• Results completed from track meet

    Tristen Driver, a seventh-grader at Batesville Junior High, was inadvertenly omitted from the Heber Springs Buffalo Medical Panther Relays results in Tuesday’s Guard.
    Driver finished fifth in the 1,600-meter run.

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  • Scots drop 8th straight

    Roger Glaude collected two hits and scored a run in a losing effort Tuesday as the Lyon Scots fell to the Harding Bisons 15-1.
    The run rule was enforced in the eighth of a scheduled nine innings. Harding is ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division II.
    Glaude, who singled to right field, scored Lyon’s lone run in the bottom of the third on a Kyle Kallsnick double to deep center.
    Five Harding pitchers combined to allow only four hits. Glaude’s first hit came in the bottom of the first inning, and Aaron Thornton singled to center in the second.

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  • Batesville sweeps Junior Pioneer Relays

    Batesville swept the Pepsi Junior Pioneer Relays Tuesday evening at Pioneer Stadium.
    The Junior Pioneers won 11 of 15 events and cruised to a 279.5 point total. That was 193.5 points more than second-place Harding Academy’s 86. Riverview was third in the 10-school event with 73.
    Batesville’s Jalen Meadows-Haynes swept the 110 and 300-meter hurdle events and won the long jump competition. He also teamed with Chris Covington, Michael Robinson and Nick Morton to win the 400-meter relay.

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  • Lady Pioneers break skid

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers broke through in the 5A-East District softball by sweeping the Forrest City Lady Mustangs 9-5 and 17-4 here Tuesday.
    The Lady Pioneers trailed 3-2 in the opener before striking for six run in the fifth inning. Part of that surge was a 3-run, inside-the-park home run by Sydney Nail — one of three hits for Nail. Haley Hambrick and Hailey Hastings also provided three hits apiece as the Lady Pioneers piled up 15 hits.

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  • BHS kickers maul Marion

    The Batesville Lady Pioneer and Pioneer soccer teams probably left Lyon College’s Marshal Huser Field Tuesday liking the Scots’ field and nets.
    While sweeping the Marion Lady Patriots and Patriots, the Batesville teams outscored the Class 6A teams 14-0.
    The Lady Pioneers won 8-0 as Kali Foreman, Lainey Rumans and Natalie Meinzer each scored two goals. Kayla Davis and Maddie Mead also scored a goal.
    Assists went to Erin Richards (2), Foreman (2), Anna Richards, Ariel Wann, Davis and Alexa Long.

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  • Lyon College golfer recognized

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lyon College women’s golfer Charli Steed has been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
    Steed, a native of Thayer, Mo., tied with teammate Kaitlyn Duncan last week in the Lyon College Invitational at The Course at Eagle Mountain. Steed shot a first round total of 92, followed by a 93 in the second round. The teammates tied for third in the tournament.
    The Scots are scheduled to play again Monday at the Harding University Natural State Spring Golf Classic in Searcy.

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  • Midland improves to 9-1, sets up district showdown

    GREERS FERRY — The Midland Mustangs improved to 9-1 overall and set up a key 1A 2-South District baseball game with a 10-1 victory over the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles here Tuesday.
    The Mustangs are scheduled to host the South Side Bee Branch Hornets on Monday. Bee Branch handed Midland its only loss of the season in Bee Branch back on March 17. The Hornets won 10-4.
    Tuesday, Midland’s Drew Fortson scattered three hits over five and two-thirds innings while striking out 13 and walking two. Josh Thomas finished, striking out two and giving up just one hit.

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  • Pioneers sweep in Forrest City for much-delayed district start

    FORREST CITY — Sophomore Jared May hit a 2-out, 2-run single in the top of the seventh inning here Tuesday, and then the Batesville Pioneers stopped a Forrest City Mustang threat in the bottom of the frame for a 3-1 victory in the opening game of a 5A-East District doubleheader.
    The Pioneers dominated the second game, winning 8-2. With that, the Pioneers finally made a mark in the district standings. Their previous two district doubleheaders have been rained out and are still waiting to be played.

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  • Rain keeps schedule in turmoil

    Weather continues to have a stranglehold on the “Sports calendar.”
    All of Monday’s baseball, softball, soccer and track and field events for circulation-area teams were washed out and there have also been some wrinkles put in today’s schedule.
    Calico Rock and Izard County have moved Monday’s baseball game to Wednesday and today’s game with Black Rock has been rescheduled for April 11.
    Izard County will try to host Black Rock today for a softball game, but Izard County Athletic Director David Harmon was searching for umpires as of press time.

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  • Junior Pioneers win track meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Junior Pioneers held off the Vilonia Junior Eagles here Saturday to win the Heber Springs Buffalo Medical Panther Relays title.
    Led by sprinter Peter Okolo, the Junior Pioneers scored 151.5 points to the Junior Eagles’ 141. Okolo won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and brought home the blue ribbon in the long jump.
    The Junior Pioneers’ other victory came in the 400-meter relay where Chris Covington, Jalen Meadows, Michael Robinson and Nick Morton teamed up. Meadows scored in five other events.

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  • Trumann adds on wins, confidence at Orange Crush

    Winning a second straight Citizens Bank Orange Crush Classic title was nice, and regaining some confidence was even better, Trumann Coach Brian Haynes said.
    The Lady Wildcats came to the annual event at the Batesville North Complex on Saturday morning with an 11-2 record. Friday night, they split a 4A-3 District doubleheader with the Gosnell Lady Pirates, losing 4-3 and winning 2-0.

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  • BHS kickers collect 2-0 wins

    VILONIA — It was a doubly good April Fools’ Day for Batesville High School’s soccer teams.
    The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers swept their hosts by the same 2-0 count in two key 5A-East Conference matches.
    Sam Johnson scored the Pioneers’ first goal with an assist from Oscar Valdez at the 18:41 mark of the first half. Brener Costello scored on a penalty kick at 14:06 of the second half.
    For the second straight match, the Pioneers controlled play from start to finish, took 41 shots — 22 in the first half — and missed often.

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