Digest for 2-1-13


Billies blow away Beavers

LAKE VILLAGE — Monticello remained undefeated in 8-4A Conference boys basketball with a 67-26 win over Lake Village on Thursday.

Torry Butler led Monticello (19-2, 9-0 in 8-4A) with 17 points.

In girls action, Erin Campbell scored 24 points in leading Monticello to a 62-34 win over Lake Village.

Robey boys conclude season in defeat

Jack Robey finished its junior high boys basketball season Thursday at home with a 52-50 loss to Helena-West Helena.

Kyron Crutchfield scored 15 points and Devonte Harris added 10 for Robey, which finished 12-8.

In eighth-grade play, Jack Robey edged Helena-West Helena 24-23.

Mickelson almost shoots 59 in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson shot a first-round 60 Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, watching his last attempt at 59 from 26 yards away lip out.

Mickelson became only the second player in PGA Tour history to shoot 11-under more than once in his career, according to an article on PGATour.com. Zach Johnson is the other.

Mickelson said in the article there’s a “Berlin Wall barrier” between 59 and 60.

Driver to retire from Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Donald Driver, the all-time receptions and receiving yards leader in Packers history, will formally announce his retirement at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The Packers announced Driver’s plans to retire Thursday.

“I played my entire career in Green Bay and have always enjoyed a special bond with the fans,” Driver said in a press release. “I can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization.”

X Games snowmobile rider, 25, dies

DENVER — Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore, who was hurt in a recent accident during the Winter X Games, died Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 25.

Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event when the skis caught the lip of the landing area and sent him flying over the handlebars, it was reported. According to the report, Moore landed face first into the snow with his snowmobile rolling over him.

ESPN added Moore walked off with help and went to a hospital to treat a concussion, but he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to a hospital for surgery.

— Staff and wire reports