FLIPPIN — Izard County and Flippin split season-opening junior high basketball games here Monday night.
The visiting Junior Cougars won 37-27 as Trenton Hatman scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots.
Marcus Ragsdale scored 15 points in a losing effort.
The Junior Lady Bobcats won 41-26. Jessica Moore scored 12 points for the visitors. Makayla Gross added 10 for the Junior Lady Cougars.
In seventh-grade action, Izard County’s girls won but a score was not available.
The Batesville eighth-grade football team defeated Wynne 24-8 in Pioneer Stadium on Monday night.
Joey Rodriguez opened the scoring for Batesville with a 7-yard run. Peyton Richardson ran in the 2-point conversion.
Peter Roulier was next with a 14-yard burst and Rodriguez added the 2-pointer.
Batesville’s last strike was a 69-yard run by Richardson. Jalen Meadows crossed the line for 2.
All of Batesville’s scoring came in the first half.
The seventh-graders played two games and split. Scores were not provided.
CONWAY — The Conway Christian Lady Eagles shined in front of their home-court crowd in the opening rounds of the Class 3A-Central District Volleyball Tournament on Monday.
First, the Lady Eagles eliminated the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves then upset the Cave City Cavewomen to advance to today’s championship match with top-seeded Conway St. Joseph.
Cedar Ridge advanced to the quarterfinal match after defeating Rose Bud 25-12, 25-17, 25-18.
Batesville Lady Pioneer Krystal Pham will play in the second and final day of a state tennis tournament.
Pham, a senior who recently won the 5A-East District singles title, won two matches Monday in the Class 5A state event in Hot Springs. This morning, she was to take on top-seeded Helon Ricks of Hot Springs Lakeside, the host school, in a semifinal match.
In the other semifinal, Mary Wright, also of Lakeside, was to play Pulaski Academy’s Kelly Swanson. The championship match is set for some time this afternoon, Batesville Coach Greg Armstrong said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These Fightin’ Phils are quite the comeback kids.
Jimmy Rollins lined a 2-run double with two outs in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series.
FAYETTEVILLE — Here’s how well the Razorbacks played and how controversial the officiating was in last Saturday’s Arkansas-Florida game.
The Monday of Ole Miss week, with the Razorbacks’ battle with the Rebels and Houston Nutt looming Saturday in Oxford, Miss., the majority of the press conference questions centered on last Saturday’s game.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sorry, Disneyland. The best roller coaster ride in Orange County on Monday was at Angel Stadium.
Six homers by the Angels and Yankees. A late lead change. Extra innings — again. A winning hit by a backup catcher who batted .211 this season.
Now that’s a ride — and for Jeff Mathis, the American League championship series was the happiest place on Earth.
Mathis drove home Howie Kendrick with a 2-out double in the 11th inning, and the Angels survived a second straight thriller, beating New York 5-4 Monday to trim the Yankees’ series lead to 2-1.
FAYETTEVILLE — Emily Carroll, a senior at Melbourne High, finished 21st in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival race for senior girls invitational here Saturday.
Carroll’s time in the 5-kilometer race was 19 minutes, 28.61 seconds. She was 11th among Arkansas runners. The annual event draws teams and individual high school runners from across the country.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves closed its regular season with a 3-0 win over Nemo Vista on Thursday.
The game scores were 25-16, 25-22 and 25-12.
Christy Lovell, Macie Thomas, Denise Cossey, Shea Carter and TaQuila Hunt drew praise from Coach Paul Lovell.
Cedar Ridge also won the jayvee match, 25-22.
Cedar Ridge’s senior team is playing in the 3A-Central District Tournament today in Conway (see “Sports calendar” on this page).
McKENZIE, Tenn. — Katy Smith scored the Lyon College Pipers’ only goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie against the Bethel University Wildcats on Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match.
Smith’s seventh goal of the season gave the redshirt junior 21 points this season and pushed her into second place on the Pipers’ all-time list with 69 points.
They should have left their scoring woes on the road.
Instead, just like they did while losing 6-0 in Forrest City seven days before, the Batesville Pioneers failed on in-close scoring opportunities and lost their first homecoming game in seven years in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
The Wynne Yellowjackets, in the midst of another second-half surge, scored with all their red zone chances and won a key 5A-East District high school football game 17-7.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen remained unbeaten and helped erase doubts here Friday night with a 19-14 high school football win over the Rivercrest Colts.
Cave City moves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the 3A-3 District while Rivercrest falls to 5-2 and 3-1, respectively.
Rivercrest was a heavy favorite going into the contest after beating the top ateams in the conference. Going in, Cave City’s unbeaten record was discounted because of the caliber of opponent it had played. However, the Cavemen showed they can hang with the conference front-runners Friday night.