• Timberwolves win, lose at 2A-2 baseball tourney

    SALEM — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves went 1-1 in the 2A-2 District Tournament and earned another postseason date.
    In an opener, the T-wolves scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Bradford Eagles. In a semifinal, they fell 7-5 to the Cotter Warriors.
    Down 3-2 to Bradford going into bottom of the sixth inning, Bill Lewis singled in two runs and then scored on Michael Winston’s fielder’s choice.
    Justin Lovell led the winners’ offense with two hits. Justin Keller struck out seven while pitching the win.

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  • Lyon softball season

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Lyon College softball season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion on Thursday afternoon as they dropped two games at the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
    After falling into the losers bracket with a 4-3 decision on a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth by Union, the Scots were topped by Martin Methodist 2-1.

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  • Midland, Cedar Ridge athletes win state titles

    ACORN — Midland’s Destany Standard won the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet championship in the 800-meter run here Thursday.
    Standard crossed the line in 2 minutes and 37 seconds. That was two seconds quicker than second-place Jasmine Jackson of Acorn.
    Midland’s 1,600-meter relay team finished third. The team members are Standard, Colby Thomas, Kayla Wood and Kerstie Bumpous.
    Bumpous earned points in the 400 (seventh) and high jump (eighth).

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  • Lady Cougars win district tournament championship

    STRAWBERRY — The Izard County Lady Cougars overcame early struggles and took advantage of Hillcrest’s misfortune to win the Class 1A 2-East District Tournament championship 8-4 here Wednesday night.
    After trailing 4-1 early, Izard County exploded for five runs in the fifth inning. The first two runs were earned as Molly Taylor belted a hanging curve ball over the left field fence.
    “You hang ’em, she’ll bang ’em,” Hillcrest Coach Shawn Rose said of Taylor’s blast which pulled Izard County within one.

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  • Screamin’ Eagles win 1A 2-East tourney title

    LYNN — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles defeated the Izard County Cougars 3-1 to win the Class 1A 2-East District Tournament championship here Wednesday night.
    It was a pitcher’s duel between Izard County’s Preston Harmon and Hillcrest’s Dylan Wooten. Each pitcher had a no-hitter going into the fourth inning. Wooten’s was broken up when Jake Dockins hit a slow roller to shortstop and beat out the throw in the top of the fourth. Harmon’s was halted in the bottom half of the same inning on Tyler Parker’s swinging bunt single toward third base.

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  • District champion Lady ’Jackets blank Lady Pioneers in softball

    WYNNE — The 5A-East District champions made quick work of the Batesville Lady Pioneers in a district doubleheader and regular-season finale.
    With junior pitcher Claire Clark limiting Batesville to five hits for the night, the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets won the opener Wynne 8-0 and the nightcap 15-0 in a run-ruled three innings.
    In the opener, Clark struck out 14, walked none, hit none and gave up three hits. In the second game, she struck out five, walked one, hit none and gave up two hits.

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  • Pioneer pitchers shine in sweep

    WYNNE — Tanner Ring and Cody Vaughn gave up just two hits and no runs while combining for 29 strikeouts and leading the Batesville Pioneers to a 5A-East District baseball doubleheader sweep of the Wynne Yellowjackets here Wednesday.
    The Pioneers won the opener 6-0 as Ring no-hit the ’Jackets for seven innings. The junior right-hander struck out 11 and walked one. He lost the perfect game in the top of the sixth inning when he walked the leadoff batter, Hunter McCorkle.

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  • Kelley, Knudsen collect all-TranSouth accolades

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — The TranSouth Athletic Conference announced its all-conference softball teams between games at the conference tournament here Wednesday night. Among the award winners were Lyon’s Kristi Kelley and Sarah Knudsen.

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  • Scots win opener

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — Plays at the plate in the top and bottom halves of the ninth inning decided the game as the Lyon Scots entered the winners bracket of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time ever, defeating Freed-Hardeman Lions 2-1.
    The Lyon softball team set the single season wins mark in program history with 22. It was the first victory of the season over the Lady Lions, losing the previous four regular season meetings.

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  • 16 Scots named scholar-athletes

    The TranSouth Athletic Conference recently announced the spring scholar-athlete lists for baseball, softball and golf and 16 Scots received the academic honor, according to a news release from Lyon.
    To be named a conference scholar-athlete, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be a sophomore or above in academic classification.

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  • Mount Vernon-Enola stops Midland in 1A-2 South quarterfinals

    GREERS FERRY — Amber Hodge pitched a 2-hitter to lead the Mount Vernon-Enola Lady Warhawks to a 3-0 victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in the 1A-2 South District tournament quarterfinals here Tuesday.
    The Lady ’Hawks advanced when the Academics Plus Lady Falcons forfeited the rain-delayed opener. Hodge recorded no strikeouts, walked three and hit one batter.
    “Midland put the ball in play and we did a good job of fielding it,” Mount Vernon-Enola Coach Freeman Isaacs said.

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  • Fortson fires Midland into title tilt

    GREERS FERRY — The Midland Mustangs used solid pitching and a steady dose of offense to secure a trip to the Class 1A 2-South District Tournament championship game.
    Midland defeated Mount Vernon-Enola 8-2 in Tuesday’s semifinal and will take on South Side Bee Branch, which needed an extra inning to eliminate West Side Greers Ferry 3-1 in the other semifinal.
    “Drew Fortson threw another outstanding game,” Midland Coach Donnie Branscum said.

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