The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz will return to the road Thursday night and put their unbeaten football record on the line against the Hector Junior Wildcats.
The Junior Bearkatz improved to 3-0 last Thursday night with a 20-14 decision over the Yellville-Summit Junior Panthers. Their first two victories came in Rose Bud and Bookland.
The Junior Wildcats are 1-2, with a victory against Dardanelle’s junior varsity squad and losses to Poyen and Two Rivers.
The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity footballers team walloped their Searcy Lion counterparts 33-6 in Pioneer Stadium on Monday night.
Eli Childress got Batesville’s scoring going with a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Mario Garcia added the point-after kick, as he would twice more.
Phillip Archuleta added a 7-yard TD run in the second quarter and a 40-yarder in the third quarter.
Batesville’s other second-half scores came on a 60-yard, Nick Morton-to-Cody Campbell pass play and a 26-yard run by Robert Smith.
The Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Kevin Jenkins, Chris Marcak and Jennifer Walls Payton was, more than anything else, about family.
“Kevin being inducted into this hall of fame is very special to me because he’s a former player of mine here, then an assistant men’s basketball coach to me and then the head coach while I was the athletic director,” said Terry Garner, the first presenter on the stage Saturday night at Becknell Gymnasium.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen successfully defended their home court against the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves in a nonconference volleyball match Monday.
Cave City won 25-10, 25-22, 25-7 as Laura Basinger scored 18 points, hitting 11 kills and serving up seven aces. Other statistical leaders were: Blair Weaver, 18, assists, 15 digs, 13 points, seven aces, six kills; Mollie Wolfe, 20 digs, 11 points, seven kills, four aces; Kayti Perkey, 12 assists, 10 points, six aces; Rachel Woods, 10 points, seven kills, three aces; and Nikki Ford, 22 digs.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation is scheduled to host its annual golf tournament Oct. 19.
The 4-person scramble will be at The Course at Eagle Mountain with tee time set for 11 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support foundation scholarships. First Community Bank will again serve as this year’s corporate gold sponsor for the tournament.
ARKADELPHIA — The West Alabama Lady Tigers (25-10, 25-20, 25-15) and the Henderson State Lady Reddies (25-14, 25-17, 25-23) defeated the Lyon College volleyball team in a tri-match Monday.
Suzanne Fincham recorded six kills, two blocks and an ace against West Alabama. Chelsea Hinton and Samantha Comet each posted five kills. Emily Sprick tallied eight assists and Bre Wright chipped in seven assists. Ariel Smith hit 13 digs.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers rallied for 2-1 volleyball victory over the Beebe Junior Lady Badgers in Pioneer Gym on Monday night.
The game scores were 20-25, 25-12, 25-20.
“We were sluggish and had a lack of communication in that first game,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “In the second game, we took care of business.”
In particular, Sarah Hayes stepped to the service line and Batesville scored 15 consecutive points. Among those were 10 aces. Hayes also provided five kills and three digs.
HARRISON — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Southside Lady Southerners met up here Saturday in the Ozark SlamFest volleyball tournament and the Lady Pioneers came away with a 2-0 victory.
Playing in the small-school division of the tournament, the Lady Pioneers defeated Alpena 2-1 (25-15, 22-25, 15-6) and Episcopal College 2-0 (25-24, 25-10) before downing the Lady Southerners 25-21, 25-21 to win the title.
The Lady Southerners advanced to the title match by defeating Valley Springs 2-0 (25-9, 25-16) and Berryville 2-0 (25-21, 25-19).
LOCUST GROVE — Richie Tosh claimed the checkered flag Saturday night at the 16th annual Shoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tosh started the race at in the 12th position and said he was able to slowly work his way to the front of the pack.
“I was able to gain a spot or two when we stayed green,” Tosh said.
Tosh was able to jump ahead of pole setter and defending champion Wayne Brooks, who led for most of the race, and T.J. Herndon to claim the top spot with two laps to go.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School will host a “Bearkatz Football 101 Class” Tuesday night at 6 in the high school cafeteria, Athletic Director Tim Massey announced.
Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore will instruct the class.
“This is available for all parents and community members that would like to learn more about Bearkatz football,” Massey said.
SOUTHSIDE — A 63-yard touchdown run by England running back Quintin Woods proved to be the difference Friday night as the Lions beat the Southside Southerners 22-14 in a nonconference meeting.
The loss ends Southside’s win streak at two games.
Four plays earlier, Southside scored their second touchdown when running back Colby Sutton rushed into the end zone from one yard out with 48 seconds left in the third quarter. A Storm Tiption extra point knotted the contest at 14.