PARAGOULD — The Southside Southerners scored two goals in the final seven minutes of regulation and then won a shootout to snare a 6-4 victory over the Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons in a 4A-3 Conference high school soccer match here Friday.
“It was one of those crazy games,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “One that gives a coach gray hairs. It seemed like every bad bounce that could happen, happened to us, but the guys scraped and scrambled and found a way to win when it would have been easy to quit.”
Kristen Treadway, the new 1040 Tax Fun Run champion, isn’t new to running.
How else can you describe the life of a 24-year-old homemaker, mother of two and professional boxer.
The annual 5-kilometer race that starts and finishes at Eagle Mountain Elementary fit nicely into Treadway’s training schedule, so that’s why she joined the 100-plus other runners and walkers on this past weekend’s windy, colder-than-expected Saturday morning.
The Lyon Scots baseball team won one of three against the conference-leading Trevecca Nazarene Trojans during a TranSouth Athletic Conference series at Scots Field.
The 3-game series was originally scheduled for Trevecca’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., but the threat of rain forced the move to Batesville.
Undeterred by the unexpected 350-mile trip and an early 3-1 deficit, the Trojans collected a 13-3, 9-inning victory Friday.
Lyon (15-25, 4-13) responded with a 1-0 tilt in Saturday’s opener and then the visitors left town with a 10-0 decision.
The Lyon College Scots earned their first-ever softball win over the Martin Methodist RedHawks Saturday at Scots Field, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
Then they doubled up.
Tara Mitchell picked up the complete-game victory in the circle for the Scots in the first game, shutting out the RedHawks, 1-0. Mitchell earned her sixth win of the season as she allowed six hits and struck out a pair.
Trevecca Nazarene and Lyon have agreed to move their 3-game TranSouth Athletic Conference series to Batesville due the threat of rain in Nashville, Tenn.
The series is set to open at 3 p.m. today and a doubleheader is slated for Saturday afternoon.
Mother Nature has the most wins at Batesville Motor Speedway this season and she collected her latest victory today as BMS canceled its points racing scheduled for tonight.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won a team title here Thursday at the Arnold Relays as senior Mollie Matthews won two individual races and anchored a winning relay.
The Lady Pioneers totaled 88 points. They finished 15 points ahead of the Valley View Lady Blazers and another five points in front of the Jonesboro Lady Hurricane. Twenty-eight teams competed.
“Every team in our district (5A-East) was there but Forrest City, so it gave us an idea about what our district meet could be like,” Lady Pioneer Coach Stuart Smith said.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneers got off to another quick start and scored another run-ruled decision here Thursday while collecting their seventh victory in a row.
The Pioneers scored five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat the Newport Greyhounds 10-0 in six innings. The Pioneers have scored no less than five runs in the first inning of their last three games.
Sophomore Landon Gillmore led the way. The right-hander pitched five innings of 2-hit ball, and he hit two for four. His battery mate, junior catcher Hayden Cockrill, also hit two for four.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers kept the beat going in 5A-East District soccer Thursday evening in Pioneer Stadium.
The Lady Pioneers blanked the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles 5-0, and then the Pioneers shut out the Eagles 6-0.
Both Batesville squads are 4-0 in the conference. The Lady Pioneers are 9-2 overall. The Pioneers are 9-1-1.
Senior Erin Richards scored two goals for the Lady Pioneers. Lainey Rumans assisted on both off Richards’ goals, and assisted on Kali Foreman’s one score. Natalie Meinzer and Terran Jones scored on penalty kicks.
NEWPORT — Don Holcomb beat Gary Spicer, Barry Taylor and the rest of the street class Sunday at Speedy’s Raceway.
Tony Newberry took the top spot in the foot brake class and was followed by Edward Littlejohn and Gene Newman.
Jason Russell beat out Steve Russell and Joey Bogard for first place in the outlaw street bike class and Hanna Hodge was the only participant listed in the junior dragster class.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland swept Mount Vernon-Enola 12-2 and 10-3 in a Class 1A 2-South District doubleheader.
Drew Fortson gave up a leadoff home run and then closed the door the rest of the way, finishing with 12 strikeouts, three hits and one walk to move to 4-0.
In the first game, Logan Smith, Josh Thomas, and Nathan Rickett hit consecutive homers in the Midland half of the third to highlight a 6-run inning. Smith added a double and four RBI.
In the second game, Josh Thomas got the win going six innings and Fortson closed with an inning of relief.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Conway Christian split 4A-3 Conference high school soccer matches on Stewart Field Thursday.
The Southerners won 3-2. The Lady Eagles blanked the Lady Southerners 4-0.
“The boys game was really not that close,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “We took 30 shots and really controlled the tempo all game long. Our goalie just made a couple of mistakes and let the ball get through his hands.”
Brody Clark scored two goals for the winners. Brandon Ritter tallied the other goal. Chaz Zumwalt provided one assist.