BLYTHEVILLE — We will see if they can keep the rhythm, but the Batesville Pioneers found a winning beat in the second half here Friday night.
After a strange and sudden twist left them down 7-6 at halftime, the Pioneers rallied twice to post a 21-13 high school football victory over the Blytheville Chickasaws.
Batesville Coach Dave King anticipated the question and answered before it was asked: “That was not just the best half of football we’ve played this season, it’s the best we’ve played in a long time.”
Jhessica Martins knocked down a game-high 19 kills and teammate Ann-Katherine Kuehorn blasted 13 more in Martin Methodist’s 3-1 defeat of the Lyon College Pipers Friday night in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match on homecoming at Becknell Gymnasium.
Martin Methodist won 19-25, 25-23, 25-13 and 25-22. The Pipers (9-19 overall, 3-5 TranSouth) have lost five straight and dropped their last two conference games. Martin Methodist (13-11, 4-8) broke a 2-game slide against Lyon College and halted a 3-game losing streak overall.
Stephen Dallas, Sean O’Toole and Gabriel LeBlanc scored two goals apiece and the Lyon College Scots tied a school record for goals in a 10-0 shutout victory over Rust College on Saturday during Homecoming at Huser Field.
The Scots (8-4-0) snapped a 2-game losing streak with the triumph and shut out an opponent for the fifth time this season. Lyon’s 10-goal output equaled the school record originally set on Oct. 3, 2006 in a 10-2 road win over Williams Baptist College.
AUGUSTA — The Red Devils jumped to a 40-6 halftime lead while winning this 2A-3 District contest
Ishma Clark scored on a 68-yard punt return in the first quarter and the junior running back also totaled 101 yards on eight carries. One of those was for 44 yards and a TD.
Sophomore quarterback Cordell Turner threw two TD passes and ran for two TDs. Both TD passes were to senior Matt Bowen. On defense, sophomore Henry Poindexter returned a pass interception for 70 yards and a TD.
HEBER SPRINGS — The mercy clock began running with the start of the third quarter after the Panthers rolled to a 40-0 halftime lead in this 4A-2 District contest.
Braylon Mitchell, a University of Arkansas recruit, scored four TDs while gathering 66 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Wes McMullen completed seven of 10 passes for 163 yards and two TDs. Hunter Derrick and Geoffrey Anderson had the TD receptions.
The Panthers improved to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the district standings. The Southerners fell to 0-5 and 0-7.
HARRISBURG — Harrisburg running back Zach Pretty and the rest of the Harrisburg Hornets exploited the Cave City Cavemen’s weaknesses en route to a 26-7, high school football victory here Friday night.
It is the only loss of the season for the Cavemen, who fall to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Class 3A-3 District. Harrisburg has the same records. Three other teams have the same district mark and one will be left out when the playoff tickets are handed out in two weeks.
Hoxie, Earle and Rivercrest are the other teams vying for a spot. The first two remain on Cave City’s schedule.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers held off the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws 22-14 in a key Class 5A-East District football game Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Blytheville took the opening kickoff and marched methodically downfield, converting three third downs. A fumble on the fourth third-down play put Blytheville in a fourth-and-5 situation from the Batesville 25. Jordan Childress made a drive-stopping tackle at the 23 and Batesville took possession there.
CAVE CITY — Cavewomen won three of five volleyball matches with Southside here Thursday night.
The Cavewomen won 13-25, 25-16, 25-9, 25-12. The Junior Cavewomen won 25-27, 25-15, 15-12. The Cavewomen junior varsity won 25-22, 25-23.
The Cavewomen improved to 13-11 and will play in the Class 3A State Tournament in Harrison on Tuesday. The Lady Southerners’ season ended at 8-13.
Statistical leaders for Cave City were: Rachel Roebuck with 23 points, Katie Freeman 21 points, Elisha Ramos 13 points and 40 digs, Courtney Ewing 10 points and Kendra Demster 17 assists.
CONCORD — Concord swept another nonconference basketball opponent here Thursday night.
The Junior Lady Pirates started it with a 38-3 decision over the White County Central Junior Lady Bears, the Lady Pirates added a 56-28 victory and the Pirates completed the sweep with a 63-20 romp.
For the 2-0 Pirates, Chase Thomas scored 21 points and Tim Fuller added 16.
Casey Gorecke chalked up 24 points and nine rebounds for the 2-0 Lady Pirates. Andrea Davis added 15 points and five steals.
Cassidy Robertson scored seven points for the 2-0 Junior Lady Pirates.
CAVE CITY — The Junior Cavemen’s woes continued here Thursday night with this 3A-3 District loss.
Cave City falls to 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
Hoxie’s scores came from Tyler Clement, who rushed for 88 yards and two TDs on nine tries.
The first was a 21-yard surge in the second quarter. The second went for 33 yards in the fourth period.
Additional details were not available by press time.
SOUTHSIDE — The Heber Springs Junior Panthers finished their sweep of the 4A-2 District North Division with a 22-14 football victory over the Southside Junior Southerners at Stewart Field on Thursday night.
Ethan Bly led the Junior Panthers with more than 100 yards rushing and got them on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard touchdown run. Judson Smith added a 12-yard TD run and the visitors led 16-0 at halftime.