Area sports roundup

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ansley Wixson shot a 48 to lead the Harrisburg Lady Hornets to a two shot victory this past Tuesday in high school golf action at Pocahontas. Cassie Armstrong shot a 53 and Gretchen Morgan added a 58 for Harrisburg's team score of 169. Pocahontas shot a 161 as Westside finished with a 200. Bryce Deckelman won medalist honors with a 38 as the Hornets took second place on the boys side. Jake Sample added a 52 with Casen Briley shooting a 54 for a team total of 144. Host Pocahontas shot a 130 as Westside finished with a 166.

Trumann fell 25-10, 25-16, 25-11 to Crowley's Ridge Academy this past Tuesday in high school volleyball action. Jana Morgan had three kills and block for the Lady Wildcats as Sydney Callahan had four kills, seven digs, a block and an ace. The Junior Lady Wildcats (6-0) posted a 25-19, 25-17 win.

Marked Tree (0-1) was shut out 44-0 by Walnut Ridge this past Friday night in Walnut Ridge. A request for stats was not returned at paper press time.

Preston Rains scored on a touchdown run with 1:35 left to propel the EPC Warriors (1-0) to a 42-36 win over the Manila Lions this past Friday at Warrior Field in Lepanto. Rains went 7-12 for134 yard with one interception while adding 50 yards rushing on 14 carries with two touchdowns. Rayshon Gates had 24 carries for 185 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors. Jonathon Gilmore, TJ Bush and Preston Rains each had an interception with Hank Knapp, James Lard and Tysean Garrett each having five solo tackles for EPC.

The Trumann Wildcats (0-1) were handed a 31-28 loss on the road at Hoxie this past Friday. Trumann took a 28-24 lead with just under six minutes left only to see the Mustangs score with 2:22 left to take the win. Will White led Trumann with three touchdown runs, four extra-point kicks and nine tackles on defense. MJ Barnes added a fumble recovery for the Wildcats as Jesse Penter had a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

The Harrisburg Junior Hornets (1-0) came away with a 14-0 win over Cross County in a game that was called at halftime due to inclement weather at Hornet Stadium. A request for stats was not returned by paper press time.

The EPC Junior Warriors and the Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats had their football game canceled last Thursday due to inclement weather. The game will be replayed on September 10 at Walnut Ridge.

The Marked Tree Junior Indians had an open week to start their season.

Trumann lost a five set match (3-2) to Newport, 25-23, 24-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11, last Thursday in high school volleyball action at Wildcat Gym. Mallory Mincy had nine kill and 10 assists to lead Trumann as Jana Morgan added 10 kills. Haley Mathis had nine kills and five blocks, Maci Williams had 12 assists with Hannah McClaughlin and Sydney Callahan finishing with 13 and 11 digs respectively.

The Lady Hornets lost a four set match to Walnut Ridge, 26-24, 7-25, 22-25, 24-26 last Thursday at the Hornet's Nest. Kayna Gardner had nine digs and eight kills to lead the Lady Hornets as Shaw Faulkner was 12 of 15 serving with three aces and 11 digs. Chloe Morgan finished 12 of 14 serving with three aces and five kills, Jadyn Hesse had 13 assists, Destany Lovell had 10 kills and three blocks as Carly McCrary had 12 assists.

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