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Willis joins Lyon College softball staff

Willis joins Lyon College softball staff

UMass throwing ace joins Owen as pitching coach of Scots for 2013-14

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Lyon College head softball coach Travis Owen has announced the addition of his pitching coach this week with the hiring of former University of Massachusetts Boston ace Kara Willis.

Willis played a key role for the Beacons’ success in recent years, as a leader on the pitching staff that helped the team to back-to-back Little East Conference Championships. During her career (2009-12), she broke several pitching records for UMass, including strikeouts (223), innings pitched (389.0), appearances (70) and complete games (52). She also participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing softball for the Institution.

Lyon recognizes top girls camp athletes

Lyon recognizes top girls camp athletes

Kylee and Mikayla Kirk receive Scot Awards for top JH and HS attendees

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College girls basketball camps held last week were a huge success, with a number of athletes standing out in the elementary, junior high and high school sessions. Kylee and Mikayla Kirk were the top award recipients, being named to the Scot Award in the Senior High and Junior High divisions, respectively.

Awards presented to the Senior High participants included: Allison Tackett, Defense Award; Courtney Fine, Free Throw Award and 1-on-1 Champion; and Kylee Kirk, Hot Shot Award.

Other awards presented to the junior high participants included: Hope Lange, Defense Award; Jordan Shepherd, 1-on-1 Champion; Kristen Wiseman, Hot Shot Award; and Ashlyn Ellis, Free Throw Award.

Run Lizard Creek announces race day on June 1

Run Lizard Creek announces race day on June 1

The bi-annual Run Lizard Creek is having its next race on June 1, 2013. Located in Judsonia, Arkansas, this permanent 8K obstacle challenge course features 30 obstacles —including a new 60 foot water slide—along a five mile stretch of mud, sweat and adventure. Located on more than 480 beautiful acres, this challenging course and timed race event provides a unique experience for runners and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. New for this year’s race is a kids course, three more miles and five more obstacles.

Hall senior swings scholarship Lyon

Hall senior swings scholarship Lyon

Hall High Senior Ashtone Dixon will sign with Lyon College, a liberal arts college in Batesville, Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.  The signing will take place in the library at Hall High.  Lyon College coach Abigail Smith will visit the school to personally offer Dixon the scholarship.   

In a statement to the NCSA Athletic Recruiting website, Dixon said, "Playing golf for over 8 years had greatly influenced my outlook on life. Through my development of creating new friendships and other networking aspects of the sport, I have only grown more positive towards people I have never met. Characteristics such as these help me everyday like when meeting new young ladies through my community based project, meeting college recruiters, and even in my success as a 2012 Girl's State Delegate. With my big picture of majoring in International Business, it seems only right for an athlete like myself to be playing golf. "

Maumelle player to sign with Lyon

Maumelle player to sign with Lyon

Elyse Albright will sign a letter of intent to play soccer at Lyons College.  The signing will take place this afternoon at 12:40 p.m. in the gym.  She is the first athlete to sign to play college soccer from Oak Grove/Maumelle, so it is an historic event for the school.

Register for youth basketball program

Register for youth basketball program

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Batesville Parks and Recreation is offering a basketball program to students of the Batesville School District ages 5-12. Jersey and shorts will be provided to all participants who register.

Practices and games will be held at the local elementary schools. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 698-2427 for more information.