LYNN — Brothers Derek and Dylan Wooten combined for 25 points as the Screamin’ Eagles routed the Pirates in a 1A 2-North District contest.
Derek Wooten tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds. His younger brother added 12 points and six assists. Logan Spray snared 15 rebounds for Hillcrest.
The Lady Pirates won 63-48 as Taylor Cox poured in 23 points.
Miranda Doyle scored 15 points for Hillcrest 2-3. Mackenzie Nunnally added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
CONCORD — The hosts swept the Julian Martin Invitational Tournament titles here Thursday night.
The Concord Junior Lady Pirates defeated the Pangburn Junior Lady Tigers 32-28 as Kayla Richardson scored 11 points. The Junior Lady Pirates are 6-2.
Concord’s junior boys romped 59-44 on Greers Ferry West Side. Jacob Roark poured in 22 points for the winners. Ryan Cornelison added 16 for the 5-0 Junior Pirates.
Cave City standout Cheyenne Childers is set to sign a letter of commitment with Williams Baptist College at 4:30 this afternoon prior to the Red-White scrimmages in the Cave City gym.
Childers, a multi-sport athlete, will play basketball for the Walnut Ridge college after consideration of several others.
“WBC just showed interest after my season last year, so I visited their campus and really like the other girls on the team,” Childers said.
K.K. Hodges earned a double-double and three other players landed a double-digit scoring night in the Lyon College Pipers’ 78-57 victory over the Ecclesia Lady Royals on Thursday evening in the Pipers’ home opener at Becknell Gymnasium.
Hodges poured in a game-high 17 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. Morgan Myrick added 11 points and teammates Syeeda Echols and Lauren Ramsey chipped in 10 apiece.
Lucinda Sylvain led Ecclesia with 11 points and teammate Mandie Keith added 10.
Never mind the jump ball, said the Batesville Junior Pioneers. We’re not quite ready for basketball.
The Junior Pioneers shook off an early big play — a long pass and jump-ball-type catch — leading to a West Helena Cougar Cat touchdown, and rolled to a 43-7 football victory Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
With it came an outright championship in the 5A-East District. The Junior Pioneers entered the game with a 9-0 overall record, a 6-0 district count and a share of the title in hand.
The unbeaten Bald Knob Bulldogs, fifth-ranked among the state’s Class 4A football teams, plays host to the Southside Southerners Friday night in Heverling Stadium in the regular-season finale for both teams.
By Paul Glover
Guard Sports Editor
When the West Helena Cougars quit dropping the football, they took off.
The Cougars fumbled the ball 10 times and lost it nine while losing 31-27 to Forrest City at home on Oct. 2. They lost five fumbles and threw an interception while losing 26-0 at Wynne the next Friday night.
Since then, they’ve lost the football rarely while defeating Blytheville 41-14, Greene County Tech 19-14 and Nettleton 48-6.
The Hillcrest senior class is hosting a wrestling benefit at the Strawberry Gymnasium on Friday night, according to a news release.
The card features two main events — a pony tail match between The Doc and Big Indian in which the loser must cut off his pony tail, and a Battle Royale which will be an every-man-for-himself fight with all the wrestlers on the card.
Admission is $6. Children ages 6 to 9 will be admitted for $3 and admission is free for children ages 5 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Hillcrest senior class.
LITTLE ROCK — Melbourne golfer Sam Cooper shot a 6-over-par 78 and finished tied for eighth in the boys Overall Tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club on Wednesday.
Cooper’s teammate Bradley Lamb tied for last place with an 89. Luke Carpenter of Arkansas Baptist won the event with a 1-under 71.
In the girls division, Izard County’s Kiley Mettler and Rachel Harmon were well off the pace. Mettler fired an 88 while Harmon struggled to a 94. Conway’s Summar Roachell won with a 79.
NEW YORK (AP) — They paraded around the warning track high-fiving fans, a New York Yankees victory lap nine years in the making.
Just wait until Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and the other first-timers hit the Canyon of Heroes.
“I can’t think of a better place to be than playing baseball in New York,” Mark Teixeira said. “This is the top.”
Matsui tied a World Series record with six RBIs, Andy Pettitte won on short rest and New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 on Wednesday night, finally seizing that elusive 27th championship — the most in all of sports.
CONCORD — Josh Frederick fired in 24 points to lift the Tigers by the Pirates in this nonconference meeting.
For 5-1 Concord, Derek Burnett scored 19 points, Chase Thomas added 16 and Tim Fuller contributed 10.
The Lady Tigers won 57-45 as Riley Holmes fired in 14 points.
Andrea Davis scored 10 points in a losing cause. The Lady Pirates fell to 4-2.
CALICO ROCK — The home teams won two of three against Melbourne here Tuesday night.
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates won 63-48 as Sloan Lively scored 16 points, Taylor Cox added 14 and Brittany Fountain chipped in 13. The Lady Pirates improved to 5-1.
For 1-2 Melbourne, Maggie Cooper scored 15 points and Kaylee Ables added 10.
The Melbourne Bearkatz won 61-50 as Spencer Caraway scored 16 points, Sam Cooper added 11, and Dalton Grigg and Cody Cooper added 10 apiece. The ’Katz are 2-1.