Newport at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Pardon the Oaklawn catch phrase, but “somebody’s gonna win.”
Each team is 0-3 entering this Class 4A-2 District contest. This is Cave City’s first game in Class 4A.
Containing Ole Miss commit Artez Brown (jersey number 6) will be Cave City’s biggest challenge, Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
“He makes athletic moves that other people can’t make. There are very few guys who can do what the does. It will definitely be challenge to contain him,” Bradley said.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Melbourne’s Brad Lamb shot a 6-over-par 78 and won medalist honors in the Class 3A-2 District golf tournament Thursday at Mountain Ranch.
That was one stroke better than Bergman’s Jordan Edmonson.
Lamb was Melbourne’s only representative in the tournament. He qualifies for the Class 3A state tournament, which is set for the same course on Oct. 4.
Bergman won the team title with a 243. Flippin earned the state-qualifying, runner-up spot with a 285.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers swept the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 Thursday night in Pioneer Gym.
Hannah Huff, Kandess Pfitzner, Jayme Shell, Lainey Rumans, Alyza Sanchez, Makayla Thorne, Kassie Foreman and Kali Foreman led Batesville’s effort.
Kassie Foreman recorded six aces and three kills in her return after an illness.
Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said Kinsey Scaggs and Anna Richards “came in and did well on the back row.”
The junior varsity match was a 25-15, 26-24 win for the home team.
Meghann LaBorn accounted for 11 kills on the Lyon frontline, but the Scots committed 17 attacking errors in a 3-0 loss to Trevecca Nazarene (10-9, 2-3) on Thursday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match at Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots (7-12, 0-4) lost the match 25-15, 25-19 and 25-10. They are winless in their four conference matches.
Lyon’s Chelsea Hinton led all players with 15 digs and teammate Audrey Myers picked up three blocks.
The Scots play again tonight at 7, hosting TranSouth foe Martin Methodist.
LA CROSSE — Dennis Wiles, Kermit Blevins, Travis Lawrence and Monty McCurley teamed to win the Ozarka College Foundation annual fall golf tournament at Cooper’s Hawk on Saturday, according to a news release from the college.
Blevins also won a trip to Las Vegas after hitting a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.
Terry Harris-Willie Jarret-Donny Bryant-Bob Foster was third, followed by Ben Cooper-Joe Cooper-Maggie Jo Cooper-Daniel Taylor.
Twenty-eight teams participated in the 18-hole event. Scores were not provided.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen collected a conference victory against the Newport Lady Greyhounds in a high school volleyball match here Thursday night.
The Cavewomen (5-7, 2-6) won 25-17, 25-15, 25-22.
Rachel Roebuck, Katie Freeman, Elisha Ramos, Laura Basinger and Jamie Price and Blair Weaver were statistical leaders for Cave City.
The Junior Cavewomen (10-2, 6-2) were 25-23, 25-17 winners as Nikki Ford collected a team-high 25 digs.
Candra Carpenter, Rachel Woods, Shanae Snow, Brylee Verser and Kayla Presley were praised for their efforts.
CAVE CITY — Recovering from an early disappointment and a dramatic big play, the Cave City Junior Cavemen recorded their first football victory of the season here Thursday night.
The 14-8 win over the Marianna Junior Trojans came after fumbling away a promising scoring opportunity and seeing the visitors strike right back.
“We drove down and had a first down at their 5, lost a fumble and then a Marianna kid took a reverse 95 yards for a touchdown,” Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
Scoring for Marianna was Jimmy Lewis. Quarterback Mario Caffey ran in the 2-pointer.
Hector at Melbourne
Kickoff • tonight 5
Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore said the Junior Bearkatz made some progress last week, though they suffered their second loss in as many tries. Gore didn’t hesitate when asked what he’s hoping to see out of his first-year varsity team this evening against the 2-1 visitors from Pope County: “Let’s quit giving them big plays. We’ve had some situations where they run a receiver deep, we go to sleep and they hit the long pass on us.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 1 Alabama simply inserted a few blue-chip recruits, some longtime backups and a healthy Dont’a Hightower into the defense.
And voila, the Crimson Tide once again has been shutting down opponents. Now that rebuilt defense gets to prove its mettle over the next three weeks.
Defensive-minded Nick Saban & Co. are set for encounters with: Bobby Petrino, Ryan Mallett and No. 10 Arkansas; Urban Meyer, Jeff Demps and No. 9 Florida, followed by Steve Spurrier, Marcus Lattimore and No. 12 South Carolina.
For now, it’s about keeping mind and body healthy, one of Nettleton’s football coaches said.
“The main job we have is keeping our kids motivated and working hard,” Assistant Coach Wade Massey said. “When you’re young and rebuilding like we are — and I mean rebuilding from the top down — we’ve got to work hard to keep them motivated … and then we’ve got to stay injury free. We’ve got so few guys out there with any experience to begin with.”
The Newport Greyhounds are set to visit the Cave City Cavemen Friday night and one team will come away with its first win of the season.
More importantly, the winning team will be undefeated in the Class 4A-2 District. For Newport Coach Greg Brannon, it’s about keeping the tradition alive at Newport. The Greyhounds hold the state record for longest consecutive trips to the playoffs.
“We have been to the playoffs the last 23 years and we will have to play hard to get back there,” he said.
Southside defeated Cave City 8-1 in a Class 4A-2 girls tennis matches Tuesday at Lyon College.
Jasmine Tate won 6-2 over Jessha Nicol for Cave City’s lone victory.
In other singles action, Kate Averchenken defeated Leigh Ann Bridgers, 6-1; Chelsey Harmon defeated Ashley Green, 6-1; Nicol defeated Allison Green, 6-2; and Harmon defeated Michelle Dehart, 6-2.