St. Joseph’s boys, with Landon Enderlin leading the way, won the 2A-3 district golf championship Monday at The Links at Cadron Valley.
The Bulldogs teamed for a 254 total to edge Conway Christian by five strokes. Bigelow finished third and Quitman and Abundant Life also participated.
Enderlin earned medalist honors with a 76. Jackson Castleberry came in at 82 and Sam Massery and Landon Bruich had 96s.
Conway Christian scores were: Brandon Helms, 83; Shane Starkey, 85; Jarret Bowden, 91; and Gunner Gault, 108.
Both St. Joseph and CCS qualified teams for the state 2A tournament Monday at Chamberlyne Golf Club at Danville.
Conway’s Lady Cats had to go four sets Tuesday night to defeat Mount St. Mary, 25-16, 26-28, 25-13, 25-14, Tuesday night.
Rachel Skinner had four aces and 27 digs and McCall Wilkins had four blocks and 16 kills for the Lady Cats (13-4, 6-1).
Matisse Monty had 12 kills and Bailey McKee, 51 assists.
Conway (8-2, 5-2) won the JV game, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12. Courtney Campbell had nine kills, Sara Nethercutt, 26 assists; and Gabby Roark, 24 digs and three aces.
The Lady Cats host Russellville Thursday night.
Conway Christian defeated Episcopal Collegiate, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19, in volleyball Tuesday night.
Payton Cope had three aces, two digs, one kill and 21 assists. Olivia Meriweather added three aces, nine digs and six kills. Morgan May had foru aces, six digs, four kills and two blocks.
Other standout efforts were by: Marissa Payne, one block, five assists; Landry May, one aces, two digs and one kill. Emily Hill, 19 digs and two kills and Andrea Howell, one dig, one kills.
The Lady Eagle won the JV game, 25-22, 22-25, 18-16.
Lydia Dather led with eight aces, five digs, two kills and two blocks. Hannah Eaton had one ace, six digs, four kills and a block. Shelby Bradley had four aces and three digs. Katelyn Helms had two aces, three digs, five kills and one assists. Other top effors were by Sarah Shelton, Megan Ledbetter and Autumn Jones.
The Hendrix College volleyball team swept a pair of matches at Grove Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The Warriors (6-9) defeated Rust College (4-8) 25-9, 25-22, 25-12 in the opener, and finished with a 25-16, 25-11, 25-16 victory over Central Baptist (5-10).
In the opener, Hendrix hit .348 with 36 kills, a season-high 14 aces, 18 digs and nine blocks. Freshman libero Jill Sikes led the serving attack with seven aces to go with five digs. Senior middle blocker Melissa Clement had 11 kills and hit .533 with five blocks. Junior outside hitter Katie Burchfield connected on eight kills and three aces. Senior Kristen Finch added seven kills and three blocks and freshman Catey May had four kills and a season-best four blocks.
Against the Lady Mustangs, Hendrix hit .347 with 45 kills, 10 aces, 46 digs and a season-high 9.5 blocks. CBC hit .082 with 23 kills, two aces, 37 digs and four blocks.
Clement again paced the offense with 13 kills and had five blocks. Finch hit .350 with eight kills and two blocks. Burchfield added eight kills and nine digs and senior Katie Bates had six kills and three blocks. Defensively Sikes led all players with 11 digs and sophomore Ella Concavage-Nasar had 10.
CBC was led by Alexandra Simpson with seven kills and eight digs.
Hendrix hosts Centre College and Austin College on Saturday.
Conway’s boys and girls tennis squads took on Van Buren in a non-conference match and Fort Smith Northside in conference action on Tuesday in Fort Smith.
The Cats were led by No. 1 singles player, Karthik Garimella, who won both of his matches, while the Lady Cats’ Kortni Gifford won both of her singles matches at No. 2 singles.
"We had a good day but really need to start rounding into form for next week’s conference meet at Burns Park," said Conway coach Jeff Gifford. "We have a good group that is working hard so I am expecting good things from these players in the next few weeks." Both teams return to action on Thursday when they at Cabot.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. – The Hendrix College men’s tennis team dropped their season-opener, 9-0, at the University of Ozarks on Tuesday.
Senior Udai Garimella and sophomore Robert Sheets fell to the Eagles’ top doubles tandem of Bishop Bass and Todd Turner 8-2. Senior Payton Lea and junior Joseph Stepin lost 8-3 to Scott Eibes and Greg Knaggs at No. 2 doubles.
In singles, Sheets lost a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Bass at No. 1 singles. Knaggs defeated Stepina 6-1, 6-1 at the fourth slot and freshman Atishay Jain lost to Scott Eibes 6-2, 6-0 at the fifth spot.
The Warriors will conclude the fall season on Oct. 3 at Harding University.