The Batesville Junior Pioneers are set to visit the Paragould Junior Rams Thursday night for a Class 5A-East District contest.
Coach Mike Mathis has taken the reins of the junior high program, replacing Michael Sloas. Mathis was not available for comment before press time. Sloas is now an assistant on the high school staff.
The Norman Dozier Memorial Golf Tournament, an annual fund-raiser for Batesville and area high school golf programs, has been called off due to lack of participation, announced Scott Wood.
The 2-person scramble event was scheduled for this weekend at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
“We will consider trying to have the tournament again this spring, but Liberty Bank and Scott Wood Chevrolet will still contribute money to the school golf teams next fall,” Wood said.
PERRYVILLE — The Cave City Cavewomen swept the Perryville Lady Mustangs in a conference volleyball match here Monday night.
The game scores were 25-16, 25-20 and 25-12.
Rachel Roebuck collected 27 points and nine aces while Blaire Weaver added 11 points, 10 of which came via ace.
Katie Freeman tallied 13 points and seven aces, Elisha Ramos was credited with 32 digs and Whitney Bell chipped in 10 points.
Cave City’s jayvee squad won 17-25, 25-15, 25-11.
Nemo Vista is scheduled to visit Cave City (5-6, 5-2) today for a conference match.
The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team improved to 4-0 with a 41-6 victory over the Newport Greyhounds in Pioneer Stadium Monday night.
The Pioneers led 24-6 at halftime as Corbett Courtney scored on a 6-yard run, Storm Tipton tallied a 4-yard run and Colton Bailey passed to Jake Russell for a 25-yard TD. Along with three point-after kicks, Roberto Jimenez kicked a 34-yard field goal a few seconds before halftime.
The field is set for the Batesville Bassmasters season-ending Classic tournament, and the event will be the primary topic of discussion at the club’s next meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room in First Community Bank, secretary Colin Patterson said.
Those who qualified will vote on the dates, times and waters to be fished for the Classic, Patterson said, adding, “The Classic is a 2-day tournament. Only the teams that fished six of the nine regular tournaments will vote.”
The Lyon College Pipers ran their unbeaten streak to seven games with an 8-0 rout of the Cumberland Lady Bulldogs Monday afternoon in TranSouth Athletic Conference action at Huser Field.
Lyon (6-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 TranSouth) shut out an opponent for the fifth time this season and scored six goals or more in a match for the fourth time this year. Cumberland sinks to 2-4-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State’s game Saturday at Iowa is to be carried by ESPN2.
Kickoff is 11 a.m. at Kinnick Stadium.
Over the weekend, No. 13 Iowa (4-0) beat No. 15 Penn State 21-10 in Happy Valley. Arkansas State (1-2) lost at home 30-27 to Troy.
Also, Arkansas State’s game on Oct. 13 at Louisiana-Monroe is to be carried by ESPN2, giving ASU back-to-back appearances on the channel.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen are 4-0 for the first time and, more importantly, they’re 1-0 in the Class 3A-3 District after a 20-0 win against the Piggott Mohawks here Friday night.
Cave City collected its second shutout ever by keeping Piggott’s offense off the field. Piggott turned the ball over on downs twice, punted six times and fumbled the ball away once.
JONESBORO — This time, the other guys wore the zero.
The Batesville Pioneers started 5A-East District play here Friday night with a 36-0, high school football victory over the Nettleton Raiders.
One week earlier, the Mountain Home Bombers shut out the Pioneers in the second half and rallied for a 17-17 tie. It felt like a loss to the Pioneers, and it was the second week in a row the Pioneers had been shut out in the second half. They had survived the week before against Searcy, improving to 2-0.
JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won three of five matches in the ASU Playday Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Pioneers won their portion of the pool-play event by defeating Trumann 25-19, 25-15 and Lonoke 25-19, 25-18, and splitting with Kennett, Mo., 20-25, 25-20.
In bracket play, they defeated Mauldin, Mo., 25-19, 21-25, 15-12 before falling to Puxico, Mo., 25-18, 25-15.
“That was the first time we’ve been invited to this event and it was a great tournament to be in,” Coach Tanya Haigwood said.
The Harding University Lady Bisons made the Lyon College Pipers their 11th straight victim with a 3-1 victory Saturday in nonconference play at Becknell Gymnasium.
Harding won the match 25-9, 22-25, 25-9 and 25-15.
The Pipers (6-13) have lost two in a row and lost seven of their last 10 matches. Harding moved to 13-2.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson says winning a Chase race gives his No. 48 team direction. If the last three seasons are his map, all roads lead toward another Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson has the Chase for the championship victory. All he needs now is that points lead.
Johnson thumped the competition in the second Chase for the championship race, sweeping the season races at Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight championship.