Area sports roundup

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Harrisburg handed Westside their first loss of the season with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-22 three game sweep last Thursday in Harrisburg. Olivia Deckelman led the Lady Hornets with 11 blocks, 11 digs and six kills. Emily Newcomb was nine of eleven serving with 12 assists and four blocks as Lacey Lambright finished with 11 digs and Destany Lovell had five blocks. Harrisburg took the floor again this past Tuesday against the Brookland Lady Bearcats and were handed a 25-14, 25-13, 25-20 loss. Destany Lovell led the Lady Hornets with nine kills and two blocks as Emily Newcomb had 14 assists and Lacey Lambright finished with 14 digs.

Trumann traveled to Piggott last Thursday and were handed a 25-17, 25-11, 25-14 loss to the Lady Mohawks. Sydney Callahan led the Lady Wildcats with eight digs as Jana Morgan had three kills and three aces. Olivia Greenwell and Camille Rutherford had four and three assists respectively. Sydney Greenwell had four digs, Kaitlyn Rouse had four kills and Hannah Maxwell added two aces. The Lady Wildcats were back in action this past Tuesday as they downed Ridgefield Christain School 25-23, 25-23, 21-25 and 32-30.

Harrisburg (0-3) couldn't find a way to stop Walnut Ridge's offense as the Bobcats down the Hornets 51-6 at Hornet Stadium this past Friday in high school football action. The Democrat Tribune's request for stats was never answered.

The Warriors of EPC moved to 2-1 on the season with a 34-6 win at Corning. EPC churned out 334 yards on the ground with Eric Driver leading the way with 137 yards and two touchdowns. Trevor Walker filled in for injured quarterback Chanc Gray and finished with 132 yards and two touchdowns. Peyton Phillips moved to fullback and added 59 yards rushing a touchdown. The Warriors' defense was led by Heath Cavitt with 12 tackles with Dee Lauderdale adding nine tackles. Xzavier Reed intercepted two passes for EPC.

Marked Tree turned the ball over six times this past Friday night as Westside posted a 35-6 win over the Indians in the last non-conference game for each team. AJ Johnson led the Indians in rushing with 84 yards as Paul Coleman finished with 44 yards and a touchdown. Kylen Johnson led the defense with 10 tackles with Chris Chavez adding five tackles.

Due to a conflict with scheduling referees for the their game, Marked Tree Junior High did not play at Earle last Thursday. No decision on the winner of the game had been made at press time.

EPC's Junior Warriors were leading 24-0 when the game was called in the third quarter due to inclement weather. Austin Baker had 97 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Junior Warriors offense as Josh Gilmore and Candon Argo each added a touchdown run. Hank Knapp had a safety and interception to lead the EPC defense.

The Harrisburg Junior Hornets fell 38-6 to Gosnell in the conference opener for both teams. The Democrat Tribune's request for stats was never answered.

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