• 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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  • Cavemen look vulnerable despite victory, 6-0 record

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Class 3A-3 District with a 31-6 win over the Manila Lions here Friday night, but Coach Jon Bradley was less than pleased with the 25-point victory.

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  • Pioneers fail to cash in, fall in Forrest City

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Pioneers created opportunities and nothing more on a windy and wet Friday night at Sam Smith Stadium.
    Meanwhile, the Forrest City Mustangs scored with one long-distance connection, slowly squeezed the life out of the Pioneer offense, won 6-0 and moved to the front in the chase for the 5A-East District high school football championship.

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  • Lyon College men’s soccer

    MAYFIELD, Ky. — Mid-Continent’s Marco Prates and Leslie Goutier each scored a goal and goalkeeper Alexis Mina earned a shutout in a 2-0 victory over Lyon College Saturday in TranSouth Athletic Conference play.
    “This was a tough game and a big letdown after a big win last week,” Lyon Coach Brett Parker said.
    Prates scored for Mid-Continent (4-2-2, overall, 2-1-1, TranSouth) in the sixth minute and Goutier added the insurance in the 86th minute.

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  • Lyon College volleyball team falls twice

    The Lyon College Pipers lost consecutive matches to John Brown and Ouachita Baptist on Saturday in a nonconference tri-match at Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon (9-16) lost to John Brown in straight games, 25-19, 25-19, 25-9, and then dropped the match with OBU in five (25-20, 25-27, 25-15, 21-25, 15-8).
    Meghann LaBorn and Katie Beineke collected nine kills apiece in the loss to John Brown and Jennifer Jones added 11 digs.

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  • Five Cave City tennis players qualify for state tournament

    HARRISON — Bergman Panthers defeated Cave City Cavemen in the singles and doubles finals and the Lady Panthers won in even more dominating fashion in the 3A-1 District Tournament here Thursday.
    Bergman’s Mathew Bruce defeated Caveman Adam Gann 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a singles final. Gann advanced into the final and earned a berth in next week’s 3A State Tournament by defeating Bergman’s Dustin Ply 6-4, 6-2 and Mountain View’s Ben Burnett 7-5, 7-5.
    Caveman Chris Ford was eliminated 6-3, 6-3 in the first round by Burnett.

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  • Lady Southerners win volleyball tournament title

    HARRISBURG — The Southside Lady Southerners won the Silver Division of the Harrisburg Hornet Classic volleyball tournament here Saturday.
    In pool play, Southside lost to Hoxie, split with Trumann, lost to West Memphis and beat Cedar Ridge.
    In the bracket part of the tourney, Southside again swept Cedar Ridge and the took the division title with a 25-20, 25-22 decision over Walnut Ridge.

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  • Martin loses lead to defending champ

    FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR’s Chase for the championship isn’t over. That his dominating victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn’t mean his fourth straight title is in the bag.
    “Just because we won the last three doesn’t mean we’re a shoo-in for a fourth,” Johnson said.
    Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.

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  • Batesville junior, senior high teams sweep at volleyball

    BLYTHEVILLE — Batesville swept Blytheville in 5A-East District senior and junior high volleyball matches here Thursday.
    The Lady Pioneers won 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, 17-25, 15-3. The Junior Lady Pioneers won 25-15, 25-8, and they also took a junior varsity contest 25-10.
    No statistics were provided by press time.
    The Lady Pioneers improved to 11-5-1 overall and 6-6 in the district. The Junior Lady Pioneers raised their records to 8-5 and 8-4.

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