JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Mark McGwire is back in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ new batting instructor showed up early today, the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. McGwire arrived at Roger Dean Stadium toting a couple of bags and received applause from a handful of autograph seekers as he climbed out of an SUV.
He asked a group of reporters, “Where do I go?” and mistakenly turned into the media room before finding the correct door. He didn’t take any questions.
The Batesville Bassmasters will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank to finalize the 2010 tournament schedule, secretary Colin Patterson said.
“We want everybody to be there that can be there,” Patterson said.
Dues of $35, the same as last year, will also be accepted at the meeting.
Rules will remain the same as in 2009. According to club bylaws, any rules changes have to be approved the year prior to the season they take effect, and no one suggested any changes last year, Patterson said.
IMBODEN — Cedar Ridge swept the junior high division titles of the 2A-2 District Tournament here Tuesday night, and they did it in convincing fashion.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves whipped the Salem Junior Lady Greyhounds 36-22 as Haley Hix scored 13 points, Chelsea Hendrix added 10 and Tasha Lovell chipped in nine.
The Junior Lady T-wolves finished with a 14-5 record.
WYNNE — Led by senior guards Alex Davidson and Rachel Shellenberger, the Batesville Lady Pioneers held off the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets for a 58-45, 5-A East District high school basketball victory here Tuesday night.
The Lady Pioneers led 17-7, 28-18 and 40-29 at the quarter breaks, but it got interesting late.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — These kids from Kentucky are growing up fast.
The second-ranked Wildcats showed they learned their lessons from their only loss of the season and got a preview of the intensity of postseason basketball, beating Mississippi State 81-75 in overtime on Tuesday night in one of college basketball’s most hostile arenas.
STUTTGART — The Southside teams need to add on one more win to extend the school’s basketball season into another week.
In 4A-2 District first-rounders here Monday night, the Southerners thumped the Clinton Yellowjackets 58-31 and the Lady Southerners rallied by the Marianna Lady Trojans 34-28. A victory tonight for either team will clinch a spot in a region tournament.
The Yellowjackets had beaten the Southerners twice in the regular season. This time, after a close first half, the Southerners broke away with a 24-5 advantage in the third quarter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots lost their 10th straight game and their ninth straight TranSouth Athletic Conference decision here Monday night as the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans rolled to a 94-63 win.
Lyon (5-20, 1-12) has not won a league game since Jan. 16 and is 1-7 in its last eight games against the Trojans. TNU (18-8, 9-4) has won four of its last five contests.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers used a lock-down defense and got a big performance from K.K. Hodges for a 65-56 upset of the No. 12 Trevecca Nazarene Trojans on Monday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game in Moore Gym.
Hodges collected her team-leading 12th double-double of the season with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. The junior forward hit eight of 16 from the field and added four assists. Senior guard Ashley Waller pitched in 11 points and Lauren Ramsey tallied nine.
Batesville’s women and men bowling associations and the Hollywood Bowl are hosting the annual Mixed No-Tap Doubles Tournament this weekend, according to a news release from the associations.
Bowling in the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned tournament is scheduled to begin at 1:30 Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The entry fee is $50 per team, which will consist of one man and one woman, who will alternate throwing each frame. Each team will bowl four games, with the low score being thrown out.
The Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club is hosting running and walking clinics beginning Feb. 23 in Batesville, according to a news release from the club.
The hour-long clinics will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the pond on the Lyon College campus, and Saturdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Batesville High School’s running track in Pioneer Stadium.
Springdale High School football standout Chris Clinard, the grandson of Jerry and Mary Cooper Miller of Batesville, recently signed a letter of intent with Evangel University.
Clinard started three years at free safety for the Class 7A team. He led the team in tackles both his senior and junior years. He also recorded three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior campaign.
Evangel is in Springfield, Mo. The NAIA school competes in the Heart of American Athletic Conference.