PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland took a step Monday night toward joining the area schools who have added football to their athletic program when they hired Tim Pugh as head football coach and athletic director.
The hiring of Pugh, a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Harding University, received school board approval in a meeting Monday Night, Midland Superintendent Dean Stanley said this morning.
The Batesville Pioneers and Greene County Tech Eagles played another of their 5A-East District baseball dandies Tuesday night at the North Complex, and the outcome was the same it’s been in three of the last four seasons.
Both teams left the park with a win, a loss and mixed feelings. Batesville won the opener 3-2. Tech took the nightcap 6-4.
Beyond those similarities, forget it. You would be hard pressed to find a doubleheader with more unusual happenings.
Bre’Anna Hobbs is the newest addition to the Lyon College women’s basketball roster, the college announced.
Hobbs, a native of Conway, recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the Scots. She averaged just over eight points and seven rebounds a game this past season at Conway High School. She played a key role in the team’s run to the state tournament this past season.
It was the second straight year Hobbs made a tournament appearance, leading Conway Christian to the tournament in her junior season.
SOUTHSIDE — After winning a close one, the Southside Southerners finished off their 4A-2 District baseball doubleheader with Cave City in another fashion.
The Southerners won the opener 6-5 when Jared Dahl scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Southerners won the nightcap 10-3 as Tyler Goad pitched a 4-hitter and Dahl hit three for four, including a 2-run homer.
In the opener, Dalton Littleton hit two doubles, Dahl added a 2-run double and Jace Dunegan doubled for Southside. Dahl pitched the first six innings. Colby Sutton relieved and got the win.
With the rescheduling of the Nettleton-at-Batesville, 5A-East District baseball doubleheader, so was Batesville’s Senior Night ceremony.
The home games today with the Greene County Tech Eagles were going to be the Pioneers’ final home district doubleheader, and the date for Senior Night. Now, that activity will be part of the games with Nettleton on May 6. That doubleheader was postponed on March 29 due to wet fields.
PARAGOULD — The Southside Southerners scored two goals in the final seven minutes of regulation and then won a shootout to snare a 6-4 victory over the Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons in a 4A-3 Conference high school soccer match here Friday.
“It was one of those crazy games,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “One that gives a coach gray hairs. It seemed like every bad bounce that could happen, happened to us, but the guys scraped and scrambled and found a way to win when it would have been easy to quit.”
Kristen Treadway, the new 1040 Tax Fun Run champion, isn’t new to running.
How else can you describe the life of a 24-year-old homemaker, mother of two and professional boxer.
The annual 5-kilometer race that starts and finishes at Eagle Mountain Elementary fit nicely into Treadway’s training schedule, so that’s why she joined the 100-plus other runners and walkers on this past weekend’s windy, colder-than-expected Saturday morning.
The Lyon Scots baseball team won one of three against the conference-leading Trevecca Nazarene Trojans during a TranSouth Athletic Conference series at Scots Field.
The 3-game series was originally scheduled for Trevecca’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., but the threat of rain forced the move to Batesville.
Undeterred by the unexpected 350-mile trip and an early 3-1 deficit, the Trojans collected a 13-3, 9-inning victory Friday.
Lyon (15-25, 4-13) responded with a 1-0 tilt in Saturday’s opener and then the visitors left town with a 10-0 decision.
The Lyon College Scots earned their first-ever softball win over the Martin Methodist RedHawks Saturday at Scots Field, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
Then they doubled up.
Tara Mitchell picked up the complete-game victory in the circle for the Scots in the first game, shutting out the RedHawks, 1-0. Mitchell earned her sixth win of the season as she allowed six hits and struck out a pair.
Trevecca Nazarene and Lyon have agreed to move their 3-game TranSouth Athletic Conference series to Batesville due the threat of rain in Nashville, Tenn.
The series is set to open at 3 p.m. today and a doubleheader is slated for Saturday afternoon.
Mother Nature has the most wins at Batesville Motor Speedway this season and she collected her latest victory today as BMS canceled its points racing scheduled for tonight.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won a team title here Thursday at the Arnold Relays as senior Mollie Matthews won two individual races and anchored a winning relay.
The Lady Pioneers totaled 88 points. They finished 15 points ahead of the Valley View Lady Blazers and another five points in front of the Jonesboro Lady Hurricane. Twenty-eight teams competed.
“Every team in our district (5A-East) was there but Forrest City, so it gave us an idea about what our district meet could be like,” Lady Pioneer Coach Stuart Smith said.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneers got off to another quick start and scored another run-ruled decision here Thursday while collecting their seventh victory in a row.
The Pioneers scored five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat the Newport Greyhounds 10-0 in six innings. The Pioneers have scored no less than five runs in the first inning of their last three games.
Sophomore Landon Gillmore led the way. The right-hander pitched five innings of 2-hit ball, and he hit two for four. His battery mate, junior catcher Hayden Cockrill, also hit two for four.