CAVE CITY — Cavewomen won three of five volleyball matches with Southside here Thursday night.
The Cavewomen won 13-25, 25-16, 25-9, 25-12. The Junior Cavewomen won 25-27, 25-15, 15-12. The Cavewomen junior varsity won 25-22, 25-23.
The Cavewomen improved to 13-11 and will play in the Class 3A State Tournament in Harrison on Tuesday. The Lady Southerners’ season ended at 8-13.
Statistical leaders for Cave City were: Rachel Roebuck with 23 points, Katie Freeman 21 points, Elisha Ramos 13 points and 40 digs, Courtney Ewing 10 points and Kendra Demster 17 assists.
CONCORD — Concord swept another nonconference basketball opponent here Thursday night.
The Junior Lady Pirates started it with a 38-3 decision over the White County Central Junior Lady Bears, the Lady Pirates added a 56-28 victory and the Pirates completed the sweep with a 63-20 romp.
For the 2-0 Pirates, Chase Thomas scored 21 points and Tim Fuller added 16.
Casey Gorecke chalked up 24 points and nine rebounds for the 2-0 Lady Pirates. Andrea Davis added 15 points and five steals.
Cassidy Robertson scored seven points for the 2-0 Junior Lady Pirates.
CAVE CITY — The Junior Cavemen’s woes continued here Thursday night with this 3A-3 District loss.
Cave City falls to 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
Hoxie’s scores came from Tyler Clement, who rushed for 88 yards and two TDs on nine tries.
The first was a 21-yard surge in the second quarter. The second went for 33 yards in the fourth period.
Additional details were not available by press time.
SOUTHSIDE — The Heber Springs Junior Panthers finished their sweep of the 4A-2 District North Division with a 22-14 football victory over the Southside Junior Southerners at Stewart Field on Thursday night.
Ethan Bly led the Junior Panthers with more than 100 yards rushing and got them on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard touchdown run. Judson Smith added a 12-yard TD run and the visitors led 16-0 at halftime.
More so than usual, high school football fans in Blytheville, Paragould and Wynne will be watching scoreboards Friday night.
In order, that’s where the Blytheville Chickasaws and Batesville Pioneers, Greene County Tech Eagles and West Helena Cougars and Wynne Yellowjackets and Paragould Rams are scheduled to play. The extra interest is because five of those six teams are playing for three playoff spots with three regular-season games to go.
Lyon College forward Anja Klotzle dented the net with a free-kick goal in the 76th minute to lead the Pipers to a 3-2 victory over Lindenwood University on Wednesday in a nonconference match at Huser Field.
Lyon (7-2-1) snaps a 2-match winless string and beat Lindenwood for the first time in three meetings. Lindenwood falls to 5-7-1 overall and is 2-2-1 in its last five matches.
Klotzle scored two goals in the match and moved her team-leading total to 12 this season. The second was the 25th of her career at Lyon.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are the only unbeaten team against 5A-East District teams and the next challenge comes from the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws on Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Batesville is 4-0 in the conference after wins against Nettleton, Paragould, Forrest City and Wynne. Blytheville is 3-1 with its lone loss coming to Wynne. The victories were against Nettleton, Greene County Tech and West Helena.
Cave City Coach Travis Stewart said his team will be in for a daunting task Thursday night, but hopes his squad will continue to grow.
“If we can improve from last week like we did from the week before, we will give ourselves a good chance,” Stewart said. “I think they realized their potential last week and now they understand that good things happen when we do the little things right.”
The Junior Cavemen (0-6, overall; 0-5, 3A-3 District) will have to contend with a potent running attack, Stewart said.
The Heber Springs Junior Panthers are rare. The visitors for a 4A-2 District North Division football game in Southside Thursday night have lived up to what people said of them.
That was the first thing that first-year Coach David Farr said when asked what the Junior Panthers have done, compared to what he expected of them.
“It being my first year I didn’t know what to expect, but people here told me this group is made up of a bunch of winners,” he said. “They were right. These kids go out there every time and play really hard.”
BEE BRANCH — Concord swept South Side-Bee Branch in non-conference basketball season openers here Tuesday night.
The Pirates won 76-37 as Chase Thomas scored 26 points and Derek Burnett and Slade Storemont added 11 each. The Pirates jumped out to a 26-10 first-quarter lead.
Sparked by Casey Gorecke’s all-around performance, the Lady Pirates won 60-44. Gorecke recorded 16 points, 15 rebounds and five steals. Andrea Davis and Morgan Benton added 16 and 10 points, respectively.
The Cave City Cavewomen are hosting the Southside Lady Southerners on Thursday for the annual “Dig Pink” volleyball match.
The event is held in conjunction with the Sideout Foundation. Volleyball teams across the nation will play to honor the victims and the survivors of breast cancer.
On Friday night, Lyon College will host conference foe Martin Methodist in Becknell Gymnasium. Proceeds will be donated to Side-Out, an organization which supports breast cancer awareness and research to fight the deadly disease.