Two undefeated 5A-East District junior high football teams are set to square off in a contest that may decide the winner of the conference championship.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers (5-0-1) and the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets (6-0) are scheduled to face off Thursday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
“This is going to be a really big game for us, and we are looking forward to it,” Wynne Coach Clark McBride said. “Wynne’s junior high team hasn’t gone this far into the season and been undefeated in a long time.”
The Martin Methodist Lady RedHawks beat the Lyon College Scots in a 4-set volleyball match Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Martin Methodist won 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22. The loss drops Lyon to 8-15 overall and 2-8 in TranSouth Athletic Conference play. Martin Methodist improved to 10-18 and 5-5.
“It was a good match, and we played them better than we did last time,” said Scot Head Coach Ray Green. “But, we weren’t consistent, and you have to be to beat a good team like them.”
Earlier this month, Martin beat Lyon 13-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14.
SEARCY — The Batesville Pioneers edged the Searcy Lions 13-12 in a junior varsity football game Monday night.
Pioneer quarterback scored on a 1-yard run late in the first half. The point-after kick failed and the score was 6-all at halftime.
A 30-yard, Nick Morton-to-Jalen Hayes TD pass gave Batesville the lead late in the third quarter. Wesley Rudd kicked the advantage to 13-6.
The Lions scored with 28 seconds remaining in the game, but the pass for what would have been the winning 2-point conversion fell incomplete.
NEWARK — The Cave City Cavewomen beat the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves 3-0 in non-conference volleyball here Monday.
The game scores were 25-10, 25-20, 25-17.
Cavewoman Brooklyn Bailey scored 16 points and hit 10 blocks. Laura Basinger tallied 19 digs, 15 points and seven aces. Mollie Wolfe recorded 15 points and 10 aces and Blair Weaver posted 25 digs, 14 points and eight aces. Jennifer Grissom hit 13 assists, and Kayti Perkey contributed nine assists.
Four new staff members have been added to the Lyon College Athletic Department, according to a news release from the Sports Information Office.
Sports Information Director Kristen Kolter, a Union University graduate, played volleyball and softball for the Bulldogs while earning a degree in sports management with emphasis on communications. In 2010, Kolter received a masters of education in athletic administration from William Woods University while serving as a graduate assistant softball coach.
Beverly Sellers turned in a 858 to lead all scores at annual Ladies No-Tap Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Hollywood Bowl.
Gerry Thomas finished second with an 843, and Tina Bolden placed third with an 801. Yvonne Satterwhite (794) and Donna Magar (771) rounded out the top five finishers.
The 2-day tournament was a handicapped event.
SALEM — Melbourne’s junior girls cross country team won and the senior girls finished second to Mountain Home in a cross country meet last week.
Junior Lady Bearkatz Shelby Brokaw and Shelbie Byram finished first and second, respectively. Brokaw’s time was 10 minutes, 12 seoncds. Byram finished nine seconds later.
Melbourne’s Tyler Webb finished second in the junior boys race with a time of 8:57, 15 seconds behind Jasper’s Dusty Chabteen.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners were winners on the basketball court and in the classroom last year.
The Arkansas Activities Association announced in their September newsletter that the Lady Southerners won the Academic State Championship for girls basketball for 2010. The Lady Southerners cumulative grade-point average was a state’s best 3.77.
That team also posted a 20-12 record while finishing second in region tournament and qualifying for the state tournament. Nine players return to this year’s team.
The Lyon College volleyball team broke through in TranSouth Athletic Conference play by defeating Mid-Continent twice Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnaisum. Lyon won the first match 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 and the second match 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 25-6, 17-15. The win improves the Scots’ record to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in TranSouth play. “Hopefully, we are moving in the right direction,” Scot Coach Ray Green said. “Everyone came together and played well as a team.” In the first match, Scot Samantha Comet tallied 14 kills and five aces.
HARRISBURG — The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats won the Lady Hornet Classic high school volleyball tournament on Saturday by defeating Harrisburg, the host team.
In pool play, the Southside Lady Southerners defeated West Memphis 25-20, 25-15 and lost to Harrisburg 25-23, 25-13. Southside split with Hoxie 25-24, 14-25 and Walnut Ridge 19-25, 25-21.
The Lady Southerners won their first round match against Pocahontas 20-25, 25-18, 15-10 and lost their second round contest to Walnut Ridge 24-26, 25-20, 15-6.
HOT SPRINGS — Batesville, Lady Pioneer senior Logan Bishop won another race Saturday, holding off Little Rock Christian’s Randi Ferguson at the Lake Hamilton Invitational Meet on the Oaklawn Park 5-kilometer course.
Bishop crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 28.55 seconds. Ferguson finished 11 seconds later.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerner football team scored late in the fourth quarter Friday night to earn a 20-19 homecoming win over the Lonoke Jackrabbits.
The victory also gives the Southerners their first 4A-2 District victory of the season.
Southerner running back Colby Sutton carried the ball into the end zone from less than a yard out to put the home team ahead by a point with 2:13 remaining on the clock. The touchdown capped a 15-play, 68-yard drive that milked 8 minutes and 16 seconds off of the game clock.
The try-for-2 failed.