It’s opening week for two of the four Guard-circulation area junior high football teams, and they’re all looking for their first victory.
The Southside Junior Southerners are set to open their season Thursday night at 7 in Searcy against the Riverview Junior Raiders and the Cave City Junior Cavemen will get going in Highland on the same day and time against the Junior Rebels.
HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team opened its season here Monday night with a 21-0 victory over the Heber Springs Panthers.
After a 40-yard run by tailback Jordan Childress, tailback Daron Stigger punched in a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the scoring. Mario Garcia kicked the point after.
A 12-yard, Jacob Hardin-to-Jaron Stigger TD pass and Garcia kick made it 14-0 at halftime.
After a pass interception by Emprea Childress, a 47-yard, Hardin-to-Michael Shellenberger pass and Garcia kick capped the scoring.
ARKADELPHIA — Lyon defeated Philander Smith College 3-0 and then fell to Ouachita Baptist 3-1 in a triangular volleyball match here Monday night.
Lyon swept PSC 25-16, 25-15, 25-21 as Batesville graduate and Lyon freshman Brieanna Wolfe collected a team-high 12 digs.
Suzanne Fincham added eight kills, Jennifer Jones was credited with seven kills and Destiny Gordon tallied five aces and 11 digs.
Against OBU, the scores were 25-14, 25-16, 15-25, 25-18.
Meghann LaBorn and Fincham combined for 25 kills. Laborn added five blocks to accompany her 13 kills.
FAYETTEVILLE — Last Saturday it was Joe Adams.
This Saturday, maybe they’ll be looking for Mr. Wright.
Or Greg Childs or Cobi Hamilton or De’Anthony Curtis or one of the three freshman receivers the Arkansas Razorbacks debuted in their 44-3 season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech last Saturday night at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
That’s the beauty of the beast with quarterback Ryan Mallett operating Coach Bobby Petrino’s passing attack.
CONWAY — Anja Klotzle scored two goals and Katie Marshall added a goal and two assists as the Lyon Scots thrashed the Hendrix Warriors 4-1 in womens soccer here Sunday.
The Scots improved to 2-0-0. They are scheduled to host Missouri Valley in their home opener Tuesday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1.
Lyon outshot Hendrix 23-4 and scored the first four goals. Marshall opened the scoring in the 22nd minute on a pass from Katy Smith. Klotzle struck for two goals. Mashall assisted on both. With an assist from Koryn Najera, Linda Miloud finished off the scoring.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won their season-opening high school football game and an Independence County first here Friday night when they edged the Southside Southerners.
In their first-ever meeting, the T-wolves outscored the Southerners 24-6 in the first half and held on for a 38-36 decision.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen dominated doubles play to take a high school tennis victory over the Mountain View Yellowjackets here Thursday.
Leading 5-3 after singles play, the Cavemen swept four doubles matches.
Meanwhile, Mountain View won the girls team competition 5-1.
Listed below are the results:
DRASCO — Concord finished runner-up to Conway St. Joseph in the boys division of a high school golf tournament Thursday at Tannenbaum.
Led by medalist Landon Enderlin’s even par 36, St. Joseph fired a team total of 121. That was seven strokes fewer than the Pirates. West Side Greers Ferry was a distant third with a 151 and Mountain View finished another stroke back.
Ryan Cornelison led Concord with a 39. Luke Cornett and Cameron Ressor chipped in a 44 and 45, respectively. A.J. Cannon’s 46 and Logan King’s 55 were not applied to the team total.
LOCUST GROVE — Bill Frye sealed his Isle of Capri Late Model Series championship with a win Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
The Greenbrier man was tailed by Cave City’s Jeff Taylor and Walnut Ridge’s Jeff Floyd in the championship standings (see Thursday’s edition for the series’ final point standings).
As for Saturday’s race, Taylor finished second, followed by Billy Moyer Jr., Richie Tosh and Floyd.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneers’ season-opening high school football victory over the Newport Greyhounds in Newport Thursday night would have received a workman’s stamp of approval.
Efficiently and consistently, they pressed their advantages while molding a 41-14 score.
“I thought we had a big advantage on the O and D lines,” Batesville Coach Dave King said. “I didn’t think they would be able to handle us and they didn’t until later in the game when they committed so many people into the box.”
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State began the rebuilding process earlier than expected last season. Quarterback Ryan Aplin played extensively down the stretch as a redshirt freshman, helping the Red Wolves finish a dismal year on a positive note with two straight wins.
Arkansas State hopes that experience will pay off for both Aplin and his teammates.
“I think we’ve put last year in the past,” defensive lineman Bryan Hall said.