Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lakeside celebrated its last home match of the regular season Tuesday with a dominating, three-set victory against visiting J.A. Fair.
The Rams (19-5, 12-1 5A-South) cruised to the 25-6, 25-8, 25-10 victory against the War Eagles (2-15, 0-13).
Senior captain Meghan Fuller Freeman finished the match with seven kills and one solo block. Junior Claire Monte and sophomore Adachi Igbokidi each hit seven kills, while Igbokidi added two solo blocks.
Junior Olivia Lawrence made 35 assists with three aces, while sophomore Maddie Trusty blasted 20 kills. Junior libero Molly Stineman also made four digs.
The Rams will close their conference scheduled today at Hot Springs (7-10, 5-8) before traveling to Jonesboro (25-3, 13-0 5A-East) on Tuesday to wrap up the regular season.
* The junior varsity team also won in straight sets, 25-5, 25-5.
Natalie Jennings led the JV team with six aces, four assists and one kill. Macy Landry had four aces and two digs. Jaiden Drake finished with three kills.
Junior Rams split
matches with LH, FL
Lakeside's junior high volleyball team took a close, three-set defeat on Tuesday against Lake Hamilton after sweeping Fountain Lake on Monday.
The Rams (22-11-1) were home in both matches. The Lady Wolves outlasted the hosts, 21-25, 25-19, 18-16 on Tuesday.
Lakeside was led by Libby Divers, who had nine kills and 13 digs. Mady Davenport finished with 15 digs and six kills.
Other contributors included Katilyn Threadgill, with 24 digs on the back row; Annelise McAlister, 15 assists and a kill; Vivien Mardis, seven assists, four kills, three digs; Abbie Thomas, five kills and four blocks; and Sarah Porter, three kills and one block.
Lakeside came out on top in two competitive sets, 25-15, 25-21, against Fountain Lake on Monday.
Divers and Porter each hit four kills, while Porter added two solo blocks. Threadgill gained 13 digs and Davenport had three kills. Mardis and McAlister made six assists and four assists, respectively.
The Rams will play a conference match today against Hot Springs. Their district tournament will open on Saturday in Magnolia.
* The eighth-grade team did not drop a set in its two local matchups this week. The Rams won on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-21, to end their season with a record of 17-9 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Olivia Porter led with eight service points, including four aces. Threadgill and Brooklyn Bourland each had six service points and two aces.
The Rams also outlasted the Lady Cobras on Monday, 25-7, 26-24.
Olivia Porter had nine service points and three aces.
Lady Cobras complete
sweep of Episcopal
FOUNTAIN LAKE -- Fountain Lake earned its second 3A-South conference victory against Episcopal Collegiate Tuesday with a straight-set win at Irvin J. Bass Gymnasium.
The Lady Cobras (17-6, 7-1) stayed atop the 3A-South with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 home victory. They also defeated Episcopal in three sets in Little Rock on Sept. 6.
Cherokee Field led the way with 14 kills, five digs and four service points, while Emoree Martin made 19 digs, 11 kills and had seven service points. Sophie Skinner finished with 36 assists, 11 service points and five digs.
Fountain Lake will wrap its conference schedule today at home against Jessieville (7-11, 4-5).
* Each of the junior varsity and junior high teams were also victorious Tuesday.
The JV squad rolled, 25-15, 25-18, behind 10 service points from Gracie Peters. The junior high team took its match, 25-17, 25-21, with eight service points from Ava Compton.
Hales named National
Freshman of the Week
CONWAY -- Central Arkansas quarterback Luke Hales was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Football Championship Subdivision Freshman Player of the Week after a breakout performance on Saturday against Houston Baptist.
The 6-2, 231-pound redshirt freshman from Greenwood threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns in his first game action for Central Arkansas (3-2, 2-1) in place of injured sophomore starter Breylin Smith. Hales was previously third-team on the depth chart, but junior Kirk Baugh also missed the game with an injury.
Hales also had a two-yard rushing touchdown to lead the Bears to a 66-35 win over Houston Baptist (1-4, 0-3). His first collegiate pass was a 65-yard touchdown to senior Jakari Dillard.
The Bears finished with a season-high 558 yards of total offensive against the Huskies. Hales was 16-for-27 passing with one interception and no sacks.
Central Arkansas will travel on Saturday to take on Stephen F. Austin (1-4, 1-3) at Home Bryce Stadium at 2 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Reddie women take 7th place
at rain-shortened DBU Classic
DALLAS -- Weather forced the cancellation of the final round of play of Dallas Baptist's DBU Women's Fall Classic on Tuesday, leaving Henderson State in seventh place after two rounds were barely completed
Inclement weather also forced a two-hour delay during Monday's second round. Henderson shot a 307 as a team on Monday in the first round to tie for sixth place.
Team standings after the second round, which wrapped up Tuesday morning, are officially final. Henderson took seventh place in the shortened 15-team tournament with a two-day score of 35-over 611.
Several teams, including the Reddies, were forced to complete their second rounds early on Tuesday after Monday's weather delay. The field made it through six holes of the third round before play was stopped for good due to rain and lightning.
Hanna Brauburger tied for 12th overall with a score of 3-over 147 for two rounds. She had 21 pars, six birdies and was 1-under on par 3 holes in the event. Luisa Gartmann had 11 birdies in 36 holes, which led the field, as she finished tied for 21st with an 8-over 152.
Brauburger was nominated for the Great American Conference Women's Golfer of the Week award. This week's honor was received by Arkansas Tech senior Peerada Piddon.
Taylor Loeb was one stroke back of Gartmann with a score of 9-over 153 and tied for 47th, while Taylor Reed and Sydney Stiener, who each wrapped up their second rounds on Tuesday morning, finished 47th and tied for 63rd, respectively.
Host Dallas Baptist won the event by eight strokes with a team score of 7-under 569.
Henderson's next tournament is the NCAA Division II Central Region Preview on Monday in Tahlequah, Okla.
Reddies' 2nd-place performance shortened by rain in Missouri
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Holiday Inn Express Classic tournament administrators canceled the final round of the event on Tuesday following a number weather delays.
Play was delayed for more than four hours on Monday at the tournament hosted by Missouri Western State. The field barely managed to finish the first round after more rainfall came down toward the end of play.
Rain also washed away the second round, which was scheduled for Monday. The first-round leaderboard from Monday ended up as the final standings.
Henderson State placed second in the 18-team tournament. The Reddies were just three shots back of first-place Washburn.
Mitchell Ford secured his third-straight top-10 finish individually with a 1-under 70 on Monday, which tied him for sixth overall. He has finished under par in every event so far this season.
The round earned Ford a nomination for the Great American Conference Men's Golfer of the Week. This week's award was won by Southeastern Oklahoma State senior Zach James. Also nominated was Arkansas Tech's Kellen Gray.
Cameron McRae and Trey DePriest finished in a tie for 14th at 1-over 72, while Kevin Boutier tied for 25th with a 2-over 73 and Nick Shapiro tied for 54th with a 5-over 76.
Next up for the Reddies is the Blue Tiger Invitational on Monday. The event is hosted by the Lincoln University of Missouri in Jefferson City.Sports on 10/11/2018
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