• Jonesboro jayvees stop Pioneer streak; junior high teams split with Greypups

    The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane held off the Batesville Pioneers for a 16-12 junior varsity high school football victory in Pioneer Stadium on Monday night.
    The loss was the first for Batesville’s jayvees since the 2009 season. They went 9-0 last season. This year’s squad is 3-1.
    Batesville trailed 16-0 late in the second quarter when Wesley Rudd intercepted a pass and returned the football 22 yards to set the Pioneers up on Jonesboro’s 32. On the next play, quarterback Nick Morton ran for a touchdown. The pass for two points failed.

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  • Adult co-ed volleyball league to organize in meeting Monday

    An organization meeting for the Independence County Volleyball League is set for Monday night at 7 in the First Community Bank George Ryder Room, according to a news release. Teams that want to join the league must have a representative present. Players w

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  • No-tap bowling event set for this weekend

    The annual Ladies No-Tap Tournament is scheduled for this weekend at Hollywood Bowl, according to a news release from the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association.
    The 2-day tournament, a United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event, is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The entry fee is $25. The best three of four games will count for a series score.
    Additionally, gold dollars will be awarded for special conversions.
    For more information, call 793-5781.

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  • Pioneers start fast, coast to win over Rams

    The Batesville Pioneers got all the points they would need during the game’s first seven and a half minutes Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, and there wasn’t much to get excited about after that.
    That was the look, sound and feel of the Pioneers’ 41-13 dispatching of the winless Paragould Rams in a 5A-East District high school football game, and that concerns their coach.

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  • Lyon soccer women win, men tie with CU

    The Lyon College women’s soccer team edged Cumberland University 2-1 in a home TranSouth Conference match Saturday.
    Scot Leach Pascal scored the game-winner in the 87th minute. Chandler Rae scored Lyon’s first goal on an assist by Anja Klotzle.
    The win improves Lyon to 6-6 overall and 1-1 on league play.
    Lyon’s Stephanie Spiteri recorded three saves.
    The Lyon women are scheduled to host Martin Methodist, the defending conference champion, on Saturday.
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    Lyon’s men tied Cumberland 1-1 in the second match of the afternoon.

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  • Cave City shuts out Marianna for season’s first win

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen claimed their first football victory of the season against 4A-2 District foe Marianna at home Friday night.
    The 9-0 win over the Trojans improves the Cavemen to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in district play.
    A Fall Festival crowd witnessed the Cave City offense open the game with a 10-play scoring drive that took almost five minutes to complete and was capped by a 14-yard touchdown run by senior wingback Jacob Martin.
    “We were able to move the football and burn a lot of clock,” Bradley said.

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  • Southside Lady Southerners blank Pocahontas v-ballers

    POCAHONTAS — The Southside Lady Southerner volleyball team defeated the Pocahontas Lady Redskins 3-0 in 4A-Northeast action here Thursday.
    Southside won 25-12, 25-9, 25-21 to improve their record to 13-6 overall and 7-3 in conference.
    “We’re extremely pleased with the performance tonight,” Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus said. “This was a big win for us, and we feel like we’ve put ourselves in a solid position for the remainder of the season.”
    Shilkitus praised his team for their performance.

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  • BJHS sweeps Wynne in volleyball

    WYNNE — The Junior Lady Pioneers capped a sweep of the Wynne Junior Lady Yellowjackets with a 27-25, 25-23 volleyball victory Thursday night.
    Sarah Hayes led the winners with four kills and 14 digs. Amanda Wolfe added four kills and five digs. Batesville scored seven points on Olivia Looney’s serve, including two aces. Looney added six digs.
    The eighth-grade squad won 25-14, 25-10 and encouraged their coach. “For the first time, they really did a good job communicating with each other on the floor,” Coach Lisa McCord said.

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  • Trevecca Nazarene thrashes Lyon in TranSouth match

    The Trevecca Nazarene University Lady Trojans defeated the Lyon College Scots a 3-game contest Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    The visitors won 25-20, 25-19, 25-19.
    Lyon’s record falls to to 5-11 overall and 0-5 in the TranSouth.
    Scot Suzanne Fincham recorded 14 kills, a solo block and assisted on three others. Samantha Comet also tallied a solo block and assisted on three.
    Emily Sprick posted 21 assists and four kills. Ariel Smith hit 13 digs and Chelsea Hinton tallied nine.

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  • Batesville, area cross country teams shine in meet at Old Davidsonville

    Circulation-area schools collected two team championships and three individual titles at the Sloan-Hendrix Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Old Davidsonville State Park course here Tuesday.
    The team titles went to the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Melbourne Junior Lady Bearkatz and the individual crowns went to Batesville Lady Pioneer Logan Bishop, Southside Lady Southerners McKenzie King and Batesville Junior Pioneer Tristen Driver.

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  • The games: Sept. 30

    Marianna at Cave City

    Kickoff • tonight 7

    Cave City suffered a last-minute loss to the Newport Greyhounds last week. Will the Cavemen be able to rebound with their first win of the season tonight when they host the Marianna Trojans, or will the visitors leave town with their first 4A-2 District victory of the year? The night’s activities will begin with an introduction of the Fall Royalty at 6:30.

     

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  • Area juniors go 0-3 in district contests

    CAVE CITY — Led by running back-receiver Robert Ferrell, the Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets started fast and ran away from the Cave City Cavemen for a 46-22, 4A-2 District football victory here Thursday night.
    Ferrell scored touchdowns from approximately 40 and 60 yards out in the first half, sparking the visitors to a 32-8 halftime lead, then added a 50-yard TD run in the third quarter.
    On his first big-play strike, Ferrell caught a pass from quarterback Fielder Dufrene.

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