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Students scream for green

Students scream for green

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Before the Gold Rush basketball game, student groups can show their team spirit in the “Scream for Green” WonderWeek competition on Thursday.

Come watch as student organizations perform their cheer, skit, dance, song, or chant to cheer on the Wonder Boys and Golden Suns.

The competition will begin immediately following the pep rally, which is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. outside of Tucker Coliseum. The basketball games begin at 5:30 p.m.

This is the first year a “Scream for Green” competition has been held at Arkansas Tech.

The winning group will receive $100 sponsored by Student Activities Board.

Fists fly in Lady Reddies' 69-65 loss to OBU

Fists fly in Lady Reddies' 69-65 loss to OBU

Arkadelphia has played host to many years of the legendary Battle of the Ravine. Most notably, the football version.

But on Thursday night there were not pads, helmets or even footballs.

Though every member from the 2010 Gulf South Conference championship team was in attendance and honored at halftime for their great season, Thursday was a night to continue the great rivalry that so many know of and to add another chapter to the already great book. But most of all, it was another night for one school to take back bragging rights.

 At least for a few weeks. It was the Battle of the Ravine, basketball style. Last year both the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tiger and the Henderson State Lady Reddies traded blows as both teams split the season series.

This year, game one went to the Lady Tigers has they beat their arch rivals 83-70.

The ballgame started just has head Lady Reddies’ coach Josh Matthews wanted it to.

Score and score early.

Bisons, Wonderboys vie for top spot

Bisons, Wonderboys vie for top spot

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Tucker Coliseum will host its first match-up of nationally-ranked men’s basketball teams this season when Arkansas Tech and Harding meet tonight (Thursday, Jan. 27) with first place in the Gulf South Conference West Division up for grabs.

The nationally 23rd-ranked Wonder Boys (13-3 overall, 4-0 GSC) and the nationally 19th-ranked Bisons (15-2, 5-0) will begin their 124th all-time meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets will be available at the door. Those with a valid Tech identification card will be admitted free.

Arkansas Tech returned to the NCAA Division II top 25 this week on the strength of a seven-game winning streak. The Wonder Boys are 4-0 in the GSC for a fourth consecutive year.

Harding has achieved its highest national ranking since joining NCAA Division II in 1995-96, and the Bisons have their best record after 17 games ever.

No school for Cyclones

No school for Cyclones

RUSSELLVILLE, AR - Russellville District Schools will be closed on Friday, January 14 for Teachers' Prep Meetings, and also on Monday, January 17 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The Russellville Cyclones basketball team is scheduled to play Bryant at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 14.

This week at Lake Dardenelle State Park

Tuesday, January 4th

1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Thursday, January 6th

3p.m. – Eagle Tour –Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol - the American bald eagle.  Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing - including white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese.

Adult Mixed Volleyball League Registration

Registration for the adult mixed volleyball league will begin on Monday, January 3 and continue through 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 14.  The entry fee will be $250.00.  Teams must turn in a league entry form and entry fee while registering.  The necessary forms are available at the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department office or may be downloaded from our website at www.eteamz.com/rsvlparksdepartment  For more information, call 968-1272, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

(Source: Russellville Recreation and Parks Department)