NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves stuck to their winning ways here Thursday with a 50-38 win over the Newport Greypups.
Spencer Reaves led the 5-0 Timberwolves with 19 points while teammate Cole Crabtree threw in 11.
Cedar Ridge’s seventh-grade boys also remained unbeaten with a 26-14 decision.
Tylin Richmond scored eight points and Austin Reaves added six for the 4-0 squad.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State’s 6-game winning streak vaulted the team into the national rankings for the first time since 2001. And during those good times, the Bulldogs thrived off a grinding approach that preached consistency on offense and defense — with few big plays on both sides of the ball.
Then came Alabama, and that plan was shredded — along with the winning streak.
Monticello at Batesville
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7:30
They’ve met in other sports, but this is a first time for the Billies and Pioneers in football, Batesville and Monticello coaches said, and it has the makings of a dandy. Both offenses lean heavily on the run. The Billies have two 1,000-yard rushers in slotback/tailback Brian Handley and fullback Trey Hawkins, and a big and athletic quarterback in Marcie Roberson.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers never trailed, but they had to fight off a late charge for a 53-48, high school basketball victory over the Jonesboro Golden Lady Hurricane here Thursday night.
“Jonesboro had gotten within three with under a minute to go, and we were inbounding the ball against hard pressure with about 15 seconds to go. We threw it deep and sealed it with a layup,” Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said.
Keeping the number of long runs to a minimum is what tonight’s Monticello-Batesville, Class 5A State Playoffs high school football game is about, according to the coaches.
However, while Monticello’s head coach mentioned the Pioneer offensive linemen first, Batesville’s head coach and defensive coordinator mentioned the elusiveness of the Billie ball carriers first.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey said forward Michael Sanchez will be out of action for about six weeks after suffering a foot injury.
Razorback spokesman Phil Pierce said Wednesday the injury occurred during basketball practice Tuesday. Pierce said he didn’t know which foot was involved — he had been told both right and left — but in one of them, Sanchez suffered a stress fracture in his second metatarsal and had stress reactions in his third and fourth metatarsals.
Donna Magar and Larry Embry dominated the Baker’s Mixed Doubles Tournament at Hollywood Bowl.
Magar and Embry teamed to collect a 758 series. That was 95 pins more than runner-up DeeDee Jeffery-Rick Isley.
Yvonne Satterwhite-Jeff Phillips was third with a 661. Lori Hayes-Tim Johnson settled for fourth with a 660.
The bowling sequence consisted of the team members rotating every other frame. Each team bowled four games and the lowest score didn’t count.
Twenty teams participated in the Batesville Women Bowling Association event. The top four were monetary winners.
Registration for the Top Flight Youth Basketball League is set for Sunday, according to a news release from the league.
The Junior NBA, Junior WNBA league is for area boys and girls in grades 3-6. Registration and evaluations will be conducted Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Southside High School gymnasium. The cost is $35 per player.
For more information, call David Brogdon at (870) 613-5637 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Mountain Home Junior Bombers 33-26 Wednesday in the Beebe Centennial Bank Tournament.
Batesville was led by Peyton Richardson’s 16 points. Teammate Garrett Denton added nine points.
The Junior Pioneers (1-1) are scheduled to play tonight’s Central Arkansas Christian-Lonoke winner at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.
From 14-0 and a state championship to a “surprising” 8-3 record.
That was first-year head Coach Greg Tiner’s general overview of the Monticello Billies — the Batesville Pioneers’ Class 5A State Playoffs quarterfinal opponent Friday night in Pioneer Stadium.
The Billies rolled to the state championship last fall, winning all four playoff games by two or more touchdowns. They defeated the Camden Fairview Cardinals 38-7 in the title game.
MELBOURNE — The Southside Lady Southerners opened their season with a 57-46 victory against the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz as Haley Mourer scored 19 points, Maggie Carlile added 15 and Andrea Davis chipped in 12.
“Good way to start the season,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “Melbourne made a run at us in the third quarter and we went back to our press in the fourth quarter, got a few turnovers and baskets, got the lead and held on.”
Melbourne led 42-41 after three quarters of play.