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.
NEWARK — The Marked Tree Indians scored as the final horn sounded, breaking the hearts of the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves, 18-14, in a Class 2A-3 District football game here Friday night.
“It is definitely a heartbreaker, but we will try to regroup and get back after it,” Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said.
Marked Tree quarterback Jagger McCrary spiked the ball with two seconds remaining. On the next and final play, Carlos Matos scored on a 3-yard run.
Lyon Sports Information
Two early goals sustained the Lyon College Scots in a 2-0 shutout of the Union Bulldogs on Saturday during a women’s TranSouth Conference soccer opener at Huser Field.
Lyon College forward Anja Klotzle tallied a goal and an assist. The sophomore boomed home her fourth goal of the season in the ninth minute to give the Scots a 1-0 lead and assisted with Koryn Najera on a Creeia Nuckols goal in the 33rd minute.
Lyon Sports Information
Lyon College split a volleyball tri-match with a 3-0 loss to Southern Arkansas in the opener and a 3-1 victory over Philander Smith on Saturday at Becknell Gym.
Lyon (7-10) lost 18-25, 8-25 and 16-25 in the SAU match and then bounced back to take the Philander Smith match 25-15, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-17. The Scots have won two of their last three matches.
Meghann LaBorn led against SAU with seven kills and tied for the team high in digs with eight.
VALLEY VIEW — After going 0-2 in pool play, the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won a consolation bracket event in volleyball here Saturday.
Valley View and Walnut Ridge defeated Batesville in pool play, dropping Batesville into a bracket tournament for the third- and-fourth place teams. The 16-team event was broken into four equal-sized pools.
Batesville defeated Harris-burg, Brookland and Hoxie to win the bracket event.
Batesville Coach Lisa McCord did not have team scores or statistics.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Mallett would look one way, then — BOOM! — he’d throw it another.
When he was finished duping Georgia, No. 12 Arkansas had a last-second victory on the road and plenty of momentum heading into a showdown with defending national champion Alabama.
Mallett threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard scoring pass to Greg Childs with 15 seconds remaining that gave the Razorbacks a 31-24 victory after they blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter Saturday.
HARRISON — The Southside Lady Southerners brought home the Ozark Slam Fest high school volleyball championship after going 3-0 here Saturday.
The Lady Southerners pushed their overall record to 8-3, defeating the Marshall Lady Bobcats 2-0 (25-6, 25-6), the Little Rock Hall Lady Warriors 2-0 (25-14, 25-17) and the Alpena Lady Leopards (24-25, 25-22, 15-14).