Nettleton Lady Raiders blank Lady Pioneers in v-ball finale

October 21, 2011 JONESBORO — The Nettleton Lady Raiders swept the Batesville Lady Pioneers 3-0 in a high school volleyball regular-season finale here Thursday night.The home team won 25-20, 25-16, 25-24.Batesville’s Jayme Shell and Kassie Foreman combined for 28 kills. Shell led with 15. Lainey Rumans led the assist chart with 19, and Morgan Huff added 11 digs.Nettleton’s junior varsity squad won 25-17, 25-19.In a losing effort, Arden Kven dug up 15 shots, Amy Everett recorded nine digs and Hailey Hastings added eight digs.

Junior Pioneers strike back, crush Junior Chickasaws

October 21, 2011 The Batesville Junior Pioneers left no doubts they are still a 5A-East District championship contender.Just ask the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws.Led by the passing and running of quarterback Kenton Crawford, and a stingy defense, the defending district champions bolted to a 26-point first-half lead en route to a 36-0 thrashing of the Junior Chicks in Pioneer Stadium Thursday night.

Better-than-record Chicks await Pioneers

October 20, 2011 Coach Maurice Moody meant it when he said the Blytheville Chickasaws’ record “isn’t what it’s supposed to be.”Officially, they are 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the 5A-East District with the Batesville Pioneers coming to town Friday night for a key district contest, but, yes, Moody takes issue with the loss last week at Beebe.“It was a heartbreaking loss for us, and one of those situations where a ref blew a call,” he said.

The games: Oct. 20

October 20, 2011 Blytheville at BatesvilleKICKOFF • TONIGHT 7The Batesville Junior Pioneers will try to get back on track and stay in contention for the 5A-East District title when they host the 1-4-1 Junior Chickasaws in a home finale. The Junior Pioneers are 5-1-1 overall and 3-1 in the district after absorbing their first loss last Thursday night, falling 16-0 at Wynne to the Junior Yellowjackets. Wynne has Paragould, Forrest City and Nettleton, in that order, remaining.

Razorback Childs healthy, ready for breakout game

October 20, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE — Greg Childs has gone from one of the top receivers in the Southeastern Conference to a world-class decoy and blocker.At least, that’s the story out of Arkansas about Childs’ lack of production through the first half of the season. And the No. 10 Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 SEC) are sticking to it as they prepare to travel to Mississippi (2-4, 0-3) on Saturday.

98-year-old never misses series in STL

October 20, 2011 ST. LOUIS (AP) — If there’s a World Series being played in St. Louis, you can bet Clementine Wilkerson will be there.After all, she’s been to every World Series game ever played in St. Louis.Wilkerson is 98. She was just a teenager when the Cardinals went to the World Series for the first time in 1926, beating Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees.This year, they’re back for the 18th time, seeking their National League-best 11th World Series title. Wilkerson was there, bundled up in the blustery cold for the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over Texas in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

Red Wolves improve to 3-0 in conference

October 19, 2011 JONESBORO (AP) — Ryan Aplin ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Arkansas State to a 34-16 victory over Florida International on Tuesday night.Aplin, who rushed for 164 yards and passed for 147, scored on runs of 22 and seven yards and hit Allen Muse on a 4-yard scoring pass as the Red Wolves (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) won their fourth straight game. Derek Lawson scored on a 9-yard run.

Bob Steelman-O.J. Fuller shoot 64 to lead winners of senior golf event

October 19, 2011 The teams of Bob Steelman-O.J. Fuller and Bernard Caldwell-Jerry Von Caldwell won division titles of the annual Norman Dozer Senior Golf Scramble at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course on Friday.Steelman and Fuller carded a tournament-best 67 to win the 70-and-over division. The Caldwells won with a 68 in the 55- to 69-year-old division.Donald Hedden and Neil Wilkins teamed for a 77 and second-place finish in the older division. Johnny Clark and Jim Wisener finished second among the younger golfers with a 76.

ASU senior safety suspended

October 19, 2011 JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University Coach Hugh Freeze says senior safety A.J. Hills has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules.Freeze said in a statement Tuesday he is aware of a “situation” involving Hills, but he didn’t specify what that meant. He said once all the facts are uncovered, officials will “move forward appropriately.”Freeze said he wouldn’t have any additional comment. A call to the school’s athletic department wasn’t immediately returned.

Lyon College teams win, lose, draw in home action Tuesday

October 19, 2011 The Lyon College women’s soccer team clobbered Freed-Hardeman 4-1 at home on Tuesday improving their record to 9-7 on the season and 3-2 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.The Scots scored in the 3rd minute on a goal by Creeia Nuckols off an assist by Anja Klotzle.  Klotzle notched another assist when she passed to Melissa Sanchez for a score in the 44th minute.Jordan Aliviado found the net in the 63rd minute, and Melissa Sanchez scored in the 72nd minute on a pass from Kelsey McGuirk. Freed-Hardeman tacked on a last-minute score for their lone goal.