STUTTGART — The Cave City Junior Cavewomen improved to 20-0 and will try to cap a perfect season Saturday after they defeated the Clinton Junior Lady Yellow Jackets 34-28 in the Class 4A-2 District Tournament here Wednesday.
Jamie Holley recorded 18 points and eight rebounds to pace Cave City. Coach Karen Miller praised the defensive effort of Vashti Crick.
The Junior Lady Southerners advanced with a 21-16 decision over Lonoke as Morgan Case and Kenzie Batterton threw in six points apiece.
Southside led 7-3, 12-5 and 14-10 at the quarter breaks.
WALNUT RIDGE — The Lyon Scots rallied to overcome a 7-3 deficit, but couldn’t hold on against the Williams Baptist Eagles in a nonconference baseball game here Tuesday afternoon.
Lyon scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning. WBC won it when Caleb Orosz hit a 2-run, walk-off double to give the Eagles a season-opening 9-8 victory.
The Scots opened the game with two runs in the top of the first. WBC counted with two in the second and then went ahead 5-2 with a 3-run fifth. Lyon added a solo run in the sixth which was rebutted with single runs in the sixth and seventh.
CLINTON — For the first time in four seasons, the Southside Lady Southerners will play in a region basketball tournament.
They punched the ticket with a 37-19 win over the Cave City Cavewomen in a Class 4A-2 District Tournament quarterfinal game here Tuesday night.
Cave City, last year’s Class 3A state runner-up, ended its season with a 17-10 record. It was also the last game for Coach Russell Fowler and his assistant, Crystal Bradley.
The first of two registration dates for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association’s baseball, softball and soccer spring programs is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Community Bank George Ryder Community Room, according to a news release from the association.
The second registration day is Feb. 27, 1-3 p.m., at the same site.
Registration forms received after March 5 will be put on a waiting list.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers broke through in the 5A-East District Tuesday evening with a 39-36 victory over the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws in Pioneer Gym.
The victory was the Junior Pioneers’ first in 13 tries against district foes. They are 3-16 overall.
“We’ve had a long season and struggled at times, but we showed a lot of heart and determination,” Batesville Coach Kelly Rush said.
The visitors led 11-6 after one quarter of play. Batesville led 18-17 and 25-24 at the next two stops.
The Foreman sisters combined for 34 points and 13 rebounds to help the Batesville Lady Pioneers hold off the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 52-46 in a 5A-East District high school basketball game in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night.
With the victory, the Lady Pioneers clinched a top-4 finish in the district and a berth in the Class 5A State Tournament.
Now, it’s four games for a seeding position. Tonight, the Lady Pioneers are to host the Nettleton Lady Raiders. Friday they’ll visit the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles in Paragould.
JUDSONIA — The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves completed their sweep of the 2A-2 District and the season here Monday night.
Battling back from a 5-point deficit in the last three minutes, the Junior T-wolves defeated the Salem Junior Greyhounds 46-41 to win the district tournament championship and complete an unbeaten season. They went 22-0.
The Batesville Junior High basketball games lost to weather and road conditions last week have been rescheduled, and one matchup has become part of a 4-game set beginning this afternoon, Batesville High Athletic Director Dave King announced Monday afternoon.
The Forrest City-at-Batesville junior games will precede the Wynne-at-Batesville senior games, with the junior girls tipping off at 3:30 in Pioneer Gym. The junior boys game will follow. The Wynne-Batesville senior girls are set to tip off at 6. The senior boys will provide the nightcap.
Valentine’s Day was a little sweeter for the Lyon College Scots as they rallied to defeat the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans 61-58 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference meeting Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots now have won two straight after an abysmal start to the month. And the early going Monday night wasn’t favorable for the home team. Lyon trailed 32-21 at halftime. Given losses to a pair of cellar dwellers, several players injured or ill and then a 15-point deficit, “it would be easy to fold the tent,” Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange said.
Coach Kirk Kelley’s teams have won hundreds of games at Scots Field, but Monday afternoon provided a first.
Kelley, who collected 531 wins as the Scots’ skipper, made his first trip to Batesville as the head coach of the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles and they swept Lyon 11-9 and 4-0.