SEARCY — McKenna Smith and Micah Tipton scored 12 points apiece to help the Searcy Junior Lady Cubs rout the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 47-25 here Monday in the Searcy Cub Classic.
Lana Blake scored seven points for Batesville in one of the basketball season openers.
“Searcy’s got a real good team,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said. “We put together a few series where we handled what they were doing, but, overall, we just turned the ball over too much.”
Searcy’s junior boys also defeated Batesville, but a score and details were not available at press time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers volleyball team ended its season here Monday night after going 0-2 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
Martin Methodist put on the finishing touches with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-17 decision.
Jhessica Martins, this season’s TranSouth Freshman of the Year, was credited with 13 kills to pace the RedHawks.
Earlier Monday, Lyon lost to Bethel 25-16, 25-22, 25-22. The Pipers end their season with five straight losses and finish at 11-26 overall.
Basketball standout Ryland Kieffer, track and cross-country star Robin (Webb) Walling and roundball players Jasper “Doc” Freeman and Gene Hooks were inducted into the Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday in a ceremony on the campus of Lyon College.
BALD KNOB — The Bald Knob Bulldogs didn’t waste any time capping an unbeaten regular season.
The Bulldogs ripped away to a 41-6 halftime lead against the Southside Southerners while winning this 4A-2 District contest. The Bulldogs finished the regular season 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the district.
Quarterback Nick Glaze passed for 265 yards and five touchdowns in the first half. In the first quarter he passed to Trey Gavin for a 14-yard TD, to Joey Miller for a 42-yard strike, to Nathan Leionard for a 17-yard TD, and to Jordan Johnston for 13 yards and a score.
WEST HELENA — The Batesville Pioneers still haven’t scored on the West Helena Cougars and the most-recent high school football loss left the Pioneers empty handed in an especially painful way.
Their 14-0 loss to the Cougars last November cost the Pioneers a 5A-East District championship.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots upset the third-seeded Mid-Continent Cougars in the first round of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament for the second straight season on Saturday and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz just survived the Mammoth Spring Bears here Friday night, winning 51-47 after trailing by nine at halftime and by two going into the final stanza.
Spencer Caraway scored 20 points for the winners. Dalton Grigg added 15 for 3-1 Melbourne.
Caleb Brown led the visitors with 20 points and seven rebounds. Wes Coffey added 12 points and four assists for Mammoth Spring, also 4-1.
Melbourne’s senior girls won 44-39. Maggie Cooper scored 13 points and Kaylee Ables added 12 for the 2-2 Lady Bearkatz.
K.K. Hodges picked up her second straight double-double and two other players scored in double digits to spark the Lyon College Pipers to a 69-49 victory over the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday afternoon in nonconference play at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (3-0) is off to its best start in the last 10 seasons and has won its first three games by an average margin of 20.6 points. Lindenwood drops its second straight game to open the season.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Lady Pioneer cross country dynasty added another championship here Saturday afternoon at the Class 5A state meet.
Batesville collected a team total of 36 points, 24 fewer than second-place Little Rock Christian, to win its sixth straight state championship.
Randi Ferguson of Little Rock Christian paced the field with a time of 20 minutes and seven seconds. Batesville’s Natalie Meinzer, last year’s champion, finished second, 21 seconds back.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers will make a run for their sixth straight state championship in cross country Saturday. Succeed or fail, it will happen on one of their favorite courses.
No, we’re not talking about the course on which their remarkable run of state titles began in 2004 and continued through last fall. The 12 state championship races were originally scheduled to return to the 5-kilometer route on the infield of Oaklawn Park’s horse racing track in Hot Springs, but it was changed at Oaklawn’s request due to some Breeder’s Cup simulcasts set for Saturday.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen earned a share of the 3A-3 District championship with a 28-8 win over the Earle Bulldogs here Thursday night.
The Cavemen finished the regular season with records of 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the conference. Harrisburg and Rivercrest also have a share of the title after posting the same conference marks. Cave City will be the third seed for the state playoffs. Rivercrest is the top seed, Harrisburg is second and Earle is fourth.