The 2-0 Batesville Junior Pioneers will try to stay unbeaten as they host the 1-1 Mountain Home Junior Bombers Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
To do so, they’ll have to keep Mountain Home quarterback Drake Walker in check.
“Their quarterback is their best athlete and containing him will be key,” Batesville Defensive Coordinator Matt Wentz said.
But don’t focus completely on him, Wentz added.
NEWPORT — Cave City’s Bobby Hooker won the super pro division Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Hooker edged Bill Taylor for the top spot.
Jerry Taylor won the foot brake competition with Bill Smith and Edward Littlejohn trailing.
The street class winner was Gary Spicer. He out ran Donavan Bishop and Christopher Newsome.
LOCUST GROVE — The 15th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship is scheduled to get under way Thursday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
The $10,000-to-win feature will close the 2010 season at BMS.
Peyton Taylor is the defending champion. He edged 2-time defending champion Robbie Arnold. Kevin Salter, who won four straight from 2003-2006, was fourth.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates and Shirley Blue Devils played to a tie in a triangular high school golf match at the Mountain Ranch Course here Tuesday.
Concord’s Ryan Cornelison and Shirley’s Cory Ward each shot 8-over-par 44s to share medalist honors. Concord and Shirley each totaled 150 team totals. Rural Special finished 40 strokes back.
Cameron Reeser’s 47 and A.J. Cannon’s 53 rounded out Concord’s team score. Luke Cornett’s 59 and Logan King’s 60 didn’t count.
The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association’s annual Baker Mixed Doubles Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend at Hollywood Bowl, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13-14, Yvonne Satterwhite announced.
Each team will consist of one man and one woman, who will alternately bowl a frame. Four games will be bowled and the lowest score in the series will be thrown out.
The entry fee for the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event is $50 per team. To enter, call (870) 793-5781.
JONESBORO — Batesville started the high school tennis season with a mixer at Nettleton High and won 11 of 21 matches.
Along with Batesville and the host school, 5A-East District fellows Blytheville and Wynne participated.
The results are listed below:
Wynne 3, Batesville 1
Singles: Tayler Daniels (B) defeated Jessica Cothren 7-5; Morgan South (W) defeate Quyen Le 7-5
Doubles: Haley Mitchell-Jasmine Dixon (W) defeated Erin Richards-Emily Barber 6-3; South-Cothren (W) defeated Chaney James-Le 6-0
Batesville 2, Blytheville 0
The Searcy Lions defeated the Batesville Pioneers by 10 strokes in a golf match at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday.
Batesville’s Shayne VanBenschoten and Searcy’s Jordan Hopper and Trace Neaville shared medalist honors with 1-over-par 37s for nine holes.
James Fiscuss shot a 38 and Conner Murphy added a 39 to complete Searcy’s 151 team total.
Completing Batesville’s team total, Thomas Walton shot a 39, Garth Branstetter scored a 41 and Hayden Cockrill chipped in a 44. Not counting were Hunter Freiert’s and Brentley Gipson’s 50 and Spencer Barnes’ 52.
CAVE CITY — Westside Consolidated swept Cave City here Tuesday.
Cave City battled to a 25-23 loss in the first game of the senior high match then fell 25-15 and 25-9.
“We were right with them in the second game, but they scored seven in a row,” Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley said. “We still played well and had good rallies, but when you’re playing someone like Westside that is used to having to play through rallies, it’s tough. The 25-23 game was intense and everyone was almost worn out after that game.”
SHERWOOD — Batesville rallied from a 1-game deficit here Tuesday night and kept the beat going in 5A-Central Conference volleyball with a 3-1 victory over the Sylvan Hills Lady Bears.
The game scores were 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15.
“We started out very sluggish,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “Kassie (Foreman) had trouble getting in rhythm with her hitting, but we moved her to the right side and kind of got her going in the last game. Hannah (Huff) and Kandess (Pfitzner) played really well.”
The Southside Junior Southerners are scheduled to play their home and district football opener Thursday night, and it’s a big one.
Visiting will be the 4A-2 District’s defending champion, the Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds.
It’s also a first.
Previously, the district has divided it’s junior high teams into divisions and the northern teams didn’t face the southern teams until the end of the season when they met in single games, division champion versus division champion and so on down through the fourth-place teams.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville High thrashed Mountain Home 42-0 in a junior varsity football game here Monday.
A Jacob Hardin-to-Jared May pass play worked for 19 yards and a touchdown to begin the scoring. Mario Garcia followed with the first of his six successful point-after kicks.
The other TDs in the first half came on Hardin-to-Justin Mohlke 27-yard pass and a 11-yard run by Jordan Childress.
The second half TDs came on a 6-yard run by Daron Stigger, a 45-yard run by Childress and a 5-yard run by Phillip Archuleta.