Conway teams blew out competition, Greenbrier prevails, Vilonia goes 1-2, St. Joseph and Mt. Vernon-Enola baseball exit tournaments, while MVE's softball moves on.
The Lady Cats bats came alive in their opening round 7A State Tournament game in a 10-0 win over Har-Ber in five innings.
Conway will move on to play Bentonville West, who received a first round bye after finishing as the No. 2 seed from the 7A West. They will play at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Conway Girls Soccer
In the most lopsided 7A Girls State soccer, Conway defeated Rogers Heritage 7-2 at Rogers High School.
The Lady Cats and Heritage started trading goals to begin the game, but a Conway goal scored with 1:15 left in the first half gave Conway a 3-1 lead.
In the second half, the Lady Cats began to pour on the scoring, adding a four more goals before the end of regulation.
Heritage was only able to push across one more goal.
With a tightly contested 2-1 win over Lakeside, the Panther baseball team will advance to the second round of the 5A State Baseball Tournament.
Greenbrier will face the winner of Greene County Tech or Pulaski Academy at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison.
The Lady Panthers escaped a seventh inning rally by White Hall to advance to the second round of the 5A State Tournament.
Heading into the final inning behind 8-3, White Hall scored a pair of runs, but couldn’t push across more in an 8-5 loss to Greenbrier.
The Lady Panthers will face the winner of Batesville at noon Friday at Harrison.
Greenbrier Girls Soccer
A trio of sophomores led scoring for the Lady Panthers in their 3-0 win over Lakeside on Thursday.
Livvy McNulty, Olivia Moore and Taylor Spiller all recorded goals in the win.
Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Rios recorded a shutout for Greenbrier.
The Lady Panthers will move on to play the winner of Little Rock Christian Academy and Greene County Tech at 2 p.m. Friday.
The Eagles’ senior starting pitcher Cody Mitchell couldn’t make it out of the second inning as White Hall roughed him up in an 8-2 loss.
He gave up five runs, four earned, on one hit and four walks, while striking out five in one and two-thirds innings.
Senior Trey McNepsey fared slightly better, but couldn’t stop the bleeding, giving up three runs, one earned, on two hits in four and one-third innings. He struck out two batters.
Vilonia senior cleanup hitter Triston Milligan had a good day at the plate, going two for three with two doubles and one RBI.
He eventually came around to score on a triple by senior Jordan Korzen two batters later.
With the loss, the Vilonia’s, the reigning 5A State champions, are eliminated from the tournament and its season comes to a close.
Thursday spelled the end of the line for the Lady Eagles, as well, as they were beat 5-1 by De Queen.
However, one Vilonia team pushed through as the Lady Eagles beat De Queen 3-2 at Harrison.
Vilonia junior Presley Thompson scored her ninth goal of the season and freshman Grace Shannon scored her 20th and 21st goals of the season.
Junior Becky Sanders assisted Thompson on her goal, while Presley recorded her school-record breaking 10th assist of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Abbie Cole made eight saves to preserve the win.
The Lady Eagles move on to play Pulaski Academy, who beat Paragould 9-1 Thursday.
Vilonia and PA will play at 10 a.m. Friday at Harrison.
Mt. Vernon-Enola Baseball
The Warhawks fought hard against Armorel, but fell 12-6 in the second round of the 1A State Tournament. MVE’s seasons ends.
Mt. Vernon-Enola Softball
After falling behind 3-1 after the first inning, the Lady Warhawks started chipping away at Dierks, eventually coming away with a 9-5 victory in eight innings.
MVE tied the game at five after scoring one in the seventh inning, pushing the game into extras before putting up a four spot in the top of the eighth.
The Lady Warhawks will move on the play Ouachita, who beat Omaha 13-3, at noon Friday in Mountain Home.
St. Joseph Soccer
After qualifying to the 4A State Soccer Tournament as a No. 3 seed, the St. Joseph Lady Bulldogs lost 5-3 in the opening round at the hands of Episcopal.
St. Joseph will now enter the offseason.
State tournament games continue Friday.
No final score had been reported for Mayflower baseball by deadline.