Sports Digest for 9-25-12


LOCAL

Lady Bulldogs sweep LISA Academy

WHITE HALL — The White Hall volleyball team swept LISA Academy on Monday 25-12, 25-16 and 25-21.

LISA Academy had a 21-16 lead in the last set before White Hall (5-5) scored the next nine points to win the set.

JaeLisa Allen led White Hall with 10 kills, Hailey Wilkins added eight kills, Marleigh Pearce had 10 assists and Ally Stuart served up seven aces.

LISA, which stands for Little Scholars of Arkansas, is a charter school based in Little Rock.

Pine Bluff doubles up Texarkana on clay

TEXARKANA — J’marlo Johnson and Michael Roberts won two doubles tennis matches Monday in helping Pine Bluff beat Texarkana 6-3.

Tre Harris won a singles match and teamed with Xavier Grady for a doubles victory. Ajia and Kye Richardson won a girls doubles contest, as did Cessily Johnson and Victoria Grady.

Pine Bluff will host Sheridan and Benton today.

STATE

Former UALR coach, AD Mahfouz dies at 80

LITTLE ROCK — Happy Mahfouz, who led the Arkansas-Little Rock athletic department in its transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division I as an athletic director in 1978, died Saturday after a bout with cancer.

UALR announced his death Monday.

Mahfouz served as the men’s basketball coach from 1967, when the school was known as Little Rock University, to 1979 and was athletic director from 1967 to 1984. He was born in Brinkley, moved to Alexandria, La., as a child and played college basketball at Spring Hill College in Alabama.

NATIONAL

Revis out for season with torn ACL

NEW YORK — Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Monday that cornerback Darrelle Revis will miss the rest of the season and need surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament, NFL.com reported.

Revis suffered the injury in Sunday’s 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Ryan told NFL.com that Revis might not undergo surgery for another two to three weeks as doctors hope to “get the knee healthy” before operation.

Broncos coaches fined total of $55K

DENVER — Broncos head coach John Fox and his defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, were fined $30,000 and $25,000, respectively, for their dealings with replacement officials last Monday night after a 27-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL.com.

More fines are expected to be levied against Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and New England head coach Bill Belichick. Shanahan drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty following a 38-31 loss to Cincinnati, and Belichick grabbed the forearm of an official just seconds after Baltimore beat New England 31-30 on a field goal.

Snedeker captures FedEx Cup

ATLANTA — Brandt Snedeker converted three birdies on the back nine and went on to win The Tour Championship with a 2-under 68 final round Sunday.

The win also gave Snedeker the FedEx Cup, the PGA Tour’s championship prize.

Snedeker shot 10-under 270 for the tournament, three shots ahead of Justin Rose. Tiger Woods was tied for eighth at 2-under and Rory McIlroy, who was ranked first going into Atlanta, finished in a tie for 10th at 1-under.

Hamlin redeems himself in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin promised on Twitter he would win the Sylvania 300 on Sunday after running out of fuel at Chicagoland the week before.

Hamlin fulfilled his promise, winning by 2.675 seconds over Jimmie Johnson, who took the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup from Brad Keselowski by one point. Hamlin is seven points behind Johnson’s 2,096 in third.

— Commercial Press Services