Lakeside takes crown at LRCA tournament

LITTLE ROCK -- THE Lakeside MTXE volleyball team captured the silver division championship at the Little Rock Christian tournament after defeating North Little Rock 2-0 in the finals.

Lakeside also took down Alma and Mayflower 2-0 in the tournament.


SHERIDAN -- The Lakeside MTXE volleyball team handled Sheridan 3-0 Tuesday night.

Lauren Latham tallied 14 kills and 16 assists for Lakeside. Madi Belle Landry added eight kills, eight digs and three aces, and Audrey Divers notched 16 digs. Paige Woods totaled 16 assists and two kills.

The junior varsity Lakeside team took a 2-1 win over Sheridan. Charlotte Colgrove registered 12 assists, nine digs and three kills. Alexis Kessler had 18 digs and three aces.


PEARCY -- The ninth grade Lakeside volleyball team beat cross-county rival Lake Hamilton 2-0.

Laynee Throgmartin led the Rams with 15 assists, six kills, three digs, two aces and a block. Madeline Slaton tallied 13 digs, six kills and one ace. Kaydence Anderson controlled the back row with 21 digs. Lakeside improved to 5-2 on the season with the win.

Lake Hamilton took the 8A match 2-1. Ellis Pierce led Lakeside with 11 service points, and Kylee Johnson added four service points. The 8A Rams fell to 9-2 on the season with the loss.

Lake Hamilton won the 8B match 2-0. McCarli Beene led Lakeside with seven service points, and the 8B Rams now have a record of 3-3.


FOUNTAIN LAKE -- Eden East led Fountain Lake past Magnolia with 19 service points.

The Lady Cobras won the match 25-13, 25-6, 25-23. Fountain Lake improved to 6-1 with the victory.

Madi Guess led the junior varsity Lady Cobras with 10 service points in a two-set losing effort.

The junior Lady Cobras fell 2-1.



ARKADELPHIA -- The Fountain Lake girls tennis team split its match with Arkadelphia, and the boys team lost.

Fountain Lake's Lainey Mungle picked up an 8-0 win over the Lady Badgers, but Aedan Kaumeyer lost 0-8.

Paige Davis and Mary Drakes picked up a 9-8 win for the Lady Cobras in doubles. However, Skylar Smedley and Bailey Sullivan lost 3-8.

Paul Combs fell in boys singles 2-8, and Alejandro Castells lost by the same scoreline. Jon Carter picked up the only win for the Cobras in singles 8-6.

Andrew Bledsoe and Garrett White fell 2-8 in doubles. Bo Baker and Jackson Akard fell by the same scoreline, and George Drakes and Cannon McMullin lost 0-8.



BISMARCK -- Bismarck's Riley Tuttle won medalist honors in a match between the Lions, Lake Hamilton and Poyen Monday.

Bismarck won the overall match with a team score of 137, followed by Lake Hamilton (143) and Poyen (165).

Tuttle finished with a score of 40 and was followed by teammates Wyatt Clement (45), Nick Tucker (52) and Noah Smith (53).

Brode Horton (45) led Lake Hamilton, followed by Ben Varner (48), Jack Higginbotham (50) and Zac Pennington (51).

Poyen's Blayden Gillham (42) finished as runner-up medalist.

On the girls side, Bismarck (175) took down Lake Hamilton (185), and Poyen did not register a team score.

Bismarck's Ellie Norris finished as the medalist with a round of 41. Lake Hamilton's Jordyn Garner (54) took runner-up medalist honors.

Norris was followed by teammates Emma Chapman and Addi Smith, who both finished with a score of 67. Kenley Kincannon (63) and Reagan Carrouth (68) followed Garner for Lake Hamilton.

Bismarck also hosted Nashville and Magnet Cove for a match Tuesday.

Nashville took the boys match with a score of 131, followed by Bismarck (149) and Magnet Cove (190).

Nashville's Jett Stephenson (39) finished as the medalist, and teammate Manning Goff (44) finished as runner-up mealist. Tuttle (47) led Bismarck, followed by Clement (49), Smith (53) and Tucker (57).

Nashville also won the girls match with a score of 147. Bismarck (157) finished second and Magnet Cove (184) third. Norris finished as the medalist with a round of 42, and Nashville's Parker Tate (43) finished as runner-up medalist.

Regan Parrie (51), Smith (64) and Chapman (71) rounded out the scoring for Bismarck.


The National Park College women's soccer team fell to Dyersburg State Community college 2-0.

Dyersburg State scored with 35:30 remaining in the first half with a top-corner strike.

Despite a strong defensive performance from National Park for the remainder of the first half, Dyersburg State scored early in the second half to set the final.

The Nighthawks made a late push in the final minutes of the match but could not find the back of the net.


RUSSELLVILLE -- The Great American Conference announced Arkansas-Monticello defensive back Kaytron Allen as the league's defensive player of the week.

Southwestern Oklahoma State's Tylan Morton and Jaren Van Winkle won offensive player of the week and special teams player of the week respectively.

Allen intercepted two passes in UAM's 40-17 win over Oklahoma Baptist. He returned a second-quarter interception for a 90-yard touchdown, and his third-quarter interception came in the red zone. He finished with seven solo tackles.

Morton went 26-of-39 passing for 281 yards and rushed for 70 yards on 12 attempts in a 24-20 win over Southern Arkansas. Winkle made three extra points and a 28-yard field goal against SAU. He also placed three punts inside the 20-yard line, including a 70-yard punt downed at the 1-yard line.


RUSSELLVILLE -- Harding's Kelli McKinnon and Sarah Morehead were named co-offensive player of the week and setter of the week respectively.

Ouachita Baptist's Lexie Castillow was named defensive player of the week, and East Central's Emma Strickland won co-offensive player of the week.

McKinnon led the Lady Bisons to four wins and averaged 4.27 points per set across the four victories. Morehead averaged a GAC-leading 12.90 assists per set in the four matches. She added a double-double, 37 assists and 12 digs, in a sweep of Henderson State.

Castillow averaged a conference-leading 5.69 digs per set as OBU earned three wins.

Strickland averaged 4.88 kills and 5.50 points per set in East Central's four wins.


RUSSELLVILLE -- Harding's Manuel Cue Vargas won men's golfer of the week, and the Lady Bisons' Pilar Martinez won women's golfer of the week.

Cue Vargas earned individual medalist honors at the GAC Preview. He led the Bisons to an 18-stroke win in the team competition. He opened with a 2-under par 70 followed by consecutive rounds of 6-under 77. He made 17 birdies and an eagle.

Martinez finished fourth at the NSU Golf Classic with a two-round total of 6-over par 146. She led the 84-player field with eight birdies.