NEWARK — Wingback Dennis Flowers’ 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the winner here Thursday night as the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats rallied past the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves 20-16 in a season- and 2A-3 District football opener.
Walnut Ridge’s Cole Hicks started the scoring with a 17-yard run. Derek Miller tacked on a 2-point run.
Cedar Ridge struck back with a 70-yard drive, capped by a 9-yard TD run by Tim Selvidge. Brandon Lindsey ran in the 2-pointer.
CAVE CITY — Travis Galloway, fishing by himself, won Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake with four fish totaling 8.80 pounds, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
Brent Chapman and David Wooten weighed in five bass totaling 5.95 pounds for second place.
Galloway caught the biggest bass of the day, a 2.65-pounder.
Ten boats were in the tournament.
The next tournament will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 on Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Ramp.
LITTLE ROCK — If it’s Labor Day weekend, football and dove hunting have begun in Arkansas. Monday’s opening of dove season represents the traditional opening of fall hunting in Arkansas.
Hunters need to make sure they’re registered for the Harvest Information Program. This is a mandatory federal program in effect in all states except Hawaii.
NEWPORT — Cave City and Newport split team competitions in a high school tennis season opener here Tuesday.
With a slight advantage in doubles, the Cavemen defeated the Greyhounds 5-4. The Lady Greyhounds won 2-1 with a victory in doubles.
In addition to the players listed in results below, players listed on the Cave City roster are: boys — Kendall Cherry, Colton Jones, Michael Pollard, Patrick England and Brandon Lay; girls — Kilee Reynolds, Michelle Dehart, Hailey Rhoades, Kelsi Garrett and Brittany Hall.
Cave City is scheduled to host Mountain View in a match today.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Clayton House fired a medal-winning, 5-over-par 41, but his Southside Southerners were edged by one stroke in a high school golf match here Tuesday.
Preston Harmon and Jake Dockins each scored a 44 for Izard County. Teammates Uriah Mead and Caleb Cowan added 47s. One of the 47s was thrown out for a 135.
Dalton Littleton and Tanner McGuire carded a 47 and 48, respectively, to complete Southside’s team total.
Salem turned in a 138 and Highland tallied a 143.
Highland won the girls division with a 150, followed by Salem (174) and Izard County (183).
MEMPHIS — The Lyon College Scots mens soccer team battled the Rhodes College Lynx to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening in nonconference play.
Lyon moves to 1-0-1 overall, and it was the first match for Rhodes.
Daniel Young and Robert Hall each scored a goal for Lyon. Brett Simek and Nick Bailey scored for the Lynx.
The Scots are scheduled to visit Claremore, Okla., on Friday to take on Rogers State for a nonconference match.
Walnut Ridge at Cedar Ridge
Kickoff • tonight 7
They get right to it in the 2A-3 District, where they have nine members. All but one of the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves’ games are district foes. The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz on Oct. 21 are the exceptions. This time last season, the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats blanked the Junior T-wolves 36-0 for the first victory in a unbeaten (9-0) season. The Junior Bobcats are not expected to be as good and the Junior T-wolves are expecting better than the 1-8 record they put together in 2009.
The new Caveman Field will be unveiled Friday night at 7 as Cave City hosts Highland in the first meeting between the only Sharp County football teams.
“The field looks like carpet. Someone was driving by today and asked us if it’s turf,” Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
The matchup is known as The Sharp County Showdown and will feature a traveling trophy.
Highland Coach Clay Wiggins said he’s glad his Rebels will get to break in the new field.
NEWPORT — Gary Spicer, Ray Clemons and Bruce Fitts were winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Spicer won the street division with Henry Stracener and Edward Littlejohn in tow, Clemons was quicker than Shannon Walters and Ross Williams in the foot brake class and Fitts edged Cave City’s Bobby Hooker in the super pro class.
On Saturday in Dyersburg, Tenn., Cave City’s Jerry Taylor won the foot brake division and Don Stitcher, also of Cave City, ran fourth.
LOCUST GROVE — The final round of the Isle of Capri Late Model Series is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Bill Frye of Greenbrier, is the current series points leader with 286 points followed by Jeff Taylor of Cave City with 240. Jeff Floyd of Walnut Ridge is in third with 232. Batesville’s Billy Moyer Jr., who has won three of the Isle of Capri features, is sixth, 86 points off the pace.
With one Guard-circulation area junior high team playing a rare Tuesday night contest and two not opening their season until next week, Thursday night will be lighter for football than normal.
It will, however, be a big night for the only Izard County football school. The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz’ season opener with the Rose Bud Junior Ramblers is a first. This is Melbourne’s first varsity team.
The other Thursday night contest will happen in Newark where the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves are scheduled to host the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats.
Coach Greg Brannon said the Newport Greyhounds are now being held more accountable, and we’ll see how that counts in the win and loss columns.
“The main thing we’re doing is getting our grades up,” Brannon said. “All our kids are in tutoring from 4 to 5 p.m. each day, they’re on a grading system in practice, also, keeping count of absences and times they are tardy.”
It’s working, he said.