JONESBORO — The Southside Lady Southerners had a solid showing in the ASU Playday volleyball tournament here Saturday.
Southside (12-4) finished third in the Gold Bracket. Bernie (Mo.) defeated Piggott for the Scarlet Division, Gold Bracket title.
Southside started the day well with a 5-1 record in pool play. First was a split with Walnut Ridge. That was followed by sweeps against Southland (Mo.) and Doniphan (Mo.).
The Lady Southerners opened bracket play with a 2-0 loss to Hoxie (25-18, 25-22). They beat Puxico (Mo.) 25-22, 25-17 and Malden (Mo.) 25-15, 25-23.
Call it a no-fault 57.
The Batesville Pioneers hit a flurry of big plays and turned the mercy clock on in the second half en route to a 57-0 high school football victory in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
The week before they did many of the same things while winning 49-14, on the road against the Mountain Home Bombers, but the Pioneers muddied that effort with a bunch of fumbles.
This time, at least in spectators’ eyes, the Pioneers were nearly flawless in their 5A-East District opener with the Nettleton Raiders.
JONESBORO — One down, four to go.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers dominated the Nettleton Junior Raiders here Thursday night in the first of five Class 5A-East District football games.
Batesville jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and found the end zone again early in the second half before coasting to a 30-0 victory in a showdown between two unbeaten teams.
Newport at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Pardon the Oaklawn catch phrase, but “somebody’s gonna win.”
Each team is 0-3 entering this Class 4A-2 District contest. This is Cave City’s first game in Class 4A.
Containing Ole Miss commit Artez Brown (jersey number 6) will be Cave City’s biggest challenge, Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
“He makes athletic moves that other people can’t make. There are very few guys who can do what the does. It will definitely be challenge to contain him,” Bradley said.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Melbourne’s Brad Lamb shot a 6-over-par 78 and won medalist honors in the Class 3A-2 District golf tournament Thursday at Mountain Ranch.
That was one stroke better than Bergman’s Jordan Edmonson.
Lamb was Melbourne’s only representative in the tournament. He qualifies for the Class 3A state tournament, which is set for the same course on Oct. 4.
Bergman won the team title with a 243. Flippin earned the state-qualifying, runner-up spot with a 285.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers swept the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 Thursday night in Pioneer Gym.
Hannah Huff, Kandess Pfitzner, Jayme Shell, Lainey Rumans, Alyza Sanchez, Makayla Thorne, Kassie Foreman and Kali Foreman led Batesville’s effort.
Kassie Foreman recorded six aces and three kills in her return after an illness.
Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said Kinsey Scaggs and Anna Richards “came in and did well on the back row.”
The junior varsity match was a 25-15, 26-24 win for the home team.
Meghann LaBorn accounted for 11 kills on the Lyon frontline, but the Scots committed 17 attacking errors in a 3-0 loss to Trevecca Nazarene (10-9, 2-3) on Thursday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match at Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots (7-12, 0-4) lost the match 25-15, 25-19 and 25-10. They are winless in their four conference matches.
Lyon’s Chelsea Hinton led all players with 15 digs and teammate Audrey Myers picked up three blocks.
The Scots play again tonight at 7, hosting TranSouth foe Martin Methodist.
LA CROSSE — Dennis Wiles, Kermit Blevins, Travis Lawrence and Monty McCurley teamed to win the Ozarka College Foundation annual fall golf tournament at Cooper’s Hawk on Saturday, according to a news release from the college.
Blevins also won a trip to Las Vegas after hitting a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.
Terry Harris-Willie Jarret-Donny Bryant-Bob Foster was third, followed by Ben Cooper-Joe Cooper-Maggie Jo Cooper-Daniel Taylor.
Twenty-eight teams participated in the 18-hole event. Scores were not provided.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen collected a conference victory against the Newport Lady Greyhounds in a high school volleyball match here Thursday night.
The Cavewomen (5-7, 2-6) won 25-17, 25-15, 25-22.
Rachel Roebuck, Katie Freeman, Elisha Ramos, Laura Basinger and Jamie Price and Blair Weaver were statistical leaders for Cave City.
The Junior Cavewomen (10-2, 6-2) were 25-23, 25-17 winners as Nikki Ford collected a team-high 25 digs.
Candra Carpenter, Rachel Woods, Shanae Snow, Brylee Verser and Kayla Presley were praised for their efforts.
CAVE CITY — Recovering from an early disappointment and a dramatic big play, the Cave City Junior Cavemen recorded their first football victory of the season here Thursday night.
The 14-8 win over the Marianna Junior Trojans came after fumbling away a promising scoring opportunity and seeing the visitors strike right back.
“We drove down and had a first down at their 5, lost a fumble and then a Marianna kid took a reverse 95 yards for a touchdown,” Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said.
Scoring for Marianna was Jimmy Lewis. Quarterback Mario Caffey ran in the 2-pointer.
Hector at Melbourne
Kickoff • tonight 5
Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore said the Junior Bearkatz made some progress last week, though they suffered their second loss in as many tries. Gore didn’t hesitate when asked what he’s hoping to see out of his first-year varsity team this evening against the 2-1 visitors from Pope County: “Let’s quit giving them big plays. We’ve had some situations where they run a receiver deep, we go to sleep and they hit the long pass on us.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 1 Alabama simply inserted a few blue-chip recruits, some longtime backups and a healthy Dont’a Hightower into the defense.
And voila, the Crimson Tide once again has been shutting down opponents. Now that rebuilt defense gets to prove its mettle over the next three weeks.
Defensive-minded Nick Saban & Co. are set for encounters with: Bobby Petrino, Ryan Mallett and No. 10 Arkansas; Urban Meyer, Jeff Demps and No. 9 Florida, followed by Steve Spurrier, Marcus Lattimore and No. 12 South Carolina.