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Fourth in the nation

On Aug. 21, 2016, women’s basketball assistant coach Weston Jameson posted on Instagram a picture of the team’s first meeting of the school year — a cookout around the pool at the home of head coach Tim Kirby. Along with the team photo, Jameson wrote, “The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. We are excited to go on this journey together!” Lady
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Saving the best for last

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information The 2016 football season began with the announcement that it would be the last for head coach Ronnie Huckeba. After 40 seasons coaching football, including 31 at Harding and 10 as the Bisons’ head coach, Huckeba would step down at the end of the season and his second-in- command, defensive coordinator Paul Simmons, would take over
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All-American soccer sisters

They call them sister-sister goals. That’s when either Melita Sutherland or her younger sister, Bethany, passes the ball to the other who in turn scores a goal. For the pair, it is one of the best parts of playing soccer for the Lady Bisons. Last season, during the team’s run to the Great American Conference championship, the Sutherlands, separated in age by only 18 months,
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Bison role models

IT’S A FEW MINUTES before 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Cindy Howard Gurchiek’s (’86) third-grade class at Harding Academy. Students are working quietly, but there is a feeling of anticipation in the air because they know that in a few minutes they will be here — people older, bigger and much stronger than they are. When the Bison Buddies arrive, those differences don’t produce fear
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