Area sports roundup

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Harrisburg Lady Hornets lost a tough five set match, 25-15, 27-29, 25-16, 18-25, 16-14, with Piggott last Thursday in high school volleyball action at Harrisburg. Olivia Deckelman led Harrisburg with 18 kills and four service aces as Emily Newcomb fisnished with 26 assists and 12 digs while going 27 or 29 serving. Lacey Lambright had seven kills and 14 digs, Kayna Gardner and Destany Lovell had four blocks each as Caitlyn Adams added seven digs. The Lady Hornets were back on the court again this past Tuesday as they took a four set match from Ridgefield Christian School, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-13 at Harrrisburg. Lambright led Harrisburg with 14 kills and 26 digs as Deckelman had 11 kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Newcomb finished with 28 assists and 10 digs, Adams was 21 for 22 serving with 20 digs, Shaw Faulkner had 10 digs and Lovell had five service aces. In junior high action, Chloe Moss was 16 of 18 serving with three aces in the Junior Lady Hornets 19-25, 25-16, 15-12 win.

Trumann fell to Westside 25-16, 25-16, 25-8 last Thursday in high school volleyball at Trumann. The Lady Wildcats came back this past Tuesday and downed Crowley's Ridge Academy 25-11, 25-20, 25-22. Request for stats by the Democrat Tribune was not answered at press time.

Marked Tree's Junior Indians (2-2, 2-1 2A-3) downed Midland 38-6 last Thursday in junior high football action at Marked Tree. Cameron Wray led the way for Marked Tree with 96 yards rushing and a touchdown as Lane Carpenter added 74 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Aayden Johnson and David Gilley each had a touchdown run as Eli McCarary added a two-point conversion run with Gilley having three two-point conversion runs. Devonta Williams, Gilley and Wray each had two tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.

The EPC Junior Warriors had an open date last Thrusday.

Trumann's Junior Wildcats (1-3, 0-2 4A-3) fell 41-0 to the Pocahontas Junior Redskins in junior high football action last Thursday at Wildcat Field. Jonah Haynie led Trumann in rushing with 51 yards as Chase Parrish finished with 28 yards on the ground. Ben Woodruff and Connor McClain added 27 yards and 16 yards rushing respectively.

Harrisburg (0-4, 0-1 4A-3) was on the road at Cave City this past Friday as the Cavemen swatted the Hornets 46-0 in the conference opener for both schools. Malik Versie rushed for 118 yards to lead the Hornets' offense. Harrisburg passed for 63 yards on the night as Clay Wright finished with 23 yards with Jett Jackson adding 22 yards and Dakota Lee throwing for 18 yards. Versie had 18 yards receiving, Dylan Mathis had 18 yards receiving as Jordan Hindman and Jameson King each had 11 yards receiving. Lance McGinnis had five tackles to lead the defense as Kareem Jones added 4 tackles with Mathis having four tackles. Lee had an interception.

Trumann (2-2, 0-1 4A-3) traveled to Pocahontas to open 4A-3 conference and was handed a 45-20 loss by the Redskins. Cade Gartman rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns to led the Wildcats as Will White added a two-point conversion run. Koltan Jones, Preston Heavener and Gartman each had five tackles to lead the Trumann defense.

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