The Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits found the end zone often last week in Southside, and they’ll try for a repeat performance in Cave City Thursday night.
The ’Rabbits outscored the Junior Southerners 24-6 in the second half, racing away to a 46-18 victory — their first of the season. Lonoke, 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the 4A-2 District, had lost close, low-scoring contests the previous two weeks.
Lots of pink will mix with the Pioneer black-and-orange on the home side of Pioneer Stadium on Friday nights for the rest of this month, White River Medical Center Pros and Batesville High School Athletic Trainer Keith Shireman said.
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, team physician Dr. Jeff Angel, his assistant, Shireman, student trainers and the Pioneer coaching staff will wear pink polo shirts during the Batesville-Forrest City game Friday night and the Batesville-Blytheville contest on Oct. 22, Shireman said.
Dee Dee Jeffery recently bowled a 300 during Monday Night Mixed League play at Hollywood Bowl, and it was perfect in another way.
“My papa, Charlie Jeffery, was on hand to watch the game and set,” Jeffery said. “He is my biggest fan and supporter. I get my passion for the sport from him and my family and friends. Papa has been with me through thick and thin.”
Jeffery’s 300 came in the middle of a 789 series. She led off with a 246, and followed the 300 with a 243.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Melbourne sophomore Brad Lamb shot a 9-over-par 81 and earned all-state honors in the Class 3A State Tournament Monday Mountain Ranch Golf Club.
Lamb was the only circulation area golfer in the tournament.
Conley Hurst of Episcopal Collegiate was the tournament medalist. He shot even par. Luke Carpenter and Corbin Renner led Arkansas Baptist to the state championship with a 73 and 74, respectively. The winning team score was 229, just 13 over par. Episcopal Collegiate was second, 19 strokes back.
Nettleton won two of three nonconference junior high volleyball matches Monday at Pioneer Gym.
The Junior Lady Raiders swept the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 25-16, 25-12.
“We just didn’t show up to play,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said of the 10-5 Junior Lady Pioneers.
Batesville’s eighth-grade squad improved to 11-1 with a 25-20, 25-23 victory. Molly Kieffer hit for nine aces and recorded two blocks for the winners. Other statistical highs came from: Abby Edwards, 11 digs; and Sara Hayes, eight digs.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 40-7 romp here Monday over the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane.
Batesville jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead. A Jacob Hardin-to-Daron Stigger 4-yard pass play got things going for the 5-0 Pioneers.
A 3-yard TD run by Stigger, TD passes of 87 yards, Hardin-to-Jaron Stigger, and 35 yards, Hardin-to-Michael Shellenberger, and two Mario Garcia point-after kicks rounded out the first-half scoring.
The Heber Springs Lady Panthers edged the Southside Lady Southerners 5-3 in a Class 4A-2 match Monday at Lyon College.
Malina Kupka led Heber Springs in the regular season finale with a pair of 6-0 victories in singles action. First, she downed Jessica Nicol and then Chelsea Harmon.
Nicol also lost to Krissy Willen, 6-2, and Harmon suffered a 7-5 defeat by Willen.
In doubles action, Shani Henley and Jordan Hicks of Southside teamed to defeat Jena Kelley and Anna Engler 6-1.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers finished second in the Gwyn Hughes Classic, an annual volleyball tournament here at Annie Camp Junior High School.
The Junior Lady Pioneers won four of five 1-game matches in pool play. They defeated West Memphis West 25-13, Wynne 25-9, Annie Camp 25-19 and Jonesboro MacArthur 25-20. Their one loss was a 25-17 decision to Paragould.
LEBANON, Tenn. — Liam George’s goal in the 60th minute served as the difference in a 4-3 victory for Lyon over Cumberland on Saturday in a TranSouth men’s match.
Lyon (6-3-1, 2-1) has won two straight TranSouth matches. Cumberland sinks to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in league play. George’s 6-yarder came off assists from Kevin Solomon and Martel Reid-Warden.
SOUTHSIDE — The Clinton Yellow Jackets remained unbeaten after knocking off the Southside Southerners 49-32 Friday night at Stewart Field.
Clinton led the Class 4A-2 District contest 36-16 at halftime and 49-16 at the end of the third quarter.
Southside got on the scoreboard with 3:53 remaining in the second quarter when Jared Dahl completed a 6-yard pass to Levi Henderson. Storm Tipton ran in the 2-point conversion.
The Southerners scored again before the break when Dahl ran in from 3 yards out and then passed to Dustin Hurst for the 2-pointer.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Pioneers finished the first half of the high school football regular season unbeaten with a 56-6 thrashing of the Paragould Rams here Friday night.
Now, a new season is about to begin.
At least that’s the look and feel of it, Batesville Coach Dave King said.
“Absolutely,” was King’s answer when asked if things are about to get more difficult for the Pioneers.
“Starting this week,” he quickly added.