• Hillcrest provides free Golden Pass to senior citizens

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Athletic Department is providing a Golden Pass to Hillcrest sports fans 65 years of age and older, according to a news release from the school.
    The pass is good for all Hillcrest’s home sporting events, elementary through high school, except for Arkansas Activities Association-sponsored events. Examples of AAA-sponsored events are jamborees, region tournaments and state tournaments.
    The passes can be picked up at the high school office.

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  • Lady Pioneers go 0-2 in event at Arkansas State

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers went 0-2 in a tournament bracket of the Arkansas State University Playday event Saturday.
    The Mountain Home Lady Bombers defeated the Lady Pioneers 25-20, 18-25, 15-9 and the Paragould Lady Rams blanked the Lady Pioneers 25-20, 25-18.
    Against Mountain Home, Jayme Shell led in kills with 13, Kassie Foreman added 12 and Lainey Rumans recorded 25 assists. Defensively, Morgan Huff and Anna Richards chalked up 11 and nine digs, respectively.

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  • Scots blank Philander Smith in volleyball

    The Lyon College Scot volleyball team beat the Philander Smith College Lady Panthers in three sets Monday night in a match at Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon won 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 and improved to 5-10 for the season.
    Scot Head Coach Ray Green said he was pleased to get the win in front of a home crowd.
    “It’s always great to get a win at home,” Green said. “There were several fans there last night, and we like to put on a show for them.”
    Devan Walker and Kaylee Belcher each recorded 10 digs for the Scots.

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  • ASU sets kicking records while booting UCA Bears

    JONESBORO (AP) — Brian Davis set two Sun Belt Conference kicking records Saturday with six field goals and 23 points, leading Arkansas State past Central Arkansas 53-24.
    The Red Wolves (2-2) dominated Central Arkansas, an FCS program, in the teams’ first meeting since 1997. They rolled up 646 yards of total offense and scored on nine of their 11 possessions, with Davis hitting field goals of 24, 32, 33, 34, 21 and 33 yards.
    Ryan Aplin threw for 220 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown to Taylor Stockemer, and added 84 yards on the ground.

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  • Scot soccer women win pair of weekend games

    The Lyon College women’s soccer team defeated John Brown 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Lyon’s Marshall Huser Field and shut out Hendrix Collge 3-0 Sunday to improve their record to 4-6.
    Scot Cethlinn Cunningham scored Lyon’s first goal against John Brown in the 28th minute.
    Lyon’s Jordan Aliviado also added a pair of scores for the Scots.
    On Sunday, Aliviado scored a goal on an assist by Anja Klotzle early in the first period against Hendrix. Klotzle added two additional scores.
    The Lyon women’s soccer team is scheduled to travel to LSU-Shreveport on Tuesday.

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  • Southside junior girls place second in x-country meet at Greers Ferry

    GREERS FERRY — McKenzie King and Cherysh Rone placed in the top 10 here Thursday at the West Side Greers Ferry Eagle Invitational Meet, leading the Southside Junior Lady Southerner cross country team to a second-place finish.
    King’s third-place time was 10 minutes, 30 seconds, 20 seconds behind the winning time of Kaylin Turley of Harding Academy. Rone finished sixth in 10:43.
    Heber Springs swept the team titles in both junior and senior divisions.

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  • Ricebirds shut out Southerners for first conference win

    SOUTHSIDE — The Stuttgart Ricebirds scored 18 points and their defense held the Southside Southerners scoreless Friday night to earn their first district win of the season.
    The 18-0 loss drops the Southerners to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in 4A-2 District play.
    “We couldn’t move the ball on them,” said Southside Head Coach Kenny Simpson. “I thought that their defense played well, and we didn’t execute as well as we would like to have. We struggled offensively, and that’s the main thing that hurt us.”

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  • Pioneers heed call for urgency, thrash Raiders in quick fashion

    JONESBORO — Scoring on their first five possessions, denying their hosts on their first six possessions and committing no penalties and no turnovers during the same stretch of time, the Batesville Pioneers answered their coach’s call for urgency Friday night.
    Playing a near-flawless first half, the Pioneers jumped to a 35-0 lead, turning on the sportsmanship clock with the start of the second half and got out of Craighead County early with a 42-7, 5A-East District-opening football victory over the Nettleton Raiders.

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  • Soccer Scots shutout Bisons

    SEARCY — The Lyon College men’s soccer squad beat the Harding University Bisons 2-0 Thursday night.
    The win improves the Scots’ record to 4-4 overall.
    Lyon’s Raoul Noumbissi scored the first goal in the 40th minute off a corner kick by Bill Jeffries. The Scots tacked on another score when Andy Walker found the net in the 60th minute of play. The goals were the first of the season by Noumbissi and Walker.
    Scot goalie Thomas Guarino posted four saves.
    Lyon is scheduled to host The University of Dallas Crusaders on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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  • Southside volleyballers top Trumann

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Trumann Lady Wildcats in a 3-1 in a high school volleyball match Thursday.
    Southside won 25-4, 25-12, 19-25, 25-10 to improve their record to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in 4A-Northeast Conference play.
    “Every win in conference is important, and this was no exception,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We are still growing as team and this is just part of our development. We’re into the second half of the schedule now, so it’s time to keep pushing forward towards our goals.”

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  • BJHS beats Nettleton 27-8 to open district play

    For the second consecutive week, a Kenton Crawford kneel down ends the football game for the Batesville Junior Pioneers.
    The scoreboard read 27-8 when the ninth-grade quarterback’s knee touched the turf Thursday night at Pioneer Stadium.
    The Nettleton Raiders looked strong early, but turnovers and defensive adjustments by the home team proved to be the difference.

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  • Pam Kitsmiller, Tim Johnson win doubles bowling event

    Pam Kitsmiller and Tim Johnson teamed to win the Batesville Baker’s Mixed Doubles Tournament at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend.
    Kitsmiller-Johnson rolled a 700 series, edging Stephanie and Keith Anderson by three pins. Nicki Sharp-Preston Meyer finished third with a 696 and Kitsmiller-Ronnie Trusty placed fourth with a 695.
    Twenty-two teams competed in the annual event of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association.

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