TIMBO — To say the Izard County basketball teams started fast here Tuesday night is an understatement.
The Cougars scored 45 first quarter points en route to a 71-28, season-opening non-conference victory over the Timbo Tigers. The Lady Cougars rang up 32 points in the first stanza and won 58-30, and the Junior Cougars scored 24 in the first quarter of their 55-31 win.
For the Cougars, Trenton Hatman scored 15 points and Taylor Harms grabbed six rebounds.
HOXIE — The Hoxie Lady Mustangs defeated the Cave City Cavewomen in a 4-set contest Tuesday.
Hoxie won 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 25-14 dropping the Cavewomen to 4-19 for the season.
Cave City Head Coach Crystal Bradley expressed pride in her 12th-graders after losing their final match of the season.
“I am sad to see this group of seniors go because they have been involved in so many good things with this volleyball program and have worked so hard for me and the team,” Bradley said. “They have been great for the sophomore class to learn from and build for the future.”
The Batesville Lady Pioneers wrapped up their home volleyball season Tuesday night with a 3-0, 5A-Central Conference victory over the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs.
Led by Kassie Foreman, the team’s only senior, the Lady Pioneers won 25-17, 25-20, 25-22. Foreman, who was recognized during a Senior Night ceremony, hit for 15 kills and the Lady Pioneers scored 10 points on her serve.
Junior Jayme Shell led the offense with 22 kills. Other statistical highs were provided by: Lainey Rumans, 25 assists; and Morgan Huff, 22 digs. Shell and Foreman each dug up 10 shots.
The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz will take one more road test in their efforts for an unbeaten football season.
The Junior ’Katz are scheduled to visit Newark and the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves on Thursday night. A seventh-grade contest is set to lead off the action at 5:30. The varsities are to collide at 7.
In just their second year of varsity football, the Junior ’Katz are rolling along with a 7-0 record. The Junior T-wolves are 1-6.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers have an opportunity to regroup after last week’s 16-0 5A-East District loss at Wynne against the Junior Yellowjackets when they face the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws at home on Thursday night.
The Junior Pioneers are 5-1-1 overall and 3-1 in the district.
The visitors, who are coming off a bye week, will bring a 1-4-1 record to Pioneer Stadium and claim a win over conference foe Green County Tech. Blytheville has suffered district losses to Wynne and Nettleton and tied with West Memphis Wonder.
BROOKLAND — The Southside Lady Southerners qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament in volleyball here Saturday with a 3-2 victory over the Trumann Lady Wildcats in the 4A-Northeast District Tournament final.
The tournament includes the fourth- through eighth-place teams, and they play for the fourth and final seed into the Class 4A State Tournament, which is being hosted by Valley View and scheduled to begin Oct. 25. Southside’s opponent and time to play will be announced later.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College women’s soccer team beat Trevecca Nazarene University 7-2 on Saturday.
The win improves Lyon to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.
Scot Melissa Sanchez registered the game’s first goal first in the 10th minute of play off an assist by Jordan Aliviado. Chandler Rae scored Lyon’s next goal in the 25th minute off a pass from Anja Klotzle.
MARIANNA — The Marianna Trojans were winless on the football field this season until they defeated the Southside Southerners by a final score of 38-12 on Friday night.
The Trojans improved to 1-5-1 overall and 1-3 in the 4A-2 District. The Southerners fell to 3-4 overall and 1-3.
Southerner running back Colby Sutton scored on a 15-yard run, and quarterback Drew Moss connected with receiver Dustin Hurst for a 15-yard TD pass.
“Our team gave good effort, but we just weren’t able to execute,” said Southside Head Coach Kenny Simpson.
It was a homecoming victory to be remembered.
The Batesville Pioneers emphatically took sole possession of the lead in the 5A-East District high school football race by whipping the Wynne Yellowjackets 37-8 in Pioneer Stadium on Friday night. The Jackets came into the game 5-1 overall and, like the Pioneers, 3-0 in the district.
And, then, there were these numbers: Junior tailback Jordan Childress ran for 324 yards on 30 carries, magnifying the game’s wow factor.
WYNNE — A 16-0 victory by the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets on Thursday night ended the Batesville Junior Pioneer’s 23-game winning streak and greatly diminished Batesville’s chances of claiming a third consecutive 5A_East District football title.
Wynne quarterback Ross Trail tossed a pair of 15-yard first-half touchdowns against the Batesville defense and finished 12 of 14 with 223 yards passing.
LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Christian Academy Lady Warriors clinched the 5A-Central Conference championship here Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over the Batesville Lady Pioneers.
The Warriors, who shared the title with the Lady Pioneers last season, won 25-18, 25-12, 25-19 and remain unbeaten in the conference. The Lady Pioneers fell to 9-2 in the conference and 16-6 overall.
Morgan Huff topped Batesville’s statistical chart with 20 digs. Lainey Rumans assisted Lady Pioneers hitters 17 times. Kassie Foreman led the hitters with 10 kills.