LITTLE ROCK — Suzanne Fincham tallied 11 kills and five blocks to push the Lyon College Pipers to their third consecutive victory in a 3-0 sweep of Philander Smith College Tuesday in nonconference action.
Coach Ray Green opted to play his freshman lineup for the entire match. They won 25-21, 25-20, 25-18.
Pipers Kristen Margrabe and Jennifer Jones notched six kills apiece. Tanisha Tucker added three service aces, seven digs and three blocks. Kylie Chronister led Lyon with 30 assists, Rachel Miller-Havens added four blocks and Destiny Gordon accounted for a team-high 10 digs.
Lyon College’s Stephen Dallas and Matt Callaway have been selected as the TranSouth Athletic Conference’s top soccer performers among the men for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, according to a news release from Lyon.
Dallas was named the TSAC Offensive Player of the Week and Callaway has been honored as the TSAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Dallas, a junior forward-midfielder from Glasgow, Scotland, scored two goals this week in a 1-1 week for the Scots. The junior’s big game occurred in a 2-0 shutout of No. 24 Martin Methodist, when he accounted for both goals.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers endured one bad half of football last season and it cost them the district championship. They’ll seek redemption Thursday night when they host the defending Class 5A-East District champions.
The Forrest City Junior Mustangs are set to visit Pioneer Stadium for a key district meeting. Kickoff is set for 7.
Last year in Forrest City, the Junior Pioneers self-destructed in the first half and a second-half rally came up just shy. The 24-16 loss was their only blemish in a 9-1 season.
The White River Medical Center 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, according to a news release from the White River Roadrunners running club.
The 5-kilometer event is the fifth race in the WRRR Race Series. The sixth and final series race is the Run Wild for a Child 5K on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus on Nov. 14.
Fifteen males and seven females have completed the previous four races. They remain in contention for an Iron Runner award, which will be given all runners who complete the six races.
Batesville swept Forrest City in 5A-East District volleyball matches in Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
The Lady Pioneers took a 3-0 victory, winning 25-12, 25-14, 25-6.
The Junior Lady Pioneers also served up a shutout. The scores were 25-12, 25-11.
The Lady Pioneers improved to 10-5-1 overall and 5-6 in the district. The Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 7-5 and 7-4.
“Right now we’re still fighting sickness and injuries,” Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Lisa McCord said. “We’re focusing on getting well and our efforts on getting ready for Blytheville this Thursday.”
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen swept the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers in a conference match here Tuesday night.
Cave City moved to 9-2 in the conference standings with one match left. Game scores were 25-8, 25-12, 25-18.
Rachel Roebuck paced the winners with 20 points, 10 aces and 15 digs. Elisha Ramos collected 35 digs while Kendra Demster added 20 digs and 15 assists. Blair Weaver served 13 straight points in the first set and finished with 14 aces on the night. Katie Freeman completed the list of statistical leaders with 10 points.
The Bald Knob Junior Bulldogs and Southside Junior Southerners will play a football game that counts in the 4A-2 District when they meet Thursday night at Stewart Field.
Southside, Bald Knob, Clinton and Heber Springs are members of the district’s North Division. Stuttgart, Lonoke, DeWitt and Marianna are South Division members. Based on their records against division members, the first- through fourth-place teams will meet each other for single playoff games on Oct. 29.
A drawing for four tickets to the Arkansas vs. Eastern Michigan Homecoming game in Fayetteville on Oct. 31 will be held Oct. 23, Cave City Coach Jamie King announced.
Each $10 donation will receive a chance in the drawing. The funds raised will help offset medical costs for Cave City golfer Alex Cossey, who remains hospitalized after an automobile accident last month.
King said Cossey is making progress but still has a long road to recovery.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 42-12 victory over the Newport Greyhounds here Monday night.
Storm Tipton scored twice for the 5-0 Pioneers, once on a 21-yard pass from Colton Bailey and a 1-yard run. Tipton also passed for two scores, connecting with Hayden Cockrill from 15 yards out and with Frank Ramirez on a 10-yarder.
Bailey also threw a second TD pass, hooking up with Ryan Coles from 27 yards.
CENTER RIDGE — The Cave City Cavewomen kept pace in the district volleyball standings with a sweep of the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks here Monday.
The game scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21.
Libero Elisha Ramos collected 30 digs and nine points for the Cavewomen. Rachel Roebuck added 25 points, 26 digs and eight aces while Katie Freeman chipped in 15 points and seven aces. Kendra Demster also inked the stat sheet with 14 assists and 25 digs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Three drives into a game that was supposed to say a lot about Arkansas’ chances this season, the Razorbacks were probably wondering what they’d gotten themselves into.
Ryan Mallett had dropped back to pass five times and had three incompletions and two sacks. The defense had given up 10 points and plenty of yards to the nation’s leading offense.
A young Batesville Pioneer high school football team can now add “one of those crazy games” to their list of experiences.
The Pioneers ended the first half of the regular season with a 58-29, 5A-East District victory over the Paragould Rams, and a game that had everybody looking up for a full moon.
“I know I looked over at Stu (Coach Stuart Smith) at one point and said, “This is bizarre,’” Batesville Coach Dave King said.
He wasn’t laughing at the memory, and most of it wasn’t fun or funny for the Pioneers.