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Hoxie’s high school volleyball teams remained undefeated, as the senior high and junior high squads each won three matches last week.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats volleyball team traveled to Harrisburg on Thursday and won an exciting five-set match over the Lady Hornets, 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 15-7.

The Salem Greyhounds scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to pull away for a 34-14 victory over the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in senior high football action Friday night at Salem.

The Hoxie Mustangs stormed back from an early deficit to defeat the Mountain View Yellowjackets 47-16 in senior high football action Friday night at Crider Field.

Cole Manning’s 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the only score in the second half, but it was enough to lift the Walnut Ridge Bobcats to a 28-22 season-opening victory over the Highland Rebels Friday night at Sexton Field.

Daylon Powell tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Stefan Coleman to give the Mustangs a 54-48 lead over Cave City on Hoxie’s second overtime possession Friday night at Crider Field. Hoxie’s defense then held the Cavemen on downs to preserve the win.

The Hoxie senior high volleyball team opened the 2020 season with a three-game sweep of Pocahontas on Sept. 25 at Mustang Gym. The Lady Mustangs won the games by scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-22.

Covid-19 presents a host of challenges for collegiate athletic programs, but Williams Baptist University is navigating those challenges and preparing for fall sports to commence.

The Walnut Ridge High School golf team earned its third win of the season by defeating Piggott on Aug. 18 at Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott.

Two Hoxie High School alumni have signed to play baseball for Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould. Michael Eppes and Chance Moore, both 2018 gradautes of HHS, signed with the Pioneers recently.

The Williams Baptist University wrestling team was named the 2019-20 American Midwest Conference Champions of Character Team (male) Award winner on June 17.

Walnut Ridge High School’s Isaiah Mabry signed his letter of intent to play football for the Ottawa University Braves on Friday.

Hoxie High School graduate Cassidy Clayton signed to play basketball with the Williams Baptist University Lady Eagles on Friday afternoon.

Two members of the Hoxie High School Class of 2020 were named to the All-Star rosters in their respective sports.

The spring sports season came to an end prematurely for Williams Baptist University and the American Midwest Conference. The student-athletes, however, continued to excel in the classroom, with 66 WBU athletes making the Academic All-Conference Team.

Six athletes from Sloan-Hendrix High School have received All-State honors in Indoor Track by finishing first or second at the Indoor State Meet in February.

Taylor Freeman was named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American for her efforts on the Williams Baptist University women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 season.

Walnut Ridge High Schools senior Sydney Burgin was surrounded by family and friends as she signed to play volleyball with the Williams Baptist University Lady Eagles on Friday.

High school baseball and softball results involving Lawrence County teams included:

Williams Baptist University has two representatives on the men’s All- Midwest Conference team, as well as eight Academic All-AMC honorees and one member of the Champions of Character Team.

Emily Weiss, Christian Jackson and Karlis Smith represented the Williams Baptist University track program at the Harding Spring Multi Meet. The multi meet, hosted by Harding University in Searcy, was held as a heptathlon for the women and a decathlon for the men.

An exceptional season by the Hoxie senior girls basketball team came to a close when the Lady Mustangs lost to Mountain View 60-41 in the second round of the 3A State Tournament on Thursday at Charleston.

The senior high boys and girls basketball teams from Hillcrest High School earned the right to compete in the Class 1A State Tournament, which was being played at Lake Hamilton High School, near Hot Springs, last week.

A huge game by Walnut Ridge’s Bailey Augustine couldn’t prevent the Lady Bobcats from falling to Central Arkansas Christian 65-49 in the first round of the 3A State Basketball Tournament on March 3 at Charleston.

Several athletes from Sloan-Hendrix High School competed in the Arkansas High School Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 28 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

High school baseball and softball results involving Lawrence County teams included:

The Williams Baptist University men’s basketball season ended with a 14-14 record after a 114-80 loss to Harris-Stowe State University in the American Midwest Conference semifinals on Friday night. The game was played at HSSU in St. Louis.

For the second straight season, the Williams Baptist University women’s basketball season came to an end in Fulton, Mo., against William Woods University. The Lady Eagles lost 71-54 in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Thursday night. WBU came in as the fifth…

After losing the first two games of the series against Harris-Stowe State University (11-3 and 5-1), Williams Baptist University recovered to win the series finale 12-7. The Eagles record after the three-game series in St. Louis sits at 10-13 overall and 3-6 in American Midwest Conference play.

For the first time in its three-year history, the Williams Baptist University swim team had swimmers qualify for the NAIA National Championships. The Eagles sent six relay teams, as well as one individual, Henry Vernon, to the national meet. They all qualified through the NAIA standards. The…

For the sixth straight season, the Williams Baptist University wrestling team sent wrestlers to the NAIA National Championships. Maleek Caton, Nicholas Souder, Devon Amburgy, Kyle Lee, Jaitlan Pitts and A.J. Bindner represented the Eagles in 2020.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs won the championship at the 3A Region 3 Basketball Tournament last week in Searcy. Hoxie defeated host Harding Academy 45-37 on Saturday. The Lady Mustangs will compete in the 3A State Tournament at Charleston this week. Team members include (front, from left): Jaecie…

Sophomore Jaecie Brown accounted for 25 of Hoxie’s 45 points in the Lady Mustangs’ 45-37 win over Harding Academy in the finals of the 3A Region 3 Basketball Tournament Saturday in Searcy.

The Williams Baptist University women’s golf team opened the spring season in West Point, Miss., at the Blue Mountain College Classic on March 2. WBU finished in fifth place after the second round was canceled due to course conditions at Waverly Golf Club.

Jonathan Dulaney hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer from the left wing to give the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles a 56-53 win over Viola in the boys third-place game of the 1A Region 2 Basketball Tournament at Lynn on Saturday.

The Williams Baptist University softball team hosted Judson University in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Lady Eagles opened the series with a 6-4 win, followed by a 7-5 loss.

The Williams Baptist University women’s basketball team will be the fifth seed in next week’s American Midwest Conference Tournament after a 79-62 loss to Lindenwood University-Belleville in the final game of the regular season. The game was played in Belleville, Ill.

Travon Cobb, Cortez King, Marquez Chew and Malcolm Taylor all reached double digits in scoring to lead the Williams Baptist University men’s basketball team to a 100-90 victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville on Saturday in Belleville, Ill.

The Williams Baptist University baseball team hosted Columbia College for a three-game American Midwest Conference series on Friday and Saturday. The Eagles lost all three games, 7-1, 12-3 and 13-1 to drop to 9-9 on the season.