September 07, 2011 Edition

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Hoxie opens season with big win

Mustang Kenny Mashburn gains some yardage for Hoxie in senior high football action Friday night. The Mustangs earned a 45-8 victory over Episcopal Collegiate of Little Rock.
TD Photo ~ Angie Skimahorn
Sebastian Irvin rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hoxie Mustangs to a season-opening 45-8 rout of the Episcopal Collegiate Wildcats from Little Rock Friday night at Crider Field.

The Mustangs put the game away early when quarterback Sebastian Irvin scored on runs of 61 yards and two yards for a 12-0 Hoxie lead. Kenny Mashburn ran for a 12-yard score and Seth Hart added the extra point to give the Mustangs a 19-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

D.J. Kendrick returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown with 9:55 to play in the second period. Hart's PAT put Hoxie ahead 26-0. Irvin found the end zone for the third time, with a seven-yard run, as the Mustangs carried a 32-0 lead into halftime.

Battle of Bobcats ends in Corning's favor

Walnut Ridge jumped out to an early lead, only to see Corning storm back for a 30-27 victory in a battle of Bobcats Friday night at Sexton Field.

WR sweeps Cedar
Ridge, Harrisburg

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats volleyball team remained undefeated in 2011 with a three-game sweep of Harrisburg on Thursday at Sharum Gymnasium. Scores of the games were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-22. The Lady Cats improved to 5-0 on the season.

Lady Mustangs sweep Newport,
fall to CRA, Ridgefield Christian

Hoxie's volleyball teams were in action three days last week.

Two from WR team run in 5k

Walnut Ridge High School cross-country team members Edward Harthorn and Doug Sosbee participated in a 5k run at Shelby Farms in Memphis on Saturday. The meet was sponsored by Christian Brothers University and featured 240 athletes from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

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