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.
Suzanne Fincham and Katie Beineke each recorded double-digit kills and the Lyon College Pipers broke a 2-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Mid-Continent University on Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference volleyball match at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (11-21, 5-7) alternated sets, starting its freshman squad and its regular starting lineup and won 20-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-13 and took the tie-breaker set by a 15-8 count. Mid-Continent (5-17, 0-14) lost for the 40th consecutive time in TranSouth play and is 2-44 in the league over the past three seasons.
LEPANTO — Chandler Smith returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown and that proved to be the difference here Thursday night as the East Poinsett County Junior Warriors edged the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves 14-8 in a 2A-3 District football game.
The teams’ offenses each scored one TD. In the first half, EPC’s Aaron Scales passed to brother Byron Scales for 22 yards and a TD. The run for two points failed and the host team led 6-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Cedar Ridge’s Brett Bell scored on a 4-yard run and Cody Powell tacked on a 2-point run.
NEWPORT — David Roper of Batesville won the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Raceway on Sunday, according to information provided to the Guard.
Mark Doty was second behind Roper and Ross Williams finished third.
Gary Spicer recorded the fastest time in the street division. James Spence and Henry Stracener were in tow.
Harold Finch won the super pro division. He was followed by Mike Tarr and Norman Quinn.
Dylan Kick took the top spot in the junior dragsters competition, edging Jordan Holifield and Lisa Williams.