CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen edged the Southside Southerners in the fifth Highway 167 Showdown on Senior Night at Caveman Stadium.
“It’s good for us to get a win and it’s really good for the seniors,” Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said. “It’s the first win on this field and it’s something to build on.”
The 40-28 win Friday night snapped a 9-game losing streak for Cave City and dealt the Southerners their 21st straight loss.
The Lyon Scots defeated the Ecclesia Royal 79-70 in a season-opening mens basketball game Friday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Andy Lee paced the Scots with a double-double. The preseason all-TranSouth Athletic Conference selection scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. He also dealt two assists and snagged three steals.
Aaron Farris, a freshman forward from Mountain View, earned 17 points and six rebounds while Slater Belew and Quinn Cooper rattled in 11 points apiece.
LEBANON, Tenn. — Chelsea Hinton earned double-digit kills, but the Lyon Scots hit below .120 as a team in a 3-0 loss to the Cumberland Bulldogs on Friday evening in TranSouth Athletic Conference action.
That was followed by a 3-1 conference loss to Trevecca Nazarene in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday
Lyon (10-24, 2-11) has lost its last six matches, including four straight TranSouth losses.
The Scots dropped Friday’s match 25-21, 25-14 and 25-21. Cumberland (22-10, 8-5) snapped a 2-game losing streak with the victory.
The Lyon womens soccer team ran its shutout streak to six straight and Anja Klotzle scored her third career hat trick with a career-high goal total in a 6-0 blanking of Bethel University on Saturday in TranSouth Athletic Conference play at Huser Field.
Klotzle scored four goals in the victory, eclipsing her previous match-high of three goals set on two separate occasions — once in 2008 and again in ’09. The junior forward was also credited with an assist in the match. Klotzle leads the TranSouth with 16 goals this season.
PARAGOULD — Six Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 10 as the 6-time defending state champions dominated the 5A-East District Cross Country Meet here Thursday.
Times were not available, but Natalie Meinzer won the 5-kilometer race. Fellow junior Logan Bishop finished third, senior Mollie Matthews placed fourth, freshman Lauren Garrison came in fifth and sophomore Halle Rush finished seventh to round out the team score of 20 points.
Greene County Tech’s girls finished second.
Southside at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
One team will end a lengthy losing streak tonight in the Highway 167 Showdown. Southside has lost 20 straight, dating back to October of 2008 while the Cavemen have lost nine in a row. Cave City’s skid began with a loss to Paris in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs last season. The Cavemen are winless since moving up to Class 4A and the odds are against them tonight with six starters expected to be sidelined with injuries.
NEWPORT — The Southside Junior Southerners posted a first-ever football victory over the Newport Greypups with a 24-14 decision in a 4A-2 District and season finale here Thursday night.
The Junior Southerner defense allowed just one score and shut out the Greypups in the second half. Newport led 14-12 at halftime.
The Lyon College basketball program will host a youth clinic at Becknell Gymnasium on Saturday morning, Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange announced.
The clinic is for boys and girls in grades third through eighth. It will focus on fundamental skills and will be taught by Stewart-Lange, her assistant Julie Church and Lyon players.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Becknell Gym. The cost is $35.
For more information, call (870) 307-7248.
TIMBO — Midland and Shirley split high school basketball games at the Timbo Invitational Tournament here Thursday.
The Midland Lady Mustangs whipped the Shirley Lady Blue Devils 61-41 as Emma Sellers and Kerstie Bumpous both recorded double doubles. Seller hit for 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Sellers added 22 points and 10 boards.
The Lady Mustangs also won despite committing 20 turnovers.
“We rebounded very well last night and that was probably the major factor in our win,” Midland Coach Brandon Gates said this morning.
Midland’s girls improved to 3-3.
When the Batesville Junior Pioneers’ football season began, Coach Doug Walls and crew hoped for the best, but were prepared for a lackluster season. They wanted their team to improve each week and let the chips fall where they may.
To say the least, they didn’t expect to repeat as Class 5A-East District champions and they sure didn’t expect to do it with an undefeated season.
TIMBO — Midland’s senior high basketball teams were defeated Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Timbo Invitational.
Lead Hill rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to drop the Lady Mustangs 66-62.
“We were up 15 in the second half and blew it,” Midland Coach Brandon Gates said.
The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 and all three of their losses have been close.
“It seems like the other teams are playing with more fire than we are,” Gates said. “I am not a guy who makes excuses, but we have played every night this week and I saw some tired legs out there.”
Greene County Tech at Batesville
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Batesville Coach Doug Walls has been the Junior Pioneers’ head coach for 29 years and has enjoyed a lot of success. A win tonight would give him just his fourth undefeated season and his second straight outright championship. Batesville clinched a share of the title last week and is one game ahead of Forrest City in the standings. Forrest City has Wynne tonight and Blytheville next week. Batesville running back Joey Rodriguez should reach 1,000 yards tonight. He needs 58.