• BMS racing ‘go’ for now with storms on horizon

    LOCUST GROVE — The forecast doesn’t look favorable, but, for now, points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway is a go for Friday night.
    The weatherman says there’s a 70-percent chance of severe thunderstorms today and a continued 40-percent chance of rain through Friday morning.
    If racing is able to take place, fans will be treated to late model, IMCA modified, street stock, factory stock and front-wheel drive action.
    Roger Witt, Andrew Witt, Shawn Walsh, Aaron Carr and Adam Maple were feature winners in last week’s season-opener.

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  • Eight area hoopsters picked for all-state rosters

    Eight Guard-circulation area athletes were named to all-state basketball rosters and only one is a returner.
    Concord senior Casey Gorecke collected her second straight all-state nod while Southside senior Dalton Littleton, Cave City senior Jessica Hall, Cedar Ridge senior TaQuila Hunt and juniors Clayton Butler and Luke Henderson, Concord freshman Jacob Roark and Midland junior Kerstie Bumpous are the first-timers.
    Gorecke averaged 18.5 points, 12 rebounds and four steals per game for the Lady Pirates.

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  • Lyon splits with MCU

    MAYFIELD, Ky. — The Lyon College Scots split a TranSouth Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with the Mid-Continent Lady Cougars here Tuesday.
    In the nightcap, MCU (11-14, 4-18) scored three runs in the fifth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and collect a 4-1 victory. It avenged a comeback by Lyon (15-20, 7-13) in the opener.
    Lyon trailed 3-0 after five innings, but rallied with three runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to take the lid-lifter 6-4.

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  • Lady Southerners win 4 events at track, field meet in Bald Knob

    BALD KNOB — Southside Lady Southerners won four events at the Bald Knob Bulldog Relays here Tuesday.
    Ashlynne King led the way with two victories. She won the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 5.25 inches and the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.1 seconds.
    The other Southside blue ribbons came in field events. Tiffany Middleton won the pole vault by clearing the bar at 7-6, and Kaylee Rich won the high jump with a 4-8 effort.
    Bald Knob’s girls and Augusta’s boys won the team titles.
    Listed below are the rest of Southside’s scoring results:

     

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  • Lady Bearkatz run rule Lady Bobcats in district meeting

    MARSHALL — Michelle Arnold and Cassie Smith combined to pitch a no-hitter as the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz made short work of the Marshall Lady Bobcats here Tuesday afternoon.
    Melbourne started the Class 3A 1-East District softball game with a 5-run first inning and then unloaded for 14 runs in the second. They added two more in the third before leaving with a 22-0, run-ruled victory.

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  • Litaker pitches another gem to guide Mustangs

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Skylar Litaker continued his dominance on the mound as the Midland Mustangs collected a key victory in the Class 1A 2-South District here Tuesday.
    Midland defeated South Side Bee Branch 10-0 in five innings as Litaker pitched a shutout, improved to 7-0 and lowered his earned run average to 0.69. He gave up only three hits, walked one and struck out nine in five innings.
    “This was a big conference win for us and puts us in the lead for the conference title,” Midland Coach Donnie Branscum said.

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  • Lady Pioneers also roll to two big-margin wins

    On a nearby field at the North Complex, the Batesville Lady Pioneers also won in a couple of walkovers against the Blytheville Lady Chickasaw softball team on Tuesday night.
    The scores were, in order, 15-0 and 16-0, and both were run-ruled 3-inning affairs.
    In the opener, Kandess Pfitzner hit three for four with a double, and Haley Hambrick and Maggie Beshears provided two hits apiece. Beshears doubled. Though she provided just one hit, Hailey Hastings led in the runs batted in department with five. She also walked twice and was hit by a pitch.

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  • Pioneers step on underdog Chicks

    The Batesville Pioneers did what they needed to do to sweep the Blytheville Chickasaws in a 5A-East District baseball doubleheader at the North Complex on Tuesday.
    That’s rarely as simple as it sounds, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said after the 10-0 and 21-0, run-ruled decisions.
    “We did what we had to do to get a sweep against someone who is not in contention, and that’s sometimes not such an easy thing to do,” the coach said.

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  • BHS soccer teams thump visitors

    The Batesville Pioneers saved their best for the second half and the Lady Pioneers won in a big way despite looking less than sharp in nonconference high school soccer action Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium.
    The Pioneers defeated the Westside Consolidated Warriors 5-1. The Lady Pioneers blanked the Lady Warriors 6-0.
    The Pioneers outshot the Warriors 27-8 and senior forward Oscar Valdez scored his second hat trick of the season. Two of his scores came on headers. Brener Costello assisted on two of Valdez’s goals.

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  • Cedar Ridge dominates Hillcrest in softball

    NEWARK — After a lackluster performance the spawned criticism from their coach, the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves dominated the Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles 10-1 in a nonconference softball meeting here Friday.
    Cedar Ridge (10-3) jumped ahead with a 2-run first inning and continued to tack on runs with one in the second, two in the third and fifth and three in the fourth.
    Hillcrest’s run came in the fourth inning when Samantha Blevins scored on Kelli Beasley’s batted ball.
    Maci Thomas pitched a 2-hitter and collected the win. She walked five and struck out eight.

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  • April showers bring more than flowers

    April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring headaches for coaches who have to scramble to reschedule games.
    Almost all of Monday’s “Sports calendar” was wiped out due to rain that covered the area Monday morning. All that was played were conference soccer matches between Conway St. Joseph and Southside at Stewart Field.
    Southside’s baseball game with Bradford was moved to today and the softball game with Riverview has not yet been rescheduled.

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  • Lyon soccer adds another Californian

    New Lyon College women’s soccer Coach Ben Parman recently added California native Stephanie Spiteri to his 2011 squad, according to a news release from Lyon.
    Spiteri is a native of Hayward, Calif., where she is currently the senior captain at Mt. Eden High School. She continues a wave of Californians who have played for Lyon. Almost half of the players on Lyon’s 2010 roster are from the Golden State.
    In her four years playing for the Monarchs, Spiteri has earned All-League honors each season.

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