• Hillcrest clinches district title in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL— The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles clinched the 1A 2-East District high school softball title here Monday with an 8-3 victory over the Izard County Lady Cougars.
    Samantha Blevins got Hillcrest off to a fast start with a 2-run single that highlighted a 4-run first. Blevins finished the day with three runs batted in. She also pitched the win, scattering three hits, striking out 12 and walking five over seven innings.
    Lindsey Crews helped finish off the Lady Cougars with a 2-run single in the 4-run seventh.

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  • Weatherford, Tucker win 1040 5K crowns

    A consistent winner and a first-timer took home the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K titles Saturday.
    Clan Weatherford ran a course-record time of 17 minutes, 43.60 seconds while defending his overall championship in the men’s division.
    Betsy Tucker is the new winner. The 53-year-old said she thinks her time of 22:02.77 is her best ever over five kilometers.
    “Yes. I think so. I don’t really keep up with it,” she said with a little laugh.
    She is mindful about what her significant other thinks of her running.

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  • 2 names heard often in 2A-2 District meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — Cedar Ridge and Haley Hix were often-repeated names here Thursday in the 2A-2 District Track and Field Meet.
    The Junior Lady Timberwolves and Junior Timberwolves won both team titles and Hix dominated the event. The athletic eighth-grader won the long jump, triple jump, 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the 100-meter hurdles.

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  • Junior Pioneers return to top

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneers returned to the winners’ stand in 5A-East District track and field here Saturday, and the Junior Lady Pioneers just missed a 3-peat.
    The Junior Pioneers scored 24 points in the last two events and won the meet by 8.2 points over the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws, the champions last spring.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers led much of the way but were unable to hold off the Nettleton Junior Lady Raiders, who won by two points. The Junior Lady Pioneers had won the past two district titles and 10 of the previous 14.

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  • Bald Knob wins tourney; S-side blanks Cave City

    ASH FLAT — Bald Knob defeated Highland 7-3 to win its second straight Sharp County Tournament here Saturday.
    Bald Knob reached the title game by defeating East Poinsett County in a game in Cave City on Friday.
    In the other tournament game in Cave City on Friday, Cave City blanked EPC 11-0 as Adam Gann pitched a 3-hitter. Gann struck out two and walked none over five innings.
    Jacob Odom hit three for three and drove in three runs for the winners. Taylor Milligan and Tyler Booth added two hits each. Milligan doubled and scored two runs.

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  • Lady Mustangs travel long, hard road to title

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs took the long, hard road while defending their Midland Mustang Madness Tournament title here Saturday.

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  • ‘Kid Smooth’ sweeps Isle of Capri races

    LOCUST GROVE — Billy Moyer Jr. pulled off the Isle of Capri Late Model Series sweep over the weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway.
    Son of dirt track legend Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer, “Kid Smooth” battled from 11th position Saturday night to secure the sweep.
    Jeff Floyd started on the pole Saturday night and was maintaining the lead until a flat tire during a caution flag forced him to make a pit stop. That moved the leader to the back of the pack.

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  • Pipers win one in four at home against conference softball foes

    The Lyon College Pipers managed one win in four tries as they hosted a pair of TranSouth Athletic Conference doubleheaders over the weekend at House Field.
    The Pipers gave the No. 20 Trevecca Nazarene Trojans a run for their money in a 4-2 loss, but the Trojans blanked the home team 8-0 in the second game Saturday.
    Lyon (13-23, 3-9) has lost four of its last six contests in TranSouth play. Trevecca Nazarene (35-12, 11-3) has won its last three and seven of its last 10.

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  • Scots win three over weekend

    The Lyon College Scots swept the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans in a TranSouth Athletic Conference 3-game series over the weekend at Scots Field.
    Josh McNatt and Nick Salahub threw complete games Saturday to pace the Scots.
    Lyon (24-15, 6-6) followed Friday’s 6-2 win with 8-3 and 8-2 decisions Saturday. The Trojans (25-17, 4-8) have lost eight of their last nine games.
    McNatt (7-2) earned Saturday’s game-one win with his second complete game of the season. The sophomore right-hander allowed five hits and struck out three in seven innings.

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  • BHS soccer teams sweep Nettleton

    Batesville High School soccer teams enjoyed their “Senior Day” with a pair of 5A-East Conference victories over Nettleton in Pioneer Stadium on Thursday.
    The Pioneers defeated the Raiders 3-1. Dustin Strecker, J.D. Sonnier and Robert Thorne, again, all seniors, scored the goals. All were unassisted. Sonnier’s came on a penalty kick was a career first.
    The Raiders’ goal came on a deflection off a Pioneer, which was also kicked by a Pioneer defender.
    The Pioneers outshot the Raiders 23-12. Pioneer goalie Vivien Ramirez notched 12 saves.

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  • Three area athletes named to All-Star basketball rosters

    Rosters for the 55th Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games have been announced and three Guard-circulation area cagers are on the lists.
    Melbourne’s Spencer Caraway and Midland’s Farrah Turner will play for the East squads, and Cave City’s Cheyenne Childers will play for the West in the games at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on June 24. The East-West girls game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. The boys contest will follow.

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  • Registration for American Legion baseball players set for April 25

    Registration for the Batesville American Legion baseball teams is set for April 25, 1-4 p.m., in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, announced Elbert Lindsey.
    The fee is $125 per player. Players may not play for any other baseball team while participating in Legion baseball.

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