GREERS FERRY — McKenzie King and Cherysh Rone placed in the top 10 here Thursday at the West Side Greers Ferry Eagle Invitational Meet, leading the Southside Junior Lady Southerner cross country team to a second-place finish.
King’s third-place time was 10 minutes, 30 seconds, 20 seconds behind the winning time of Kaylin Turley of Harding Academy. Rone finished sixth in 10:43.
Heber Springs swept the team titles in both junior and senior divisions.
SOUTHSIDE — The Stuttgart Ricebirds scored 18 points and their defense held the Southside Southerners scoreless Friday night to earn their first district win of the season.
The 18-0 loss drops the Southerners to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in 4A-2 District play.
“We couldn’t move the ball on them,” said Southside Head Coach Kenny Simpson. “I thought that their defense played well, and we didn’t execute as well as we would like to have. We struggled offensively, and that’s the main thing that hurt us.”
JONESBORO — Scoring on their first five possessions, denying their hosts on their first six possessions and committing no penalties and no turnovers during the same stretch of time, the Batesville Pioneers answered their coach’s call for urgency Friday night.
Playing a near-flawless first half, the Pioneers jumped to a 35-0 lead, turning on the sportsmanship clock with the start of the second half and got out of Craighead County early with a 42-7, 5A-East District-opening football victory over the Nettleton Raiders.
SEARCY — The Lyon College men’s soccer squad beat the Harding University Bisons 2-0 Thursday night.
The win improves the Scots’ record to 4-4 overall.
Lyon’s Raoul Noumbissi scored the first goal in the 40th minute off a corner kick by Bill Jeffries. The Scots tacked on another score when Andy Walker found the net in the 60th minute of play. The goals were the first of the season by Noumbissi and Walker.
Scot goalie Thomas Guarino posted four saves.
Lyon is scheduled to host The University of Dallas Crusaders on Saturday at 3 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Trumann Lady Wildcats in a 3-1 in a high school volleyball match Thursday.
Southside won 25-4, 25-12, 19-25, 25-10 to improve their record to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in 4A-Northeast Conference play.
“Every win in conference is important, and this was no exception,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We are still growing as team and this is just part of our development. We’re into the second half of the schedule now, so it’s time to keep pushing forward towards our goals.”
For the second consecutive week, a Kenton Crawford kneel down ends the football game for the Batesville Junior Pioneers.
The scoreboard read 27-8 when the ninth-grade quarterback’s knee touched the turf Thursday night at Pioneer Stadium.
The Nettleton Raiders looked strong early, but turnovers and defensive adjustments by the home team proved to be the difference.
Pam Kitsmiller and Tim Johnson teamed to win the Batesville Baker’s Mixed Doubles Tournament at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend.
Kitsmiller-Johnson rolled a 700 series, edging Stephanie and Keith Anderson by three pins. Nicki Sharp-Preston Meyer finished third with a 696 and Kitsmiller-Ronnie Trusty placed fourth with a 695.
Twenty-two teams competed in the annual event of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Batesville Lady Pioneers bounced back from their first conference loss with a 3-1 win over the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs here Thursday night.
Senior Kassie Foreman and Junior Jayme Shell struck for 47 kills. Foreman led the way with 26 kills.
Junior Lainey Rumans led Batesville in assists with a season-high 54. She also served up a team-high five aces.
Sophomore Morgan Huff led the defense with 30 digs. Foreman added 19 digs, and juniors Anna Richards and Makayla Thorne added 14 digs apiece.
MARIANNA — The Cave City Junior Cavemen survived six turnovers and a fourth-quarter charge here Thursday night to post their first football victory of the season.
The 22-16 decision over the Marianna Junior Trojans brought the Junior Cavemen’s overall record to 1-2 and their 4A-2 District mark to 1-1.
LA CROSSE — Led by Bradley Lamb’s medal-winning 1-over-par 73, the Melbourne Bearkatz golfers rolled past the Valley Springs Tigers for a 30-stroke victory and the 3A-1 District Tournament crown here Thursday.
Lamb and Yellville-Summit’s Josh Lunsford tied in regulation.
Lamb won the medalist award with a par on the first playoff hole. Lunsford bogeyed the hole.
The Mountain View Yellowjackets finished third with a 295, just one stroke behind the Tigers.
Stuttgart at Southside
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
The 2-1 Southerners will be looking to secure an early 4A-2 District win after last week’s home loss to the England Lions in a nonconference finale. Stuttgart’s coach wants the Ricebirds to eat up as much clock as possible in an effort to keep the high-octane Southerner offense on the sideline. The Ricebirds are also 2-1 overall.
CALICO ROCK — The third annual Calico Rock Trout Tournament kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration in River Road Park in downtown Calico Rock, according to a press release.
From Highway 5 at the White River Bridge turn onto Railroad Street and drive under the railroad tracks down to the park. Registration ends at noon. Weigh-in will be at the same location until 5 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entrants, the release states, with first prize being 50 percent payback, second prize 25 percent and third prize 15 percent.