• Southside hoops camps set

    Southside is scheduled to host its annual basketball camps in June, Southside Coach Brad McGhee announced.
    The first camp is set for June 7-10 and will be for boys entering grades 4-7.
    An elementary camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten through third grade is slated for June 14-17.
    All camp sessions will run from 8:30-11 a.m.
    Each camp will focus on fundamentals, including ball-handling, shooting, defense, footwork and passing. The cost is $50 per camper. It should be paid before June 3. A late fee of $5 will be added after that date.

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  • Tryouts slated for Legion baseball teams

    Tryouts for Batesville’s American Legion baseball teams will be conducted Sunday at the North Complex, Elbert Lindsey announced.
    Tryouts for the three teams are to begin at 2 p.m.

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  • Lady Cougars on wrong side of state tournament cat fight

    VIOLA — The Izard County Lady Cougars bowed out of the Class 1A State Softball Tournament with a 15-0 loss to the Armorel Lady Tigers here Monday.
    After a scoreless first inning, Armorel scored eight runs in the second, two in the third and forced the run rule with five in the fourth.
    The Lady Cougars managed two hits and were charged with seven errors.
    Kristen Doty and Sami Wagner provided Izard County’s hits.
    Kaydie Campbell took the loss in the circle. She allowed 14 earned runs on eight hits, walked four and struck out one.

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  • Lyon Athletic Department announces award winners

    The Lyon College Athletic Department handed out its annual awards at a banquet held at Edwards Commons recently.
    Volleyball player Katie Beineke of Jonesboro was honored with the Winnie Marable Award, given to Lyon’s top female athlete. Baseball player Zac Wallace of Prairie Grove and soccer goalkeeper Matt Callaway of Dallas were honored with the R.C. “Dick” Winningham Award for Lyon’s top male athlete.
    Soccer forward Gabe LeBlanc of Little Rock was presented with the John Dahlquist Award for Lyon’s top scholar athlete.

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  • Cavemen ousted from 3A tourney

    HARRISON — The last remaining area baseball team was eliminated Monday when the Parker’s Chapel Trojans collected a 10-2 win over the Cave City Cavemen in the first round of the rain-delayed Class 3A State Tournament.
    The game was tied 2-2 in the third inning, but the Trojans pulled away with a run in the fourth, four in the fifth and two in the sixth.

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  • All-State Track & Field

    Of the 14 Guard-circulation high school athletes to earn all-state honors in track and field, four return.
    Melbourne senior Emily Carroll and Batesville junior Mollie Matthews each won their third straight honor, and Batesville sophomores Natalie Meinzer and Logan Bishop won their second in a row.
    In track and field, athletes who win or place second in state meets receive all-state certificates.

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  • 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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  • Scramble to benefit S-side golf

    MELBOURNE — The Southside High School 3-person Scramble Tournament is set for June 5 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course, according to a news release from Southside Coach Terry Watson.
    The entry fee is $60 per person, which includes a cart, gift bag lunch and a mulligan. A shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Southside girls and boys golf teams.
    The number of flights and cash prize amounts will be determined by the number of teams.
    For more information call Watson at (870) 307-1969.

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  • Governor’s Cup team includes 3 area golfers

    The Arkansas Governor’s Cup team has been announced by the Arkansas State Golf Association and it includes three players with Guard-circulation area ties.
    Batesville’s John Vinson, Highland’s Nathan Circle and Wiseman’s Justin Burns are on the 18-member squad that will take on Mississippi Governor’s Cup team in the Mid-South Cup Matches at Old Waverly in West Point, Miss., this week.
    Arkansas has won the title three straight years. This year’s event begins Friday with 4-ball and foursome matches. Individual match play is set for Saturday.

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  • 3 area baseball teams ousted

    Hillcrest, Izard County and Midland were eliminated in state tournament baseball action over the weekend.
    Hillcrest won its opener, a 4-3 decision over Poyen that lasted 10 innings, but fell to Greers Ferry West Side Saturday.
    Cave City, the area’s lone survivor, did not play due to weather.
    The Cavemen are set to take on the Parker’s Chapel Trojans this evening at 5 in the Class 3A State Tournament in Harrison.

    Class 1A
    Hillcrest 4,
    Poyen 3, 10 innings

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  • Lady Cougars stand alone

    The top two high school softball teams out of the 2A-2 District each experienced a 2-day stay in the Class 2A State Tournament near the Louisiana border.
    In first-round games Friday, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Quitman Lady Bulldogs 15-0 in a run-ruled 4-innings in Junction City and the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves knocked off the Bigelow Lady Panthers 14-2 in five innings in Norphlet.
    Saturday, they switched sites and the Foreman Lady Gators stopped the Lady ’Katz 9-1 and the Junction City Lady Dragons knocked out the Lady T-wolves 7-6.

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  • Bruins, ‘bad day’ end Pioneer season

    MONTICELLO — It was not a good day for a bad day.
    That was Batesville Coach Mark Rush’s assessment after the Pulaski Academy Bruins thumped the Pioneers 12-2 in a run-ruled six innings in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament for high school baseball.
    “We committed five errors and, honestly, there were probably more than that,” he said of the Pioneers’ uncharacteristically porous defense.
    Pulaski Academy’s Sam Vogel limited the Pioneers to three hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three.

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