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.
Lyon Sports Information
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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.
NEWARK — The East Poinsett County Warriors jumped out to a 14-0 lead and kept the beat going to collect a season-ending, 2A-3 District victory over the homestanding Timberwolves.
Cody Weathers scored on touchdown runs of eight and 25 yards for Cedar Ridge. The T-wolves’ other score came on a 4-yard run by Trey Rounds. Quarterback Justin Lovell ran in a 2-pointer and passed to Grant Carroll for another.
Scoring details and stats were not available on the Warriors. They finished with records of 4-5 (overall) and 3-5 (district). Cedar Ridge finished 2-8 and 1-7.
LYNN — Brothers Derek and Dylan Wooten combined for 25 points as the Screamin’ Eagles routed the Pirates in a 1A 2-North District contest.
Derek Wooten tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds. His younger brother added 12 points and six assists. Logan Spray snared 15 rebounds for Hillcrest.
The Lady Pirates won 63-48 as Taylor Cox poured in 23 points.
Miranda Doyle scored 15 points for Hillcrest 2-3. Mackenzie Nunnally added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
CONCORD — The hosts swept the Julian Martin Invitational Tournament titles here Thursday night.
The Concord Junior Lady Pirates defeated the Pangburn Junior Lady Tigers 32-28 as Kayla Richardson scored 11 points. The Junior Lady Pirates are 6-2.
Concord’s junior boys romped 59-44 on Greers Ferry West Side. Jacob Roark poured in 22 points for the winners. Ryan Cornelison added 16 for the 5-0 Junior Pirates.
Cave City standout Cheyenne Childers is set to sign a letter of commitment with Williams Baptist College at 4:30 this afternoon prior to the Red-White scrimmages in the Cave City gym.
Childers, a multi-sport athlete, will play basketball for the Walnut Ridge college after consideration of several others.
“WBC just showed interest after my season last year, so I visited their campus and really like the other girls on the team,” Childers said.