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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their third cross country meet in as many tries here Thursday as they held off the Mountain Home Lady Bombers.
Batesville, the 5-time defending state champion in Class 5A, held off the defending Class 6A champs 33-49.
Lady Bombers Sam Mohloer and Kelsie Harris finished 1-2 with times of 20 minutes, 21 second and 20:50, respectively.
It wasn’t supposed to be that easy, but the Batesville Junior Pioneers corralled the Forrest City Junior Mustangs 32-6 in a rematch between the defending Class 5A-East champions and the runner-up.
“We figured going in that it would be a real tight, close game like we had last year,” Batesville Coach Doug Walls said. “We thought it would come down to a last drive because they looked real good on film against Helena-West Helena and Greene County Tech.”
POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas blanked Southside in varsity volleyball matches here Thursday night.
The Lady Redskins won 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 as Kelly DeClerk and Olivia Bell tallied nine kills each and Madison Futrell added 24 assists.
The Junior Lady Redskins won 25-22, 25-22.
Southside won a junior high “B” match 25-15.
The Lady Southerners fell to 6-10 overall and 0-6 in conference play.
Lindsey Coe totaled 10 kills for the Southside senior team. Kristen Collins added 10 digs and Kendra Collier contributed 16 assists.
Southside’s Shani Henley and Jordan Hicks advanced to the Class 4A State Tournament with a third-place finish in girls doubles action Wednesday at Lyon College’s tennis courts.
The duo is the only Southside representative for the state tourney. Stuttgart’s Hannah Hopson and Alisha Hancock won Wednesday’s Class 4A-2 District championship with a 7-5, 6-0 decision over Heber Springs’ Jena Kelley and Kelly Dixon.
The boys doubles champion was the team of Caleb Brock and Jeason Wiedower. They beat Stuttgart’s Tyler Black and Jacob Hoy.