• ‘Sandlot Summary’ policies

    The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following:
    The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 p.m. the day after the game.

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  • American Legion tryout slated for Sunday, 2 p.m.

    Tryouts for Batesville’s American Legion baseball teams are set for Sunday afternoon, announced Mike Daily, a member of the Legion board.
    The tryout begins at 2 in the North Complex.
    The local Legion teams are scheduled to open their seasons in June.
    (Editor’s note: The incorrect day was listed in the headline of  Tuesday’s edition.)

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  • Former Lady Pioneer wins league honors

    Former Batesville Lady Teighlor Melton recently received honorable mention honors and academic all-conference honors as a softball player for the Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles.
    Melton won the honors as a senior outfielder for the Lady Eagles, which just completed a season that saw them post a 31-12 record while winning a share of the American Midwest Conference and finishing ranked 20th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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  • Train for 4 to begin June 4

    The White River Roadrun -ners’ annual “Train for 4” program is scheduled to get started June 4 at 8 a.m. in Batesville High School’s Pioneer Stadium, announced Rita Cooke.
    The free program is to prepare runners for the White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race this year. Cooke said the goal of the program is to help the runners finish the 4-Mile Classic or improve their times.
    Participants can sign up for the program the morning of the first session.

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  • Midland battles by Hillcrest, into state semifinal

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Midland Mustangs finally broke through against Hillcrest’s Dylan Wooten and Mustang ace Drew Fortson kept the Screamin’ Eagles from making any noise the final two innings of this quarterfinal game of the Class 1A State Tournament for high school baseball here Tuesday.
    The 6-3 victory moved the Mustangs into today’s semifinal round against the Armorel Tigers, 13-1 winners over the Scranton Rockets. The first pitch was scheduled for noon.

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  • Legion tryout slated for Saturday 2 p.m.

    A tryout for Batesville’s American Legion baseball teams is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, announced Mike Daily, a member of the Legion board.
    The tryout is slated to begin at 2 in the North Complex.
    The local Legion teams are scheduled to open their seasons in June.

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  • Lyon College announces camp dates

    Lyon College recently announced its schedule for summer athletic camps and the first is set for June 6-9.
    That will be the first session of baseball, softball and soccer camps. Session two for baseball is set for June 13-16.
    The pitching and hitting clinics are scheduled for June 17.
    Various basketball camps begin June 6 and run through the end of July.
    June 26-29 are the dates for the junior and senior high volleyball camps.
    A full list of camps and applications are available at www.lyonscots.com.

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  • Gina Mynatt wins state bowling title

    Batesville bowler Gina Mynatt won the singles title in the Arkansas State Bowling Tournament in Springdale and Rogers, according to a news release.
    Mynatt rolled a series score of 788 to win the state championship.
    Led by Pam Kitsmiller’s 11th-place finish in the all-events scratch division, five local bowlers placed in all-events categories.
    The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association was also well represented by two teams and two doubles partners, according to the release.

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  • Vinson, Rayford team up to win senior golf event

    John Vinson teamed with Chip Rayford to win the championship of the Citizens Bank Seniors Golf Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain recently.
    Charles Penn-Nathan Howard and Randy Satterwhite-Ronnie Trusty placed second and third, respectively, behind Vinson-Rayford in the 55-64 age division. Scores were not provided.
    In the 65-74 division, Jerry Caldwell-Bernard Caldwell took the top prize, followed by Bill Luster-Lynn Luster and Danny Dale-Gordon French.

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  • Midland, Hillcrest 9s meeting in state quarterfinal

    BLYTHEVILLE — For sure, only one Guard-circulation area team will still be playing high school baseball when the day is done.
    Three days after they were originally scheduled to play, the Midland Mustangs clobbered the Trinity Christian Warriors 19-5 and the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles thumped the Mulberry Yellowjackets 12-3 in first-round games of the Class 1A State Tournament here Monday.

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  • Vilonia shows BHS to another early exit from state tourney

    HARRISON — The Vilonia Eagles handed the Batesville Pioneers their second straight quick exit from the Class 5A State Tournament here Friday.
    The Eagles, the third seeds out of the 5A-West District, blanked the Pioneers 11-0 in five innings. The Pioneers entered the tournament as the East’s second seed.
    Last spring, the Pulaski Academy Bruins dismissed the 5A-East co-champs 12-2 in six innings.
    The Eagles scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back, tacking on a 6-run third and 2-run fourth. That first inning was a harbinger of things to come.

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  • Weather breaks for racing

    LOCUST GROVE — The weather finally cooperated and the Batesville Motor Speedway was able to get in a night of points racing Friday.
    When the dust settled, Roger Witt, Joe Payne, Brandon Smith, William Lawrence and Tony Creasey were feature winners.
    Witt won the NeSmith Late Model feature. Five late models participated. Richie Tosh was second and defending champion Travis Ashley settled for third.
    Payne took the checkers in the street stock class. Shawn Walsh and Kevin Grizzle gave chase.

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