• BJHS volleyballers finish with win

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneer volleyball team ended the season Wednesday night in Pioneer Gym with a 2-0 victory over the Beebe Junior Lady Badgers.
    Amy Everett provided three aces, two blocks and two kills as Batesville won 25-9, 25-16. Arden Kvern contributed five aces and one kill.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers finished with a record of 12-6.
    “We finished strong,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “We faced some injuries with one starter missing half of the season. I’m proud of them and I have a real positive outlook for next year.”

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  • Lamar football player dies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Lamar High School football player who collapsed after practice in August died Tuesday at a hospital, the school district superintendent said.
    Lamar Superintendent Roy Hester said Warriors lineman Tyler Davenport died at about 2:45 a.m. The 16-year-old junior had been treated at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock since he was stricken with apparent heat-related illness on Aug. 11.
    “It’s a terrible thing. Our heart and prayers go out to the family and the community,” Hester said. “Everyone is sad.”

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  • Benefit scramble golf tourney set for city course on Oct. 23

    A 4-person scramble golf tournament, benefitting Southside’s Drug Free Graduation Party, is set for Oct. 23 at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course, according to a news release.
    The starting time is 9 a.m.. The $140-per-team entry fee also covers a barbecue lunch and a closest-to-the-pin contest. The lunch will be served after the first nine holes.
    Prizes will be awarded according to the number of entries. The first 22 teams to register will be accepted. A sign-up sheet is at the course pro shop.

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  • Southside’s King wins at Bomber Invitational

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside seventh-grader McKenzie King won the junior high girls division of the Bomber Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday.
    King ran the 2.5-kilometer course in 9 minutes 57.42 seconds. That was two seconds faster than Hannah Watkins of West Plains (Mo.) Middle School.
    Mountain Home won the team title with a score of 32. West Plains Middle School was second with 58. Harrison (82), Southside (99), Berryville (103) rounded out the top five.

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  • Lyon sweeps Delta State

    CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Lyon College womens soccer team notched its sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 triumph over Delta State on Wednesday against the NCAA Division II team.
    Lyon (8-3) is on a 3-match winning streak, has won five of its last six and has recorded two straight via shutout. Delta State (3-10-1) has lost two in a row and hasn’t won since Sept. 18th against TranSouth Athletic Conference member Freed-Hardeman.

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  • S-side Homecoming set for Friday

    The Southside Southerners are scheduled to host the Marianna Trojans in a Class 4A-2 District high school football game Friday night at Stewart Field.
    It’s Homecoming for the Southerners and those festivities are set to begin at 6 p.m. The game will follow an hour later.

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  • An old-style Wynne team awaits unbeaten Pioneers

    The Pioneers aren’t taking any comfort in the Wynne Yellowjackets’ 7-0 loss at Beebe last week.
    “They look more like the really good Wynne teams,” Batesville Coach Dave King said. “Their offensive linemen are quick off the line of scrimmage and they block hard, their running backs run hard and their defensive people fly to the football.”
    The Beebe Badgers won because they out-Wynned Wynne — holding the ball for long periods of time with a grind-it-out, Dead T-formation running game.

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  • Pioneer TNTs provide building blocks for strong defense

    They’re the inside guys and the starting pieces to the puzzle picture of any complete defensive football team.
    For the Batesville Pioneers, unbeaten and allowing an average of 7.8 points per game, they are tackle Darius Johnson, noseman Clint Arnold and tackle Jacob Gillihan. All three are seniors.

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  • Cave City swept by Lady Bearcats

    BROOKLAND — The Brookland Lady Bearcats defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 25-15, 25-19 25-20 in conference volleyball action here Tuesday.
    Rachel Roebuck was credited with 24 points and 20 digs to pace Cave City (11-12, 4-9). Katie Freeman added 10 points and 11 blocks, Elisha Ramos earned 36 digs, Blair Weaver tallied six points and 15 assists and Laura Basinger collected six points and 20 digs.
    The Junior Lady Bearcats were 26-28, 25-21, 25-13 winners.

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  • Beebe girls, boys sweep 5A-East District tennis championships

    JONESBORO — Taylor Handford is the only Batesville Pioneer to qualify for the Class 5A State Tournament.
    The senior defeated Beebe’s K.J. Maples 8-5 in the third-place singles match in the Class 5A-East District Tennis Tournament at Allen Park here Monday. Handford received a first-round bye and defeated Forrest City’s Avery Winson 6-2, 6-1 before being knocked out of the championship bracket by Beebe’s Hunter Spakes, 76 (7-5), 6-2, in the semifinals.

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  • Scot v-ball team falls in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn — Suzanne Fincham and Chelsea Hinton each notched double-digit kills for the Lyon College Scots but Christian Brothers utilized balanced play to record a 3-1 victory here Tuesday.
    Christian Brothers won 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14. The 10-20 Scots have lost seven of its last 10 matches and are 5-8 on the road this year. Christian Brothers, which improved to 12-10, shares the Gulf South Conference lead with Harding.
    Fincham and Hinton registered 10 kills each. Fincham added three blocks. Meghann LaBorn recorded nine kills.

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  • Golf results announced from Dozier Memorial

    The teams of Nathan Howard-Charles Penn and Stan Wood-James Buchanan took home the championships of the Norman Dozier Memorial Senior Golf Scramble, an annual tournament played over the Batesville Municipal and Batesville Country Club 9-hole courses.
    Howard-Penn won the 55- to 69-year-old age bracket with a 69. Wood-Buchanan took the 70-and-up division with a 66.

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