NEWPORT — The Southside Southerners and Newport Greyhounds split a 4A-2 District, high school doubleheader on Friday and they ended the weekend with identical district records.
The Southerners won the opener 5-1 and the ’Hounds stole the nightcap 2-1.
On Saturday, Newport and Stuttgart split a doubleheader. The Southerners and ’Hounds each finished with 7-5 marks in the 4A-2 standings. Southside’s overall record is 14-8; Newport’s is 13-8.
Dates for the Pioneer Trailblazers Football Camps, listed in the Community Focus 2011 special section on Thursday, were incorrect.
The camp for third through fifth graders is scheduled for June 6-9 and the camp for sixth through eighth graders is June 13-17.
Mother Nature is going to have to build a new trophy case.
Once again, rain has forced the cancellation of races at Batesville Motor Speedway. And don’t look now, but the long-range forecast is calling for a good chance of more rain next weekend as well.
The Comp Cams Super Dirt Late Model vs. MARS, plus points racing for IMCA modified, street stock, factory stock, economy modified and front-wheel drive classes scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for next Friday.
Call the track at (870) 251-0011 for additional information.
PARAGOULD — Highlighted by a rare 1-2-3, the Batesville Junior Pioneers dominated the 5A-East District Track and Field Meet here Thursday.
Junior Pioneers Peter Okolo, Kenton Crawford and Jalen Meadows-Haynes finished first, second and third, respectively, in the individual scoring as Batesville rolled up 212.5 points and finished 128 points ahead of its next competitors, the Nettleton Junior Raiders.
LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday approved regulation changes as part of the 2011-12 hunting season-setting process, said Keith Stephens, spokesman.
“One major change increases the statewide deer bag limit from five deer to six deer with no more than two bucks,” he said.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Lady Pioneers collected a 19-2, 3-inning nonconference victory over the Newport Lady Greyhounds here Thursday.
Maggie Beshears led the scoring barrage with a double, a triple, two walks, five runs batted in and three runs scored. Teammate Ashley Hayes hit two for four, Hailey Hastings drove in three runs and scored two, Haley Hambrick and Karley Berkheiser drove in two apiece, and Morgan Isley singled in a run.
Lyon College announced the addition of Kendall Leeks to the men’s basketball 2011-12 roster.
The 6-foot-6 forward from Marianna High School in Marianna, Fla., recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the Scots.
Leeks was an all-county performer and a Florida all-star. His high school team lost in the semifinals of the Class 3A region tournament and finished with a 19-7 record.
Leeks averaged 16 points, five rebounds and four assists per game his senior season.
Former Izard County standout, Rachel Harmon finished eighth individually in the Gulf South Conference Women’s Golf Tournament played at the Hot Springs Country Club earlier this week, according to information provided to the Guard.
Harmon, who plays for Henderson State University, shot a first round score of 82 on Sunday and followed with a 79 on Monday. Christian Brother’s University Amanda Martin became the first Lady Buc to win the individual medalist honor. The sophomore followed Sunday’s lowest score of 77 with a 75 on Monday for a 8-over 152.
STRAWBERRY — Billy Brannon’s fielder’s choice scored Dylan Wooten from third base in the bottom of the seventh and the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles edged the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 7-6 in nonconference high school baseball action here Thursday.
Wooten led off the frame with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on Tyler Parker’s single. Parker stole second and, after intentionally walking Hunter Nunnally, Brannon hit the winner.
HEBER SPRINGS — Southside finished runner-up to Heber Springs in the Class 4A-2 District track and field meet here Thursday.
The Junior Lady Panthers outscored the Junior Lady Southerners 198.5-147.5 and the Junior Panthers collected 147 points, 7.5 better than the Junior Southerners.
Southside’s Kristina Keeney won the long jump and pole vault events and finished third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Teammate McKenzie King scored a win in the 400 and was second in the triple jump.
Batesville’s soccer teams are expecting more battles when they go to Paragould a week from today.
In Pioneer Stadium on Thursday, the Paragould Lady Rams and Rams gave the Pioneer teams all they could handle in two 5A-East Conference meetings. The Lady Pioneers prevailed 2-0 and the Pioneers won 4-2, rallying twice from deficits.
Here lately, most of the Lady Pioneer and Pioneer victories in and out of the conference have happened with less trouble.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Sydney Harlan hit three for five, including two doubles, scored three runs and pitched a complete game as the Concord Lady Pirates whipped the Midland Lady Mustangs 13-4 in a 1A 2-South District softball game here Wednesday.
Harlan struck out three and walked three.
Emanda Reeves, Megan Talley and Mary Thompson each added two hits for the winners. Reeves and Thompson drove in three runs apiece. Talley doubled and scored three runs as the Lady Pirates improved to 8-4 in the district and 12-6 overall.