-38. Lee Davenport led Yellville-Summit with 16 points, and Nash Dowden added ten.

Mizzou falls at home to Auburn

     COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Mustapha Heron scored 16 points, including 12 in the second half, as Auburn defeated Missouri 77-72 Tuesday, marking its first Southeastern Conference victory of the season. Auburn (11-5, 1-3 SEC) had five

MHHS swimmers fourth at Pocahontas

    The Mountain Home High School swim teams both finished fourth in a meet Monday at Pocahontas. The Bombers were led by freshman Hudson Pace who finished second in the 400 meter freestyle. For the Lady Bombers,

Coastal Carolina holds off UALR

     CONWAY, S.C. (AP) _ Jaylen Shaw scored 16 points, Demario Beck added 15 to go with 10 rebounds and Coastal Carolina held off a second-half surge by Arkansas-Little Rock for a 66-63 win on Monday night.

Saturday's swim results

This past Saturday the Bomber swim teams traveled to Fayetteville for the annual invitational at the UA Hyper pool. The Lady Bombers were 5th out of 14 teams. Olivia Norris was the top scorer for the girl’s

Arkansas women fall at home to LSU

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team let an 11-point lead slip away falling 53-52 to LSU in Southeastern Conference play in Bud Walton Arena on Sunday. The Razorbacks (11-5, 0-3 SEC) led

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Divisions within the Republican Party over tax cuts and questions about the launch of the Bible Belt’s first medical marijuana program are expected to dominate the agenda when Arkansas lawmakers convene at

Missouri suffers SEC loss at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Yante Maten scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as Georgia defeated Missouri 71-66 in Southeastern Conference play. Terrence Phillips scored 17 points, Jordan Barnett had 15, and K.J. Walton added 13

MH teams split at home with Vilonia

    The Mountain Home High School basketball teams had the first district games of the season Saturday night and came away with a split against Vilonia. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3    

M's make swaps with Birds and Royals

SEATTLE (AP) _ The Seattle Mariners have swapped outfielders and starting pitchers in separate deals with the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. The M’s have picked up right-hander Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH’-nee gy-AHR’-doh) and cash from the

AP All Pro team announced

UNDATED (AP) _ The latest Associated Press All-Pro Team has plenty of new names on it. Three rookies are among 17 first-time selections to the team. The rookies are Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott, Kansas City speedster

Swanson to miss playoff

SEATTLE (AP) _ The Detroit Lions list center Travis Swanson as out for Saturday’s NFC wild-card game at Seattle. Swanson has been dealing with a concussion and missed the last four regular-season games. The Lions have gone

Landry's TD theatrics are costly

NEW YORK (AP) _ The NFL has sent a reminder to Jarvis Landry that he should stick to grabbing footballs. The Dolphins receiver was fined more than $48,000 for spiking his helmet and grabbing his crotch following

Thursday's basketball results

The North Arkansas College Senior Boys and Girls Tournament wrapped up its quarterfinal round Thursday at the Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. Marshall’s boys were eliminated by Highland 56-55 in overtime. Garrett Harris, Jacob Loggins and Jeff Jennings

Wednesday's Northark tournament results

The quarterfinals of the North Arkansas College Senior Boys and Girls Tournament began Wednesday evening in Harrison as Cotter and Norfork split with each other. The Warriors eliminated the Panthers from the boys’ bracket by a final

Tuesday's basketball results

Cotter’s girls were able to win their opener in the North Arkansas College Senior Boys and Girls Tournament at Harrison as they beat up on Kingston 69-41. Macie Clawson was the Lady Warriors’ leading scorer with 15

Louisiana-Lafayette cruises past UALR

     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Justin Miller scored 15 points and Bryce Washington got his third-straight double-double to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 69-52 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Monday night. Frank Bartley IV added 14 points

Saturday's basketball results

Yellville-Summit's girls won their opener in the 43rd annual North Arkansas College Senior Boys and Girls Tournament at the Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. The Lady Panthers defeated Western Grove 61-42. Abby Helmke led Yellville-Summit with 18 points,

Northark tournament begins Saturday

High school basketball makes up the local Saturday schedule as the 43rd annual North Arkansas College Senior Boys and Girls Tournament begins at the Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. In girls' action, top-seeded Norfork tips off against Bruno-Pyatt

Wednesday basketball results

    In other high school basketball Wednesday, the Gainesville boys advanced to the finals of the consolation bracket at the Cabool Holiday Tournament with a wild win. The Bulldogs edged Bakersfield 67-65 in double overtime to improve

Tuesday's basketball results

A few local girls’ basketball teams competed in the second day of the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament. Gainesville advanced to the semifinals with a 39-26 win over Houston. Dora moved on to the consolation semifinals by topping

Steelers win AFC North

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh won the AFC North in spectacular fashion Sunday, scoring the winning touchdown with 9 seconds remaining to beat archrival Baltimore 31-27. Antonio Brown reached over the goal line after taking in a short

Shootout in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Idaho and Colorado State have combined to produce the third highest-scoring game in bowl history. Matt Linehan threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns as the Vandals won the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl,

Michigan has suspends wide receiver Perry

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Michigan has suspended sophomore wide receiver Grant Perry after he was charged with assaulting a police officer and improperly touching a woman outside a bar in October. The 19-year-old Perry was arraigned

Grayson Allen suspended indefinitely

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEHF’-skee) has suspended guard Grayson Allen indefinitely following his latest tripping incident in Wednesday’s win over Elon. Allen tripped opposing players from Louisville and Florida State last winter before

Cleveland haS contract with Encarnacion

CLEVELAND (AP) _ A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Indians have worked out a three-year, $60 million contract with free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN’), pending a physical. Encarnacion had 42 home runs and an

Giants denied wild card berth

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Eagles prevented the Giants from clinching an NFC wild-card berth last night as Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 34 yards for a touchdown that gave Philadelphia an early 14-0 lead

Floyd's BAC more than twice the limit

A police report released Wednesday says Patriots receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of .217 when he was arrested earlier this month, more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit in Arizona. Scottsdale, Arizona, police found

McCaffrey apologizes

A spokesman at Iowa says basketball coach Fran McCaffery has apologized for not shaking hands following the team’s win over North Dakota Tuesday. McCaffery walked off the court and waved for his team to follow him to

Tuesday's basketball results

The Mammoth Spring High School girls’ basketball team won its opener Tuesday in the Division I bracket of the NEA Tournament at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The Lady Bears defeated Rector by a score of

Tuesday schedule includes basketball

High school basketball makes up the local Tuesday schedule. Mammoth Spring’s girls will be in Jonesboro for their first game in the NEA Tournament at the ASU Convocation Center. The Lady Bears meet Rector in the Division

Monday's basketball results

Two boys’ basketball teams played their first games in the NEA Tournament Monday at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Mammoth Spring advanced to the second round of the Division I bracket by defeating Marmaduke 50-37. Logan

Elliott, Cowboys bounce back, top Bucs

     ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Ezekiel Elliott celebrated a short touchdown run by jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle and the Dallas Cowboys closed in on home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 26-20 victory

MHHS wrestlers fare well at Maumelle

       The Mountain Home High School wrestling team competed Friday and Saturday in the Sam Ginn Hornet Swarm Tournament at Maumelle High School and had a great showing. Mountain Home finished third among the 7A/6A teams in

ASU tops UCF to win AutoNation Cure Bowl

    ORLANDO, Fla. (12/17/16) – Senior wide receiver Kendall Sanders was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 AutoNation Cure Bowl after three touchdown receptions helped Arkansas State football cap the season with a 31-13 win

Razorbacks rally to top Texas

    HOUSTON — In a rivalry that dates back 93 years, the Arkansas men’s basketball team rallied from a halftime deficit Saturday afternoon to knock off Texas 77-74 in the Lone Star Shootout at the Toyota Center.

Cliff Harris Award finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Organizers of the Cliff Harris Award have announced the finalists for the prize that honors the top defensive player at a small college. The finalists announced Friday include Northwest Missouri State’s Collin

MHHS basketball splits with Harrison

    It was a split for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams Friday night at home against Harrison. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The Lady Bombers started the night with

Gainesville girls continue streak

    In high school basketball Thursday night, the Gainesville girls continued their hot start to the season with a 53-33 win over county rival Bakersfield. The Lady Bulldogs are 6-0 on the year. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Thursday schedule includes basketball

Basketball makes up the local Thursday schedule. On the high school level, Bruno-Pyatt hosts Rural Special, Bakersfield’s girls travel to Gainesville, the Dora girls entertain Mountain View-Liberty, and St. Joe makes the trip to Western Grove. Mountain

Tuesday hoops results

    In high school basketball Tuesday night, Norfork picked up a sweep of Salem at home. The Panthers won the senior boys’ game 61-54 in overtime. On the girl’s side, Norfork blasted Salem 94-42. Cotter went to

Monday's bowling results

The Mountain Home High School bowling teams traveled to Jonosboro last night to play at the Jonesboro Bowling Center. The Lady Bombers were able to pull out a win against the Lady Hurricanes 13-0. Caitlyn Kill led

Monday's basketball results

Yellville-Summit’s high school basketball teams were able to sweep Berryville Monday on the home court. The boys’ game ended with the Panthers defeating the Bobcats 60-48. Jacob Gentry led Yellville-Summit with 20 points, and Nash Dowden added

Bomber Gymnasium floor gets facelift

Mountain Home basketball fans may notice a different look the next time they’re in Bomber Gymnasium. While the Bombers and Lady Bombers were away competing in tournaments, the floor of the Hangar was given a facelift, and

Basketball dominates Tuesday schedule

Basketball makes up the local Tuesday schedule. On the high school level, Cotter travels to Mammoth Spring, Norfork hosts Salem, Flippin entertains Viola, Bakersfield’s boys are home against Norwood, the Gainesville girls make the trip to Forsyth,

Missouri State women upset Arkansas

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team lost its first game of the 2016-17 season by the slimmest of margins, falling 64-62 to Missouri State on Sunday afternoon in JQH Arena. Keiryn Swenson

Saturday's basketball results

Gainesville came away with the consolation title of the Mansfield boys’ tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs squeaked by Houston 43-41. Two local girls’ basketball teams came away with victories in the North Arkansas College Border Wars at

Missouri falls to No. 20 Arizona

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Number 20 Arizona looked polished and poised as it defeated Missouri for the third consecutive season, cruising to a 79-60 victory Saturday. The Tigers continued to chip away at Arizona’s lead, eventually cutting the

Friday's basketball results

The Mark Martin Automotive/Lyon College High School Tournament held is semifinals on Friday. Viola’s boys were eliminated on the consolation side after falling to Highland 39-22. The Longhorns were led by Alex Waltrip with 12 points. Izard

Thursday's basketball results

There was plenty of action Wednesday in Batesville and Southside with the Mark Martin Automotive/Lyon College High School Tournament. Viola’s boys picked up a consolation round victory over Cedar Ridge by a score of 50-48. The Longhorns

Cubs get closer from Royals

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) _ The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler.      The trade was announced Wednesday at the winter meetings. Davis will

The Bomber swim team competed Monday at Pocahontas coming away with mixed results. The Lady Bomber swim team was 3rd with Poplar Bluff (MO) winning and Jonesboro 2nd. The Bombers came in 4th with the host team

Tuesday Basketball results 12-6

The Izard County Cougars held off the Flippin Bobcats, 51-45, at Flippin on Tuesday night. The Cougars were led by Justus Cooper with 20 points and Tanner Brooks with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Cougars

Clemson's Venables wins Broyles Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has won the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Venables was a finalist for the third time for the award, which

Alabama lands 11 players on coaches All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was among 11 Crimson Tide players making the coaches All-Southeastern teams. LSU tailback Leonard Fournette was a second-team pick, behind teammate Derrius Guice. Hurts helped lead the top-ranked


The Izard County Cougars held off the Flippin Bobcats, 51-45, at Flippin on Tuesday night. The Cougars were led by Justus Cooper with 20 points and Tanner Brooks with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Cougars

Basketball dominates local Tuesday schedule

Basketball makes up the local Tuesday schedule. On the high school level, Cotter hosts Salem, Norfork entertains Mammoth Spring, Flippin is home against Izard County, Bruno-Pyatt travels to Western Grove, Bakersfield’s girls host Alton, the Dora boys

Monday's basketball results

A few local high school basketball teams were in Batesville for the start of the Mark Martin Automotive/Lyon College High School Tournament. Viola’s boys fell in the final game of the night to Highland 53-40. Alex Waltrip

Mayfield wins Burlsworth Award

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) _ Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Burlsworth Award for a second straight year, becoming the first two-time winner of the award given to the top college football player who began his career

College Football Playoff semifinals

UNDATED (AP) _ Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend,

Arkansas accepts invitation to Belk Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   The University of Arkansas has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Belk Bowl held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, the school and the SEC announced Sunday afternoon. Arkansas (7-5) will

Saturday's basketball results

The Bakersfield High School boys’ basketball team was able to finish in fifth place in the River Country Chevrolet Classic Saturday at Thayer. The Lions edged out Dora 51-48. Western Grove’s girls ended up with a fifth

Arkansas cruises past Austin Peay

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Adrio Bailey scored a career-high 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting as Arkansas cruised to its largest victory of the season with a 99-62 win over Austin Peay Saturday night. The win is the third

Arkansas State falls at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Vlad Brodziansky scored 18 points, including seven straight for TCU in a key second-half stretch, and the Horned Frogs remained undefeated under Jamie Dixon with a 77-54 victory over Arkansas State Saturday night.

Friday's basketball results

Cotter was swept in three basketball games at home by Izard County. The senior boys’ game ended with the Warriors falling to the Cougars 67-59. Taylor Reynolds led Izard County with 26 points and ten rebounds, Justus

NFL fines Chiefs S Berry over $24,000

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson have each been fined $24,309 by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits last weekend. Berry was docked Friday after he made direct contact

NFL suspends Cowboys LB McClain indefinitely

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain’s on-again, off-again career could be over this time. McClain was suspended indefinitely Friday for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, his third suspension since the end of the 2014 season.

Thursday's basketball results

Gainesville’s high school basketball teams were able to sweep Koshkonong on Thursday. The mercy rule was invoked in the girls’ game as the Lady Bulldogs routed the Lady Jays 76-15. Gainesville finished the night by winning the

Tuesday's basketball results

Cotter came away with one win as they played three games at Norfork. The senior boys’ contest was the lone victory for the Warriors as they defeated the Panthers 63-55. It was a different result in the

MHHS bowlers split season openers

    The Mountain Home High School bowling teams split their season openers Monday against Flippin at Bull Shoals Lanes. The Lady Bombers were 13-0 winners. Kaitlin Kill led the way with a 150 game. The Bombers lost

Monday basketball results

    In high school basketball Monday, the Gainesville girls were 64-45 winners over Willow Springs. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 on the campaign. On the junior high level, Mountain Home won all three boy’s games at Batesville.

NC Central upsets Missouri

     COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Patrick Cole had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Pablo Rivas scored 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting to help North Carolina Central defeat Missouri 62-52 on Monday night. North Carolina

Walton, Missouri outrun Northwestern State

COLUMBIA, Mo.   Mizzou Men’s Basketball (3-2) used balanced scoring, toughness in the paint and a 45-point second half to secure an 84-60 victory over Northwestern State (2-3) on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. In the first of a

Arkansas-Monticello falls to UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) LaVell Boyd made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points, freshman Xavier Bishop had a season-best 17 points, and UMKC beat Division Two Arkansas-Monticello 97-82 Friday night. UMKC shot 32.3 percent from the field

Chiefs WR Maclin remains sidelined

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss his third consecutive game when Kansas City visits the Denver Broncos for a pivotal AFC West showdown Sunday night. Maclin hurt his groin early against Jacksonville

LSU Zeroing in on next head coach

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ LSU is denying it has made a decision on who will be its next head coach amid reports the Tigers are zeroing in on Houston’s Tom Herman. The school tweeted two statements

Pepperdine edges past Little Rock

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Jeremy Major scored 16 points and Amadi Udenyi sank a key 3-pointer late in the second half to lift Pepperdine to a 66-65 win over Little Rock on Tuesday night. Chris Reyes scored six

Pistons move to Downtown

DETROIT (AP) _ The Detroit Pistons have officially announced their move from the Auburn Hills suburb to downtown starting next season. The NBA team will play in the new Little Caesars Arena, which will also be home

NCAA not smiling on Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ Notre Dame’s squeaky-clean image has taken a hit after the NCAA announced that the football program will vacate its 21 victories from the 2012 and `13 seasons due to academic misconduct orchestrated

Greene County Tech sweeps MH

The Mountain Home High School basketball teams had their last games before the Thanksgiving break at home Tuesday night but it was a rough night as they dropped both games to Greene County Tech. Brad Haworth has

Monday basketball results

    In high school basketball Monday, Izard County swept Cedar Ridge at home. The Cougars were 96-40 winners. Justus Cooper led Izard County with 28 points and 12 rebounds, Taylor Reynolds had 22 points and 11 boards

UALR holds off St. Bonaventure

     CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) _ Lis Shoshi made 12 of 14 free throws and finished with 16 points, both career highs, Marcus Johnson Jr. scored 14 and Arkansas-Little Rock held on for a 68-65 win over

Basketball dominates Monday schedule

Basketball makes up the local Monday schedule. On the high school level, Cotter hosts Timbo, Mammoth Spring travels to Koshkonong, Lutie makes the trip to Dora, Izard County entertains Cedar Ridge, Mountain View heads to Newport, Rural