Keeping the number of long runs to a minimum is what tonight’s Monticello-Batesville, Class 5A State Playoffs high school football game is about, according to the coaches.
However, while Monticello’s head coach mentioned the Pioneer offensive linemen first, Batesville’s head coach and defensive coordinator mentioned the elusiveness of the Billie ball carriers first.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey said forward Michael Sanchez will be out of action for about six weeks after suffering a foot injury.
Razorback spokesman Phil Pierce said Wednesday the injury occurred during basketball practice Tuesday. Pierce said he didn’t know which foot was involved — he had been told both right and left — but in one of them, Sanchez suffered a stress fracture in his second metatarsal and had stress reactions in his third and fourth metatarsals.
Donna Magar and Larry Embry dominated the Baker’s Mixed Doubles Tournament at Hollywood Bowl.
Magar and Embry teamed to collect a 758 series. That was 95 pins more than runner-up DeeDee Jeffery-Rick Isley.
Yvonne Satterwhite-Jeff Phillips was third with a 661. Lori Hayes-Tim Johnson settled for fourth with a 660.
The bowling sequence consisted of the team members rotating every other frame. Each team bowled four games and the lowest score didn’t count.
Twenty teams participated in the Batesville Women Bowling Association event. The top four were monetary winners.
Registration for the Top Flight Youth Basketball League is set for Sunday, according to a news release from the league.
The Junior NBA, Junior WNBA league is for area boys and girls in grades 3-6. Registration and evaluations will be conducted Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Southside High School gymnasium. The cost is $35 per player.
For more information, call David Brogdon at (870) 613-5637 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Mountain Home Junior Bombers 33-26 Wednesday in the Beebe Centennial Bank Tournament.
Batesville was led by Peyton Richardson’s 16 points. Teammate Garrett Denton added nine points.
The Junior Pioneers (1-1) are scheduled to play tonight’s Central Arkansas Christian-Lonoke winner at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.
From 14-0 and a state championship to a “surprising” 8-3 record.
That was first-year head Coach Greg Tiner’s general overview of the Monticello Billies — the Batesville Pioneers’ Class 5A State Playoffs quarterfinal opponent Friday night in Pioneer Stadium.
The Billies rolled to the state championship last fall, winning all four playoff games by two or more touchdowns. They defeated the Camden Fairview Cardinals 38-7 in the title game.
MELBOURNE — The Southside Lady Southerners opened their season with a 57-46 victory against the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz as Haley Mourer scored 19 points, Maggie Carlile added 15 and Andrea Davis chipped in 12.
“Good way to start the season,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “Melbourne made a run at us in the third quarter and we went back to our press in the fourth quarter, got a few turnovers and baskets, got the lead and held on.”
Melbourne led 42-41 after three quarters of play.
Forget the 71 free throws. It all happened too fast for the Pioneers.
The Batesville Pioneers failed to control tempo and took it on the chin in their season-opener with the Heber Springs Panthers in Pioneer Gym on Tuesday night. The Panthers won 59-43.
It wasn’t the opener for the visitors, who improved their record to 2-1 while getting 17 points apiece from Austin Brown and Tanner Rockwell, and 11 from Michael May.
Mostly, that trio attacked the basket on the fastbreak and with the many other unsettled situations the Pioneers provided.
In the end, Jena Kelley and free throws made winners of the Heber Springs Lady Panthers in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night.
And, while falling 46-44 in their season-opening high school basketball game, the Batesville Lady Pioneers didn’t hit enough free throws late and didn’t look comfortable on offense from start to finish.
The Lady Pioneers hit what could be winning numbers some nights — 15 of 31 shots from the field, including five of 10 3-pointers — but they also committed 24 turnovers and hit just nine of 17 free throws.
Heber Springs Lady Panthers (2-0) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-0), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
This is the season opener for the Lady Pioneers while the Lady Panthers are off to a strong start. They are 2-0 with home victories over Harding Academy and Guy-Perkins. In the Lady Pioneers’ season opener in Heber Springs last November, Jena Kelley helped the Lady Panthers defeat the Lady Pioneers 67-52. Kelley, a sharpshooting all-state senior guard, scored 21. Hali Tury, another senior guard, also returns.
NEWPORT — Don Stitcher of Cave City won the foot brake division Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Joining Stitcher on the podium were Ron Davis and Mark Leuker.
Steve Simpson was the street division winner with Don Holcomb second and Gary Spicer third.
Jeremy Odom beat Mike Tarr down the line in the super pro division and Breanna Skimahorn took the top spot in the junior dragster division.