One area team hopes to continue its winning ways this week while two others will be looking to secure their first victory of the season.
England at Southside
Offensive philosophies will clash Friday night when the Southside Southerner football team takes the field against the England Lions.
The home team will be running a hurry-up, no-huddle offense while the visitors will be trying to milk every possible second off of the game clock with their methodical running game.
CONWAY — The Lyon College Scots edged the Hendrix College Warriors 1-0 here Wednesday.
Robert Hall found the net on a free kick in the 83rd minute. Scot goalie Thomas Guarino recorded four saves.
Lyon (3-2) is scheduled to travel to Jackson, Tenn. to face Union University on Friday.
MEMPHIS — The Rhodes College Lynx defeated the Scot women 3-2 in overtime.
Lyon’s Cethlinn Cunningham scored the game’s first goal on an assist by senior Anja Klotzel. Rhodes tied the game at 1-1 at the end of the first period.
Some cross country results were omitted from a story in last week’s Guard due to an incomplete report.
In the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Race, three Batesville Junior High runners finished in the top 25. Junior Pioneer Tristen Driver finished fourth overall, completing the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes, 57.68 seconds.
Madison Stave was the first Junior Lady Pioneer to cross the finish line. Her time was 7:43. Teammates Summer Strecker and Haley Cole finished 20th and 21st. Their times were 8:18.21 and 8:18.61, respectively.
PARAGOULD — Melbourne High School’s junior varsity football evened its record here Monday night with a 14-6 victory over their counterparts from Greene County Tech.
Drew Richardson, a junior, scored both Melbourne touchdowns, running in from about 60 yards and from a short distance, Coach Clinton Gore said. Jeran Ward ran in a 2-point conversion.
“Richardson ran the ball pretty well and our secondary played pretty well,” the coach said. “Ward and Kody Finley played really well on defense containing their passer. Other than that, there was not a lot to write home about.”
The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz and Yellville-Summit Junior Panthers will provide an early meeting of undefeated football teams here Thursday night, though the Junior Panthers are still looking for their first win.
The visitors from Marion County fell behind early in their season opener last Thursday in Mountain Home, but rallied for a 14-14 tie with the Junior Bombers’ eighth-grade team.
SOUTHSIDE — The Brookland Lady Bearcats won a close contest Tuesday against the Southside Lady Southerner volleyball team in five games.
Brookland won 23-25, 21-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-13, and Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus said his team failed to put the Lady Bearcats away after taking the first two games.
The Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball team improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in 5A-Central Conference play with a 3-0 victory over the Sylvan Hills Lady Bears in Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday.
“The Lady Pioneers were aggressive and passed well,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said after the decisive 25-17, 25-6, 25-14 victory.
They struggled, however, on serve, committing nine errors.
“We have to stay aggressive in our serving and focus during the game,” the coach said. “…that is a mental aspect we need to take care of.”
Than Kersey shot a 3-over-par 39 to lead the Beebe Badgers to victory in a high school triangular match at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday.
The Badgers’ team 9-hole total was 168. The Searcy Lions finished six strokes back. The Batesville Pioneers finished last with a 196.
The Pioneers’ team score came from: Hayden Cockrill, 41; Thomas Walton, 46; Hunter Freiert, 48; and Taylor Moser, 61.
Not enough girls played for a team competition. Searcy’s Delaney Bowles won the medal with a 44. Sydney Nail, the only Lady Pioneer to play, shot a 60.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates took an 11-stroke high school golf victory over the Shirley Blue Devils at the Mountain Ranch Course on Tuesday.
Concord’s Cameron Reesor and Shirley’s Cory Ward each shot 4-over-par 40s to share medalist honors. The Pirates team total was 130 as Luke Cornett added a 44 and Ryan Cornilison a 46. A.J. Cannon’s 48 didn’t count in the team scoring.
The Cave City Cavemen finished another 13 strokes back as Grant Walling shot a 49, John Battles added a 54 and Travis Markum chipped in a 51. Kendall Cherry’s 60 didn’t count.
Christian Brothers University Lady Buccaneers won a volleyball match in four games against the Lyon Scots in Becknell Gym on Tuesday.
CBU won 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 19-25.
“We had a lull in game three,” said Lyon Head Coach Ray Green. “We always have a lull where we aren’t executing like we should be. We are working to correct that problem.”
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are set to play in their last nonconference game of the season on the road Thursday night at Mountain Home against the unbeaten Junior Bombers. Next week, Batesville will host the Nettleton Raiders in a 5A-East District clash. Junior Bomber Head Coach Kevin Roach expresses nothing but respect for the Batesville squad. “They (Batesville) are always a physical and well-coached team,” Roach said. “The game is always hard-fought and tough.
Led by Seth Bailey and the Sonnier brothers, Louis, Thomas and Anthony, the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won their first indoor swim meet of the year Saturday at Lyon College.
Bailey, Thomas and Louis each won four individual events, and Anthony won three to propel the boys team to 302 points. The Heber Springs squad finished a distant second with 67 points.
The Lady Torpedoes finished second, 43 points behind Heber Springs, which totaled 236.
Maison Mitchell won four individual events to lead the Lady Torpedoes.