The Batesville Pioneers got off to a good start in 5A-East Conference play with another high school soccer shutout Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium.
The 3-0 victory over the Paragould Rams brought the Pioneers’ record to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the district. They have not been scored upon in two regular-season games and in three preseason scrimmages. They did lose one of those scrimmage matches in an overtime shootout after a scoreless tie.
Against Paragould, the Pioneers allowed just five shots. Vivien Ramirez, Batesville’s goalie, turned them away.
Three of four area softball games scheduled for Tuesday were postponed and two have been rescheduled.
Midland-at-Walnut Ridge, Cotter-at-Cedar Ridge and Greers Ferry Westside-at-Concord were the casualties. The varsity and junior varsity games at Cedar Ridge (Newark) have been rescheduled for March 19 and the single game at Concord has been added to an originally-scheduled meeting on April 8.
Midland Coach Rick McKinney said the contest at Walnut Ridge will be rescheduled, since it is a 2A-2 District meeting.
WALNUT RIDGE — Curtis Jackson struck out 11 and allowed just four hits and the Walnut Ridge offense took care of the rest as the Bobcats whipped the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 12-1 this Class 2A-2 District contest.
The run rule was enforced in the fifth inning.
Andy Crawford, Luke Henderson, Justin Lovell and Cody Weathers were the Cedar Ridge hitters. Crawford scored the lone run.
Cedar Ridge falls to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the district.
Heber Springs 11,
Cave City 1
The Batesville Lady Pioneers opened the high school softball season Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex with a 5-0 victory over the Valley View Lady Blazers.
Angela Woods fired a 1-hitter and Kandess Pfitzner and Maggie Beshears provided two hits apiece to highlight the action. Woods struck out seven and walked none in the 5-inning contest. Pfitzner scored two runs. Beshears scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base.
Rachel Shellenberger also provided a run batted in. Brooke Crowell, who was hit by a pitch, also scored a run.
CLINTON — Southside seventh-graders took home five blue ribbons from a season-opening track and field meet here Monday.
Sara Morse and Kenzie Batterton were a 2-time winner. Morse won the 800-meter run in a time of three minutes, four seconds and the high jump with a leap of four feet, three inches. Batterton won the 100-meter dash in 13.8 seconds and the long jump at 13-10.
Jessie VanEmburg rounded out the Southside winners with a 6-foot effort in the pole vault.
Team scores were not kept. Below are the rest of Southside’s results:
Lyon College fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is sponsoring the 5K Run/Walk For Reagan on March 27, according to a news release from the school.
Proceeds from the event go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Many such benefit events bear the name of President Ronald Reagan, who suffered from the disease before his death in 2004. Reagan was a TKE member at Eureka College.
The race is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start. Anyone interested should contact Andrew Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (870) 378-8016.
Retired members of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association are encouraged to attend opening ceremonies Saturday morning for the 50th Batesville City Tournament at Hollywood Bowl, BWBA member Yvonne Satterwhite said.
“We’re having some special ceremonies since this is the 50th anniversary of the event and we’ve got some little gifts for those retired members,” Satterwhite said.
Satterwhite said retired members should arrive at 8:30. The first ball will be rolled at 9.
MOBILE, Ala. — The Spring Hill Badgers jumped out to an 8-run lead and weathered a comeback charge by the Lyon Scots to earn a 10-6 nonconference baseball victory here Monday evening.
Lyon has lost two straight and falls to 8-6 while Spring Hill snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 13-8.
ENGLAND — The Southside Southerners improved to 3-1 with a nonconference high school baseball victory over the England Lions here Monday.
Colby Sutton pitched the win and hit three for four, including a double. Levi Henderson and Keith McPherson each doubled. Blaine French added two singles.
Chris Vaughn provided three innings of relief.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Junior pitcher Kayla Bowren twirled a 1-hitter and drove in six runs to lead the Midland Lady Mustangs by the White County Central Lady Bears 11-5 in a nonconference high school softball opener here Monday.
Bowren struck out 14, walked six and hit two batters in seven innings. At the plate, she hit three for four, including a 2-run double for a 3-2 Midland lead in the fifth, and a grand slam home run in the sixth inning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The boys sure backed NASCAR into a corner on this one.
Determined to give drivers more leeway this season when it came to policing each other on the track, NASCAR opened the year with a relaxed “boys, have at it” attitude. It was interpreted to mean NASCAR would look the other way at a nudge here, a spin there, and all the retaliatory bumping and banging that goes on over a very long season.
No one could have predicted, though, that NASCAR’s first true test would come a mere four races into the season following a frightening accident at Atlanta.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Huskies didn’t celebrate after the game. Just another night’s work for Coach Geno Auriemma’s latest dynasty.
After their ho-hum 59-44 win over Notre Dame put them in the championship of the Big East tournament on Monday night, the Huskies just shook hands with the Irish — same as they have after pretty much every other game during their incredible streak.