“Run behind us” might be the best way to describe the Batesville Pioneers’ nine wins in nine high school football games.
With seniors Jon Drew, Dustin Bachman, Cody McClure and Alan Michael Morrow in the lead, and juniors Hunter Wilson and Khang Nguyen joining them in the front line, those words certainly best describe the 2010 Pioneer offense.
TIMBO — Izard County swept Timbo in three nonconference basketball games here Tuesday night.
The sweep was completed when the Cougars won 59-30. It started with a 35-16 decision for the Junior Lady Cougars. In between, the Lady Cougars dominated 55-25.
In the nightcap, Trenton Hatman led Izard County with 16 points in only eight minutes of work. Kyle King added nine points and seven rebounds while Dalton Grigg collected seven points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists. Jake Dockins was credited with game-high seven assists.
The Cedar Ridge Timber-wolves are one win away from earning a ticket for their first-ever trip to the state playoffs.
They’ll try to earn it Thursday night in Cherry Valley where they will take on the Cross County Thunderbirds in a Class 2A-3 showdown.
The winner goes to the playoffs to take on Bearden, last year’s state runner-up. The loser turns in its pads.
CONCORD — The Midland Junior Lady Mustangs and Concord Junior Pirates are among the finalists in the Julian Martin Invitational Tournament.
That was determined Monday night when Midland’s girls eliminated the Shirley Junior Lady Blue Devils 26-19 and the Junior Pirates knocked off the Pangburn Junior Tigers 55-27 in the semifinal round.
Other semifinal scores were West Side Greers Ferry girls 26, Concord 25 and White County Central boys 44, Shirley 37.
The championship games are set for Thursday night. The girls are to tip off at 6. The boys will follow.
The Batesville Bakers Mixed Doubles Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 13-14 at Hollywood Bowl, Yvonne Satterwhite announced.
Each team will consist of one man and one woman and they will alternate frames. Four games will be bowled and the lowest game score will be thrown out.
The entry fee is $50 per team and the payout will be 100 percent. This is a USBC sanctioned tournament and will start at 1:30 p.m. each day.
For more information, call Satterwhite at (870) 251-2321 or 834-8567.
WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist dealt the Lyon Scots their sixth straight loss in a 3-0 sweep Monday night.
The Lady Eagles won 25-12, 25-15, 25-15.
Lyon (10-25) last won on Oct. 9 in a 3-1 decision over St. Gregory.
Meghann LaBorn led the Scots with eight kills and two blocks.
“Meghann started out really strong then went a few weeks struggling, but she has brought her game back to where it was,” Lyon Coach Ray Green said. “I hope the timing works out well for us.”
MEMPHIS — Mountain View alum Aaron Farris notched his first career double-double, but turnovers doomed the Lyon Scots in a 95-88 loss to Victory University on Monday.
Farris recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Scots, who led 42-39 at the half. But, the team’s young backcourt turned the ball over 25 times in the game.
JONESBORO — The Lyon College Scots led the Arkansas State Red Wolves by nine, but couldn’t hold on in a womens exhibition basketball game Monday night at ASU’s Convocation Center.
The Scots led 29-20 late in the first half, but an 8-0 run by the home team cut the advantage to one at halftime. ASU won 72-58.
Tickets for the Batesville-Beebe High School football game will be available at the high school office beginning Tuesday morning at 8, Batesville Athletic Director Dave King announced this morning.
Tickets for the game that will decide the 5A-East District championship will be available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8 until noon on Friday.
Kickoff for the game is 7:30 Friday night. Senior Night activities are scheduled to begin at 7.
PARAGOULD — The high school football “happening” set for this coming Friday night in Batesville kept all its significance because of what didn’t happen here last Friday night.
With a first down on the Batesville Pioneers’ 5-yard line late in the first half and trailing 8-7, the Greene County Tech Eagles looked sure to take the lead. They didn’t, and the Pioneers held on for an 18-13 victory.
BRADFORD — The Concord Lady Pirates defeated the Bradford Lady Eagles with defense in a nonconference high school basketball game here Friday night.
“I thought our girls played great defense,” Concord Coach Michael Strother said after the 40-30 decision. “Bradford came in unbeaten and averaging a little above 50 per game. We finally played defense the way I envisioned we could.”
Casey Gorecke led the winners with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Emanda Reeves added 12 points.
The Eagles downed the Pirates 59-54 in overtime. It was 49-all at the end of regulation.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen edged the Southside Southerners in the fifth Highway 167 Showdown on Senior Night at Caveman Stadium.
“It’s good for us to get a win and it’s really good for the seniors,” Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said. “It’s the first win on this field and it’s something to build on.”
The 40-28 win Friday night snapped a 9-game losing streak for Cave City and dealt the Southerners their 21st straight loss.