CONWAY — Three Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 10, but the Bryant Lady Hornets topped the top-20 runners and finished 33 points in front of the Lady Pioneers to win the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational at Beaverfork Lake here Saturday.
Their first- and second-place team scores were 57-90.
Logan Bishop finished third for the Lady Pioneers, completing the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 42 seconds. Classmate Natalie Meinzer finished seventh in 21:01 and senior Mollie Matthews placed eighth in 21:07.
NEWARK — The Marked Tree Indians scored as the final horn sounded, breaking the hearts of the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves, 18-14, in a Class 2A-3 District football game here Friday night.
“It is definitely a heartbreaker, but we will try to regroup and get back after it,” Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said.
Marked Tree quarterback Jagger McCrary spiked the ball with two seconds remaining. On the next and final play, Carlos Matos scored on a 3-yard run.
Lyon Sports Information
Two early goals sustained the Lyon College Scots in a 2-0 shutout of the Union Bulldogs on Saturday during a women’s TranSouth Conference soccer opener at Huser Field.
Lyon College forward Anja Klotzle tallied a goal and an assist. The sophomore boomed home her fourth goal of the season in the ninth minute to give the Scots a 1-0 lead and assisted with Koryn Najera on a Creeia Nuckols goal in the 33rd minute.
Lyon Sports Information
Lyon College split a volleyball tri-match with a 3-0 loss to Southern Arkansas in the opener and a 3-1 victory over Philander Smith on Saturday at Becknell Gym.
Lyon (7-10) lost 18-25, 8-25 and 16-25 in the SAU match and then bounced back to take the Philander Smith match 25-15, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-17. The Scots have won two of their last three matches.
Meghann LaBorn led against SAU with seven kills and tied for the team high in digs with eight.
VALLEY VIEW — After going 0-2 in pool play, the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won a consolation bracket event in volleyball here Saturday.
Valley View and Walnut Ridge defeated Batesville in pool play, dropping Batesville into a bracket tournament for the third- and-fourth place teams. The 16-team event was broken into four equal-sized pools.
Batesville defeated Harris-burg, Brookland and Hoxie to win the bracket event.
Batesville Coach Lisa McCord did not have team scores or statistics.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Mallett would look one way, then — BOOM! — he’d throw it another.
When he was finished duping Georgia, No. 12 Arkansas had a last-second victory on the road and plenty of momentum heading into a showdown with defending national champion Alabama.
Mallett threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard scoring pass to Greg Childs with 15 seconds remaining that gave the Razorbacks a 31-24 victory after they blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter Saturday.
HARRISON — The Southside Lady Southerners brought home the Ozark Slam Fest high school volleyball championship after going 3-0 here Saturday.
The Lady Southerners pushed their overall record to 8-3, defeating the Marshall Lady Bobcats 2-0 (25-6, 25-6), the Little Rock Hall Lady Warriors 2-0 (25-14, 25-17) and the Alpena Lady Leopards (24-25, 25-22, 15-14).
The Batesville Junior Pioneers remained unbeaten with a 22-6 win over the Mountain Home Junior Bombers Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Batesville running back Joey Rodriguez opened the scoring with one second remaining in the first quarter on a 52-yard run. That capped a 74-yard, 8-play drive. Rodriguez accounted for all but two of those yards.
ATHENS, Ga. — Arkansas knows it can score plenty of points.
Stopping the other team? That’s been a problem for the Razorbacks.
It was never more evident than a year ago, when Ryan Mallett set school records by throwing for 408 yards and five touchdowns against Georgia — and still came up short. Journeyman quarterback Joe Cox threw five TD passes of his own, and the Bulldogs piled up 530 yards in a 52-41 victory at Fayetteville.
Thayer (Mo.) at Cave City
Kickoff • tonight 7
Cave City Coach Jon Bradley said he’s looking for the Cavemen to get better, regardless of the outcome of this nonconference contest. “If I see improvement, I will feel a lot better. We have to get everything worked out and this is the week to it has to be worked out because next week is the real deal,” Bradley said. The Cavemen begin their conference season next week hosting perennial powerhouse Newport for their first Class 4A-2 District game.
Batesville volleyball teams won at home and lost on the road Thursday.
In 5A-Central Conference matches in Pioneer Gymnasium, the Lady Pioneers won 3-0 against the North Pulaski Lady Falcons. The game scores were 25-21, 25-13, 25-21.
Kassie Foreman led the way with 11 kills, five aces and three digs.
Other statistical highs were provide by: Lainey Rumans, 18 assists; Hannah Huff, 15 kills, two blocks and five digs; Kandess Pfitzner, eight assists, four kills, three blocks and two digs; Kali Foreman, five aces and two blocks; Alyzz Sanchez, four digs.
SOUTHSIDE — Jackson Kennedy accounted for 11 points, and helped to keep the Southside Junior Southerners off the scoreboard, as the Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds won 17-0 in a 4A-2 District football opener Thursday night at Stewart Field.
The fleet little freshman ran for one touchdown, kicked a 21-yard field goal, two extra points, intercepted a pass and made a couple of tackles to stop potential scores as the Junior Ricebirds collected their first victory in three tries.
The Junior Southerners are 1-1 overall.