November 8, 2017 Edition

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Hoxie's Chandler Spradlin battles for yards as he is wrapped up by Bobcat defenders Kolton Oglesby (from foreground), Cody Binkley and Drew Brewer. Also in on the play were (from left) Mustangs Brock Jones and Waylon Irvin and Walnut Ridge's Cole Manning. Hoxie won the game, 52-28.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George

Hoxie claims win in
cross-town game

Outstanding offensive efforts were the theme of the night as the Hoxie Mustangs defeated the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 52-28 Thursday night in the regular-season finale of the senior high football season.

Hoxie had already clinched the 3A-3 Conference's third playoff seed and will host Haskell Harmony Grove in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday night. Walnut Ridge concluded its season with a 3-7 overall record and was 1-6 in conference play.

The game's standout performers included Hoxie's Diamani Davis, who rushed for 260 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Mustangs quarterback Chandler Spradlin completed 9/12 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Spradlin also had three rushing touchdowns.

Hillcrest beats Calico Rock

The Screamin' Eagles traveled to Calico Rock on Friday and came away with a hard-fought 63-60 win over the Pirates.

The game was close throughout, with Calico Rock holding slim leads of 21-19 after one period, 38-34 at halftime and 48-46 at the end of the third quarter. Hillcrest played a strong fourth quarter and outscored the Pirates 17-12 to capture the win.

Colton Rose led Hillcrest with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Nick Powell chipped in 14 points, and Tyson Durham added nine points.

The Hillcrest boys improved to 2-4 with the win.

Moore to coach Lady Eagles volleyball

Lee Moore has been promoted from assistant to head coach of the Williams Baptist College volleyball team. The announcement came from Director of Athletics Jeff Rider on Monday evening.

"I am very excited to announce Lee Moore will be our next volleyball coach. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and positive minded. I am looking forward to working with him, and he will be a great asset to our program," said Rider.

Moore returned to WBC this year to serve as the assistant volleyball and head swim coach. He served as the Lady Eagles coach in 2014-15. He has 35 years of coaching experience and has been a collegiate head coach in basketball, swimming and volleyball.

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