• Jr. Katz’ complete unbeaten run

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz completed an unbeaten season here Thursday night with a 42-12 victory over the Brookland Junior Bearcats.
    Quarterback Conor Fogle, who finished the night with three touchdown runs, got the first score on a 3-yard run. It was the first of four Melbourne TDs in the first quarter.
    Fogle added TD runs of 20 and 50 yards, Brady Duckett tacked on a 7-yarder, and Skiler Dwyner contributed a 2-point conversion.

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  • Greers Ferry, WCC win Martin crowns

    CONCORD — West Side Greers Ferry and White County Central took home the Julian Martin Invitational Tournament championship trophies Thursday night.
    The Junior Lady Eagles defeated the Concord Junior Lady Pirates 40-29 as Abby Turney scored 20 points.
    For Concord, Emily McClure scored 12.
    In semifinals on Wednesday, Greers Ferry defeated Midland 52-24 as Turney rang up 12 points. Concord advanced with a 37-34 decision over Rural Special as McClure and Julia Wilson each scored 12 points.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Ecclesia College Lady Royals (0-1) vs. Lyon College Scots, 6 p.m.
    Ashton Abshier, a long-range shooter, is the player Lyon College Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange remembers from last season. Sabrina Westmoreland, however, led the Lady Royals in scoring against Central Baptist in a season-opening loss on Tuesday. Coach Stewart-Lange is hoping for something pretty simple from the Scots in their season opener. “I just hope we show a lot of excitement and energy. Like Christmas … they can’t wait for it to be here.”

    Royals (1-1) vs. Scots (1-0) , 8

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  • It’s ‘man-up’ time when Pioneers go to Beebe

    The Beebe Badgers have found their quarterback, but they’re not so sure about their defensive linemen, said Beebe Coach John Shannon.
    Friday night, the Badgers and the 5A-East District football champion Batesville Pioneers are scheduled to battle in Beebe’s Bro Erwin Stadium.

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  • Results posted for Newport drag strip

    NEWPORT — Steve Simpson, Tony Newberry and William Runyan were winners here Sunday at Speedy’s Drag Strip.
    Simpson won the Street class title. Gary Spicer and Don Holcomb finished second and third, respectively. Newberry was followed by Logan King and Spicer in the Footbrake division, and Kelsey Armstrong-Hopper and Peggy Smith placed second and third, respectively, behind Runyan in the Super Pro class.

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  • Southerners aim for history-making KO in Newport

    Weather permitting, the Southside Southerners will watch “Rocky IV” on Stewart Field tonight, then they’ll try and knock out the Newport Greyhounds on Greyhound Field Friday night.
    The winner will advance to the Class 4A State Playoffs as the 4A-2 District’s fifth seed. The loser’s season will end.
    If Newport wins, their state’s-best run of consecutive playoff appearances will continue with their 25th.
    If Southside wins, the Southerners will write into their football program history book their first playoff appearance.

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  • The games: Nov. 3

    Brookland at Melbourne

    KICKOFF • TONIGHT 6

    The Junior Bearkatz can post a first, and it didn’t take them long to do it. With a victory over the Brookland Bearcats, the second-year varsity program will finish the season with a 10-0 record. Last fall, the Junior ’Katz went 6-2, and there were other indicators for greater success this fall. The Melbourne seventh-graders went 7-2 and their coaches thought some of them could make an impact on the varsity as eighth-graders.

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  • Day corrected for football game

    The wrong day was listed in a story reporting on Cave City sports events in the coming days.
    The Heber Springs-at-Cave City football game is scheduled for Thursday night. Cave City’s seniors will be recognized in a ceremony starting at 6:30. The kickoff is set for 7.

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  • Challenging course, state meet opponents await Lady Pioneers

    By Paul Glover
    Guard Sports Editor
    The Batesville Lady Pioneers will face the challenge of winning an eighth straight Class 5A state championship in cross country on Saturday, and they’ll also take on a very challenging course.
    “It will be more of a tactical race,” Batesville Coach Diane Treadway said. “It’s not a fast course. It’s going to come down to who runs the guttier and smarter race.”

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  • Mammoth Spring takes 2 of 3 1A 2-North openers

    LYNN — Mammoth Spring took two of three games here Tuesday night in 1A 2-North District openers.
    The Lady Bears edged the Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles 47-43 and the Bears won 54-41.
    The Junior Screamin’ Eagles took the night’s first game by a 47-34 count.
    In the senior girls contest, Hillcrest’s Lindsey Crews scored 14 points and made six steals. Teammate Kellie Beasley added 11 points for the 2-2 Lady Screamin’ Eagles.

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  • Scots begin season with dramatic win

    MEMPHIS — The Lyon College Scots opened their basketball season here Tuesday night with a clutch victory.
    After leading by as many as 16 late in the first half, and trailing by as many as seven late in the second half, the Scots rallied for an 86-84 decision.
    “We got out and played very well early and built a 16-point lead (38-14), but then they made a run at us and got it back to within two by halftime (41-39, Lyon),” Scot Coach Kevin Jenkins said. “In the second half, again, we got out by as many as 10, but Victory, who’s very talented, rallied and got ahead by seven.”

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  • Three football finales fall on Thursday

    It’s almost playoff time and, though none of these teams will be involved in them, two Guard-circulation area high school teams are scheduled to play on Thursday night in this the final week of the regular season.
    Our one junior high football team still playing is in Izard County and the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz are trying to complete an unbeaten season.
    Following is a little information on all three games:

     

     

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