Cave City and Southside will tip off their basketball seasons this weekend with scrimmages.
The annual Cave City Red-White intrasquad scrimmages are scheduled to get started at 5 Friday evening. All teams will participate and play one half. The seventh-graders are scheduled to lead off.
Russell Fowler, Cave City’s athletic director and senior girls coach, said the price of admission is a towel and or detergent.
East Poinsett County Coach Brian Weathers said the Warriors are in good spirits for this Thursday night special in Newark.
“Now, I’m not going to tell you it hasn’t slowed down some, but this is a young group with a lot of energy, so the enthusiasm is pretty good,” the coach said. “We’re trying to incorporate a few new things and keep things interesting.”
Ditto, Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said this morning. “We had a pretty fun practice yesterday, and today we’re going to go in full pads again. We don’t normally do that on the day before a game.”
The Cave City Cavemen will be playing for a share of the Class 3A-3 District championship when they host the Earle Bulldogs Thursday night.
Less than a week ago, Cave City’s playoff hopes were in jeopardy. A 14-7 win over Hoxie punched the ticket and now Cave City (5-1 3A-3) is in a 3-way tie for the conference lead. Harrisburg (5-1) and Rivercrest (5-1) are the other teams vying for the title. Earle is 4-2 with losses to Harrisburg and Rivercrest.
Regardless of the outcome Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium, the Batesville Junior Pioneers are the 5A-East District football champions. But don’t tell them that.
“We want it outright,” Batesville Coach Doug Walls said.
We’ll see how stingy the Junior Pioneers are when they host the Cougar Cats of West Helena for a season finale. Batesville clinched at least a share of the district title last week when it blanked Greene County Tech in Paragould. Wynne is second behind Batesville with a 5-1 conference record. Its lone loss was to 6-0 Batesville.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte against Pedro Martinez, with the Yankees one win from ecstasy.
Now that’s a World Series matchup worth talking about.
Still stalking that elusive 27th championship, New York turns to Pettitte once again in Game 6 on Wednesday night, hoping he can pitch his team past Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies on only three days’ rest.
“I think everybody knew it was going to be a great Series. I think everybody knew it was going to be a tough Series. And it looks like it’s living up to that,” Pettitte said Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier doesn’t want to hear any talk about whether his Gamecocks are setting themselves up for another late season swoon.
Spurrier said Tuesday his young Gamecocks are 6-3 and “for this team, that’s pretty good.”
“We’re not as bad off as some of you guys want to attempt to make us feel,” said Spurrier, after interrupting a reporter’s question. “We don’t feel bad. We’ve got a bunch of young guys playing and we’re 6-3 and it could be worse.”
Gabriel LeBlanc’s goal in the 105th minute gave the Lyon College Scots a 3-2 victory over the Freed-Hardeman Lions Tuesday in a TranSouth Conference double-overtime thriller at Huser Field.
LeBlanc, a senior forward from Little Rock, charged a shot off the crossbar and blasted it home into the net to end the second sudden-death overtime in celebration.LeBlanc’s goal was his team-leading fifth of the season and the 13th in his 4-year career at Lyon.
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Jennifer Peterson scored 10 kills to lead the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans to a 3-0 victory over the Lyon College Pipers Monday evening in TranSouth Conference volleyball play at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (11-22, 5-8 TranSouth) has lost eight of its last 10 matches and remains in sixth place in the TranSouth Athletic Conference standings. Trevecca (22-11, 10-3) has won its last five matches and is one game away from first-place Freed-Hardeman.
SPRINGDALE — The Lyon College Pipers stormed out of the gate and never looked back en route to a 76-46 blowout victory over Bethel College (Kan.) Monday evening in a neutral court, season-opening basketball game.
Lyon led 41-22 at intermission. The game was played at Shiloh Christian High School.
Freshman Stephanie Glover paced the Pipers with a game-high 16 points and nine rebounds. Senior Ashley Waller added 10 points and eight rebounds and teammate K.K. Hodges pitched in 10 points and six boards.
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Basketball standout Ryland Kieffer, track and cross-country star Robin (Webb) Walling and hardwood players Jasper “Doc” Freeman and Gene Hooks (posthumously) have been selected to make up the Class of 2009 Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame honorees.
The Greene County Tech Eagles owned the second half and broke a couple of high school football droughts in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
Rallying from a 14-7 first-half deficit, the Eagles defeated the Batesville Pioneers 28-14 in a key 5A-East District contest. With that, the Eagles snapped a losing string to the Pioneers at 15 and clinched their first berth in the playoffs in 18 years.
With the victory, the Eagles improved to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the district. The Pioneers fell to 5-3-1 and 3-3.