Harding Academy snaps Mountain View’s three-game winning streak

Report and photo by Kevin Johnson The Mountain View Yellowjackets winning streak ended after three games with a 38-0 loss to the Harding Academy Wildcats. The defending state champion Wildcats took control of the game scoring 24 points in the second quarter to take a 31-0 halftime lead. Mountain View struggled to get anything going …

Southside Southerners use strong second half to defeat the Clinton Yellowjackets

Report by Chris Vines The Southerners’ strong start in the third quarter allowed them to take the lead in a close game and pull away for a 35-20 win over the Clinton Yellow Jackets Friday night moving the Southerners to 1-1 in conference play and 3-2 overall. Clinton took an early 6-0 lead and held …

Melbourne Bearkatz bounce back victorious Friday night on the road at Salem

Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Bearkatz looked to get back on the winning track after a heartbreaking loss last week as they took to the road to face the Salem Greyhounds. It was a quick start for the Katz offense, as the short passing game proved effective in a quick scoring drive. After that, …

Batesville Pioneers pick up first win of the season Friday night, 37-0

Report by Ronald Richardson The Batesville Pioneers picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Paragould Rams by a score of 37-0 at Pioneer Stadium. Dayshaun Brown had a big night for the Pioneers as he had an 18-yard touchdown run and a 76-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter. …

Lyon football drops conference road game at OPSU

GOODWELL, Okla. – The Lyon College football team returned to action following its first bye week of the season at Oklahoma Panhandle State in a Sooner Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday. The Scots trailed by eight following the first quarter but OPSU scored 21 unanswered points as the Aggies defeated Lyon, 35-6. OPSU improved its …

Batesville Pioneers fall to the Nettleton Raiders in conference open Friday night, 26-7

Report by Ronald Richardson The Batesville Pioneers fell to 0-4 on the season, 0-1 in 5A East play after being defeated by a score of 26-7 by the Nettleton Raiders in Nettleton. The lone Pioneer score came on a five-yard touchdown pass from Jay Storlie to Boston Hall in the game’s final quarter Esler Ordonez …

The Mountain View Yellowjackets finished the non-conference action Friday night

Report and picture by Kevin Johnson The Mountain View Yellowjackets finished the non-conference portion of their season with a 34-14 victory over the Poyen Indians on Homecoming night at Yellowjacket Stadium in Mountain View. Mountain View scored on their third play from scrimmage when Senior Elijah Carlton ran 51 yards for a touchdown. Dustin Irwin …

Southside Southerners take number-three Stuttgart Ricebirds to final possession

Report by Chris Vines The preseason conference favorite Stuttgart Ricebirds came to town as the number-three ranked team in Class 4A and 14 point favorite (according to Hooten’s) against Southside Friday night, but were in a battle from the opening tip with the game going to final possession before the Ricebirds were able to pull …

WRHS presents Take Aim at Cancer Trap Tournament Oct. 2

White River Health System Foundation and presenting sponsor Centennial Bank will present the inaugural Take Aim at Cancer Trap Tournament at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex. Proceeds benefit White River Health System cancer detection and treatment services.  Competitors will take aim at pink targets in recognition …

Lyon selects Rodney Mayes as Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins has announced the hiring of Rodney Mayes (pictured) as the new head coach of the Lyon College men’s basketball team. Mayes is now the 17th head coach in program history. “We are thrilled to welcome Rodney and his family into the Lyon family,” said Jenkins. “His energy and …