CLINTON — The Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to post a 28-22 victory over the Southside Junior Southerners in 4A-2 District football action here Thursday night.
Running back Jake Hendricks scored two touchdowns. His 15-yard TD run and 2-point conversion came in the first half. His 5-yard TD run and 2-pointer made it 22-6 early in the third quarter.
Southside’s other score came on a 30-yard, Jake Henderson-to-Chaber Rone pass play. The pass for two points failed.
Southside led 14-6 at halftime.
Due to wet conditions and the threat of more rain, the Overall Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Nov. 4, according to the Arkansas Activities Association.
Among the qualifiers for the annual high school golf event are four Guard-circulation area athletes. They are Kiley Mettler and Rachel Harmon of Izard County, and Sam Cooper and Brad Lamb of Melbourne.
Batesville’s John Vinson will be among the senior golfers in Fayetteville this weekend at the Orville Henry Cup Matches, according to a news release from the Arkansas State Golf Association.
The inaugural event is named for the late sports editor at the Arkansas Gazette.
The 4-ball matches are set for Saturday at Paradise Valley and the individual matches will be played at Fayetteville Country Club on Sunday.
The golfers have been divided into teams (Red and White) representing mid-senior, senior and super senior divisions.
CAVE CITY — The Crowley’s Ridge Academy Lady Falcons swept the Cave City Cavewomen 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 here Thursday night in nonconference high school varsity volleyball.
Rachel Roebuck led Cave City with 20 points, 25 digs and 16 kills. Katie Freeman totaled 13 points while serving five aces and making seven blocks. Libero Elisha Ramos led with 40 digs. Courtney Ewing chipped in 11 points and five blocks.
PARAGOULD — Batesville and Greene County Tech split varsity volleyball matches here Thursday.
The 5A-East District matches were also season finales for the visitors. The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won 19-25, 25-19, 25-23.
“I’m just so proud of these girls,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “They didn’t get down when we lost that first game. They played well and I can’t think of a better way to cap the season than winning at Greene County Tech.”
Numbers can be instructive. Take a look at these:
The Batesville Pioneers managed to get out of Wynne last fall with a 14-12 victory despite being doubled in first downs (16-8) and more than doubled in rushing yards (307-109) and offensive plays (63-29).
Even more telling are these:
That loss to the Pioneers last October made the Yellowjackets 0-4 in the 5A-East District and 0-7 overall. Four weeks later they were 3-4, 3-7 and in the state playoffs.
Batesville Coach Dave King said it best about the resilient ’Jackets.
CAVE CITY — The Conway St. Joseph Lady Bulldogs finished the conference season with an unblemished record after sweeping the Cave City Cavewomen (9-3) in a senior high volleyball match here Wednesday night.
St. Joseph and Cave City finished 1-2 in the conference.
CSJ won Wednesday’s meeting 25-23, 25-11, 25-16.
“The first game was awesome all the way around, but our balloon popped after that,” Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley said.
The bar has risen for the unbeaten Cave City Cavemen (6-0) as the Rivercrest Colts (5-1) make the 128-mile gallop from near the banks of the Mississippi River.
Each team is 3-0 in the 3A-3 District, but most will argue Cave City’s opponents to this point have been much weaker than what Rivercrest has gone up against. Cave City Coach Jon Bradley is among them.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their fourth 5A-East District championship in a row here Monday, and they were joined atop the victory stand by the Pioneers.
The Lady Pioneers edged the Nettleton Lady Raiders on the home courts at Allen Park. In the team total, the Lady Pioneers scored 13 points to the Lady Raiders’ 11.
The Pioneers also won narrowly over the Raiders. The Pioneers tallied 12 points; the Raiders totaled 10.
SEARCY — Searcy swept Batesville in a pair of seventh-grade football games here Monday night.
In the opener, the score was 16-8. Searcy took game two 16-14.
Kenton Crawford took a quarterback keeper 63 yards for Batesville’s lone touchdown in game one. Russell Adams ran in the 2-point conversion.
Batesville’s defense forced two fumbles in game one.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are riding high after a 32-6 dismantling of the Class 5A-East defending champions and they’ll be in good shape to win a district title if they can clear this week’s hurdle.
The Wynne Junior ’Jackets are set to host the Junior Pioneers Thursday night in a battle between teams that are unbeaten in conference action. Wynne is 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the 5A-East. The losses were to perennial powerhouses Marion and Stuttgart.
Batesville is 4-1 and 3-0 with the loss at home against Class 6A Searcy. Batesville blanked Wynne 31-0 last year.
MONROE, LA. (AP) — Frank Goodin rushed for 97 yards and Louisiana-Monroe forced three turnovers to beat Arkansas State 16-10 on Tuesday night.
The Warhawks (4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) have won three straight for their longest conference winning streak since 1992. It also was their best start to a season since the first year in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) in 1993. Arkansas State (1-4, 0-2) has dropped four in a row.