PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers kept their winning pace in the postseason here Thursday, winning their third straight 5A-East District championship in cross country.
That’s as many championships the district has conducted.
On. Nov. 5, the Lady Pioneers will try to win their eighth straight Class 5A State Meet title in Harrison.
Thursday, on the 5-kilometer course on the campus of Crowley’s Ridge College, Lady Pioneer seniors Logan Bishop and Natalie Meinzer finished first and second in times of 19 minutes, 50 seconds and 21:37, respectively.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneer defense played its bend-but-don’t-break role again here Thursday, and did something extra during a 31-0, 5A-East District football victory over the Greene County Tech Junior Eagles.
With their first possession of the night, the Junior Eagles drove 49 yards and had a first down at the Batesville 9. That’s when Kenton Crawford intercepted quarterback Trace Williams’ pass at the 5, dashed through a narrow corridor of Tech players and turned up the Batesville sideline and ran for a touchdown.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — Lyon College men’s golf team recently finished fourth in the Blue Mountain College Fall Invitational Tournament at Kirkwood National.
The Scots’ team score was 339. They finished behind Union, the winner, Blue Mountain and Bethel.
Michael Shed led the Scots with an 8-over-par 80, good for fifth on the leaderboard.
Lyon’s other scores were; David Pryde, 84; Nathan Whitlow, 86; Bret Bloodworth, 89; and Dave Hartwell, 109.
TIMBO — The Midland Lady Mustangs will play the Rural Special Lady Rebels tonight at 7:30 for a
Timbo Tiger Invitational Tournament title.
Wednesday night, the Lady Mustangs defeated the Shirley Lady Blue Devils 60-21 as Emma Sellers poured in 18 points.
The Lady Mustangs’ record is 5-0.
In a game played Tuesday in Pangburn, the homestandng Tigers edged the Midland Mustangs 47-43. Kyle Martin scored 11 points and Preston Hooper and Thomas Puentez added 10 apiece in a losing cause.
MAYFIELD, Ken. — The Lyon College Scots broke through here Tuesday, notching their first TranSouth Athletic Conference victory this season in men’s soccer with a 4-1 decision over the Mid-Continent Cougars.
The Cougars struck first with a goal from Jan Chvojan. The Scots answered with a goal by Robert Hall. He was assisted by Bill Jeffries before halftime.
In the second half, Lyon’s Lance Alpuerto, Stuart Bramley and Sean O’Toole. The assists were provided by Alpuerto (2) and Jack Hayes.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.