BEEBE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers remained unbeaten and, more importantly, got off to a good start in 5A-Central Conference play here Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over the Beebe Lady Badgers.
The game scores were 25-10, 25-11, 25-22.
“Conference opener, on the road and we went out and played well and took advantage of it,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “We made another small change, moving Jayme (Shell) to a back row hitting position and she did well.”
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defended their home court and improved to 5-2 for the season by defeating the Cave City Cavewomen in three straight sets here Tuesday.
Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus was impressed by his team’s “strictly business” approach to the match.
“I like what I saw from us tonight,” Shilkitus said. “At times we seem to struggle with distraction, but tonight the whole team seemed focused on the task at hand. We hit 72 of 73 serves and played our style of game from start to finish.”
Lyon College Coach Ray Green announced Monday afternoon that no admission will be charged for tonight’s home volleyball match with Harding.
The first serve in Becknell Gym is set for 7.
The match was originally listed as an exhibition and admission would have been charged, but the NCAA does not allow that, so it will be recorded as a scrimmage.
WYNNE — Led by Paul Smith’s 1-under-par 69, the Wynne Yellowjackets rolled to a 32-stroke victory over the Batesville Pioneers in a high school dual match at the Wynne Country Club on Monday.
Dylan Thomas added a 74, Carson Stewart an 83 and Charlie Roberts an 85 for Wynne’s team score of 311.
Thomas Walton shot a 78 to lead the Pioneers. Hayden Cockrill’s 85, Sumner Barnes’ 87 and Hunter Freiert’s 93 brought Batesville’s team total to 343.
Tickets for Friday night’s season-opening Batesville-Newport football game in Pioneer Stadium can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School office, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Dave King, head football coach and athletic director.
Single ticket prices are $4 (students) and $5 (adults).
The seventh- and eighth-grade Batesville Junior Pioneer football teams lost Monday to the Wynne Yellowjackets at Pioneer Stadium.
Eighth-grade gunning back Will Freiert scored Batesville’s only touchdown on a 35-yard run in a 24-8 loss to the Yellowjackets. After the score, quarterback Sam Stalker carried the ball into the end zone for the 2-point conversion.
Seventh-grade quarterback Zach Griffen connected with Tanner Vinson for a 20-yard score, and Kylan Robinson rushed for a 70-yard touchdown in a 24-12 loss to the visitors.
BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars swept the Cave City Cavemen in nonconference high school volleyball action here Monday.
The Lady Cougars won 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
“We played solid team volleyball,” IC Coach Tony Booth said. “I was very pleased with the effort and these young ladies continue to improve. Every time we needed someone to make a play, a different person would step up.”
Taylor Booth recorded 10 kills, nine aces and one block for the winners. Denver Reiley added 10 assists and two blocks. Amanda Hutchins contributed four kills and four aces.
The Tuckerman Bulldogs shot 131 to beat teams from Cedar Ridge and Hillcrest in a 3-way golf match at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course Monday.
The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves finished seven strokes behind with a 138. The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles turned in a 157 for nine holes.
Bulldogs Drake Hopkins (41), Alex Bradley (42) and Tyler Chatman (48) provided the scoring for Tuckerman.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers played an unexpected volleyball match and collected a win Monday in Pioneer Gym.
Originally, they were to host only the Harding Academy seventh- and eighth-grade squads.
“Harding Academy called yesterday and asked if we could play the ninth-graders, too, so we threw that one together quickly,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said this morning.
They won pretty quickly, too. The 25-9, 25-6 decision improved their record to 2-1 and capped a sweep. Batesville’s eighth-graders won 25-13, 25-7 and the seventh-graders won 25-23, 25-7.
Early on, it looked like a scoring festival Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. In the end, only the Batesville Pioneers kept the beat going.
In high school junior varsity and varsity preseason football scrimmages, the Batesville Pioneers scored 86 points to the Harrison Goblins’ 18. In respective sessions, the Pioneer JVs outscored their counterparts 44-18, and the Pioneers blanked the Goblins 42-0.
CAVE CITY — The Southside Lady Southerners led area volleyball teams in the Cavewoman Classic here Saturday, finishing second to the Harding Academy Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Southerners went 2-0 during pool play, defeating Bay 25-7, 25-16 and edging Conway Christian 25-21, 25-19. Seeded third in the single elimination tournament bracket, the Lady Southerners drew a first-round bye and then thumped the host team 25-12, 25-11 and battled past Conway Christian 25-12, 19-25, 15-8 in the semifinals. The Harding Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Southerners 28-26, 25-18 to win the title.
MOBILE, Ala. — Ben Parman won his first match as coach of the Lyon College women’s soccer team here Saturday, and freshman goalie Stephanie Spiteri recorded the first shutout of her collegiate career during a 3-0 win over the Belhaven Blazers at Spring Hill University’s annual Classic on the Hill tournament.
“It was a great game, and the girls played really well for us,” Parman said. “It’s always good to get the monkey off your back by winning your first game.”
Senior Creeia Nuckols scored all three goals for the Scots with her first coming at 35:27.