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Chronic wasting disease has been found in Johnson County.

A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken north of Clarksville recently tested positive for the disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The 2½-year-old buck was confirmed as CWD-positive by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison.

Johnson County was previously placed within the CWD management zone after deer tested positive in surrounding counties. This latest detection will not add any counties to that CWD zone. The zone includes Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Sebastian, Van Buren, Washington and Yell counties.

CWD was first detected in Arkansas on Feb. 23, 2016, when a hunter-harvested elk in Newton County tested positive. The first Arkansas deer with CWD was verified March 3, 2016, also in Newton County. Since the first detections, AGFC has sampled and tested over 12,000 deer and elk from around the state. To date, there have been 391 deer and elk that have tested positive for the disease in Arkansas.


Arkansas advances in SEC Tournament

Taylor Malham, Reece Christopherson and Tori Cannata scored for the University of Arkansas, and the Razorbacks benefited from an own goal in a 4-0 victory over Ole Miss in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala.

The Razorbacks (12-4-3) outshot the Rebels (12-7-1) 15-9, and Taylor Beitz made three saves.

Arkansas advanced to meet Florida (7-9-4) in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Central Thursday.


ASU wins exhibition

Akasha Westbrook led Arkansas State University with 17 points, Morgan Wallace had 14 and Jada Ford had 13 coming off the bench in leading the Red Wolves to a 100-73 victory over the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in an exhibition game Tuesday night at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro.

Mariah Green led the Lady Lions with 19 points, and Dajiah Brown added 13 while Ellie Lehne had 12 coming off the bench.

The Red Wolves shot 57.1 percent from the floor and held the Lady Lions to 47.5 percent shooting.


ASU sweeps UALR

Carlisa May led Arkansas State University with 14 kills as the Red Wolves won 25-18, 25-19, 25-18 over the University of Arkansas at Little Rock at the Stephens Center in Little Rock on Tuesday night.

Ellie Watkins had 24 assists for the Red Wolves (15-10, 7-5 Sun Belt), and Kenzie Fields had 18 digs.

UALR (15-7, 7-5) was led by Mya Robinson, who had 10 kills. Taylor Lindberg had 15 assists, and Sydnee Martin had 11 digs.

Henderson State sweeps UAM

Courtney Boif had 15 kills and 22 digs in leading Henderson State University to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 victory over the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Tuesday night in Arkadelphia.

Abby Blackburn added 14 assists for the Lady Reddies (25-5, 12-3 Great American Conference). Katelyn Richbourg led UAM (6-25, 3-12) with 24 digs.

Harding drops Arkansas Tech

Emily Clayton led Harding University with 19 kills as the Lady Bisons beat Arkansas Tech University 23-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-7 in Russellville on Tuesday night.

Zoe Hardin had 14 kills and 10 blocks, Rachel Huessner had 54 assists, and Madison Poen collected 14 kills and 27 digs for Harding (21-7, 14-1 Great American Conference). Allie Anderson led Arkansas Tech (17-10, 10-5) with 19 kills. Emily Acker had 49 assists, and Meredith Darnell had 24 digs.


UCA wins at Diamante

The University of Central Arkansas won the Little Rock Golf Classic at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village.

The Bears fired a final-round 291 to move up from sixth place to first place and finish with an 894, six strokes ahead of Missouri State. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished ninth with a 925, and Arkansas State University finished 14th with a 943.

UALR'S Emelie Blennow finished third overall with a 217 (76-73-68). UCA's Emma Svensson finished fifth overall with a 219 (73-75-68), and ASU's Olivia Schmidt finished tied for 46th with a 235 (82-77-76).


Harding sweeps GAC awards

Harding University's Christian Ramos, Donnell Bowes and Michael Wasson were named offensive, defensive and goalkeeper of the week by the Great American Conference on Tuesday.

Ramos scored the Bisons' only goal in a 1-0 victory over Ouachita Baptist University. Bowes helped lead a defensive effort that allowed 15 shots, with three on goal against Harding. Wasson made five saves in the victory over OBU.

Sports on 10/31/2018

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