The Batesville Twisters, a 14-and-under girls fastpitch softball team made up of Independence County Youth Athletics Association all-stars, recently placed second in the Fire & Ice Tournament in Jonesboro and second in the Twister Summer Bash in Batesville on Saturday, according to information provided by John Hayes.
They are scheduled to play in the Class C USSSA State Tournament in Jacksonville this Saturday.
The Independence County Youth Activities Association has announced its final standings for softball and the all-star selections for each age group.
Batesville Glass (16-and-under), Blue Jean Realty (12-and-under), Future Fuel (10-and-under) and Gillihan’s (8-and-under) were the league winners.
Batesville Glass (10-0) and Blue Jean Realty (12-0) were the only undefeated teams. Gillihan’s lost in the postseason tournament, which was won by Dairy Queen (5-7).
Listed below are the final standings and the all-stars for each age division:
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas linebacker Khiry Battle has been dismissed from the team after being arrested during the weekend on a charge of driving under the influence.
Coach Bobby Petrino announced Battle’s dismissal Monday, saying only that he’d violated team rules.
American Legion baseball: Mountain Home at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.
Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.
American Legion baseball: Blytheville at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.
HEBER SPRINGS — Izard County’s Rachel Harmon won the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Greers Ferry Lake Junior Invitational at Red Apple Inn Country Club on Friday, according to a news release from the Izard County High School.
Harmon shot a 2-day total of 158 with a pair of 79s. Katie Webb of Shirley was second with a 75-85—160. Paige Dutton was third with an 85-84—169.
Webb is the current points leader for the ASGA Girls Player of the Year.
BENTONVILLE — Batesville’s Tim Hughes provided the bulk of the excitement for the East squad here Friday night in a 29-6 loss to the West in the Arkansas High School Coaches Activities Association All-Star Classic football game.
Hughes, who had to wait until the second quarter before making his debut, was worth the wait as he ran 83 yards early in the period. Hughes found a hole on the right side, and worked his way through the secondary, stiff-arming and slipping tackles right and left before being hauled down by Jordan Shelby (Charleston) inside the 10-yard line.
LOCUST GROVE — It was a father-and-son Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Terry Brooks won the factory stock feature. Jesse Brooks, Terry’s 21-year-old son, won the front wheel drive feature.
Actually, it was a good night all the way around for Brooks family members in front wheel drive racers. Tim, the nephew of Terry, finished third and Tony, Terry’s brother, placed fourth.
The other feature winners were: Peyton Taylor, modified; Jason Wilkey, NeSmith late model; Adam Maple, economy modified; and Richie Tosh, street stock.
Tim Hughes, Batesville High School’s all-time leading rusher, moved his name to the top of another high school football list.
Tonight, the 6-foot, 185-pounder will start at running back for the East in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game at Tiger Stadium on the Bentonville High School campus. Kickoff is set for 7.
FAYETTEVILLE — The West continued its dominance of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games with a basketball sweep over the East Thursday night in the University of Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena.
The West won the girls game 80-65. The West boys took the nightcap 101-88.
Cave City graduate Amelia Bray was a member of the West squad. She was the only player on the West who didn’t score a basket, but she did contribute on both ends of the court. Bray was credited with two assists on offense and was her typical pesky self on defense.
A softball team made up of local and area players recently qualified for a national tournament by finishing second in a tourney in Covington, Tenn.
Arkansas Fury, a United Southern Girls Fastpitch 18-and-under team, went 4-3 in the Crack of The Bat Invitational, a 12-team event with a pool play and double-elimination formats.
After falling 5-1 to the Dixie Diamonds in an opener, the Fury defeated the Heartbreakers 4-1, the Mississippi Eclipse 7-1 and Mr. Trophy-Rabe 3-2.
LOCUST GROVE — Except for Andy Carpenter, all the rest of the Batesville Motor Speedway points leaders are keeping a close eye in their rear view mirrors.
Carpenter’s lead in the factory stock point race is 132 points. According to the BMS points standings, Carpenter has accumulated 342 points. Heath Grizzle is the distant second-place driver.
The rest of the top drivers — Joe Payne (street stock), Brandon Smith (modified), Joe Forman (economy modified), Jason Wilkey (crate late models) and Ronnie Jones (front wheel drive) — lead by no more
Golf: Central Arkansas Pro/AM Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 10 a.m.
American Legion baseball: 1A Zone 2 Tournament in West Memphis (Tilden Rodgers Complex) — Batesville Citizens Bank vs. Rivercrest-Searcy winner, 5 p.m.; West Memphis at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5
Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8