SAU Volleyball Team in GAC Championship Tournament

The SAU volleyball team is playing for a Great American Conference Tournament championship this afternoon in Hot Springs. The Lady Muleriders beat Arkansas Tech in 4 sets Friday in one of the semifinals. The Golden Suns were the regular-season champions. The championship match begins at 2:00. SAU’s opponent is Southwestern Oklahoma State.

Columbia County Circuit Court Action

A man was sentenced to a total of 16 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections Thursday in Columbia County Circuit Court. David Wesson II pleaded true to allegations that he violated his probation. He had also previously pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance (cocaine) with intent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wesson

Magnolia Basketball Wins

The Magnolia High School basketball teams opened their season Thursday with wins at home against Fordyce. The Lady Panthers won 46 to 31; they got 19 points from Lily Moore. The Panthers won 61 to 41; they were led by Greg Martin with 16 points and Derecus Walker with 14. The Panthers and Lady Panthers play Tuesday at Hamburg.

Four SAU Volleyball players earn honors

Four SAU volleyball players earned All-GAC honors this year. Serena LeDuff was named to the first team and Newcomer of the Year. Taylor Reaume and Hannah Rice received second-team honors, and Alli O’Banion received honorable mention. Emilie Aase was named the Crafton Tull Elite Scholar, and Rice was among the Distinguished Scholars. SAU is

11 Muleriders All-GAC

Eleven SAU football players earned All-Great American Conference honors. Quarterback Barrett Renner and Cornerback Quan Warren were named to the first team. Renner was also named the Freshman of the Year. SAU also placed seven players on the All-GAC second team, and two received honorable mention.

Lady Muleriders Come From Behind for Win

The SAU women’s basketball team was down by 13 with five and a half minutes remaining in their game Tuesday at Texas A&M- Commerce. But the Lady Muleriders scored the last 15 points of the game and they beat the Lions 76 to 74. Shana Holmes led SAU with 25 points. Rosa Bryant added 23 points and 18 rebounds. The Lady Muleriders are now 2