Two undefeated football teams are set to square off Thursday night in Paragould when the Batesville Junior Pioneers take on the Junior Rams.
The Junior Rams possess victories over Manilia, Corning and MacArthur.
The Junior Pioneers, who opened their season with a tie against Newport, sport wins against Searcy, Mountain Home and Nettleton.
The play of Ram signal caller Dylan Hoggard concerns Batesville Junior High Head Coach Doug Walls because of the quarterback’s ability to gain yards on the ground.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team scored in the final minute here Monday night to remain unbeaten.
A 56-yard, Nick Morton-to-Wesley Rudd pass play provided the winning points in the 33-28 decision over the Nettleton Raiders. The victory brings the Pioneers’ record to 3-0.
After falling behind 8-0, the Pioneers scored 27 unanswered points. The Pioneers’ first score was also a 56-yard Norton-to-Rudd connection early in the second quarter, Norton ran in the 2-point conversion for a tie.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz remained unbeaten with a 30-8 football victory over the Mountain Home Junior Bomber eighth-graders here Monday.
The Junior ’Katz ran their record to 5-0 as halfback Kyle LeBouef scored three touchdowns and quarterback Conor Fogle added a 49-yard TD run. LeBouef’s TD runs were of four, 13 and 28 yards.
LeBouef totaled 130 yards on 17 carries.
NEWARK — The Newport Lady Greyhounds volleyball team beat the Lady Timberwolves 3-0 here Monday.
Newport won 25-23, 25-13, 26-24.
Brittany Wammack (16 for 16 on serves, four aces, four assists, three blocks). Courtney Cummings (seven for nine, six digs, two aces, 2 kills), Allie Terrell (seven for nine six digs, three aces, two assists) and Blair Willis (eight for nine, four assists, three kills, two digs) led the Lady T-wolves on the stat sheet.
STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Athletic Department is providing a Golden Pass to Hillcrest sports fans 65 years of age and older, according to a news release from the school.
The pass is good for all Hillcrest’s home sporting events, elementary through high school, except for Arkansas Activities Association-sponsored events. Examples of AAA-sponsored events are jamborees, region tournaments and state tournaments.
The passes can be picked up at the high school office.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers went 0-2 in a tournament bracket of the Arkansas State University Playday event Saturday.
The Mountain Home Lady Bombers defeated the Lady Pioneers 25-20, 18-25, 15-9 and the Paragould Lady Rams blanked the Lady Pioneers 25-20, 25-18.
Against Mountain Home, Jayme Shell led in kills with 13, Kassie Foreman added 12 and Lainey Rumans recorded 25 assists. Defensively, Morgan Huff and Anna Richards chalked up 11 and nine digs, respectively.
The Lyon College Scot volleyball team beat the Philander Smith College Lady Panthers in three sets Monday night in a match at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon won 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 and improved to 5-10 for the season.
Scot Head Coach Ray Green said he was pleased to get the win in front of a home crowd.
“It’s always great to get a win at home,” Green said. “There were several fans there last night, and we like to put on a show for them.”
Devan Walker and Kaylee Belcher each recorded 10 digs for the Scots.
JONESBORO (AP) — Brian Davis set two Sun Belt Conference kicking records Saturday with six field goals and 23 points, leading Arkansas State past Central Arkansas 53-24.
The Red Wolves (2-2) dominated Central Arkansas, an FCS program, in the teams’ first meeting since 1997. They rolled up 646 yards of total offense and scored on nine of their 11 possessions, with Davis hitting field goals of 24, 32, 33, 34, 21 and 33 yards.
Ryan Aplin threw for 220 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown to Taylor Stockemer, and added 84 yards on the ground.
The Lyon College women’s soccer team defeated John Brown 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Lyon’s Marshall Huser Field and shut out Hendrix Collge 3-0 Sunday to improve their record to 4-6.
Scot Cethlinn Cunningham scored Lyon’s first goal against John Brown in the 28th minute.
Lyon’s Jordan Aliviado also added a pair of scores for the Scots.
On Sunday, Aliviado scored a goal on an assist by Anja Klotzle early in the first period against Hendrix. Klotzle added two additional scores.
The Lyon women’s soccer team is scheduled to travel to LSU-Shreveport on Tuesday.
GREERS FERRY — McKenzie King and Cherysh Rone placed in the top 10 here Thursday at the West Side Greers Ferry Eagle Invitational Meet, leading the Southside Junior Lady Southerner cross country team to a second-place finish.
King’s third-place time was 10 minutes, 30 seconds, 20 seconds behind the winning time of Kaylin Turley of Harding Academy. Rone finished sixth in 10:43.
Heber Springs swept the team titles in both junior and senior divisions.
SOUTHSIDE — The Stuttgart Ricebirds scored 18 points and their defense held the Southside Southerners scoreless Friday night to earn their first district win of the season.
The 18-0 loss drops the Southerners to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in 4A-2 District play.
“We couldn’t move the ball on them,” said Southside Head Coach Kenny Simpson. “I thought that their defense played well, and we didn’t execute as well as we would like to have. We struggled offensively, and that’s the main thing that hurt us.”