The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team completed an unbeaten season with a 42-0 victory over the Mountain Home Bombers in Pioneer Stadium on Monday night.
Things got off to a good start for the Pioneers when Hunter Vinson intercepted a pass on the first play from the line of scrimmage. Phillip Archuleta cashed in on the turnover with a 13-yard touchdown run. Mario Garcia followed with the first of his six successful point-after kicks.
TIMBO — The Midland Mustangs and Lady Mustangs won their first-round games in the Timbo Invitational here Monday night.
The Mustangs (3-0) had no trouble knocking off St. Joe 62-29. Five Mustangs recorded double-digit point totals. Drew Fortson led with 12 points while teammates Thomas Puentez, Nate Rickett, Logan Smith and Kyle Martin added 10 each.
Rickett and Fortson were credited with a team-high six rebounds apiece. Midland earned 23 steals and 16 assists.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves stunned the Augusta Red Devils 34-16 in a Class 2A-3 District showdown here Friday night.
“That was probably the biggest upset, I guess anywhere,” Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said.
Ishma Clark, Augusta’s star running back who averages 240 yards per game, didn’t play due to illness. That didn’t matter, Augusta Coach Roosevelt Turner said.
Very quickly, the Batesville Pioneers kicked any notions of an upset out from under the Blytheville Chickasaws.
With winning moves in every phase of the kicking game, the Pioneers jumped to a 22-0 first-quarter lead, built it to 35-7 by halftime and cruised in with a 49-14 victory Friday on Homecoming night in Pioneer Stadium.
With that, the Pioneers remained unbeaten and atop the 5A-East District standings and clinched a berth in the Class 5A State playoffs.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs capped Homecoming celebrations here Friday night with a 50-35 high school basketball win over the Bradford Eagles.
Logan Smith led the winners in scoring with 21 points. Nate Rickett added 10 points for the 2-0 Mustangs. Drew Fortson led in rebounding with nine.
Bradford’s Sean Nelson scored 11 points.
The Lady Eagles held off the Lady Mustangs for a 49-48 win.
“We had several chances to win at the end and couldn’t pull through,” Midland Coach Brandon Gates said.
Zeroes are becoming a habit for the Lyon Scots’ defense.
The Scots’ back four locked down on the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans for a 4-0 soccer shutout — their fifth consecutive clean sheet — on Saturday during a TranSouth Athletic Conference womens match at Huser Field.
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Playing flawlessly is the only option for the Cavemen against this perennial powerhouse, Coach Jon Bradley said.
“We have to play mistake free to have a chance in this game. They are too good for us to give them anything for free,” Bradley said. “Hopefully we will be able to play better. We are beat up right now and have about four or five kids out for this ballgame, but will compete and try to give ourselves a chance to pull off the upset.”
MELBOURNE — The team with the better balance and the bigger plays won here Thursday night.
The Mebourne Junior Bearkatz, novices in the world of football, broke away from the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves in the second half for a 38-16 victory.
With the score tied at 16 late in the third quarter, Marcus Alvarado cut back to his left on a play designed for the right side and sped away from the nearest Cedar Ridge en route to a 59-yard touchdown run.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners finished with their first-ever winning record in volleyball here Thursday night. The 2-0 win over Cedar Ridge bumped their record to 15-10.
The game scores were 25-17, 25-16, 25-19. Lindsey Coe, one of four to be recognized on Senior Night, hit for 13 kills and added eight assists. The other seniors are Danielle Jaco, Kendra Collier and Stephanie Palmer.
Other Southside statistical highlights were provided by: Crystal McBride, four aces; Courtney Farrier, 11 kills and three blocks; and Collier, 20 assists.
JONESBORO — The Nettleton Lady Raiders, co-champions for the 5A-East Conference, handed the Batesville Lady Pioneers a 3-1 loss in a regular-season high school volleyball finale here Thursday.
The game scores were 25-12, 22-25, 25-15, 25-15.
“We started out kind of standing around, and we’ve been known to do that,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “In the second game, we picked it up a little and several of our girls had blocks. We did real well defending the nets in that game we won.
JUDSONIA — Concord’s senior high basketball teams split their season-openers Thursday night against White County Central and the Junior Lady Pirates escaped with a 25-22 decision.
The Lady Pirates were 54-37 winners despite a shaky first half. They scored two points in the first quarter and led 14-12 at halftime.
Casey Gorecke unloaded for 28 points in the second half and finished with 31. Molly Jefferson added 10.
The Pirates led 32-23 at halftime, but lost 57-53. Logan King and Casey Turney scored 14 points each for Concord.