SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerner volleyball team beat the Newport Lady Greyhounds in a 5-set match Thursday.
Southside won 23-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-15, 15-6 to improve their record to 15-8 overall and 8-6 in the 4A-Northeast District.
“This was another important win for us,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We’ve said all season that there no easy nights in conference play, and this was another great example. We fell behind after the first two sets, and Newport was rolling. It was up to us to step up and put a stop to it.”
Wynne’s new coach knows about looking forward.
“I told the kids the other day that God put their eyes in the front of their heads so they could see where they are going, not where they’ve been,” Chris Hill said.
That was an answer to a question about the Batesville-Wynne game this time last year. You remember — with less than a minute to play and Batesville out of timeouts, Wynne led 13-10 and had the ball on the Batesville 3 — that’s when Matthew Showalter picked up a Wynne fumble and ran 99 yards for a touchdown.
The Southside Southerners currently sit in a 4-way tie for fourth place in the 4A-2 District standings and would like to get their second consecutive conference win to move up in their division.
Standing in their way are the winless Marianna Trojans, who will be looking to bounce back after a 30-point loss to the Heber Springs Panthers last week.
“It is going to be a big game for us because our kids have a chance to get another win in conference,” said Southside Coach Kenny Simpson.
Hector at Melbourne
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 6
Like when they played in Pope County on Sept. 22, these two will kickoff early because of the drive time. And if you want to get there for the preliminary you’ll probably have to get away from work early. The seventh-graders are to start playing at 5. The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz will be trying to push their record to 7-0 for the season and 4-0 against the Hector Junior Wildcats over two years. They swept their home-away series last season.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas baseball team will take on Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana State during the 2012 season.
Officials announced Tuesday the Razorbacks schedule, which includes 36 regular season home games and an appearance at the Houston College Classic. The Razorbacks will open the season Feb. 17 with a 3-game series against visiting Villanova.
Arkansas will kick off Southeastern Conference play against Alabama on March 16, then meets LSU for a series beginning March 30.
JONESBORO — The Valley View Lady Blazers volleyball team defeated the Southside Lady Southerners in straight sets Tuesday, winning 25-6, 25-6, 25-21.
The loss drops Southside to 14-9 overall and 7-6 in the 4A-Northeast Conference.
“Valley View is a superb team, and I was excited to see us play as well as we did in the third set,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “We have some critical matches coming up, and we need to perform at that level the rest of the way.”
The Batesville Lady Pioneers stayed within a game of the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors in the 5A-Central Conference volleyball race by defeating the North Pulaski Lady Falcons 3-0 in Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The Lady Pioneers won 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 as Lainey Rumans dealt up 36 assists, Kassie Foreman hit for 18 kills and Jayme Shell added 12. Batesville scored 15 points on Shell serves.
No other statistics were available.
These two football teams know each other well.
The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz defeated the Hector Junior Wildcats 14-0 when they met in Hector on Sept 22. Thursday night they’ll meet again. and they faced each other twice last season, too. The Junior ’Katz won 33-0 and 28-14 in 2010.
Since they met three weeks ago, the Junior Katz’ have played once, defeating the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats 22-12 and improving to 6-0, and the Junior Wildcats have beaten Magnet Cove 28-14 and Quitman 28-12, improving to 3-2.
The Lyon College women’s soccer team pitched a 5-0 shutout against Central Baptist College on Tuesday.
The win evens the Scots’ record at 7-7 overall for the season.
The Scots first scored on a header by Maria Kristjansdottir in the 3rd minute off an assist by Melissa Sanchez. Anja Klotzle passed to Chandler Rae, who found the net in the 4th minute. Jordan Aliviado scored in the 23rd minute of the game off an assist from Norma Sanchez.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel has been named SEC Freshman of the Week for his play in the Razorbacks’ 38-14 win over Auburn.
The university announced the award in a news release Monday.
Mitchel had seven tackles in the win as the UA defense held Auburn scoreless during the final three quarters after giving up two first quarter touchdowns.
Arkansas has Saturday off before playing at Ole Miss on Oct. 22.
Two undefeated 5A-East District junior high football teams are set to square off in a contest that may decide the winner of the conference championship.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers (5-0-1) and the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets (6-0) are scheduled to face off Thursday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
“This is going to be a really big game for us, and we are looking forward to it,” Wynne Coach Clark McBride said. “Wynne’s junior high team hasn’t gone this far into the season and been undefeated in a long time.”
The Martin Methodist Lady RedHawks beat the Lyon College Scots in a 4-set volleyball match Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Martin Methodist won 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22. The loss drops Lyon to 8-15 overall and 2-8 in TranSouth Athletic Conference play. Martin Methodist improved to 10-18 and 5-5.
“It was a good match, and we played them better than we did last time,” said Scot Head Coach Ray Green. “But, we weren’t consistent, and you have to be to beat a good team like them.”
Earlier this month, Martin beat Lyon 13-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14.