10 — at Searcy
17 — at Heber Springs
1 — at Russellville
7 — Sara Low Relays
14 — at Paragould
22 — at Heber Springs
28 — 5A-East preliminaries in Paragould
30 — 5A-East finals in Paragould
5 — 5A State Meet at Hot Springs High School
14 — Meet of Champions at Lake Hamilton (Pearcy)
With some quicker steps, the Batesville Lady Pioneers could return to the top in the Class 5A State Track and Field Meet.
Last spring, the Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals stopped the Lady Pioneers’ run of state championships at five. Camden Fairview scored 94 points. Batesville finished second with 71.5.
The Lady Cardinals did it because they were better balanced — scoring points in the field events, sprints, hurdles, middle distance and long distance races — than the Lady Pioneers.
The Lady Pioneers failed to score in the sprints and hurdles.
BROCKWELL — Izard County defeated Melbourne 4-1 in a season-opening nonconference baseball game Monday afternoon.
The Cougars scored one run in the bottom of the first inning, added another in the third and then sent two across in the sixth. Melbourne’s lone run came in the seventh.
Jake Dockins hit two for three, drove in a run and scored three of Izard County’s four runs. Preston Harmon had the Cougars’ only other hit. Jed Yarnell drove in a pair of runs despite a zero for four outing.
Rain and wet conditions wiped out all the high school baseball and softball games scheduled in the circulation area for Tuesday and washed out the practice session scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
The BMS season is scheduled to get under way Thursday night with the Mid-America Modified Championships, a 3-day show.
As of press time, no rescheduled dates for baseball or softball had been announced.
10-12 — Mid-America Modified Championship
17-19 — TrackTek Spring Street Stock Special
1 — Points racing season begins for all classes
8 — Points racing
15 — Points racing
22 — Comp Cams Late Model Series, points racing
29 — Points racing
6 — Points racing
13 — Points racing
19-21 — Bad Boy 98
LOCUST GROVE — Batesville Motor Speedway’s 2011 racing season is scheduled to take the green flag Thursday night with the Mid-America Modified Championship.
The 3-day show will be headlined by NASCAR’s Ken Schrader as he joins the region’s top modified drivers in a battle for a $1,500 prize each night. The top overall performer will receive a $500 bonus.
The story of how Schrader’s racing career began has been told so many times that it is almost legend in the NASCAR ranks.
A long line of White River Roadrunner club members and runners with local ties crossed the finish line at the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday, and one of them finished with a qualifying time for a much better-known marathon.
Brenden Bishop qualified for the Boston Marathon in the 45-49 age division with a time of 3 hours, 27 minutes and 52 seconds. The 45-year-old from Batesville finished 130th among the men.
The Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 18.
Brian Stanfield finished first among local runners. The 38-year-old finished 67th in a time of 3:17:11.
The 52nd version of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament is scheduled for the next two weekends at Hollywood Bowl, according to a news release from Lori Hayes.
The team competitions in the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event are set for Friday and March 19. Play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
The doubles and singles division of play is set for Saturday and March 20, beginning at 1 p.m. each day.
MOBILE, Ala. — Lyon’s 5-game winning streak came to an end here Tuesday afternoon as the University of Mobile Rams collected a doubleheader sweep.
The Rams won the opener 6-3 and took the nightcap 4-3 in an extra inning.
Chris Peacock pitched the game one victory. He allowed one earned run on six hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings of work.
Jeff Lyons provided one inning of relief and allowed one run on two hits, walked none and struck out none.
HEBER SPRINGS — Millicent Talley pounded the softball well beyond the center field fence, giving the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Cedar Ridge defeated the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 8-5 in a nonconference meeting here Monday.
Coach Joey Nelson said Talley’s homer was “a 300-foot bomb to dead center.”
Tia Moore and Laken McCoy recorded three hits and two runs apiece for Cedar Ridge (2-0). Moore also drove in two runs. Maci Thomas and Cecily Freeman each went one for four with a run scored.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen used a late surge to pull away from the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 9-1 in a nonconference baseball game here Monday afternoon.
A 1-1 tie was broken with a 5-run fifth. The Cavemen added three more in the sixth.
Joey Barnett and Justin Hunter combined to pitch a 2-hitter for Cave City (3-2). Barnett threw the first four innings, allowing one hit. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter. Cedar Ridge’s run was unearned. Hunter allowed one hit, struck out three and walked none in three complete innings of work.