Four new staff members have been added to the Lyon College Athletic Department, according to a news release from the Sports Information Office.
Sports Information Director Kristen Kolter, a Union University graduate, played volleyball and softball for the Bulldogs while earning a degree in sports management with emphasis on communications. In 2010, Kolter received a masters of education in athletic administration from William Woods University while serving as a graduate assistant softball coach.
Beverly Sellers turned in a 858 to lead all scores at annual Ladies No-Tap Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Hollywood Bowl.
Gerry Thomas finished second with an 843, and Tina Bolden placed third with an 801. Yvonne Satterwhite (794) and Donna Magar (771) rounded out the top five finishers.
The 2-day tournament was a handicapped event.
SALEM — Melbourne’s junior girls cross country team won and the senior girls finished second to Mountain Home in a cross country meet last week.
Junior Lady Bearkatz Shelby Brokaw and Shelbie Byram finished first and second, respectively. Brokaw’s time was 10 minutes, 12 seoncds. Byram finished nine seconds later.
Melbourne’s Tyler Webb finished second in the junior boys race with a time of 8:57, 15 seconds behind Jasper’s Dusty Chabteen.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners were winners on the basketball court and in the classroom last year.
The Arkansas Activities Association announced in their September newsletter that the Lady Southerners won the Academic State Championship for girls basketball for 2010. The Lady Southerners cumulative grade-point average was a state’s best 3.77.
That team also posted a 20-12 record while finishing second in region tournament and qualifying for the state tournament. Nine players return to this year’s team.
The Lyon College volleyball team broke through in TranSouth Athletic Conference play by defeating Mid-Continent twice Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnaisum. Lyon won the first match 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 and the second match 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 25-6, 17-15. The win improves the Scots’ record to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in TranSouth play. “Hopefully, we are moving in the right direction,” Scot Coach Ray Green said. “Everyone came together and played well as a team.” In the first match, Scot Samantha Comet tallied 14 kills and five aces.
HARRISBURG — The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats won the Lady Hornet Classic high school volleyball tournament on Saturday by defeating Harrisburg, the host team.
In pool play, the Southside Lady Southerners defeated West Memphis 25-20, 25-15 and lost to Harrisburg 25-23, 25-13. Southside split with Hoxie 25-24, 14-25 and Walnut Ridge 19-25, 25-21.
The Lady Southerners won their first round match against Pocahontas 20-25, 25-18, 15-10 and lost their second round contest to Walnut Ridge 24-26, 25-20, 15-6.
HOT SPRINGS — Batesville, Lady Pioneer senior Logan Bishop won another race Saturday, holding off Little Rock Christian’s Randi Ferguson at the Lake Hamilton Invitational Meet on the Oaklawn Park 5-kilometer course.
Bishop crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 28.55 seconds. Ferguson finished 11 seconds later.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerner football team scored late in the fourth quarter Friday night to earn a 20-19 homecoming win over the Lonoke Jackrabbits.
The victory also gives the Southerners their first 4A-2 District victory of the season.
Southerner running back Colby Sutton carried the ball into the end zone from less than a yard out to put the home team ahead by a point with 2:13 remaining on the clock. The touchdown capped a 15-play, 68-yard drive that milked 8 minutes and 16 seconds off of the game clock.
The try-for-2 failed.
FORREST CITY — Scoring 32 points in eight minutes and 10 seconds and not allowing a point for 48 minutes were the timely highlights from the Batesville Pioneers’ 46-0 walloping of the Forrest City Mustangs here Friday night in a high school football game.
It also happened right in time with the Wynne Yellowjackets’ 12-0 homecoming victory over the Beebe Badgers just a short drive north on Highway 1.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz shut out the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats for three quarters Thursday night while posting a 22-12 football victory and remaining unbeaten.
“They made their first first down in the fourth quarter,” Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore said. “Our defense played really, really well. Overall, that’s the best we’ve played by far.”
The Junior ’Katz improved to 6-0.
Lonoke at Southside
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
The Lonoke Jackrabbits will be hoping to ride the momentum of last week’s 28-21 win over the Newport Greyhounds into Southside when they face the Southerners. Beating the Greyhounds ended Lonoke’s 4-game losing streak. Southside needs the win to get their first 4A-2 District victory of the season. Homecoming activities are scheduled to start at 6:30.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. — Bethel University beat the Lyon College volleyball team in four games Thursday night.
Bethel won 25-16, 23-25, 25-9, 25-11 dropping Lyon to 6-14 overall and 0-7 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.
Lyon’s Suzanne Fincham posted 10 kills. Chelsea Hinton added nine kills. Emily Sprick and Bre Wright each recorded 14 assists, and Wright tallied three aces. Ariel Smith totaled 15 digs.
The Scots are scheduled to host Mid-Continent University of Mayfield, Ky. on Saturday at 3 p.m.