Conway Christian’s Drew Dodge did not lose a set in winning his second straight Class 2A tennis title in the championship at Harrison.
He has qualified for the Overall tournament on Oct. 24 at Burns Park in North Little Rock.
He defeated Spencer Reaves of Cedar Ridge, 6-1, 6-3, in the title match.
The CCS boys doubles team of Luke Hogan and Ross Minner won their first match then were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the eventual champions from Parkers Chapel.
The singles title and quarterfinal doubles finish earned CCS the overall 2A title in the boys division.
In girls play, Mary-Morgan Ellis was defeated in the first round, losing to the eventual semifinalist, Chelsea Nichols of Parkers Chapel. In doubles play, Jessica Wilson and Whitney Wooten lost in the first round.
VILONIA — Vilonia clinched fourth place in 5A West with a 25-18, 25-12, 26-24 victory over Greenbrier on Thursday.
It also marked the “Dig Pink” game for the Lady Eagles (17-7, 8-5). Angela Payne, Vilonia’s homecoming who has battled cancer, was in attendance and recognized.
“It was great to have Angela Payne at the game; she was quite an inspiration for our team,” said coach Karla Ault. “This is the third year in a row to qualify for the state tournament and that’s huge for our program. These seniors have been very good leaders and very Instrumental in the development of our program.”
The Lady Eagles wore pink ribbons and socks and other displays of pink.
“Breast cancer has had an impact on my life,” Ault said. “My mom is a 16 year survivor. Also junior Jessica Stanley’s mom is a two- year survivor. Senior Ashlyn Hightower’s grandmothers both also have had breast cancer as well as two other teachers at our school. So it is a cause close to our hearts. We hope to make next years a bigger event.”
Rebecca Brandon served 11 of 12 with two aces, seven kills and five blocks for Vilonia. Hightower was a service leader along with six kills and three blocks. Macie Loggins served 10 of 12 and had six kills and three blocks. Other top players were McKenzie Morrils, Hanna Schnebelen, Kyndal Clower, Jessica Stanley, Katie Gray and Carly Whitehead.
Vilonia won the JV game, 25-22, 25-19. Outstanding players for the Lady Eagle were Rachel Henson, Alex Wilkins, Cacey Simposon, Malyn McKay, Kacey Johnson and Madison Martinez.
Kinsey Morris scored the only goal Tuesday night at the Central Baptist College Mustangs ran their record to 9-5 on the season with a 1-0 victory over Lyon College in a home match.
CBC is in third place in its conference.
CBC was able to shut out Lyon College and only allow four shots on goal while the Mustangs had 15 shots on goal with two glancing off the crossbar.
Out of CBC’s nine wins this season, seven of them are shutouts and the mustangs are ranked No. 5 in the NAIA on goals allowed.
“We really have an amazing defense this year that is very organized and they take pride in earning a clean-sheet shutout each match,” said coach Justin Hawkins.
CBC is led by sophomore goal keeper, Becca Clements, and the defense is anchored by Katy Baldridge, Leah Crook, Kristen Rash and Libby Fulmer. The Lady Mustangs also have a balanced scoring attack with eight different girls scoring goals this season.
“A lot of our strength comes from our leaders off the bench, like Katie Nelson, and Breana McClure,” Hawkins said. “Their work rate in practice and then the vital times they have stepped in for some matches have really helped us keep the momentum going.”
In their final home match of the season, the Hendrix College Warriors swept Rhodes College 25-23, 25-23, 25-18, in Southern Athletic Association volleyball action on Wednesday night.
The Warriors (12-14, 5-7) sit in fifth place in the league with two matches to play. The Lynx fall to 4-22 overall and 1-11 in the SAA.
For the match, Hendrix hit .236 with 39 kills, eight aces, 59 digs and one block. Rhodes hit .174 with 36 kills, one ace, 49 digs and 6.5 blocks.
Hendrix will play its final two conference matches of the year on the road this weekend when they face Centre College in Danville, Ky. on Saturday and Sewanee – The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., on Sunday.