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Arkansas Tech maintains lead in men's GAC golf championship

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (GAC) - Arkansas Tech finished the second round of the 2013 Great American Conference Men's Golf Championship with the same seven-shot lead over Southwestern Oklahoma State it held following day one. East Central posted a record-setting round to make a major move up the leaderboard and into third place at the Hot Springs Country Club.

For the second-straight day, Graham Rucker and Brian Belz led the way for the Wonder Boys. Rucker shot a 1-under-par 71 for the second straight day to post a 2-under 142 total. Belz shot an even-par round to finish Monday tied with Rucker for the individual lead. The team shot a 5-over 293 total, a three-shot improvement from Sunday.

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No extended hours at Post Offices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) --Millions of Americans wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. This year is no different. Filers have until 12 Midnight on Monday, April 15, 2013, to drop off their completed returns. The Postal Service will not be adding any additional window hours or collection times.

Postmaster Gregg Tolliver is urging customers to be aware of this change. "The latest window hours and collection time is 8 p.m. at the Little Rock Processing & Distribution Center located at 4700 E McCain, North Little Rock."

"Customers can be assured all mail dropped in the blue collection boxes at the Processing & Distribution Center location until 8 p.m. will receive an April 15 postmark. Although the deadline is Monday, April 15, customers are urged to drop off returns as early as possible," says Tolliver.

The Postal Service offers the following advice to tax filers:

Arkansas Tech grabs lead in men's GAC Golf Championship

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (GAC) - Led by subpar rounds by Brian Belz and Graham Rucker, Arkansas Tech surged to the top of the leaderboard following the first round of the 2013 Great American Conference Men's Golf Championships on Sunday from Hot Springs Country Club.

Belz made seven birdies in carding a round of 2-under par 70 to finish the day in third place. Rucker shot a 1-under 71 and Jason Purdy shot a 75 to help the Wonder Boys to a team score of 296 - one shot off the lowest team score in the brief history of the GAC Championships.

Defending team champion Southwestern Oklahoma State finished Sunday seven shots in back of Arkansas Tech with a team score of 303. Vincent Stong led the team with a 74 to finish the day tied for seventh place. Wouter MyBurgh shot 75. Harding closely followed SWOSU, shooting a combined 304. Alex Williamson matched Stong with a 74, Lucas Collins shot 75 and Nathan Kannenberg registered a 76 to lead the way for the Bisons.

Harding women hold first-round lead in women's GAC Golf Championship

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (GAC) - Defending champion Harding placed three golfers in the top 10 to take the lead following the first round of play of the 2013 Great American Conference Women's Golf Championship on Sunday from the Hot Springs Country Club.

Soyun Kim led the way for the Lady Bisons as she matched the low round of the day with a 4-over par 76. She led the 48-woman field with four birdies. Emily Plyler finished the round one shot behind Kim with a 77. Brittany Marquez shot a 79. The Lady Bisons shot 316, one shot off the low team score in the brief history of the GAC Championships.

Southwestern Oklahoma State wrapped up Sunday six shots in back of Harding and in second place. Margaret Musser matched Kim with a 4-over par 76 to share the individual lead. She played the Hot Springs Country Club's 10 par-4s in 1-over par. Ana-Laura Gomez shot a 77 to tied Plyler for third place. Ashlynn Hall shot 80 and ended the day in a tie for 10th place.

Harding men's and women's track and field compete at Ole Miss Invitational

OXFORD, Miss. (HARDING) - Harding senior Portia Bell and sophomore Ewa Zaborowska continued their outstanding 2013 outdoor track and field seasons Saturday at the Ole Miss Invitational.

Bell, a native of Pacoima, Calif., defeated 48 other runners to win the 400 meters in 54.44 seconds. The time broke her own school record and was the seventh-fastest time in NCAA Division II this season. Bell has won both of her 400-meter races this season and now has eight event victories in her career.

Zaborowska, who hails from Wejherowo, Poland, outran 60 competitors to win the 1,500 meters in 4:26.24, also a new Harding record and the second-fastest time in Division II. Zaborowska has won four of the five 1,500-meter races she has won in her career and has eight total outdoor event victories.

Today's Box Office: 42 steals home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles gives his take on the movie 42, inspired by the true story of Jackie Robinson.

I'm not a baseball fan. I don't watch it and I don't keep up with it. That was different when I was about 10-years-old. There was a time when I collected baseball cards. The only ones I wanted were of the 1989 and 1990 Atlanta Braves. Those were the years of Fred McGriff, Ron Gant, & Terry Pendleton. I would watch the games then and go watch the Arkansas Travelers play at Ray Winder Field just about every weekend in the summer. Then I lost interest and moved on to other things. Since, I've seen a few baseball movies but not a lot which I blame on my lack of interest in the game. I don't know much about the history of the game but I recognize the names that wrote much of it. I had heard about Jackie Robinson but it took a movie to get me interested in Jackie Robinson.

Harding tennis coach David Elliot to retire after 2013 season

SEARCY, Ark. (HARDING) - After 39 seasons as Harding's head tennis coach, David Elliott will retire at the end of the 2013 season.

Elliott became the head coach of Harding's men's tennis program in 1975 and has coached the women's program since its inception in 1991. During that time, Elliott has won 733 men's matches and 401 women's matches for 1,134 total, one of the highest totals in collegiate tennis history.

"The time went really fast," Elliott said. "I never really anticipated going anywhere else. I pretty much made the commitment that I would be at Harding as long as they would have me."

Elliott's teams have won 10 conference championships. Harding's men have made nine appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament and the women's team has appeared in seven national tournaments.

Elliott's teams, who have never had a losing record in any season, have always been known for their mix of American and international players.