• Highway 167 Showdown adds playoff implications

    This Highway 167 Showdown in Southside is also about high school football playoff possibilities.
    Yes, the 3-5 Southerners and 1-7 Cavemen, each with just one win in the 4A-2 District, are still alive for Class 4A State Playoff berths.
    Five teams from the district go to the playoffs, and Southside and Cave City are among the four teams currently tied for fifth (see standings on this page).
    The Southerners appear to have the most direct route to an 11th game.
    “If we win out, we’re very likely to go,” Southside Coach Kenny Simpson said.

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  • The games: Oct. 27

    Newport at Southside

    KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7

    One last chance for the Junior Southerners, and the visitors are among the 4A-2 District’s best. The Junior Southerners are 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the district. The Greypups are 5-2-1, 5-1 and, with some help from Lonoke, could still earn a share of the district. The unbeaten Clinton Junior Yellowjackets are visiting the Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits tonight. Newport and Lonoke victories would create the shared title.

     

     

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  • Gritty Golden Eagles bound for Pioneer Stadium

    After breaking a 3-game losing skid with a wild and wacky 54-49 win over the Beebe Badgers in Paragould last Friday night, the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles haven’t looked more excited while preparing to face the Batesville Pioneers during practices this week, said Tech Coach Jeff Conaway,

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  • Lyon men clobber CRC; Scot wins honor

    PARAGOULD — The Lyon College men’s soccer team trampled the Crowley’s Ridge College Pioneers 14-0 here Saturday afternoon as Bill Jeffries scored seven goals.
    Raoul Noumbissi and Kyle Talley each added two goals. Scoring a goal each were A.C. Tortorich, Dylan Jones and Jacob Wisdom.
    Farris Mekias recorded a team-high three assists. Jeffries, Zach Cummings and Tortorich each added two assists. Talley and Jacob Wisdom each assisted on one goal.

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  • Lady Mustangs move to 4-0

    PANGBURN — The Midland Lady Mustangs improved to 4-0 with a 56-40 victory over the Pangburn Lady Tigers here Tuesday night.
    Kerstie Bumpous led the winners with 22 points and five steals. Emma Sellers added 16 points and eight rebounds.
    The Lady Mustangs are scheduled to face the Shirley Lady Blue Devils tonight at 7:30 in the semifinals of the Timbo Tiger Invitational Tounament.
    The Junior Lady Tigers won 51-46 as Savanna Jacobs scored 21 points.
    For the 0-2 Lady Mustangs, Paisley Pratt scored 14 points and Carly Fisher added 12.

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  • Scots rally for win against Lady ’Dogs

    Led by junior middle hitter Suzanne Fincham, the Lyon College Scots bounced back from a 1-game deficit to down the Union Lady Bulldogs 3-1 here Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Fincham rang up 23 kills while committing just five errors on 50 swings, and added two aces and two blocks.
    Bre Wright set a team-high 25 assists. Emily Sprick added 23. Leading the defense, Ariel Smith recorded 21 digs, and Danielle Reed contributed three blocks. Chelsea Hinton and Sam Comet added 10 digs apiece. Comet also chalked up 11 kills.

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  • BHS, Southside volleyball teams fall in 1st round of state events

    SILOAM SPRINGS — The Wynne Lady Yellowjackets knocked out the Batesville Lady Pioneers 3-0 in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament for volleyball here Tuesday afternoon.
    The game scores were 25-21, 25-16, 25-21.
    The Lady Pioneers were led by junior Jayme Shell, who recorded 15 kills, 10 winning serves and nine digs. Senior Kassie Foreman added 12 kills, 10 winning serves and nine digs. Sophomore Morgan Huff chalked up 18 digs. Junior Lainey Rumans topped the assist column with 16.
    The Lady Pioneers finished with a record of 17-8.

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  • Three area junior teams to finish season Thursday

    The Newport Greypups’ previous trip into the Guard-circulation area was successful. Thursday night, they will try to finish off a winning season with one last trip West.
    The Greypups, 40-16 winners in Cave City back on Sept. 15, are scheduled to take on the Southside Junior Southerners on Southside’s Stewart Field at 7.

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  • Lyon men clobber CRC; Scots win league honors

    PARAGOULD — The Lyon College men’s soccer team trampled the Crowley’s Ridge College Pioneers 14-0 here Saturday afternoon as Bill Jeffries scored seven goals.
    Raoul Noumbissi and Kyle Talley each added two goals. Scoring a goal each were A.C. Tortorich, Dylan Jones and Jacob Wisdom.
    Farris Mekias recorded a team-high three assists. Jeffries, Zach Cummings and Tortorich each added two assists. Talley and Jacob Wisdom each assisted on one goal.

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  • Batesville JV gridders finish with 6-1 record

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity high school football team wrapped up its season here Monday night with a 38-15 win over their counterparts from Mountain Home.
    Eli Childress, who later provided a pass interception, got the scoring going with a 5-yard touchdown run. Childress also ran in the 2-point conversion.
    After the home team scored, the Pioneers struck back with a Nick Morton-to-Wesley Rudd 70-yard TD pass. Phillip Archuleta ran in the 2-point conversion.
    Batesville led 16-7 at halftime.

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  • IC boys, Midland girls win big

    BROCKWELL — Trenton Hatman scored 23 points to lead the Izard County Cougars past the Rector Cougars by a 58-40 count Monday night.
    Jake Dockins led the winners in rebounding with eight. Preston Harmon topped the charts with seven assists and three steals.
    The visiting Lady Cougars won 63-38. In a losing cause, Izard County’s Makayla Gross scored 12 points.

    Midland 77, Guy-Perkins 46

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  • With 5-0 run, little help Pioneers eye title

    BLYTHEVILLE — Now, for another 5A-East District football championship and a top seeding into the Class 5A State Playoffs.
    With the Batesville Pioneers’ 56-21 walloping of the Blytheville Chickasaws at Haley Field here Friday night, and the Greene County Tech Eagles’ 54-49 win over the Beebe Badgers in Paragould, a victory at home on Senior Night this coming Friday night against the Eagles, or a win at Beebe in the regular-season finale on Nov. 4 will accomplish both for the Pioneers.

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