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High School Volleyball
4A-Northeast District Tourney at Valley View
Batesville vs. Southside 5 p.m.
Wynne vs. Jonesboro Westside 6:30 p.m.
High School Basketball
Bad Boy Mowers Classic at Brockwell
Viola vs. Pangburn (3) . . .

High School Football

Friday's scores
Alma 55, Clarksville 29
Arkadelphia 35, Harmony Grove 6
Batesville 45, Wynne 31
Bauxite 40, Fountain Lake 14
Benton 62, El Dorado 35
Bentonville 24, Fayetteville 20
Bentonville West 45, Har-Ber 0
Berryville 42, . . .

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Lady Pioneers drop regular season finale

Scott McDonald

Batesville's Taylor Griffin (16) watches where her kill attempt over Southside's Mattie Ballard (23) lands during their matchup last week at Southside. The two Independence County rivals meet for the third time this season today at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 4A-Northeast District Tournament at Valley View.

WYNNE -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers played their last regular season match last Thursday and stumbled on the road, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets.
Wynne won 21-25, 25-12, 25-17, 27-25. The loss drops . . .

Late FG sends Scots past Lions

Lyon Sports Information

Lyon's Ignacio Gomez (19) kicks the game-winning field goal for the Scots on Saturday.

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College football team battled the odds as the Scots hosted one of the top teams in the Sooner Athletic Conference in Southwestern Assemblies of God on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Pioneer . . .

Ole Miss rallies to edge Arkansas, 37-33

Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK -- Jordan Ta'amu might have only started 12 games under center for Mississippi, but he's helped guide one of the top offenses in the country during that stretch.
The Rebels senior added yet another . . .

District Runners-up

District Runners-up

The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won two matches on Saturday to advance to the championship match of the 4A-Northeast Junior High District Tournament at Valley View. They fell to the top-seeded Junior Lady Blazers in the title match 23-25, 25-15, 15-12 to bring up the runner-up trophy. Team members are (from left, front) Breanna Rea, Carley Teague, Ashton Weaver, Sophie Poole, Kendall Box, Rileigh Murphee; (back) assistant coach Chelsea Davis, Abby Fraley, Keeley Brewer, Kayla Ward, AnnaClaire Ezell, Taylor Rush, Hannah Kimmer, Casyn Tate, Brylie Simpson, Abby Hurley, Laci Garner and head coach Teighlor McBride.

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Southerners score last 21 points on CAC

Jamey Simpson

Southside running back Brayden Duncan (3) gets a block from Sean Wojcik (52) during a run in the Southerners' 34-13 victory over Central Arkansas Christian on Friday.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
SOUTHSIDE -- The Southside Southerners remained undefeated at home on the season and took another step toward clinching their third straight playoff berth when they rallied past the Central . . .

Pioneers rally for huge road victory

Batesville quarterback Hayden Childers looks to throw a screen pass against Forrest City last week. Childers had the best game of his senior season on Friday when he passed for 177 yards, throwing for one touchdown and running for another.

Scott McDonald

Staff report
WYNNE -- The Batesville Pioneers forgot about their season-long problems on Friday and put together probably their most complete game of the year when they defeated the Wynne Yellowjackets 45-31 on the road in a very . . .

1 play dooms Jr. Pioneers in loss

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
The Batesville Junior Pioneers played a great defensive game against Wynne last Thursday, except for two big plays, and one of them cost them in an 8-0 defeat in 5A-East Conference play at . . .

Pioneers face tough challenge in Wynne

Sandra Stroud

Batesville quarterback Hayden Childers (8) hands the ball off to Kadar Floyd (35), who gets some blocking help from John Todd Stalker (34), during the Pioneers' game against Forrest City last week.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
The Batesville Pioneers have gotten to the part of the season where every game is a must-win if they are going to continue their streak of advancing to the postseason.
Today the Pioneers . . .

Cavewomen's doubles team reaches semis

CONWAY -- The Cave City tennis team sent several athletes to the Class 3A Tennis State Tournament earlier this week and got one doubles team to advance as far as t he semifinals
The Cavewomen doubles team of Maddie Verser and . . .

Batesville sweeps Southside again

Scott McDonald

Batesville's Jadlynn Erickson (right) goes up for a kill attempt against Southside's Brooklyn Wood and Mattie Ballard on Wednesday.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
SOUTHSIDE -- The second meeting of the season between the two Independence County rivals went about the same way as the first as the Batesville Lady Pioneers swept the Southside Lady . . .

Scots fly past Hornets

Lyon Sports Information

Lyon College's Estiven Garcia (10) battles with a defender to keep possession of the ball Tuesday at Huser Field.

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College men's soccer team earned a home victory Tuesday afternoon over Harris-Stowe State University.
The Scots scored an early goal and led 1-0 after the first 45 minutes. The Scots tacked on a . . .

Cave City football teams split with Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS -- The Cave City Cavemen fell 48-14 at Pochaontas last Friday, while the Junior Cavemen continue to have a great season with a 42-14 victory over the Junior Redskins last Thursday.
Cave City head football coach Danny . . .

JV Pioneers hold off Searcy, 32-20

The Batesville Pioneers' JV squad won at home for the second week in a row on Monday, holding off Searcy for a 32-20 victory.
The Pioneers got on the board first when quarterback Eli Livingston tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to . . .

Taylor garners SAC weekly honor after record performance


Lyon Sports Information
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lyon College junior linebacker Sam Taylor has been named as the Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a record-setting performance this past Saturday at Wayland . . .

Ozarka College Golf Tournament winners

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Ozarka College Golf Tournament winners

The Centennial Bank team of Nathan Criss, Willie Jarrett, Billy Jarrett and Shane Smith took home the championship flight title of the Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament on Sept. 29. Thirty-four teams participated in the four-person scramble that took place at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne. All proceeds from the event will benefit the students of Ozarka College.