PARAGOULD — The Scot volleyball team beat Crowley’s Ridge College in a 5-set match Thursday night.
Lyon won 15-25, 28-26, 25-19, 15-25, 15-8 to improve to 10-15 on the season.
Samantha Comet hit 16 digs, tallied 10 kills and served three aces. Suzanne Fincham posted 19 kills, and Danielle Reed added 10. Bre Wright recorded 23 assists, and Emily Sprick tallied 22.
Ariel Smith contributed 13 digs. Christine Moore (4) and Fincham (3) led the Scots in blocks.
LITTLE ROCK — Izard County’s Preston Harmon shot an 81 to lead a trio of Guard-circulation area high school golfers competing in the Overall Tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club on Thursday.
Harmon, a senior, finished 10th. The winner, Wesley Harris of Hot Springs Lakeside. shot a 1-over-par 73. El Dorado’s Wess Webb finished second, two strokes back.
Concord’s Ryan Cornelison and Izard County’s Uriah Mead, the other circulation area golfers, finished next to last and last in the 21-player field. Cornelison, a junior, shot a 96. Mead shot a 117.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz added another zero to their unbeaten record Thursday night by shutting out the Hector Junior Wildcats 34-0.
“Our defensive line did a great job,” Melbourne Assistant Coach Clayton McWiliams said about Lee Richardson, Colton Hutchins and Levi Darnell.
The shutout was the Junior Bearkatz’ second, and they have allowed just 20 points in their last four games.
Offensively, the home team was led by Kenny Haney. The bruising fullback scored on runs of 25, 15 and five yards. He also ran in a 2-point conversion.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners almost broke the West Plains Zizzers stranglehold on the Bomber Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday.
Led by McKenzie King, the Junior Lady Southerners finished second, just six points back of the cross country powerhouse from Missouri. The Junior Lady Zizzers scored 49 points.
King won the 2.5-kilometer race with a time of 10 minutes, 18 seconds. Teammates Cherysh Rone and Meagan Phillips finished fourth and 10th, respectively. Rone’s time was 10:45. Phillips finished 26 seconds later.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerner volleyball team beat the Newport Lady Greyhounds in a 5-set match Thursday.
Southside won 23-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-15, 15-6 to improve their record to 15-8 overall and 8-6 in the 4A-Northeast District.
“This was another important win for us,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We’ve said all season that there no easy nights in conference play, and this was another great example. We fell behind after the first two sets, and Newport was rolling. It was up to us to step up and put a stop to it.”
Wynne’s new coach knows about looking forward.
“I told the kids the other day that God put their eyes in the front of their heads so they could see where they are going, not where they’ve been,” Chris Hill said.
That was an answer to a question about the Batesville-Wynne game this time last year. You remember — with less than a minute to play and Batesville out of timeouts, Wynne led 13-10 and had the ball on the Batesville 3 — that’s when Matthew Showalter picked up a Wynne fumble and ran 99 yards for a touchdown.
The Southside Southerners currently sit in a 4-way tie for fourth place in the 4A-2 District standings and would like to get their second consecutive conference win to move up in their division.
Standing in their way are the winless Marianna Trojans, who will be looking to bounce back after a 30-point loss to the Heber Springs Panthers last week.
“It is going to be a big game for us because our kids have a chance to get another win in conference,” said Southside Coach Kenny Simpson.
Hector at Melbourne
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 6
Like when they played in Pope County on Sept. 22, these two will kickoff early because of the drive time. And if you want to get there for the preliminary you’ll probably have to get away from work early. The seventh-graders are to start playing at 5. The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz will be trying to push their record to 7-0 for the season and 4-0 against the Hector Junior Wildcats over two years. They swept their home-away series last season.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas baseball team will take on Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana State during the 2012 season.
Officials announced Tuesday the Razorbacks schedule, which includes 36 regular season home games and an appearance at the Houston College Classic. The Razorbacks will open the season Feb. 17 with a 3-game series against visiting Villanova.
Arkansas will kick off Southeastern Conference play against Alabama on March 16, then meets LSU for a series beginning March 30.
JONESBORO — The Valley View Lady Blazers volleyball team defeated the Southside Lady Southerners in straight sets Tuesday, winning 25-6, 25-6, 25-21.
The loss drops Southside to 14-9 overall and 7-6 in the 4A-Northeast Conference.
“Valley View is a superb team, and I was excited to see us play as well as we did in the third set,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We have some critical matches coming up, and we need to perform at that level the rest of the way.”
The Batesville Lady Pioneers stayed within a game of the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors in the 5A-Central Conference volleyball race by defeating the North Pulaski Lady Falcons 3-0 in Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The Lady Pioneers won 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 as Lainey Rumans dealt up 36 assists, Kassie Foreman hit for 18 kills and Jayme Shell added 12. Batesville scored 15 points on Shell serves.
No other statistics were available.
These two football teams know each other well.
The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz defeated the Hector Junior Wildcats 14-0 when they met in Hector on Sept 22. Thursday night they’ll meet again. and they faced each other twice last season, too. The Junior ’Katz won 33-0 and 28-14 in 2010.
Since they met three weeks ago, the Junior Katz’ have played once, defeating the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats 22-12 and improving to 6-0, and the Junior Wildcats have beaten Magnet Cove 28-14 and Quitman 28-12, improving to 3-2.