The Lyon College Pipers lost consecutive matches to John Brown and Ouachita Baptist on Saturday in a nonconference tri-match at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (9-16) lost to John Brown in straight games, 25-19, 25-19, 25-9, and then dropped the match with OBU in five (25-20, 25-27, 25-15, 21-25, 15-8).
Meghann LaBorn and Katie Beineke collected nine kills apiece in the loss to John Brown and Jennifer Jones added 11 digs.
HARRISON — Bergman Panthers defeated Cave City Cavemen in the singles and doubles finals and the Lady Panthers won in even more dominating fashion in the 3A-1 District Tournament here Thursday.
Bergman’s Mathew Bruce defeated Caveman Adam Gann 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a singles final. Gann advanced into the final and earned a berth in next week’s 3A State Tournament by defeating Bergman’s Dustin Ply 6-4, 6-2 and Mountain View’s Ben Burnett 7-5, 7-5.
Caveman Chris Ford was eliminated 6-3, 6-3 in the first round by Burnett.
HARRISBURG — The Southside Lady Southerners won the Silver Division of the Harrisburg Hornet Classic volleyball tournament here Saturday.
In pool play, Southside lost to Hoxie, split with Trumann, lost to West Memphis and beat Cedar Ridge.
In the bracket part of the tourney, Southside again swept Cedar Ridge and the took the division title with a 25-20, 25-22 decision over Walnut Ridge.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR’s Chase for the championship isn’t over. That his dominating victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn’t mean his fourth straight title is in the bag.
“Just because we won the last three doesn’t mean we’re a shoo-in for a fourth,” Johnson said.
Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.
BLYTHEVILLE — Batesville swept Blytheville in 5A-East District senior and junior high volleyball matches here Thursday.
The Lady Pioneers won 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, 17-25, 15-3. The Junior Lady Pioneers won 25-15, 25-8, and they also took a junior varsity contest 25-10.
No statistics were provided by press time.
The Lady Pioneers improved to 11-5-1 overall and 6-6 in the district. The Junior Lady Pioneers raised their records to 8-5 and 8-4.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their third cross country meet in as many tries here Thursday as they held off the Mountain Home Lady Bombers.
Batesville, the 5-time defending state champion in Class 5A, held off the defending Class 6A champs 33-49.
Lady Bombers Sam Mohloer and Kelsie Harris finished 1-2 with times of 20 minutes, 21 second and 20:50, respectively.
It wasn’t supposed to be that easy, but the Batesville Junior Pioneers corralled the Forrest City Junior Mustangs 32-6 in a rematch between the defending Class 5A-East champions and the runner-up.
“We figured going in that it would be a real tight, close game like we had last year,” Batesville Coach Doug Walls said. “We thought it would come down to a last drive because they looked real good on film against Helena-West Helena and Greene County Tech.”
POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas blanked Southside in varsity volleyball matches here Thursday night.
The Lady Redskins won 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 as Kelly DeClerk and Olivia Bell tallied nine kills each and Madison Futrell added 24 assists.
The Junior Lady Redskins won 25-22, 25-22.
Southside won a junior high “B” match 25-15.
The Lady Southerners fell to 6-10 overall and 0-6 in conference play.
Lindsey Coe totaled 10 kills for the Southside senior team. Kristen Collins added 10 digs and Kendra Collier contributed 16 assists.
Southside’s Shani Henley and Jordan Hicks advanced to the Class 4A State Tournament with a third-place finish in girls doubles action Wednesday at Lyon College’s tennis courts.
The duo is the only Southside representative for the state tourney. Stuttgart’s Hannah Hopson and Alisha Hancock won Wednesday’s Class 4A-2 District championship with a 7-5, 6-0 decision over Heber Springs’ Jena Kelley and Kelly Dixon.
The boys doubles champion was the team of Caleb Brock and Jeason Wiedower. They beat Stuttgart’s Tyler Black and Jacob Hoy.
SOUTHSIDE — Bald Knob Junior Bulldog Mason Moody caught five passes, and it was one from a Southside player that counted most here Thursday night at Stewart Field as the Junior Bulldogs won 14-0 in a key 4A-2 District North Division football game.
With the contest still scoreless early in the fourth quarter, he intercepted a Jake Henderson pass at the Bald Knob 14 and returned it 70 yards.
Four plays later, facing a fourth-and-6 play from the Southside 12, Moody ran a crossing route and caught a pass from his quarterback, Cordell Crisp, for a touchdown.
For most Arkansas high school football fans, a sit up and take notice score happened last week when the Forrest City Mustangs went to West Helena and defeated the Cougars 31-27.
Those are the defending 5A-East District champion and state runner-up Cougars.
The more discerning fans noticed the Mustangs when they rallied from a 24-6 halftime deficit and won 38-24 at Marion in the second week of the season.
What few knew was that the Mustangs began their rumblings earlier than that and they’ve been gaining momentum all along, their coach said.
BISMARCK — Southside golfers Adam Martin and Clayton House finished 15th and 20th, respectively, at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Lake DeGray on Wednesday.
Playing as individuals, Martin fired an 11-over-par 83 and House carded an 85.
“Those were very good scores considering the conditions,” Southside Coach Terry Watson said. “It rained several different times while we were playing. I’m proud of Adam because this was one of his better rounds and it was good that he could finish his high school career with a good round in the state tournament.”