• Southside, Cave City ousted from 4A state tennis tourney

    FAYETTEVILLE — Southside’s Shani Henley and Jordan Hicks teamed to win their first-round match in the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament girls doubles competition, but bowed out in round two.
    Henley-Hicks defeated Gabrella Gorton-Kristin Haynes of Valley View 6-0, 6-4. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals after leading 5-1 in the first set. Malvern’s Megan Wallace-Emily Paul rallied to win the first set 7-5 and took the second set 6-3.
    Maggie Carlisle-Kate Averchenko of Southside lost in first round against Valley View’s Alex Barylski-Taylor Tanner 6-3, 7-5.

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  • Ladies no-tap results posted

    Mary Clark won the Modern Woodmen Ladies No-Tap Tournament recently at Hollywood Bowl.
    Clark turned in an 892 handicapped series. Yvonne Satterwhite was second with an 828 and Donna Magar rolled a 777.
    The battle for fourth place was a good one. Tonya Coldwell took it with a 765 while Shelia Strain and Cheryl Lewis rolled 764 and 763, respectively.

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Bobby Hooker of Cave City won the super pro class at Speedy’s Newport Raceway Sunday with Tim Clary and Ross Williams in tow.
    Donavan Bishop edged Don Holcomb for the top spot in the street class and Kelsey Armstrong was faster than Lonnie Allwhite in the foot brake class.
    Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Cave City’s Don Stitcher recorded a fifth-place finish in the foot brake class at Dyersburg, Tenn. Racing at Dyersburg was delayed due to a non-racing related fire.

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  • Midland, Izard County cagers post sweeps

    JUDSONIA — Midland swept White County Central in a trio of nonconference basketball games here Tuesday.
    The Mustangs capped the sweep with a 45-35 decision. Drew Fortson led the way with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Nate Rickett and Thomas Puentez scored 10 points apiece. Rickett also grabbed 12 rebounds.

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  • Lady Bisons trample Scots

    SEARCY — Harding breezed to a 3-0 sweep, dealing Lyon its seventh loss in its last 10 games
    The Lady Bisons won 25-8, 25-17 and 25-9.
    Lyon (10-21) has lost two straight and is 1-4 against NCAA Division II opponents from the Gulf South Conference. Harding improved to 12-8 overall and has won 20 straight matches against Lyon.
    Harding was credited with 45 kills on 97 attempts with six errors for a season-high .402 hitting percentage.

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  • Lady Pioneers clinch share of v-ball title

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Batesville Lady Pioneers clinched a share of the 5A-Central Conference championship with a 3-1 win over the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs.
    The game scores were 25-20, 22-25, 25-12, 25-20.
    The Lady Pioneers finished 11-1 in conference play. They will take a 14-6 record into their regular-season finale Thursday night in Jonesboro where they will take on the Nettleton Raiders.

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  • Lyon streak stopped by tie in Tennessee

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots unleashed 10 shots on goal, but none found the net in a 0-0 tie with the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions on Tuesday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference soccer match.
    The tie stopped a 3-match winning streak for Lyon (8-3-1, 2-1-1), but the Scots haven’t lost in four games. Freed-Hardeman settles at 8-4-3 overall and 1-2-2 in league matches.
    Freed-Hardeman goalkeeper Tiffany Harris picked up 10 saves in 120 minutes in the net and notched her fifth shutout of the year.

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  • Area junior high football teams to meet in Southside, Melbourne

    The junior high football version of the Highway 167 Showdown is set for Stewart Field in Southside, and it’s one of two collisions between circulation-area schools on Thursday night.
    The other will happen about 40 miles to the north, where the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will take on the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz in a nonconference meeting.

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  • Jr. Pioneers’ title defense in sight despite long trip

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers can clinch at least a share of their second straight Class 5A-East District championship Thursday night, but they’ll have to go a long way to do it.
    The showdown with the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws is the longest road trip of the season, but Batesville Coach Doug Walls said that doesn’t concern him.
    “I think the boys will be ready. It’s not much further than Forrest City and we didn’t have any problems there,” Walls said. “We’ve had good practices this week and the kids are really focused on the next two games.”

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  • Times corrected

    Incorrect times were listed for Melbourne’s junior high runners in a report on the Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival in Monday’s Guard.
    Here are their correct times over the 5-kilometer course:
    Junior girls — Shelby Brokaw, 22 minutes, 12 seconds; Haley Brokaw, 23:53; Charlee Byram, 24:30; Emily Gardner, 24:31; Bailey George, 24:29
    Junior boys — Nick Miller, 21:03; Tyler Webb, 21:04; Kyler McLaughlin, 21:07; Will Dowdle, 21:25; Aaron McAnally, 21:27

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  • Cedar Ridge tennis player wins in first round of state tourney

    At least one tennis player from a circulation area school won a state tournament match on Monday.
    In the Class 2A event at Allen Park in Jonesboro, Cedar Ridge freshman Spencer Reaves defeated Johnny Lee of Parkers Chapel 6-2, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, Tyler Turner of Hampton dismissed Reaves 6-4, 6-4.
    In another first-round match, Conway Christian’s Drew Dodge defeated Cedar Ridge’s Luke Henderson 6-0, 6-0.
    Alissa Sullivan, Cedar Ridge’s other representative, fell in a first rounder to Riverside’s Rebekah Frayer 6-0, 6-2.

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  • Hoxie holds off Cave City in volleyball season finale

    CAVE CITY — Hoxie swept Cave City in high school varsity and junior varsity volleyball matches here Monday night.
    The varsity score was 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11. The JV score was 25-18.
    Rachel Roebuck chalked up 33 kills, eight blocks and nine aces in her final game. Other statistical highlights for Cave City were: Katie Freeman, nine blocks, 16 kills; Elisha Ramos, eight 8 aces, 45 digs; Blair Weaver, 20 assists; Laura Basinger, 20 digs; Jamie Price, 12 assists.
    The Cavewomen finished with a record of 11-14.

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