HARRISON — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Southside Lady Southerners met up here Saturday in the Ozark SlamFest volleyball tournament and the Lady Pioneers came away with a 2-0 victory.
Playing in the small-school division of the tournament, the Lady Pioneers defeated Alpena 2-1 (25-15, 22-25, 15-6) and Episcopal College 2-0 (25-24, 25-10) before downing the Lady Southerners 25-21, 25-21 to win the title.
The Lady Southerners advanced to the title match by defeating Valley Springs 2-0 (25-9, 25-16) and Berryville 2-0 (25-21, 25-19).
LOCUST GROVE — Richie Tosh claimed the checkered flag Saturday night at the 16th annual Shoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tosh started the race at in the 12th position and said he was able to slowly work his way to the front of the pack.
“I was able to gain a spot or two when we stayed green,” Tosh said.
Tosh was able to jump ahead of pole setter and defending champion Wayne Brooks, who led for most of the race, and T.J. Herndon to claim the top spot with two laps to go.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School will host a “Bearkatz Football 101 Class” Tuesday night at 6 in the high school cafeteria, Athletic Director Tim Massey announced.
Melbourne Coach Clinton Gore will instruct the class.
“This is available for all parents and community members that would like to learn more about Bearkatz football,” Massey said.
SOUTHSIDE — A 63-yard touchdown run by England running back Quintin Woods proved to be the difference Friday night as the Lions beat the Southside Southerners 22-14 in a nonconference meeting.
The loss ends Southside’s win streak at two games.
Four plays earlier, Southside scored their second touchdown when running back Colby Sutton rushed into the end zone from one yard out with 48 seconds left in the third quarter. A Storm Tiption extra point knotted the contest at 14.
JACKSON, Tenn. — The Union University Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lyon College Scots 2-0 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference women’s soccer match here Friday.
The home team scored their first goal in the 23rd minute and added another in the final minute.
Lyon’s freshman goalie Stephanie Spiteri recorded seven saves.
Lyon now sits at 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the TranSouth.
By press time, results from the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational cross country meet were not available, and don’t expect them anytime soon, according to Batesville Lady Pioneer Coach Diane Treadway.
“They were timing by (computer) chips and they had this new program and it was all messed up,” she said. “We left there not knowing anything, really.”
The Mountain Home Bombers completed the 7A-6A East District’s high school football sweep in Pioneer Stadium on Friday night.
One week after the Searcy Lions won their first game against the Batesville Pioneers in eight seasons, the Bombers rallied in the second half to defeat the Pioneers 27-20, collecting their first win against the Pioneers since 2001.
That’s also the previous time the Lions and Bombers defeated the Pioneers in the same season.
England at Southside
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
History can be made tonight if the Southside Southerners defend their home field and get a win over the England Lions. A victory will give the Southerners a 3-0 start, which would be the best in school history. Both schools feature aggressive, attacking defenses, but the teams differ greatly on the offensive side of the ball. Southside will run a hurry-up, no-huddle and will try extend the game and create more offensive plays.
JACKSONVILLE — The Searcy Lions downed the Batesville Pioneers by seven strokes in a high school dual golf match and regular-season finale at Southern Oaks Country Club here Thursday.
Led by McNeil Killough even-par 36, the Lions won 171-178. Teammates Graham Doane (41), Brayton Young (44) and Drew Lawrence (50) completed the team scored. Killbrough scored a hole-in-one on the par 3 seventh hole.
Hunter Freiert led Batesville with a 4-over-par 40. Thomas Walton (43), Hayden Crockrill (44) and Sumner Barnes (51) rounded out the team total.
JACKSONVILLE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers kept rolling in 5A-Central Conference volleyball here Thursday, defeating the North Pulaski Lady Falcons 25-12, 25-16, 25-9.
Kassie Foreman, Lainey Rumans and Jayme Shell led Batesville’s offense. Foreman led in kills with 17. Shell added 10 kills, and Rumans set up most of the kills, recording 22 assists. Shell and Foreman also led in service aces, hitting six and five respectively.
Morgan Huff and Foreman led the defense. Huff chalked up 19 digs. Foreman added eight.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Junior Pioneers only punted once in last night’s football game here with the Mountain Home ninth-grade Bombers, but when they did it was a big one.
On a fourth down-and-15 play at the Bomber 39-yard line, with the Junior Pioneers clinging to an 18-12 fourth-quarter lead, Osval “Oz” Expericueta booted a punt that was downed at around the home team’s 1-yard line by eighth-grader Cole McReynolds.
HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions volleyball squad defeated the Lyon College Scots 25-21, 25-13, 25-16 here Thursday night.
Defensively for the Scots, Ariel Smith posted 14 digs, and Danielle Reed tallied 12 digs and a solo block. Junior Suzanne Fincham added five digs and two block assists. Fincham led the Lyon attack with nine kills, and Samantha Comet and Chelsea Hinton each hit five kills.
Fernanda Ferreria led the Freed-Hardeman offense with eight kills. Sydney Rice and Sandra Montoya each contributed six kills while Nataly Gutierrez hit five.