Brookland at Melbourne
Kickoff • tonight 6:30
Our one homestanding junior high team this week will also start about a half hour earlier than the rest. That’s because the preceding seventh-grade game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff. It’s also a legitimate measuring stick for both programs. The team from Craighead County is fielding it’s second varsity team. This is the first year for our Izard County representative. You may have already noticed another similarity: It’s the Brookland Junior Bearcats against the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz.
The Southside Southerners are scheduled to host the Riverview Raiders Friday night at Stewart Field, and it is the first-ever meeting of the teams in the regular season.
Riverview, a Class 3A school in Searcy, is coming off a 28-6 loss to Carlisle while the Class 4A Southerners are recovering from a 38-36 loss to Class 2A Cedar Ridge — another first-time opponent.
Southside Coach Jon Johnston said his squad is “banged up.” Then he added “It’s awful early to be beat up this bad. You expect stuff like this in week four or five, but not this early.”
Incorrect information was provided to the Batesville Daily Guard regarding the Townsends Invitational. The 4-person scramble golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16 at The Course at Eagle Mountain. It will start at 8 a.m. with tee time at 9.
BATESVILLE — The Lyon College womens soccer team remained unbeaten and registered another shutout with a 2-0 decision against the Missouri Valley Vikings on Huser Field Tuesday afternoon.
The Scots improved to 3-0 as goalkeeper Erica Cox notched her second shutout of the season and the 12th of her college career with eight saves in 90 minutes of work.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are scheduled to visit the Searcy Lion Cubs Thursday night for a nonconference football game.
Searcy is the only team to beat Batesville in almost two years. A year ago, Searcy put the only blemish on Batesville’s 9-1 record. The Junior Pioneers are coming off a 41-6 walk through against Newport, making for an eerily similar situation. Last year, Batesville handed Newport a 36-12 loss only to struggle in the early going against Searcy. The Lion Cubs won 21-8.
NEWARK — Harrisburg swept Cedar Ridge in conference volleyball matches here Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets won 25-16, 26-24, 25-16.
TaQuila Hunt, Carlie Easley, Maci Thomas, Courtney Cummings, Brittany Wammack and Allison Terrell were Cedar Ridge’s statistical leaders.
The visitors took the hard-fought junior high match 25-23, 27-25.
Junior Lady Timberwolves Blair Willis, Chaney Ryan, Cassey Kelley and Whitney Wood received praise for their efforts from Coach Raydean Wheeler Jr.
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.