Greenbrier’s volleyball teams opened the season this week with wins over North Pulaski and Sylvan Hills.
The Lady Panthers downed North Pulaski, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17.
Marissa Hollenbaugh had four aces, five kills, 13 digs and two blocks. Mackenzie Neumeier added four aces, six kills and 10 digs. Makenzi Burrow was 11 of 12 on serves with 14 digs. Hayley Heacox had 19 digs and Marlo Stacey 12. Cameron Roberts was 21 of 23 on servers. Savannah Baker had five blocks.
Greenbrier won the JV game, 25-20, 25-14. Outstanding players were Kenzie Batterton, Haley Hilliard, Katie Jones, Sarah Langston and Haley Miller.
Greenbrier then defeated Sylvan Hills, 26-24, 25-21, 25-12.
Hollenbaugh was 14 of 14 on serves with five aces, six kills, 10 digs and three blocks. Baker, Burrow, Heacox, Lexi Livingston, Neumeier, Roberts Stacey and Heather Wilcox had outstanding games. "The girls played with a lot of unity," said coach Cindi Hartman. "I was proud of the way the girls all stepped up and played with a lot more intensity."
Grteenbrier won the JV game, 25-11 25-6. Hilliard was 17 of 17 on serves and served 13 straight points with three aces and five digs. Payton Starkey served eight points in a row with five aces, seven assists and five digs. Wilcox and Katie Jones also had strong games.
Lyon College defeated Hendrix’s men, 3-1, in an exhibition soccer match Wednesday at Warrior Field.
Senior midfielder Tresor Mukiza scored the Warriors’ only goal in the 68th minute on a free kick over a wall of Scots.
The Warriors will open the regular season on Aug. 31 at Maryville College in Tennessee.
The Dairy Queen Crushers, based in Conway, Arkansas will be one of the 12 teams competing for the National Championship Youth Baseball Championship this weekend at the Gameday Baseball Complex in Cordova, Tenn.
The Crushers finished the 2012 season 66-9 and are the defending National Youth Baseball Champions.
The tournament brings together 12 of the nations top 12-and-under teams representing eight youth sports organizations to determine the "Best of the Best." Organizations with teams represented are American Amateur Baseball Congress, Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, National Amateur Baseball Federation, Pony Baseball, Super Series Baseball of America, and United States Specialty Sports Association.
The Fifth Annual National Youth Baseball Championship returns to Memphis August 23 – 27 and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network along with MLB.com providing online coverage.