The Batesville Junior Pioneers scored 32 points in the second half and turned an 8-7 halftime lead into a 40-13 blowout against the Paragould Junior Rams Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Paragould scored first in the Class 5A-East District football contest. The score came on the eighth play of the opening drive on a 42-yard run by Grant Eaton and it was the first time since 2006 Paragould has scored against Batesville.
Coach Matt Wentz, Batesville’s defensive coordinator, wasn’t happy about that.
CAVE CITY — Keith Lawrence was high point man for the 2010 tournament season for the Cave City Bass Club, meaning Lawrence is the club’s Angler of the Year, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
Danny Matthews is Runner-up Angler of the Year.
Michael Holt caught the biggest bass of the year — a 6.60-pounder.
Holt teamed with Shawn Walker to win Saturday’s season-ending Cave City Bass Club Fall Classic on Greers Ferry Lake. They weighedi in five bass totaling 6.40 pounds.
Mark Owens and Micah Beard won the title of 2010 Batesville Bassmasters Anglers of the Year, said Colin Patterson, reporter.
Billy Littleton and Tommy Clark are Runner-up Anglers of the Year.
The title is determined by a points system based on performance throughout the season, Patterson said.
Owens and Beard won the title by one point, he said.
The Sept. 18 tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, which was the last regular season tournament, determined the final qualifiers for the season-ending Batesville Bassmasters Classic tournament, Patterson said.
LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week proposed continuing a conservative spring turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt.
The proposed season would begin April 16, and continue through May 3 in zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17. In zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, it would run April 16 through April 26. Zone 1A would remain closed.
NEWPORT — Rob Davis, Joe Williams and Tye Combs were division winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Davis beat Bill Taylor down the strip in the street class. Chris Murray was third.
Williams was the fastest in the foot brake class with Frank Bryette and Edward Littlejohn second and third, respectively.
Stephen Wilson was second behind Combs in the super pro class.
Batesville and Cave City tennis teams collected more wins than losses in a mixer with Paragould at the Lyon College courts on Thursday.
Here are the results:
SOUTHSIDE — The Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits struck for four touchdowns in the second half here Thursday at Stewart Field, breaking open a close game and breaking into the win column.
The 1-4 visitors led 22-12 at halftime. They won this 4A-2 District contest 46-18.
Running back Kody Smith led the visitors with 137 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries. Quarterbacks Grant Dewey and Ethan Luman also produced well. Dewey completed four of four passes for 31 yards and ran for a TD. Luman connected on three of five passes 42 yards. Among those was a TD strike to Tykel Gray.
The Nettleton Raiders swept the Batesville Lady Pioneers in non-conference high school volleyball matches in Pioneer Gymnasium Thursday night.
The varsity score was 25-22, 25-17, 25-17. The visiting junior varsity team won 25-12, 25-23, handing the Lady Pioneer jayvee’s their first loss.
Hannah Huff provided three assists, eight kills and five digs for the Lady Pioneer varsity. Kandess Pfitzner added seven assists, six kills and four digs, Lainey Rumans chalked up seven assists and five digs, Kayla Butler blocked three hits, and Alyza Vasquez contributed nine digs.
BAY — Cedar Ridge swept both varsity volleyball matches here Thursday in 3A-Northeast action.
The Lady Timberwolves won 15-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-6. The Junior Lady T-wolves won 28-26, 25-21.
In the high school match, TaQuila Hunt led the way by serving up three aces, hitting for four kills and dug out nine Bay shots. Carlie Easley added two blocks and seven assists, Maci Thomas contributed five aces, three kills and seven digs, Courtney Cummings also registered seven digs, Brittany Wammack served seven aces, and Chelsea Wiles blocked three hits.
Paragould at Batesville
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Batesville will play another unbeaten opponent tonight. Last week, the Junior Pioneers blistered the previously undefeated Nettleton Junior Raiders 30-0. Batesville has had no trouble with Paragould in recent years. The Junior Rams beat the Junior Pioneers 14-6 in 2006. Since then, the Junior Pioneers have outscored their Greene County opponent 77-0. This is the conference opener for the 2-0-1 Junior Rams.
FORT SMITH — Endsley Evans shot a 1-under-par 72 and led the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs to the Class 5A state golf championship Wednesday at Ben Geren Golf Course.
Hot Springs Lakeside finished eight strokes back (244-252). Wynne’s Caroline Boone shot a 75 to finish second among individuals.
Batesville’s Sydney Nail, Ariel Wann and Molly Luster played individually. Nail carded a 105, Wann shot a 116 and Luster added a 120.
There are three 9-hole courses at Ben Geren. The tournament was played on the Willow and Magnolia Courses.