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Tasia Bland’s double-double was not enough for the Williams Baptist University women’s basketball team, as they fell to the Blue Mountain Rams 82-77 on Saturday afternoon.

The Lakeside Beavers defeated Walnut Ridge 21-14 in the first round of the 3A State Football Playoffs Friday night at Lake Village. The loss ends the Bobcats’ season with a 2-8 overall record.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell has been accustomed to putting up big rushing numbers this season. Friday night, however, he showed off his arm, passing for 353 yards and five touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 48-19 win at Walnut Ridge. The victory capped an undefeated regular season for the Musta…

Hoxie’s Mathis Dobbs pushes for more yardage as he is wrapped up by Bobcat defender Mark Hatfield during the final game of the junior high season Thursday night. The Mustangs won the game to complete an undefeated season.

The Williams Baptist University men’s basketball team opened their season with an 84-63 win over the Baptist Bible Patriots on Saturday afternoon.

The 2020 Williams Baptist Lady Eagle basketball team broke into the history books today with their 113-38 win over the Baptist Bible College Patriots.

The Hoxie junior high football team completed an undefeated season with Thursday’s win over Walnut Ridge. The junior Mustangs end with 7-0 overall record and are 3A-3 Conference champions with a 4-0 league mark. It is the first conference title for the junior Mustangs since 2011.

Daylon Powell rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns as the Hoxie Mustangs ran over the Osceola Seminoles for a 55-21 win in a matchup of teams who were undefeated in 3A-3 conference play. The victory clinched the conference championship for the Mustangs and earned them the league’s top se…

Walnut Ridge quarterback Mari Thomas rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns and teammate Blane Wade ran for 160 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats snapped a six-game losing skid by defeating the Manila Lions 33-24 on Friday night.

The Walnut Ridge senior high volleyball team participated in the 3A State Tournament last week in Little Rock. The Lady Bobcats dropped a four-set match to the Jessieville Lady Lions in the first round, 17-25, 18-25, 25-18, 16-25, on Oct. 27.

The Sloan-Hendrix boys basketball teams swept three games from Marmaduke on Oct. 27 at McCurley Gym in Imboden.

The Hoxie Mustangs trampled the Manila Lions 42-6 in senior high football action Friday night at Hoxie. The senior night victory improved the Mustangs record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in 3A-3 Conference play and sets up a showdown this week against the Osceola Seminoles, who are 3-0 in the conference.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs won the 3A Northeast District Tournament championship. Hoxie defeated Piggott in four sets, 25-22, 21-25, 25-9, 25-12 in the title match on Thursday at Mustang Gym.

Brothers Daylon and ShunDerrick Powell combined to run for 500 yards and eight touchdowns in leading the Hoxie Mustangs to a 54-28 victory over the Piggott Mohawks in senior high football action Friday night at Piggott.

Corning defeated Walnut Ridge 38-14 in the annual battle of the Bobcats Friday night at Walnut Ridge’s Sexton Field.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs concluded an undefeated regular season with hard-fought victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy on Oct. 13 at Paragould. Hoxie won the match in five sets, 9-25, 25-17, 25-14, 22-25, 15-10.

The Walnut Ridge senior high volleyball team concluded the 2020 regular season by sweeping a doubleheader from Cave City on Oct. 13. The Lady Bobcats won the first match, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23 and took the nightcap 25-12, 25-21, 25-7.

Tyler Fraley, who was a national champion wrestler for Williams Baptist University, has returned to the WBU wrestling program as assistant coach. Head wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the addition of Fraley to his staff.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that 41 Williams Baptist University student-athletes have been named as Scholar Athletes for the 2019-20 school year. In addition, the Eagles had 11 teams recognized as NAIA Scholar teams.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats traveled to Trumann for a non-conference volleyball matchup on Oct. 6.

Hoxie defeated Palestine-Wheatley in 3A Northeast volleyball action on Thursday at Palestine. The Lady Mustangs swept the match 25-14, 25-19, 25-7.

Hoxie and Walnut Ridge faced off on the volleyball court for the second time this season, this time at Hoxie’s Mustang Gym. The Lady Mustangs defeated Walnut Ridge in three sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-23.

The Piggott Mohawks defeated the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 60-28 in 3A-3 senior football action on Friday night at Piggott.

ShunDerrick Powell scored four touchdowns and Stefan Coleman caught three touchdown passes as the Hoxie Mustangs walloped the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots 49-14 on homecoming night at Crider Field.

The Harrisburg Hornets built a 19-point first-half lead en route to a 33-8 victory over the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in 3A-3 football action Friday night at Harrisburg.

The Hoxie senior high volleyball team remained undefeated in 2020 with victories over Newport and Cave City in 3A Northeast Conference play.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcat volleyball team swept a doubleheader from 3A Northeast opponent Newport on Thursday at Newport. The Lady Cats won the first match 26-24, 25-18, 25-9, and took the second match 25-22, 25-9, 25-7.

The Palestine-Wheatley Patriots came to Sexton Field and shut out the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 28-0 in 3A-3 senior football action Friday night.

Hoxie senior running back ShunDerrick Powell made the most of seven carries Friday night at Harrisburg. Powell rushed for 171 yards and five touchdowns as the Mustangs rolled past the Hornets 46-6 in their 3A-3 Conference opener.

Palestine-Wheatley edged Walnut Ridge in an exciting five-set volleyball match on Sept. 21 at Palestine. Walnut Ridge won the first two sets, 25-16, 25-20, but the Lady Patriots rallied to take the next two, 25-16, 25-17, and won the decisive fifth set 15-13.

Hoxie hosted the Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots in 3A Northeast volleyball action on Thursday at Mustang Gym. The Lady Mustangs won the match in three sets, 25-20, 25-7, 25-14.

Harding Academy defeated Walnut Ridge in high school volleyball action on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats won the match in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21.

It’s been a strange college football season in 2020. The season started on Labor Day weekend, as usual, but only a relative handful of games have been played on the first three weekends.

The Williams Baptist University volleyball squad got its 2020 season underway with a sweep of Blue Mountain College on Thursday. The Lady Eagles dispatched BMC 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 before a socially distanced crowd in WBU’s Southerland-Mabee Center.

The men’s soccer squad at Williams Baptist University started the season on a high note on Sept. 16, defeating Brescia University 4-2 at the WBU soccer field. The soccer Eagles then opened American Midwest Conference play on Saturday and were edged out 1-0 by Columbia College.

The pandemic-delayed soccer season got underway last week for the Williams Baptist University women’s team. The Lady Eagles suffered a road loss at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., and they fell on Saturday at home, hosting American Midwest Conference foe Columbia College.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell accounted for five touchdowns in leading the Mustangs to a 54-29 win over the Westside Warriors in senior football action Friday night at Westside.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs volleyball teams traveled to Walnut Ridge on Monday to face the Lady Bobcats in the season’s first meeting between the 3A Northeast Conference rivals.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats hosted Crowley’s Ridge Academy in high school volleyball action on Sept. 8 at Sharum Gymnasium. The Lady Cats swept the non-conference matchup in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23.

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.