HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Gunner Freeman and Tyson Oliver combined for 31 points as the Bay Yellowjackets defeated the Black Rock Zebras 67-40 in the Arkansas Boys Class 1A Championship game Thursday.
It was the first state title for the Yellowjackets (35-9) since 1965. Bay was state runner-up last year. Bay jumped to a 17-9 lead after one quarter and was never challenged by the Zebras (37-5)
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 10-2 in a meeting between two Class 4A-2 District members here Thursday afternoon. The game didn’t count in the conference standings.
After each team scored a run in the first inning, the Lady Southerners rallied for six in the bottom of the second. They added another in the third and two more in the fourth while the Lady Panthers managed one run in the seventh.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Southside blanked Mountain View in a pair of nonconference high school soccer matches here Thursday.
The Lady Southerners won 1-0 as goalie Adrianna Jeffery stopped 20 shots and Alex Burroughs scored an unassisted goal in the first half. The Lady Southerners took 27 shots.
Southside Coach Jason Weaver said most of Mountain View’s shots came from outside.
The Southerners won 4-0 as Brody Clark scored twice, Greg Smith and Chaz Zumwalt each added a goal and goalie Cody McGaha notched six saves.
Mario Jasso assisted on a goal.
SEARCY — Natalie Meinzer and Logan Bishop recorded wins for the Batesville Pioneers in the Searcy Lions Relays here Thursday.
Meinzer won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 12 minutes, 15.21 seconds. Bishop won the 800-meter run in 2:33.48.
Team scoring was not kept for the event.
Maggie Beshears finished second in the discus throw. A distance was not available.
Listed below are the rest of Batesville’s individual results:
Wrong days were listed in Wednesday’s Guard about the 51st playing of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament at Hollywood Bowl.
The tournament begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with team play. Sunday afternoon at 1 is the starting time for the first day of doubles and singles play. The tournament concludes next weekend, March 19 and March 20, following the same schedule.
10 — at Searcy
17 — at Heber Springs
1 — at Russellville
7 — Sara Low Relays
14 — at Paragould
22 — at Heber Springs
28 — 5A-East preliminaries in Paragould
30 — 5A-East finals in Paragould
5 — 5A State Meet at Hot Springs High School
14 — Meet of Champions at Lake Hamilton (Pearcy)
With some quicker steps, the Batesville Lady Pioneers could return to the top in the Class 5A State Track and Field Meet.
Last spring, the Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals stopped the Lady Pioneers’ run of state championships at five. Camden Fairview scored 94 points. Batesville finished second with 71.5.
The Lady Cardinals did it because they were better balanced — scoring points in the field events, sprints, hurdles, middle distance and long distance races — than the Lady Pioneers.
The Lady Pioneers failed to score in the sprints and hurdles.
BROCKWELL — Izard County defeated Melbourne 4-1 in a season-opening nonconference baseball game Monday afternoon.
The Cougars scored one run in the bottom of the first inning, added another in the third and then sent two across in the sixth. Melbourne’s lone run came in the seventh.
Jake Dockins hit two for three, drove in a run and scored three of Izard County’s four runs. Preston Harmon had the Cougars’ only other hit. Jed Yarnell drove in a pair of runs despite a zero for four outing.
Rain and wet conditions wiped out all the high school baseball and softball games scheduled in the circulation area for Tuesday and washed out the practice session scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
The BMS season is scheduled to get under way Thursday night with the Mid-America Modified Championships, a 3-day show.
As of press time, no rescheduled dates for baseball or softball had been announced.
10-12 — Mid-America Modified Championship
17-19 — TrackTek Spring Street Stock Special
1 — Points racing season begins for all classes
8 — Points racing
15 — Points racing
22 — Comp Cams Late Model Series, points racing
29 — Points racing
6 — Points racing
13 — Points racing
19-21 — Bad Boy 98
LOCUST GROVE — Batesville Motor Speedway’s 2011 racing season is scheduled to take the green flag Thursday night with the Mid-America Modified Championship.
The 3-day show will be headlined by NASCAR’s Ken Schrader as he joins the region’s top modified drivers in a battle for a $1,500 prize each night. The top overall performer will receive a $500 bonus.
The story of how Schrader’s racing career began has been told so many times that it is almost legend in the NASCAR ranks.