• 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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  • 3 Scots receive TranSouth baseball honors

    Three Lyon College baseball players won postseason honors, according to a news release from the TranSouth Athletic Conference.
    Senior Kyle Kallsnick and juniors Michael Armenteros and Josh McNatt were each named to the all-TranSouth second team by the coaches.
    Kallsnick, a Batesville High product, was the regular starting catcher for the Scots this season. In 42 games, Kallsnick blasted three homers, drove in 26 runs and scored 16 times. He threw out nine runners attempting to steal.

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  • Lady Pioneers hoping for lots of fast company in 5A state meet

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers are hoping a bunch of speedy contenders show up at Hot Springs High School on Thursday for the Class 5A State Track and Field Meet.
    “A tightly bunched field will provide us our best chance,” Batesville Coach Stuart Smith said. “We’re not going to score points like we did when we won it going away in 2009.”
    That talented and balanced squad rang up 148 points and more than doubled the second-place team.

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  • Wet fields force more delays for baseball, softball games

    Most of the high school baseball and softball scheduled for today has been moved to Wednesday.
    The Batesville-at-Wynne baseball and softball doubleheaders have been delayed a day. The baseball pairing is a key confrontation in the chase for state tournament berths, the softball doubleheader is not. Wynne leads the district. Batesville is out of the postseason picture.

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  • Freshman leads Lady Timberwolves to track crown

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Cedar Ridge freshman Haley Hix won the high-point award and led the Lady Timberwolves to the 2A-2 District Track and Field Meet team title here on Friday.
    Hix won two field events (long jump and triple jump), four running events (100-meter dash, 400, 300 intermediate hurdles) and anchored the winning 400 relay team. She teamed with Chaney Ryan, Cassie Hendrix and Kirsten Duncan.
    Ryan (high jump), Megan Galloway (200) and Domonique Johnson (shot put) also won individual events.
    The Lady T-wolves edged the Bradford Eagles for the team title (193-189).

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