• BHS girls finish second at Heber Springs relays

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won four events here Friday at the Heber Springs State Bank Relays, but that wasn’t enough to catch the Vilonia Lady Eagles.
    The Lady Eagles rang up 149.5 points to the second-place Lady Pioneers’ 121. Harding Academy finished third, another 33.5 points back.
    The Southside Lady Southerners finished 11th out of 14 teams with 22.5 points.

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  • Defending champs continue dominance over Scots

    The Cumberland Bulldogs swept the Lyon Scots for the third straight year and spoiled “Senior Day” during a 3-game TranSouth Athletic Conference baseball series Friday and Saturday at Scots Field.
    Cumberland, ranked No. 7 in last week’s NAIA poll, won 10-1 and 11-0 Friday and then collected a run-rule shortened 12-1 victory Saturday. The Bulldogs have won nine straight against the Scots.
    Lyon seniors Kyle Kallsnick, Drew Davis, Evan Garris, Garry Richards, Aaron Thornton and Wes Coleman were honored prior to Saturday’s game.

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  • Rain hits sports schedule again

    By press time, only a few schools had called off their sports activities set for today, but, considering the heavy rains this morning and the forecast for today, Tuesday and Wednesday, don’t expect many outdoor sporting events to happen the next few days.
    Because some teams have not finished their regular-season district games, little is also known about district tournament assignments. Some of those begin this week; some next.

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  • Campbell leads Lady Cougars by Mammoth Spring Lady Bears

    BROCKWELL — Kaydie Campbell pitched a 3-hitter and drove in two runs as the Izard County Lady Cougars collected an 11-1, run-ruled victory over the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears in a 1A 2-East District softball game here Friday.
    Campbell struck out four and walked none.
    Makayla Gross provided two hits for the winners. Teammate Angel Engelhardt doubled in a run, and Kristen Doty, Sami Wagner and Kelsie Taylor scored two runs each.

     

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  • Southerners win opener, ’Hounds steal nightcap of key 4A-2 twinbill

    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.

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  • Dates corrected on football camps

    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.

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  • Weather wins yet again at Batesville Speedway

    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.
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  • Junior Pioneers trample 5A-East track, field foes

    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.

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  • 2011-12 hunting seasons set

    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.

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  • Lady Pioneers win big in Newport

    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.

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  • Florida all-star signs with Lyon

    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.

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  • Former Lady Cougar golfers doing well at collegiate level

    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.

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