The unbeaten Bryant Lady Hornets hit the double-digit mark in high school softball victories and handed the Batesville Lady Pioneers their fourth straight loss with a 12-1, nonconference decision at the North Complex on Monday.
The visitors won in six innings as Peyton Jenkins gave up just two hits, struck out 10 and walked two, and Jessie Taylor led a 15-hit attack with three hits and five runs batted in. Taylor doubled and hit a 3-run home run.
MOUNT VERNON — The Concord Lady Pirates put on an offensive display here Monday as they dominated the Mount Vernon-Enola Lady Eagles 33-12 in a 1A 2-South District contest.
Concord’s Hannah Cornett led her squad with a six for six performance. She tripled, stole three bases and drove in 11 runs.
Teammate Kristen Webb was four for four with a triple, three steals and six runs batted in while Cassidy Robertson hit five for five with a double and four RBI. Amanda Reeves hit four for six with a triple and five RBI and Casey Gorecke was four for six with seven stolen bases.
The second day of the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic wasn’t so good for Guard-circulation area high school baseball teams.
In small-school winners’ bracket quarterfinals Monday at the North Complex, Harding Academy rallied by Cave City 7-4 and Heber Springs pulled away from Southside 9-0.
The Cavemen led 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. That’s when Matt Calhoun singled in a run and, after a run-scoring error, Tyler Tucker drove in another run with a single.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jeanette Pohlen drove the length of the court for the game-winning layin as the final buzzer sounded, lifting top-seeded Stanford past third-seeded Xavier 55-53 in the Sacramento Regional final Monday night for a third straight trip to the Final Four.
Pohlen pulled out the biggest play yet to save a spectacular season when the Cardinal were a far cry from their dominant selves. Stanford had won the first three games of the tournament by a combined 98 points.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday morning, and then rehabilitation to get his left knee back into driving shape as soon as possible.
What better way to prepare than to begin rehabilitating his sagging season first?
The NASCAR star may have done just that in his home state Monday, rallying from ninth place after giving up the lead on a late trip to pit road and almost recklessly bull-rushing his way through the field in a pair of stirring 2-lap sprints at Martinsville Speedway.
CONWAY — The Lyon Pipers returned to the diamond for the first time in almost two weeks here Monday and it wasn’t a happy return.
The unbeaten Central Baptist Lady Mustangs (30-0) collected a nonconference doubleheader sweep. CBC won 7-2 and 8-2. Central Baptist has won its last eight games by a combined score of 80-6.
Lyon (11-13) was in action for the first time since March 17 when it split a conference-opening doubleheader with Cumberland.
The Batesville USBC Women’s Bowling Association recently held its 50th Annual City Tournament and Donna Brinkley, Joan Pitts, Gerrie Webb and Cheryl Lewis were members of the winning team.
That foursome combined for a 2,570 series, 30 pins better than the team of Bonnie Johnson-Shara Reinheardt-Debbie Cannon-Tammy Burrow.
Third place went to Janet Howard-Brinkley-Mary Ressor-Beverly Sellers with a 2,535, one pin better than Yvonne Satterwhite-Sue Billings-Cheryl VanWinkle-Sellers.
POUGHKEEPSIE — Ruth Jane Albertson, 64, of Poughkeepsie died Monday, March 29, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Nov. 18, 1945, in Oklahoma City, she was the daughter of James Buren and Cleo Wheat. She was a homemaker and retired from K-Mart in Hobbs, N.M. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa, Okla.
WALNUT RIDGE — A Bono man who rammed a bail bondsman’s car, then wrecked his own vehicle was arrested Sunday in Lawrence County and remains in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond, sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.
A Jonesboro man was arrested in a separate incident Sunday when he fled by vehicle from officers, then told them after he was stopped that he was too drunk to perform field sobriety tests.
POWHATAN — The Historic Powhatan School of the Lady will be April 16-18 at Powhatan Historic State Park, intrepreter Krystin Watts said. The cost is $75.
“This is a school for women interested in living history and re-enacting the mid-19th century,” Watts said. “In 2 1/2 days, instructors from historic sites throughout Arkansas will educate participants on all aspects of 19th century life that pertains to women, including etiquette, sewing techniques, cooking, history, music, personal hygiene and more.
Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.
“The Passion of the Christ” will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting. From Academy Award-winning director Mel Gibson comes a profound story of courage and sacrifice depicting the final 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Featuring stunning cinematography and an inspired performance by Jim Caviezel, “The Passion of the Christ” is a triumphant and uncompromising filmmaking achievement, a news release states.