• Searcy seventh-graders take two from Batesville

    SEARCY — Searcy swept Batesville in a pair of seventh-grade football games here Monday night.
    In the opener, the score was 16-8. Searcy took game two 16-14.
    Kenton Crawford took a quarterback keeper 63 yards for Batesville’s lone touchdown in game one. Russell Adams ran in the 2-point conversion.
    Batesville’s defense forced two fumbles in game one.

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  • Junior Pioneers eager to take on Junior ’Jackets

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers are riding high after a 32-6 dismantling of the Class 5A-East defending champions and they’ll be in good shape to win a district title if they can clear this week’s hurdle.
    The Wynne Junior ’Jackets are set to host the Junior Pioneers Thursday night in a battle between teams that are unbeaten in conference action. Wynne is 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the 5A-East. The losses were to perennial powerhouses Marion and Stuttgart.
    Batesville is 4-1 and 3-0 with the loss at home against Class 6A Searcy. Batesville blanked Wynne 31-0 last year.

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  • Louisiana-Monroe fends off Arkansas State

    MONROE, LA. (AP) — Frank Goodin rushed for 97 yards and Louisiana-Monroe forced three turnovers to beat Arkansas State 16-10 on Tuesday night.
    The Warhawks (4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) have won three straight for their longest conference winning streak since 1992. It also was their best start to a season since the first year in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) in 1993. Arkansas State (1-4, 0-2) has dropped four in a row.

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  • Cavewomen sweep Lady Bobcats in v-ball

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Cave City Cavewomen defeated the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats in straight sets Tuesday night.
    Cave City won the nonconference volleyball contest 25-15, 25-19, 25-16 to improve to 11-8.
    Elisha Ramos was credited with 34 digs and seven points from her libero position. Rachel Roebuck added 20 points, 15 kills and 18 digs while Katie Freeman collected 13 points, seven of which were aces.
    Courtney Ewing (eight points) and Kaitlyn Castor (seven aces) also drew praise from Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley.

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  • Paragould netters sweep in Batesville

    Paragould swept Batesville in junior and senior high varsity volleyball action Tuesday night in home finales at Pioneer Gymnasium.
    The Lady Rams took the high school varsity match 25-21, 25-18, 25-22. The Junior Lady Rams won 25-19, 25-21. The seventh-grade squads split timed matches. Paragould won the first game 17-16. Batesville won the second 22-15.
    “Though we fell just a little short, I am extremely proud of my girls,” Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Lisa McCord said.

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  • WBC sweeps Pipers again

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles swept the Lyon College Pipers for the second time this season in a 3-0 nonconference volleyball match here Tuesday.
    Lyon (9-17) has lost three straight and six of its last 10 matches. Williams Baptist (16-6) is currently on a winning streak of eight consecutive matches.

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  • Lady Pioneers, Junior Southerners lead local harriers in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Southside Junior Southerners splashed their way to second-place finishes in the Mountain Home Bomber Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday.
    Led by sophomore Natalie Meinzer, the Lady Pioneers finished second to the Rogers Lady Mounties. Meinzer finished fifth by covering the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 1 second. Rogers’ freshman Maggie Montoya won the race in 19:50.
    Rogers is the Class 7A defending state champion. The Lady Pioneers are the 4-time defending state champ in Class 5A.

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  • Junior Southerners plan to return to winning ways

    If the Southside Junior Southerners return to a winning course it will happen on the road.
    The once-beaten Junior Southerners are scheduled to visit the Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets in Van Buren County Thursday night.
    The Junior Southerners lost on their home field last Thursday night, falling 14-0 to the Bald Knob Junior Bulldogs. They’re 4-1 overall, a best for Southside’s young football program, but they are 0-1 in the 4A-2 District North Division.
    Clinton is 1-4-1 overall and also 0-1 in the North. Heber Springs blanked Clinton 32-0 last Thursday night.

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  • Stitcher wins at Speedy’s

    NEWPORT — The wins keep piling up for Don Stitcher.
    The Cave City man won the foot brake class at Speedy’s Newport Dragway on Sunday. Stitcher beat Chris Files down the line in the feature. Ricky Davis placed third.
    In the street division, Scott Davis beat Henry Stracener for the top spot. Jon Dunn was third.
    In Dyersburg, Tenn. on Saturday, Cave City’s Tommy Sandy was second in the foot brake class.

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  • Lyon boosters set pick-up time for Boston butts

    The Lyon College Booster Club announced that today and Wednesday are the pick-up dates for people who purchased Boston butts.
    Today’s pick-up time is from noon until 6 p.m. in front of the Kirk Kelley Indoor Complex on the back side of the campus.
    At the same place Wednesday, the pick-up time is from 8 a.m. until noon.

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  • Hoxie rallies by Cave City; Cedar Ridge collects sweep

    CAVE CITY — The Hoxie Lady Mustangs defeated the Cave City Cavewomen in a nonconference volleyball match here Monday night.
    The game scores were 25-19, 18-25, 25-18 and 25-21.
    Rachel Roebuck collected 24 points, 25 digs, 19 kills and 10 blocks in a losing effort. Katie Freeman added 15 points and nine blocks while Courtney Ewing chipped in 12 points and eight blocks and libero Elisha Ramos tallied 42 digs.
    Hoxie also won the senior high jayvee match, 26-24 and 25-19.

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  • Carroll, Weatherford clinch racing series championship

    The Izard County duo of Emily Carroll and Clan Weatherford clinched the points championships in the White River Roadrunners Race Series by winning the White River Medical Center 5K on Saturday.
    Weatherford of Mount Pleasant paced the field with a time of 18 minutes and 30 seconds. That was a minute faster than second-place Matt Walker of Batesville. Another minute-plus back was Cherokee Village’s Monty McLelland.

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