Valley View at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
The Cave City Cavemen will be looking to even their season record at 1-1 when they face the Valley View Blazers. Last week, the Cavemen lost 35-0 at home to the Highland Rebels while the Blazers were whipping the visiting Paragould Rams 38-7. Cave City will have to find a way to contain talented Blazer quarterback Timmy Merten. He complied 303 yards of total offense against the Rams.
WARREN — Eleven years ago, Torry Cook set the unrestricted-tackle state record for largest longnose gar with a 36-pound, 5-ounce fish taken from the Ouachita River.
He smashed that mark Aug. 4 on the Arkansas River. Cook was bowfishing below Lock and Dam No. 2 when he shot a 54-pound longnose gar that stretched 66½ inches.
Cook, who lives in Warren, weighed the fish at the Monticello Post Office. The species was verified by Brad Fontaine, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologist based at the Monticello office.
The Independence County Chapter of The National Wild Turkey Federation, FutureFuel and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have partnered to bring you JAKES Day 2011. The event will take place Sept. 17 at FutureFuel Park.
JAKES is an acronym for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the activities begin about 9.
“The event is for children from age 3 thru 17,” states the release. “Activities will include fishing, a BB gun shoot, archery, turkey calling and skeet shooting for the older boys and girls.”
LITTLE ROCK — The annual public meetings concerning spring turkey season have passed, but there’s still time to send any comments or concerns to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Just visit www.agfc.com and click the “Talkin’ Turkey” banner at the top of the page to take a quick online survey.
The following considerations are being surveyed for the 2012 turkey season:
• Elimination of preference points for WMA permit turkey hunts
• Elimination of drawn permits for the youth hunt on some WMAs
• The continuation of an 18-day turkey season
GUION — The 18th annual Guion Trout Tournament hosted by the Wilson Creek Sportsmen’s Club will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, said organizer Larry Hill.
Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $25 per person. Entry fees can be paid at Guion Landing, the starting place, anytime between 7 a.m. and noon Saturday. The late entries are for anglers who do not want to fish the full seven hours.
“We will have five (winning) places,” Hill said.
Prizes will be given by Ranger and Shawnee boat companies, he said.
The Southside Southerners hope to ride the momentum of last week’s season-opening win as they travel to Searcy to face the Riverview Raiders.
First-year Southerner Coach Kenny Simpson said his squad will face a talented Riverview team that likes to force the issue on offense.
“They are pretty tough and athletic,” Simpson said. “They run the spread, and I think that will present a challenge for our defense. They like to come after you offensively, so we will have to be ready.”
Melbourne at Brookland
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 6:30
They will try to play this one twice again this year. If you’ve forgotten, Izard County was hit with heavy rain about this time last year and he first scheduled meeting with Brookland when the new field in Melbourne became unplayable. Two months later, the Junior Bearkatz went to the Junior Bearcats’ field in Craighead County and outscored the home team 40-32, capping a surprising 6-2 season for the first-time varsity squad from Melbourne.
Tickets for the Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on Sept. 17 are now available, according to a news release from the college.
The inductees will be Jennifer (Walls) Payton, a volleyball standout from the class of 1998; Kevin Jenkins, (’86) a basketball player and later a coach; and Chris Marcak, a cross country and track star.
The banquet and ceremony will be held in Becknell Gymnasium. A reception and silent auction are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The banquet is to begin at 6:30.
MARSHAL, Mo. — Missouri Valley shut out Lyon College in women’s soccer here Wednesday, winning 1-0.
Junior Lea Pascal, senior Cethlinn Cunningham and Melissa Sanchez (junior) each had a shot on goal, but were unable to get past the strong hands of goalkeeper Nicole Goad, goalkeeper.
Lyon freshman goalie Stephanie Spiteri was credited with three saves.
The Scots fell to 1-4 on the season. They are scheduled to be back in action Friday when they host St. Gregory’s University at 2 p.m.
Expect the biggest crowd ever for the annual running of the Sara Low Memorial 5K Run and Walk, said Ken McSpadden, one of the race organizers.
Wednesday evening, McSpadden reported that 258 runners had preregistered. About the same time last year, that number was about 190, he said. The number of runners who wound up competing in the 5-kilomieter road race was 288.
No doubt, that this is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks has something to do with the big number, McSpadden added.
If the Searcy Lions are going to keep their football season running longer, they’ve got to run longer with the football.
That’s the long and short of it for the Lions’ long-range plans, and for their plans to stop a streak in Searcy Friday night, Coach Tim Harper said.
The Searcy Lion Cubs will be looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss with a win on the road against the Batesville Junior Pioneers, and the visitors have history on their side Thursday night.
In 2009, after the Lion Cubs lost to Bryant, they won 21-8 in Pioneer Stadium.
“Usually, it is a pretty good junior high football game when we take on Batesville,” Searcy Coach Bronco King said. “We kind of took it to them the last time we played them at Batesville.”