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Arkadelphi­a, Centerpoin­t among XC teams competing at Indian Run


FROM STAFF REPORTS NORMAN — Centerpoin­t’s Luis Morales (16:03.9) and Patricio Rameriz (16:47.7) finished second and third at the Caddo Hills Indian Run, a threemile race held Saturday.

Ouachita’s Christian Kratz won the race in 15:43.1, leading his school to the team win with 35 points. Magnolia was second with 74, Arkadelphi­a (100) third, Bismarck (107) fourth and Caddo Hills (123) fifth.

Nathanael Campbell (17:17.2) led the Badgers with a fifthplace finish with James Jackson (18:27.1) finishing 15th. Christian Leon (18:55.9) led the Lions in 20th.

In the girls three-mile, Arkadelphi­a’s Emelia Eriksson won by almost a full minute with a time of 18:42.4 while Waldron’s Maria Grano came in second in 19:36.0. Magnolia took the team win with 50 points while Mansfield (56), Waldron (60), Pulaski Academy (83) and Arkadelphi­a (85) rounded out the team scoring.

Arkadelphi­a’s Mallery Gilbert (22:51.7) was 13th overall. Bismarck’s Kelssi Davis (24:28.4) was 25th, and Magnet Cove’s Emma Scott (33:16.8) was 37th.

Centerpoin­t (77) was fourth in the junior high boys race with Waldron (35), Mansfield (75), Magnolia (77) and Caddo Hills (87) rounded out the team scoring.

Bismarck’s Joseph Porter was fourth overall in 9:27.7 while Nate Smith (9:44.0) and Jareth Medina (9:53.2) led Centerpoin­t in ninth and 10th overall.

Bismarck (53) finished second in the junior girls race with Centerpoin­t (131) sixth. Magnolia (50), Mansfield (84) and Waldron (89) rounded out the top five.

Avari Golden (11:19.0) and Adelene Wood (11:52.5) led Bismarck in fifth and 10th, respective­ly, and Centerpoin­t’s Araya Astalosh (11:29.0) was seventh.


NASHVILLE — At the Nashville Scrapper Invitation­al Tuesday, Arkadelphi­a’s high school teams were both second overall while Lakeside was sixth in the varsity boys race. Lakeside was second in the junior girls race and third in the junior boys while Centerpoin­t was seventh and fifth, respective­ly.

DeQueen swept the top four spots in the varsity boys race with Johnny Sanchez taking the win with a time of 18:17.11 en route to the team win with 15 points. Arkadelphi­a finished with 71 while Nashville (76), Mena (85), Texarkana (128) and Lakeside (137) rounded out the scoring.

Nathanael Campbell (20:41.49) was 10th overall to lead Arkadelphi­a while Elias Erikssen (20:50.39) and Noah McAllister (20:56.42) were 12th and 13th. Daniel Montgomery (22:20.02) led Lakeside finishing in 26th while Centerpoin­t’s only runner, Jorge Martinez (28:50.77), was 54th overall.

Emelia Eriksson won the girls varsity race in 21:51.05 with Lakeside’s Ivey James (24:24.02) taking third. DeQueen took the win with 20 points while Arkadelphi­a finished with 43 as the only two schools with enough runners to compete as teams.

In the junior boys race, DeQueen scored 48 points for the win while Nashville (64), Lakeside (71), Mena (88) and Centerpoin­t (114) rounded out the top five.

DeQueen’s Randy Rodriguez (9:48.64) and Rodrigo Garcia (10:00.14) took the top two slots while Lakeside eighth-grader Griffin Harper (10:35.39) was fourth. Lakeside seventh-grader James Hall was 10th overall, and Centerpoin­t was led by Jareth Medina (11:33.17) and Nate Smith (11:37.95) in 12th and 13th.

Barton Junior High, part of El Dorado School District, won the junior girls race with 54 points, Lakeside (60) was second while DeQueen (66), Nashville (95) and Trinity Christian (139) rounded out the top five. Centerpoin­t finished with 196 points.

Lakeside’s Brendal Burnet took the win by over 30 seconds with a time of 11:33.52 as Barton’s Abby Seymour was second in 12:07.93. Lakeside’s Zoey Cangelosi (12:51.17) was fifth, and Araya Astalosh (13:02.11) was eighth to lead Centerpoin­t.


RUSSELLVIL­LE — Henderson State’s Deldrick Shields was named the Great American Conference’s defensive player of the week for Week 5 while teammate Temo Martinez picked up his second-straight special teams award. Ouachita Baptist’s Isaac Edwards earned the league’s offensive player award.

Sheilds, in his first start of the season, put up a careerbest 11 tackles, picked off a pass at the end of the first half and added a key pass breakup in the fourth quarter. Martinez converted all five of his point-after kicks and hit field goals of 33 and 36 yards.

Edwards picked up 190 yards on 21 rushes, including a 72-yard touchdown run late in the foruth quarter, after entering the week with 53 yards on the season. The Tigers rushed for 442 yards in the game.


RUSSELLVIL­LE — Arkansas Tech’s Haylee Paladini was named the GAC’s offensive player of the week while Oklahoma Baptist’s Audrey Poupard and Kaylee Buell earned the league’s defensive and setter awards.

Paladini notched 13 kills and tallied 16.5 points in a four-set win over OBU last week. She also added 15 kills and hit .294 against Harding to average 4.79 points per set.

Poupard, the league’s leader in blocks per set, picked up 13 blocks in threeset wins against Southern Nazarene and Southeaste­rn Oklahoma State, bringing her average to 1.32 blocks per set, the 12th-best mark in the country. Buell tallied 66 assists and averaged 11.0 per set on the week with 35 assists and eight digs against Southern Nazarene and 31 assists and six digs against SEOSU.

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