by: Scott McCaulley
A recap of Postseason Meets and Tournaments involving Northern Arkansas Schools:
-Bergman was eliminated from the 3A State Volleyball Tournament at Hoxie as the Lady Panthers were knocked out in the semi-finals by the host team.
-5A State Volleyball Competition wrapped up in Harrison on Thursday. In the semi-finals Paragould, the school that eliminated Harrison on Wednesday, was themselves knocked out by Batesville. Batesville took the match in three games however all three games were decided by two points and two of the games went into overtime. Valley View was the other winner taken out Nettleton in three games. All of the finalist will play in the State Champioships Saturday at Hot Springs.
-Earlier this week, Cross Country District Meets were held around the state. The Harrison Boys and Girls placed fourth each in the 5A West Team Competition at Russellville. Hunter Thompson was the top boys finisher taking seventh place while Ruthy Ryan was the runner-up on the Girls Race. Meanwhile at Prairie Grove, the Berryville Boys took third, the Girls second at the 4A-1 Meet. The Boys top finisher was Braden Scrivner who finished seventh as was trailed in the next two spots by teammates Eduardo Rangel and Brian Tovar. On the Girls Side, Alexis Steele finished third and was joined in the top ten by Cecilia Doss who took home seventh place.