WYNNE — Paragould and Wynne won the 5A-East District Tournament team golf championships, and Batesville’s Garth Branstetter qualified for the Class 5A State Tournament for the fourth straight year here Tuesday at Crowley’s Ridge Country Club.
The Rams won with a score of 297. The Greene County Tech Eagles, the Rams’ cross-Paragould rivals, finished 19 strokes back. In order, the rest of the team scores were: Wynne, 318; Forrest City, 320; Batesville, 329; Beebe, 384; and Nettleton, 413.
The top three teams qualify for the state tournament.
LA CROSSE — Ridgefield Christian’s boys and Calico Rock’s girls won the Class 1A-4 District championships Tuesday at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course.
Ridgefield Christian beat Izard County by six strokes, 259-265. Armorel was a distant third with a 282. Hillcrest was fourth, 106 strokes off the pace, followed by Bay (384), Crowley’s Ridge Academy (397) and Weiner (442).
Ridgefield Christian’s Cameron McKinney won medalist honors with a 2-under-par 70. Izard County’s Preston Harmon was second with a 74.
Someone is going to get their first win when the Cave City Junior Cavemen host the Marianna Junior Trojans Thursday night in a 4A-2 District football game.
Marianna Coach John Bell just chuckled and said, “No. A lot to a little,” when asked if he remembered the scores from the Junior Trojans’ losses to Wynne, West-Helena and Clinton. The loss to Clinton was a 4A-2 opener.
Their 0-3 start follows a 1-8 season in 2009.
Anja Klotzle booted two goals and one assist in the Lyon College Scots’ 5-0 shutout of Hendrix College on Tuesday in nonconference action at Huser Field.
Klotzle ran her season total to six goals and gave her 35 goals in her career, which is second on Lyon’s all-time list. Jordan Kalei Aliviado also assisted on two goals. Katie Marshall added a goal and an assist.
LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Christian Academy Lady Warriors stopped the Batesville Lady Pioneers here Tuesday night, handing them their first loss in 5A-Central Conference action.
The Lady Warriors improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 with a 3-1 decision. The game scores were 20-25, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-16.
The Lady Pioneers fell to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Molli Pugh and Markie Schaedig, both sophomores, led the winners. Pugh chalked up 11 kills. Schaedig dealt out 20 assists.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are 3-0, but that doesn’t matter much now.
“It’s a new season. It’s like we played the NFL preseason and we just happen to be 3-0 going into the real season,” Batesville Coach Doug Walls said.
The “real” season is the Class 5A-East District portion of the schedule which begins Thursday night in Jonesboro as the Junior Pioneers battle the Nettleton Junior Raiders.
Each team is undefeated in its nonconference schedule. Nettleton beat Brookland to open the season and Trumann two weeks ago. The Junior Raiders were off last week.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The last time Razorback Stadium hosted a matchup of two teams in the AP Top 10 was in 1979. And the last time Arkansas was in the Top 10 was in 2006, heading into an SEC championship game loss to No. 4 Florida.
In 1979, the fourth-ranked Razorbacks lost 13-10 to No. 6 Houston in Fayetteville.
Fans have to wait only until Saturday to see whether No. 10 Arkansas can reverse the trend against No. 1 Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been named as the Southeastern Conference’s football player of the week.
Mallett led the Razorbacks to a 31-24 win at Georgia on Saturday, passing for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass to Greg Childs with 15 seconds left.
Mallett has passed for 1,081 yards and nine touchdowns this season and Arkansas is 3-0 for the first time since 2003.
Auburn linebacker Josh Bynes and LSU placekicker Josh Jasper were also named players of the week.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Pioneer offense enjoyed something of a coming out party here Friday night.
The Pioneers rolled up 545 yards and scored seven touchdowns while burying the Mountain Home Bombers 49-14 in a non-conference high school football finale for both teams.
With 421 yards and six TDs coming in the first half, pulling shoulder-to-shoulder with a defense that began the season strong and has steadily progressed, the Pioneers led 42-0 at halftime.
High school tennis mixer involving Batesville, Southside, Cave City and Mountain View at Lyon College on Thursday:
Results from a high school tennis mixer involving Batesville, Southside, Cave City and Mountain View at Lyon College on Thursday:
Singles: Tayler Daniels (B) defeated Alex Prince (MV), 6-1; Allyn Irvin (MV) defeated Rebecca Sturdivant (MV) 6-4; Jasimine Tate (B) defeated Brittany Lampkins (CC) 6-4; Kerry Hendrickson (MV) defeated Leigh Ann Bridgers (CC) 9-7; Emily Pham (B) defeated Michelle Dehart (CC) 6-3; Chelsea Harmon (S) defeated Emily Phillips (MV) 6-4; Alex Prince (MV) defeated Jessica Nicole (S) 6-0
LOCUST GROVE — Wayne Brooks spoiled Richie Tosh’s bid to claim the street stock triple crown when he won the 15th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tosh won the Spring Street Stock Championship and the Matt Sturch Memorial earlier this year. He finished Saturday night’s 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event with his front bumper on Brooks’ back bumper.
CONWAY — Three Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 10, but the Bryant Lady Hornets topped the top-20 runners and finished 33 points in front of the Lady Pioneers to win the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational at Beaverfork Lake here Saturday.
Their first- and second-place team scores were 57-90.
Logan Bishop finished third for the Lady Pioneers, completing the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 42 seconds. Classmate Natalie Meinzer finished seventh in 21:01 and senior Mollie Matthews placed eighth in 21:07.