• Junior ’Katz start fast, hold on for 3-0 start

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz dominated the first half, and then hung on for a 20-14 football victory over the Yellville-Summit Junior Panthers here Thursday night.
    Oh, and thank you very much for what might have been an extra play, say the unbeaten Junior ’Katz.

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  • Watkins wins Angler of the Year title

    CAVE CITY — Ron Watkins won the Cave City Bass Club’s Angler of the Year award due to results of the last tournament of the year, held Saturday on Lake Norfork, according to a press release.
    Watkins finished the regular season with 451 points.
    The outcome was in doubt until the team of Danny Matthews and Keith Lawrence failed to do well in that tournament.
    Matthews and Lawrence are runner-up anglers of the year with 408 points each.

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  • Bishop, Holt win angler awards

    Tory Bishop and Michael Holt teamed to win the Batesville Bassmasters Anglers of the Year award with 08 points at the conclusion of the regular season, said club spokesman Billy Littleton.
    Jim Starzy and Michael McDaniel are runner-up anglers of the year with 00 points.

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  • The games: Sept. 15

    Yellville-Summit at Melbourne


    This is the home opener for the Junior Bearkatz, and you’ve got to figure they’ll have a big crowd cheering them on tonight. A win against the Junior Panthers, the last team to beat them in 2010, will keep them perfect for this fall and run their win streak to nine games. That’s very heady stuff for a second-year varsity program.
    A seventh-grade contest between the pair will get things going at 5:30. That will be the case for the games in Cave City and Newark, too.


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  • BHS golfers nip Nettleton

    The Batesville Pioneers edged the Nettleton Raiders in a dual high school golf match on The Course at Eagle Mountain on Wednesday.
    Thomas Walton led the Pioneers with a 5-over-par 41. Teammates Hunter Freiert (44), Hayden Cockrill (46) and Sumner Barnes (48) completed the team score. Taylor Moser’s 53 didn’t count.
    Nettleton’s Mason Lemmons and Tanner McElrath matched Walton’s score. Travis Owens (46) and Lee Beal (56) round out the Raiders’ team total. Dalten Hodges’ 56 didn’t count.

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  • Bombers bringing new-found swagger to Batesville

    The Mountain Home Bombers, the Batesville Pioneers’ guests on Friday night, are 2-0 and feeling good about themselves after a 37-0 victory over the Harrison Goblins last weekend.
    Bomber Coach Benji Mahan said that’s true, and he’s glad for it, but he also said he’s been trying to talk the Bombers down just a little.
    “I really like the mental makeup of this team,” he said. “We stressed mental toughness all through our offseason and fall workouts and I think it showed on Friday night against Harrison.

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  • BHS tennis drops four

    JONESBORO — Batesville’s tennis teams came out on the short end in high school matches with Wynne and Nettleton here Tuesday.
    The Pioneer doubles team of Tanner Huff-Jacob Lowery won twice.

    Wynne 4, Batesville 1
    Singles: Haley Mitchell (W) defeated Emily Pham 6-3; Morgan South (W) defeated Rebecca Sturdivant 6-2; Jasmine Dixon (W) defeated Peyton Evans 6-4
    Doubles: Meagan Hamilton-Dixon (W) defeated Stephanie Bolin-Emily Barber 6-2; Chaney James-Rebecca Hanson (B) defeated Tristen Hill-Jessica Williams 6-4
    Nettleton 4, Batesville 1

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  • Weekend bowling scheduled

    The Bakers Mixed Doubles Tournament, an annual event of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Hollywood Bowl, according to a news release from Yvonne Satterwhite.
    Play in the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event is to begin at 1:30 each afternoon.
    Each team must consist of one man and one woman. They will alternately bowl every other frame per game. The best three of four games bowled will count as the series score.
    The entry fee is $50 per team. Call 793-5781 to enter.

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  • Southerners will take shot at historical start

    One area team hopes to continue its winning ways this week while two others will be looking to secure their first victory of the season.

    England at Southside
    Offensive philosophies will clash Friday night when the Southside Southerner football team takes the field against the England Lions.
    The home team will be running a hurry-up, no-huddle offense while the visitors will be trying to milk every possible second off of the game clock with their methodical running game.

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  • Scot men win 1-0, women fall in OT

    CONWAY — The Lyon College Scots edged the Hendrix College Warriors 1-0 here Wednesday.
    Robert Hall found the net on a free kick in the 83rd minute. Scot goalie Thomas Guarino recorded four saves.
    Lyon (3-2) is scheduled to travel to Jackson, Tenn. to face Union University on Friday.
    MEMPHIS — The Rhodes College Lynx defeated the Scot women 3-2 in overtime.
    Lyon’s Cethlinn Cunningham scored the game’s first goal on an assist by senior Anja Klotzel. Rhodes tied the game at 1-1 at the end of the first period.

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  • Cross country results completed

    Some cross country results were omitted from a story in last week’s Guard due to an incomplete report.
    In the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Race, three Batesville Junior High runners finished in the top 25. Junior Pioneer Tristen Driver finished fourth overall, completing the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes, 57.68 seconds.
    Madison Stave was the first Junior Lady Pioneer to cross the finish line. Her time was 7:43. Teammates Summer Strecker and Haley Cole finished 20th and 21st. Their times were 8:18.21 and 8:18.61, respectively.

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  • Katz’ JVs win in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Melbourne High School’s junior varsity football evened its record here Monday night with a 14-6 victory over their counterparts from Greene County Tech.
    Drew Richardson, a junior, scored both Melbourne touchdowns, running in from about 60 yards and from a short distance, Coach Clinton Gore said. Jeran Ward ran in a 2-point conversion.
    “Richardson ran the ball pretty well and our secondary played pretty well,” the coach said. “Ward and Kody Finley played really well on defense containing their passer. Other than that, there was not a lot to write home about.”

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