KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The record books show that Tony Stewart had two substandard races to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
His team, though, insisted on finding a positive spin.
Finding that silver lining may ultimately be what saved Stewart’s title chances.
Goalkeeper Matt Callaway notched eight saves and Stephen Dallas scored two goals as the Lyon College Scots stunned the defending national champions and current No. 24 Martin Methodist RedHawks in a 2-0, TranSouth Athletic Conference soccer match Saturday at Huser Field.
Lyon’s victory was its first in school history over the team from Pulaski, Tenn., and snapped a 7-game winless streak to Martin Methodist, dating back to 2002. The Scots tied the RedHawks on Oct. 22, 2005.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves collected their first-ever district victory with a 34-13 decision over the Rector Cougars here Friday night.
It was just the second win in the program’s short history. The first was this year’s season opener against Palestine-Wheatley. With Friday’s win, the Timberwolves improved to 2-3 overall and 1-4 in the 2A-3 District. It also helped erase the memory of a 43-8 hammering from Salem the week before.
A registration to join the White River Youth Running Club is scheduled for Monday night at 7 in the fellowship hall of the Believers Community Church, according to a news release from Nicole Driver.
Children in grades 4-6 can join for $5. The family registration fee is $10.
Club members will get together for practice Saturday mornings or afternoons during the fall and winter. During the spring and summer practices will be held twice a week.
NEWARK — Four McCrory Junior Jaguars scored touchdowns here Thursday night and the visitors shut out the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves 30-0 in a 2A-3 District football game.
In the first half, Joey Germany scored on a 40-yard run and Drew Smith caught a 35-yard pass from D.J. Horton for another TD. McCrory led 14-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Ronnie Miller ran in from six yards out and Logan Best tallied the final TD with a 28-yard run.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneers made several quick strikes and so did the weather here Thursday night.
Batesville defeated Paragould 35-0 in a Class 5A-East junior high football contest. Lightning in the area at halftime forced the cancelation of the second half.
JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in varsity 5A-East District volleyball matches here Thursday.
The Lady Raiders won 25-15, 25-11, 25-6 as Nettleton’s Mandi Bauer totaled 40 assists, nine digs and two aces. Allison Wyatt provided 24 digs. Madison Rupard led the offense with 12 kills.
The Junior Lady Raiders won 25-19, 25-16.
“We made some minor offensive errors that we don’t normally make and it cost us,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “Defensively we played pretty well against their sound hitting team. Morgan Huff did a fantastic job of digging.”
Beau Palmer, Cethlinn Cunningham and Emily Sexton each earned a top 10 finish in their respective races at the Lyon College Cross Country Invitational Meet held on Thursday.
Palmer placed third for the Scots in the 8-kilometer men’s race with a time of 30:24.76. Cunningham earned top honors for the Pipers with a seventh-place time of 23:56.62 in the 5K women’s race. Sexton rounded out the top 10 finishers with a ninth-place finish in the women’s race and ran a time of 24:15.37.
CAVE CITY — Cave City collected a key win Thursday night at home against Conway Christian in a conference volleyball match.
Cave City won the match 25-10, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21 to move to 7-2 in the conference.
“The crowd was in it and it was a big game. We’re tied for second now behind Conway St. Joseph,” Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley said. “The atmosphere was awesome and the girls played great. I was proud of the fact that we came out so strong. We knew Conway Christian wouldn’t back down, so I was happy with the way we kept up the intensity.”
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Conway man has filed a lawsuit over the cancellation of the fall turkey hunting season in Arkansas.
The lawsuit by David Clark claims the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was arbitrary and capricious in its decision. It also says hunters didn’t have opportunity to object to the decision.
A Game and Fish Commission spokesman declined comment on the lawsuit.
The commission voted last week to cancel the fall turkey season over concerns the turkey population is falling too low.
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Wynne.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ last game in the Dallas area was unpleasant — a blowout loss to Missouri in the 2008 Cotton Bowl.
The Razorbacks’ last game against a Big 12 team? A 52-10 loss at Texas last year.
In fact, you have to go all the way back to the 2003 Independence Bowl to find the last Arkansas win over a non-SEC team from a BCS conference. This weekend offers a good opportunity for another, but it’s no sure thing.