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Zappe throws 3 TDs, leads Houston Baptist over Lamar 31-26

Nov. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Bailey Zappe threw three touchdown passes and Houston Baptist held off Lamar for a 31-26 victory on Saturday. Zappe was 14-of-27 passing for 251 yards and threw all three scores to Jerreth Sterns, who finished with five catches for 53 yards. Dreshawn Minnieweather added 129 yards rushing and...

Historic black churches among Georgia’s `places in peril’

Nov. 16, 2019 12:09 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two historic black churches founded in the 1880s have been listed among Georgia’s most threatened historic buildings. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of “places in peril.” The latest list includes Antioch Baptist Church in tiny...

WWII veteran plans to return to scene of combat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:02 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — After surviving the Battle of Peleliu, Phil Dunford of Spartanburg knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Dunford, 94, flew more than 40 missions with his three man crew on a torpedo bomber, the Grummond TBF Avenger, over the Palau Islands in the South Pacific in 1944....

Bethune-Cookman beats Trinity Baptist 100-42

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Preaster and Joe French scored 21 points apiece as Bethune-Cookman rolled past Trinity Baptist 100-42 on Friday night. Isaiah Bailey had 16 points for Bethune-Cookman (2-2). Cletrell Pope added 10 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Parrish Hobdy had 12 points and seven...

No. 2 Baylor women top Houston Baptist 112-42 without Cox

Nov. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor will be able to get by just fine for now while letting preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox rest and recover from a foot issue. Te’a Cooper had 23 points and 10 assists, Queen Egbo scored a career-high 21 points starting in place of Cox and the Lady Bears beat...

Nowell scores 20 to lead UALR past Southwest Baptist 77-59

Nov. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 20 points as Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Southwest Baptist 77-59 on Thursday night. Ben Coupet Jr. had 18 points and seven rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock (2-1). Kris Bankston added 13 points. Ruot Monyyong had 10 points and eight rebounds for the home team....

Gay pastor taking leave to settle complaints against her

Nov. 14, 2019 12:38 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a gay pastor in Iowa City will request a leave of absence as part of a settlement of complaints that her sexual orientation violates United Methodist Church law. The Rev. Anna Blaedel had been director of the Wesley Center at the University of Iowa but stepped down in...

No. 11 Texas Tech rolls to 103-74 win over Houston Baptist

Nov. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard called a timeout after his No. 11 Red Raiders, playing at a neutral site about 120 miles from their campus, had three turnovers without getting off a shot and quickly fell behind to Houston Baptist. “Just upset with our start. I didn’t think...

Southern Louisiana church celebrates 150th anniversary

Nov. 11, 2019 9:17 AM EST

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Members of a Louisiana Methodist Church are celebrating its 150th anniversary. News outlets report the Abbeville United Methodist Church commemorated the achievement on Sunday. The church was originally constructed in 1869 about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Lafayette, just down...

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Nov. 11, 2019 1:16 AM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy...