LYNN — Cave City’s and Hillcrest’s senior high teams split two close nonconference high school basketball games here Tuesday night.
The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles capped the night’s action with a 68-66 victory. The home team won when Dylan Wooten hit two free throws with two seconds to play.
The visitors had tied the game on Lane Gay’s layup with four seconds to play. Wooten was fouled on the inbounds play.
Wooten, a senior guard, led all scorers with 29 points. Sophomore Zach Doyle added 18 points and senior Trevor Morgan chipped in 13.
Tickets for the Batesville-Vilonia, Class 5A State Playoff high school football game can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School main office, Coach Dave King announced.
The price of the ticket is $5, which is set by the Arkansas Activities Association.
The tickets can be purchased until 4 p.m. today, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.
The Columbia Cougars used a strong second half to pull away from the Lyon Scots and win a nonconference basketball game 71-60 Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon opened the game with a 3-pointer from Kip Kelly and a barrage of blocked shots on the defensive end.
Columbia didn’t score for the first three and a half minutes and Lyon led 17-11 at the first timeout, which came with 11:45 remaining in the first half.
The Lyon College women will play for a soccer championship for the first time in the program’s history Friday in Pulaski, Tenn., and they’ll take on the 6-time defending TranSouth Athletic Conference champions.
Tuesday afternoon on Marshal Huser Field, the second-seeded Scots defeated the Cumberland Lady Bulldogs 3-1 in a conference tournament semifinal. Meanwhile, in the other semifinal, the regular-season champs and top-seeded Martin Methodist RedHawks were edging the Union Bulldogs 2-1 in Pulaski, Tenn.
NEWPORT — Billy Whitehead of Newark won the street division Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Donavon Bishop and Dan Holcomb were second and third, respectively.
Ron Davis was fastest in the street division with William Runyan and Edward Littlejohn in tow.
The top spot in super pro went to Mike Tarr. He was followed by Tye Combs and John Taylor.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Cedar Ridge junior girls basketball teams advanced in The First National Banking Company Tournament with first-round victories here Monday.
The Junior Lady Southerners, hosts of the annual event, edged the Highland Junior Lady Rebels 21-18. Kenzie Batterton scored six points for the winners.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves downed the Lady Greyhounds 40-32 as Haley Hix and Cassie Hendrix scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lyon College senior Andy Lee is the TranSouth Athletic Conference mens basketball player of the week, the conference said in a news release.
Lee, a 6-foot-3 guard from Hot Springs, scored 42 points in Lyon’s 81-78 win over Central Baptist last week. Lee set a Lyon record with 10 made 3-pointers and added seven rebounds. He hit 10 of 16 shots from 3-point range and 12 of 22 from the field. On the week, Lee netted 13 of 22 (59 percent) 3-pointers.
Jordin Coleman banked in a layup at the buzzer to give the Lyon Scots a 49-48 win over the No. 23 Columbia Lady Cougars Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Columbia (Mo.) opened the game with a 8-0 run and led 32-25 at halftime. Midway through the second half, the Scots had rallied back to make it 38-38.
It stayed that way for more than two minutes then Lady Cougar Kaitlin Bogle hit a free throw to break the silence. Lyon responded and a seesaw battle ensued.
With 11 seconds to go, Columbia’s Kayla Rice drilled a 3-pointer to give the visitors a 1-point lead.
Notch another one for “defense wins championships.”
Pioneer defenders rescued a sputtering offense in Pioneer Stadium Friday night. The save was good for a 17-13 high school football victory over the Beebe Badgers, an unbeaten regular-season, a 5A-East District championship and, possibly, a big home-field advantage in the playoffs.
The 10-0 Pioneers are scheduled to host the Vilonia Eagles, the fourth seed out of the 5A-West District, at 7:30 this coming Friday night. The winner will face the Arkadelphia-Monticello winner.
SOUTHSIDE — The Newport Greyhounds earned their state record 24th-straight trip to the playoffs with a 49-20 win over the Southside Southerners Friday night at Stewart Field.
Southside opened Senior Night with a quick score. Storm Tipton recovered a fumble on Newport’s first play from scrimmage and the Southerners took advantage with a Jared Dahl-to-Princeton Foster, 2-yard pass. Dahl ran in the 2-pointer to make it 8-0 just 84 seconds into the Class 4A-2, regular season finale.
ROGERS — By all counts, they’re not finished counting.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their seventh straight state championship in cross country here Saturday afternoon with a dominating run on the Rogers High School course.
Batesville’s first five runners all finished in the top 10 of the Class 5A girls race. The Lady Pioneers’ winning total of 28 points matched the day’s other best score. The Russellville Cyclones won the boys 6A crown with the same count.