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Alma Prep Sports Roundup 10/6/21

Volleyball falls at home 

By Kevin Tayor

Alma Schools 

 

Alma senior Blaine Chambers heard the whispers. 

 

Then he saw first-hand how difficult the Mystic Creek Golf Club can be.

 

Chambers shot an 85 in his final high school round of golf Tuesday in El Dorado. 

 

“It wasn’t the best; I’m kind of disappointed with how it ended,” Chambers said. “(But) I got to play on a really nice course. I’m proud of myself for pushing through the challenges Mystic Creek threw at me.”

 

Chambers knew following Monday’s practice round he was in for a difficult course. “It’s the hardest course I’ve played on,” he said. 

 

Lakeside’s Will Gordon shot a 73 to lead the Rams to the overall team title. Jon Brooks Elia was a distant second (77). 

 

Chambers finished one stroke short of earning all-state. 

 

Chambers said he’s weighing his options for college.

 

“I’m looking at some colleges,” he said. “I’m still figuring out where I want to go.”

 

JV wins big 

 

Jackson Daily completed 14-of-27 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Alma junior varsity team to a 36-16 win over Van Buren. 

 

Drake Stogsdill, Kaydin Minshull, and Demetrius Parish caught TD passes for the winners. Ian Rhodes and Carlos Gonzales added 93 and 38 yards on the ground, respectively. 

 

Matthew Schlegal had four tackles on defense, with Rhodes and Dakota Stallings had three stops apiece. Kayden Lamb and Paul Eubanks finished with two tackles each, and Noah Downs and Jacob Owens had tackles for lost yardage. 

 

Volleyball falls to Siloam

 

The Alma Lady Airedales dropped a 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-10 decision to Siloam Springs in 5A-West play Tuesday. 

 

Alma (7-16, 3-6) returns home Thursday to play Russellville. 

 

Siloam Springs (2-16, 1-8) earned its first conference victory.