MELBOURNE — The Marshall junior varsity football team rallied for a 38-26 win here Tuesday night, and that wasn’t the only disappointing loss for the Melbourne Bearkatz.
“Kyler McLaughlin broke his wrist (left), and then, on top of that, running back Marcus Alvarado broke his collarbone,” Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore said. “Kyler is a heck of a good quarterback and Marcus is our best running back. They two of our best sophomores.”
DRASCO — The Clinton Yellowjackets came out on top in a 4-team golf match at Tannenbaum Golf Club here Tuesday.
Clinton shot 111 and finished 13 strokes ahead of the Southside Southerners. The Morrilton Devil Dogs (126) finished third, and the Heber Springs Panthers (129) placed fourth.
The Southside Junior Southerners and Cave City Junior Cavemen are scheduled to play their season- and home-openers Thursday night, and each will square off against a team that opened the season last week with a victory.
Below are capsules on each game:
With their first home game, the Batesville Lady Pioneers also marked down their first loss.
The Wynne Lady Yellowjackets won 3-1, ending the Lady Pioneers’ win streak at four games.
Led by the hitting and digging of Claire Clark, the Lady Yellowjackets won 25-17, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18.
“The Lady Pioeners worked hard, but came up short,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “We need to focus on our coverage and blocking.”
NEW YORK (AP) — They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games.
There’s the Serena Williams style, filled with intimidation and huge shots. And there’s the way Caroline Wozniacki does it, with great hustle and even better conditioning.
It might just be a year between cross country state championships No. 7 and No. 8, but don’t ask Batesville Coach Diane Treadway to measure the time.
“We’ve got a long ways to go,” she said Monday night. “We’ve got a lot of talent, but every year it’s like this: You roll with the punches and hope it comes together at the end.”
The Lady Pioneers won their seventh straight Class 5A State Meet championship last November, and since four of their five scoring runners return there are plenty of reasons to figure they could do it again.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Arkansas return man Joe Adams are Southeastern Conference players of the week.
Ballard rushed for a career-high 166 yards and three touchdowns at Memphis.
Mathieu led LSU with 10 tackles and scored on a fumble return in a win over Oregon.
Adams tied an SEC record with two punt returns for touchdowns in Arkansas’ 51-7 win over Missouri State. The last SEC player to accomplish the feat was Kentucky’s Derek Abney against Mississippi State in 2002.
FAYETTEVILLE — Expect Greg Childs to have a breakout game Saturday night in Little Rock versus New Mexico or the following Saturday night in Fayetteville versus Troy.
That’s how it works with the Arkansas Razorbacks’ Fab Four receivers. One or two shine one week and different ones the next.
In last Saturday night’s 51-7 season-opening massacre of the Missouri State Bears in Fayetteville, senior Jarius Wright of Warren took the first turn catching six passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
In the end, the numbers favored the Batesville Pioneers in a big way.
The Pioneers won their fourth straight White River Bowl Trophy with a 55-15 victory over the Newport Greyhounds in front of an overflow crowd at Pioneer Stadium Friday night. Since stopping Newport’s 23-year win streak in 1999, the Pioneers have won 11 of 13 in the long-running football rivalry.
Actually, the numbers favored the Pioneers in a big way at the beginning Friday night. They dressed out 66 to the Greyhounds’ 34.
The Lyon College men’s soccer team notched their first victory of the season at home Saturday against the 15th-ranked University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers.
The Scots won 1-0 and the game’s lone goal was scored by junior Lance Alpuerto on a Jermie Karege assist.
The victory, the first with Head Coach Mitch McKay at the helm, improves the Scots to 1-2 on the season.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners broke their winless football streak Friday night with a 32-8 victory over the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves.
The previous win for Southside was at home against the Marianna Lee Trojans on Oct. 17, 2008.
“This win means a lot to my seniors,” said Southside Head Coach Kenny Simpson. “I’m extremely proud of them because not many kids would have stayed with football after losing for two years in a row.”
Simpson’s record at the school is now 1-0, and he hopes his team can start a streak of a different kind.