Hardman to speak at Ridgway banquet

Dollarway athletic director Lee Hardman will speak at Ridgway Christian School’s All-Sports Banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 10 at the Ridgway elementary campus.

Hardman is in his first year as athletic director after spending the past 20 years as a head football coach and director of recruitment at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Stuttgart and, after a year as a telegrapher for Cotton Belt Railroad, was hired as an assistant at Dollarway Junior High, becoming head coach his second year there.

He was head coach at Dollarway High from 1982-92, winning four state championships in his final five seasons there. He led UAPB to the NAIA national championship game in 1994 and into NCAA Division I status in 1997. He coached the Golden Lions through the 2003 season.

Volunteers for Sigma Mustangs needed

The Sigma Mustangs Youth Association needs adult male role models who would like to volunteer their time to help coach baseball teams for boys and girls ages 4-12.

If interested, contact head coach Herman Horace at 692-4839.


UAM’s Slaughter Pitcher of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas-Monticello junior Katie Slaughter has been named the Great American Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week after going 3-0 in the circle, including a pair of shutouts last week for the Cotton Blossoms.

Slaughter gave up just one run in 23 innings pitched throughout the week, while striking out 13 and walking just one batter.

Over the weekend, Slaughter tossed a pair of shutouts in UAM’s four-game series against Southern Nazarene at home.

She kept the Crimson Storm off the board on Friday on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks. On Saturday, UAM posted its second 4-0 shutout win over SNU with Slaughter’s complete-game effort, allowing six hits with a pair of strikeouts and one walk.


Knicks’ Anthony to miss final two games

NEW YORK — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss the team’s final two games of the season after an MRI revealed a small tear to the labrum in his right shoulder.

No surgery is required at this time and Anthony will be re-evaluated in a month.

The 29-year-old Anthony averaged 27.4 points, a career-high 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists while starting all 77 games in which he appeared this season.