• Mountain getting steeper for Cavemen

    The move up to Class 4A hasn’t been a fun one for the Cave City Cavemen and the climb doesn’t get any easier this week as the undefeated Clinton Yellow Jackets pay a visit to Caveman Stadium.
    Clinton has cruised to a 5-0 record and is 2-0 in the Class 4A-2 with wins against Marianna (48-18) and Southside (49-32). Southside (0-5, 0-2) scored two touchdowns late last week to make the score respectable.
    Cave City went to Lee County and got hammered by Marianna last week, 32-8.

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  • Mustangs look to begin turnaround in Batesville

    The Forrest City Mustangs haven’t run out of time just yet, Coach Rich Trail said Wednesday evening.
    The defending 5A-East District champions are scheduled to visit the Batesville Pioneers Friday night when the regular season begins its second half. The Mustangs will bring a 1-4 overall record and a 0-2 mark into Pioneer Stadium. Waiting for them will be the unbeaten (5-0 and 2-0) Pioneers.
    “I still think we can rebound and wind up with a good team,” their coach said. “So far, our lack of a quarterback and lack of depth has not been kind to us.”

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  • ASU asks fans to help with ‘Blackout’

    JONESBORO (AP) — To mark its first home appearance on national television, Arkansas State is asking fans to wear black for its Nov. 2 game against Middle Tennessee.
    The Tuesday night game will be televised on ESPN2.
    The school is offering commemorative T-shirts to mark the occasion, and selling them with tickets as well. To allow time for the shirts to be produced, the school says ticket and T-shirt orders must be placed with the school by Oct. 15.
    Fans often wear red apparel at Arkansas State home games.

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  • Lady Pioneers win 3-2

    VILONIA — The Batesville Lady Pioneers stood up to a tough challenge here Tuesday night in 5A-Central Conference volleyball action, battling back from two deficits to defeat the Vilonia Lady Eagles 3-2.
    “We stayed aggressive and kept our serves over and in,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said after the 23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-11, 15-12 victory. “That’s the two things I tell them every night.”
    And it all came together in the fourth game.

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  • Jr. Pioneers saddle up for ride against Jr. Mustangs

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers are scheduled to visit the Forrest City Junior Mustangs Thursday night in a Class 5A-East matchup that could determine the district champion.
    Both teams enter the contest undefeated in league play. Forrest City joined the conference two seasons ago and promptly won the championship. Batesville is the defending champion.

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  • Lyon freshman named POW

    Lyon’s Martel Reid-Warden has been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference Mens Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 3rd, according to a news release from the college.
    Reid-Warden, a freshman from London, England, scored a goal and assisted on two in a 4-3 victory over Cumberland. The freshman has scored eight goals this season and leads the team in that category. He is just one goal away from tying the school record for goals in a season, set by Tyler Richter in 2008.

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  • WBC cruises by Lyon

    The Lyon College Scots lost for the seventh time in its last 10 games as Williams Baptist collected a nonconference volleyball sweep Tuesday evening in Becknell Gymnasium.
    WBC cruised 25-17, 25-13 and 25-16.
    Lyon dropped to 9-17 overall and has one win at home in nine tries. The Scots play again on Friday at home against McKendree. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
    Chelsea Hinton paced the Scots with six kills and seven digs. Danielle Reed added 16 assists and nine digs.
    Haley Motley led WBC with eight kills and Heather Paulis led all players with six blocks.

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  • Defending state champs win in S-side

    SOUTHSIDE — The Jonesboro Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors, defending Class 4A state champions, got by the Southside Lady Southerners in three close games here Tuesday.
    “We played better tonight than we ever have before against Westside, but it still wasn’t enough,” Southside Coach David Shilkitus said after the 25-23, 25-19, 25-19 decision.

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  • Junior Cavemen hosting breakaway Junior ’Rabbits

    The Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits found the end zone often last week in Southside, and they’ll try for a repeat performance in Cave City Thursday night.
    The ’Rabbits outscored the Junior Southerners 24-6 in the second half, racing away to a 46-18 victory — their first of the season. Lonoke, 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the 4A-2 District, had lost close, low-scoring contests the previous two weeks.

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  • Southside wins big at Cedar Ridge

    NEWARK — The Southside Lady Southerners cruised by the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves in a nonconference volleyball match here Monday.
    Southside (13-6) won 25-9, 25-10, 25-6.

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  • Pink, breast cancer awareness to mix with Pioneer football

    Lots of pink will mix with the Pioneer black-and-orange on the home side of Pioneer Stadium on Friday nights for the rest of this month, White River Medical Center Pros and Batesville High School Athletic Trainer Keith Shireman said.
    In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, team physician Dr. Jeff Angel, his assistant, Shireman, student trainers and the Pioneer coaching staff will wear pink polo shirts during the Batesville-Forrest City game Friday night and the Batesville-Blytheville contest on Oct. 22, Shireman said.

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  • Bowler’s second 300 includes family feel

    Dee Dee Jeffery recently bowled a 300 during Monday Night Mixed League play at Hollywood Bowl, and it was perfect in another way.
    “My papa, Charlie Jeffery, was on hand to watch the game and set,” Jeffery said. “He is my biggest fan and supporter. I get my passion for the sport from him and my family and friends. Papa has been with me through thick and thin.”
    Jeffery’s 300 came in the middle of a 789 series. She led off with a 246, and followed the 300 with a 243.

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