Batesville and Wynne split 5A-East District varsity volleyball matches Tuesday in Pioneer Gymnasium.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won 25-20, 23-25, 25-15. The Lady Yellowjackets won 23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-20.
“We were without two starters (Amy Everett and Anna Richards) who are injured and ill, but I had a couple of girls, Jayme Shell and Shelby McGough, who stepped up and played really well,” Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Lisa McCord said.
The coach also cited the hustle of Kinsey Skaggs.
LA CROSSE — For the fourth straight year, the Conway St. Joseph Lady Bulldogs are state golf champions.
St. Joseph won the Class 2A State Golf Tournament at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs’ previous three were at the Class 3A level.
On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs carded a team score of 251 — 15 strokes fewer than the second-place Izard County Lady Cougars. Smackover placed third with a 283.
Below are results from Batesville and Southside tennis matches played last week, and Cave City matches on Monday. Batesville played a triangular match with Blytheville and Nettleton in Jonesboro that was cut short by rain. Southside played Heber Springs at Eden Isle. Cave City hosted Harding Academy for dual matches.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen defeated the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks 3-1 here Tuesday night to keep pace in the conference standings.
The game scores were 25-16, 26-24, 21-25, 25-22.
“This was a big game for us,” Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley said. “They are pretty much right up there with us in the top four. It’s looking like us, Nemo, Conway Christian and (Conway) St. Joseph vying for the top four spots.”
The Cavewomen are 6-6 overall, 6-6 in the conference and scheduled to host the Conway Christian Lady Eagles Thursday night.
McCrory Coach Gary Moody sounds sure the Junior Jaguars are improving.
Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell sounds hopeful that the Junior Timberwolves are making progress.
Thursday, they’ll meet in Newark and get another measurement.
The Junior Jaguars are 1-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the 2A-3 District. The tie happened last week with the Marked Tree Junior Indians. The score was 12-12. The Junior Jags’ one victory was a 6-0 decision against Cross County.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are set to visit the Paragould Junior Rams Thursday night for a Class 5A-East District contest.
Coach Mike Mathis has taken the reins of the junior high program, replacing Michael Sloas. Mathis was not available for comment before press time. Sloas is now an assistant on the high school staff.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 11, 1996.
73 YEARS AGO
The excellence of fishing excursions up and down White River from Batesville has impressed visitors from all parts of the nation, A.L. “Runt” Moser, local sportsman, has said. Moser exhibited a letter from a fisherman in Indiana, asking for information for a proposed fishing trip here.
FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities say a convicted felon who escaped from a Crawford County transport van has been recaptured.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says that 46-year-old William McCoy was arrested Sunday after an Arkansas State Police Trooper found him in a stolen car in Madison County.
Authorities say McCoy apparently escaped from the transport van after he slipped out a back window. He eluded authorities for nearly two weeks.
James Lawrence Grammer, 83, of Batesville died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Sept. 20, 1926, at Sulphur Rock, he was the son of William Cecil Grammer and Katherine Butler Grammer. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of a photography school in New York and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville.
EVENING SHADE — William C. “Neil” Braid, 61, of Evening Shade, formerly of McLean, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at his home.
Born Sept. 5, 1948, in Blooming-ton, Ill., he was the son of William Duncan and Mary Jane Lardin Braid. He served in the U.S. Army. He received a bachelor of science in animal science from Western Illinois University, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and earned a master’s of agriculture in range science from Texas A&M University.
Dolly Wade, 76, of Batesville died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born April 1, 1933, in Wolf Bayou, she was the daughter of James Homer Hester and Cora Eliza Henry Lacy. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, vegetable gardening and family gatherings. She was a member of Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Weston Music Studio will present a master class with Dr. Ian Hominick of the University of Mississippi from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Cottage Market, located at 1365 College St. in Batesville.
Area youth who will be featured include Nicholas Czerwinski, Hannah Cruse, Katie Cruse, Aaron Dowell, Josie McCann, Ronnie McCann, Crystal Qian, Sean Roulier, Clair Sonnier, Louis Sonnier and Annie Sonnier.
They will perform classical piano compositions by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Janocek, Clementi, Smetana and others.