JONESBORO — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 40-7 romp here Monday over the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane.
Batesville jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead. A Jacob Hardin-to-Daron Stigger 4-yard pass play got things going for the 5-0 Pioneers.
A 3-yard TD run by Stigger, TD passes of 87 yards, Hardin-to-Jaron Stigger, and 35 yards, Hardin-to-Michael Shellenberger, and two Mario Garcia point-after kicks rounded out the first-half scoring.
The Heber Springs Lady Panthers edged the Southside Lady Southerners 5-3 in a Class 4A-2 match Monday at Lyon College.
Malina Kupka led Heber Springs in the regular season finale with a pair of 6-0 victories in singles action. First, she downed Jessica Nicol and then Chelsea Harmon.
Nicol also lost to Krissy Willen, 6-2, and Harmon suffered a 7-5 defeat by Willen.
In doubles action, Shani Henley and Jordan Hicks of Southside teamed to defeat Jena Kelley and Anna Engler 6-1.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers finished second in the Gwyn Hughes Classic, an annual volleyball tournament here at Annie Camp Junior High School.
The Junior Lady Pioneers won four of five 1-game matches in pool play. They defeated West Memphis West 25-13, Wynne 25-9, Annie Camp 25-19 and Jonesboro MacArthur 25-20. Their one loss was a 25-17 decision to Paragould.
LEBANON, Tenn. — Liam George’s goal in the 60th minute served as the difference in a 4-3 victory for Lyon over Cumberland on Saturday in a TranSouth men’s match.
Lyon (6-3-1, 2-1) has won two straight TranSouth matches. Cumberland sinks to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in league play. George’s 6-yarder came off assists from Kevin Solomon and Martel Reid-Warden.
SOUTHSIDE — The Clinton Yellow Jackets remained unbeaten after knocking off the Southside Southerners 49-32 Friday night at Stewart Field.
Clinton led the Class 4A-2 District contest 36-16 at halftime and 49-16 at the end of the third quarter.
Southside got on the scoreboard with 3:53 remaining in the second quarter when Jared Dahl completed a 6-yard pass to Levi Henderson. Storm Tipton ran in the 2-point conversion.
The Southerners scored again before the break when Dahl ran in from 3 yards out and then passed to Dustin Hurst for the 2-pointer.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Pioneers finished the first half of the high school football regular season unbeaten with a 56-6 thrashing of the Paragould Rams here Friday night.
Now, a new season is about to begin.
At least that’s the look and feel of it, Batesville Coach Dave King said.
“Absolutely,” was King’s answer when asked if things are about to get more difficult for the Pioneers.
“Starting this week,” he quickly added.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police say a school resource officer on the East Campus of North Little Rock High School shot and wounded a driver crossing the campus, but no students were involved.
Sgt. Terry Kuykendall, spokesman for the North Little Rock Police Department, said a resource officer assigned to the school tried to stop a car being driven through the campus Thursday afternoon at high speed by an adult.
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.