The Paragould Junior Rams are scheduled to begin Class 5A-East District play Thursday night when they visit the Batesville Junior Pioneers in Pioneer Stadium.
Each team is unbeaten. Paragould is 2-0-1 and coming off a 14-14 tie against Jonesboro MacArthur. Batesville opened conference play last week in Jonesboro with a 30-0 drumming of Nettleton.
The Lyon Scots gave the Union Lady Bulldogs a run for their money, but the visitors cashed out with a 3-1 victory in a TranSouth Athletic Conference volleyball match Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon won the first game 25-23. Union won the next three 25-19, 27-25 and 25-20. The Scots (7-15, 0-7) have now lost seven straight conference games, while Union (9-3, 5-0) has won five in a row.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves collected their first-ever high school football shutout and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Their 16-0 win over the Salem Greyhounds here Friday night also snapped a 2-game losing streak in the 2A-3 District and put them back in the hunt for a first-ever bid to the state playoffs. They are currently tied for fifth in the 8-team standings.
“I’m feeling a lot better,” Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said with a laugh.
PULASKI, Tenn. — Robert Hall’s goal in the 80th minute led the Lyon College Scots to a 2-1 triumph over the Martin Methodist RedHawks on Saturday afternoon in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match.
Hall knocked in the unassisted game-winner at the 80:50 mark and gave the Scots their second straight victory over the RedHawks. The goal was Hall’s fourth of the season and his second game-winning goal of the year.
The Scots improved to 5-3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference.
JONESBORO — The Southside Lady Southerners had a solid showing in the ASU Playday volleyball tournament here Saturday.
Southside (12-4) finished third in the Gold Bracket. Bernie (Mo.) defeated Piggott for the Scarlet Division, Gold Bracket title.
Southside started the day well with a 5-1 record in pool play. First was a split with Walnut Ridge. That was followed by sweeps against Southland (Mo.) and Doniphan (Mo.).
The Lady Southerners opened bracket play with a 2-0 loss to Hoxie (25-18, 25-22). They beat Puxico (Mo.) 25-22, 25-17 and Malden (Mo.) 25-15, 25-23.
Call it a no-fault 57.
The Batesville Pioneers hit a flurry of big plays and turned the mercy clock on in the second half en route to a 57-0 high school football victory in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
The week before they did many of the same things while winning 49-14, on the road against the Mountain Home Bombers, but the Pioneers muddied that effort with a bunch of fumbles.
This time, at least in spectators’ eyes, the Pioneers were nearly flawless in their 5A-East District opener with the Nettleton Raiders.
JONESBORO — One down, four to go.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers dominated the Nettleton Junior Raiders here Thursday night in the first of five Class 5A-East District football games.
Batesville jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and found the end zone again early in the second half before coasting to a 30-0 victory in a showdown between two unbeaten teams.
Newport at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Pardon the Oaklawn catch phrase, but “somebody’s gonna win.”
Each team is 0-3 entering this Class 4A-2 District contest. This is Cave City’s first game in Class 4A.
Containing Ole Miss commit Artez Brown (jersey number 6) will be Cave City’s biggest challenge, Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
“He makes athletic moves that other people can’t make. There are very few guys who can do what the does. It will definitely be challenge to contain him,” Bradley said.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Melbourne’s Brad Lamb shot a 6-over-par 78 and won medalist honors in the Class 3A-2 District golf tournament Thursday at Mountain Ranch.
That was one stroke better than Bergman’s Jordan Edmonson.
Lamb was Melbourne’s only representative in the tournament. He qualifies for the Class 3A state tournament, which is set for the same course on Oct. 4.
Bergman won the team title with a 243. Flippin earned the state-qualifying, runner-up spot with a 285.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers swept the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 Thursday night in Pioneer Gym.
Hannah Huff, Kandess Pfitzner, Jayme Shell, Lainey Rumans, Alyza Sanchez, Makayla Thorne, Kassie Foreman and Kali Foreman led Batesville’s effort.
Kassie Foreman recorded six aces and three kills in her return after an illness.
Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said Kinsey Scaggs and Anna Richards “came in and did well on the back row.”
The junior varsity match was a 25-15, 26-24 win for the home team.
Meghann LaBorn accounted for 11 kills on the Lyon frontline, but the Scots committed 17 attacking errors in a 3-0 loss to Trevecca Nazarene (10-9, 2-3) on Thursday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match at Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots (7-12, 0-4) lost the match 25-15, 25-19 and 25-10. They are winless in their four conference matches.
Lyon’s Chelsea Hinton led all players with 15 digs and teammate Audrey Myers picked up three blocks.
The Scots play again tonight at 7, hosting TranSouth foe Martin Methodist.