HEBER SPRINGS — Carolyn Fowler turned in a state-qualifying performance here Friday to lead Southside’s results in the Heber Springs State Bank Relays.
Fowler placed fourth in the pole vault with a vault of eight feet, six inches. Teammate Erica Thomas placed seventh in the same event.
No Southerners provided a state-qualifying performance, but the 400-meter relay team did finish third. That team was made up of Christian Manna, Donnie Cooper, Jared Dahl and Josh Harris. Cooper also placed sixth in the triple jump.
The Batesville Junior High track teams swept the Pepsi Junior Pioneer Relays at Pioneer Stadium on Friday.
The Junior Pioneers collected 270 points, 148 better than second place Mountain Home.
Hunter Wilson won the discus competition with a hurl of 108 feet, four inches. Teammates Hunter Cowan, Khong Nguyen and Jacob Lawrence locked the top four spots in the event.
Daron Stigger bounced a little more than 35 feet to win the triple jump. He also won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.56 seconds.
MELBOURNE — The Midland Lady Mustangs and Melbourne Lady Bearkatz are scheduled to meet this afternoon at 1 in the Class 2A North Region Tournament semifinals.
The Lady Mustangs, regular season and tournament champions out of the 2A-2 District, advanced with an 8-5 victory over the Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds in a region tourney first-rounder on Saturday.
Melbourne defeated Buffalo Island Central 9-1. The other first-round scores were: Marked Tree 5, Cedar Ridge 3; and Salem 6, Riverside 2.
Golf: Citizens Bank Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 9 a.m.
College softball: Freed-Hardeman at Lyon, doubleheader, 2 p.m.
College baseball: Lyon at Trevecca Nazarene (Nashville, Tenn.), 2 p.m. High school track and field: Southside at Heber Springs, 3:30 p.m.
Junior high track and field: Southside at Pepsi Junior Pioneer Relays at Pioneer Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8
Region tournament action is set to begin Saturday and the Guard-circulation area is hosting two.
Melbourne will be the site for the Class 2A North Region Tournament while at the same time, Izard County will be hosting the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell.
In Melbourne, Salem and Riverside are set to get the day started at noon. Melbourne and Buffalo Island Central will follow around 1:45 and the second half of the day will feature Cedar Ridge versus Marked Trees and Midland vs. Marmaduke.
The Batesville Pioneers swept the Little Rock Christian Warriors 6-4 and 17-7 Thursday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
In the opener, Erik Vaughn got the Pioneers started with a single. Jake Palese followed with the same and then Will Lindsey singled in Vaughn.
Ryan Coles hit a 3-run homer to put the home team up 4-0 in the first inning. He later gave all three back with an abysmal pitching performance in the sixth inning.
Batesville added two more runs in the second inning when Lindsey homered in Talan Roepcke, who had singled.
Kevin Jarrat led a quartet of White River Roadrunners in the HMG Family Fit 5K in Jonesboro last weekend.
Jarrat, a 50-year-old runner from Searcy, finished seventh overall, completing the 5-kilometer race in 21 minutes.
The overall winners were Joseph Pearce and Joanna Huck, both of Jonesboro. Their times were 18:04 and 21:50, respectively.
The other local runners and their results were: Robert Barber, 16th, 21:42; Jennifer Dorris, 25th, 23:05; and Dana Barber, 97th, 29:49.
A tryout for Batesville’s American Legion baseball teams is set for May 17 at the Batesville Recreation Complex, Coach Kirk Kelley said.
Athletes 19 years old and younger are eligible. The tryout is to start at 2 p.m.
For more information, call Kelley at 307-7337.
LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway has announced that tonight’s admission is $15 per car load, as opposed to the typical $10 per ticket.
“Bring out the whole family for only $15 a carload,” BMS co-owner Connie Starr said. “That’s for a car, truck, bus, whatever. It’s only $15 per vehicle.”
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing is set to begin at 8. For more information, call the speedway at (870) 251-0011 or visit www.bms-ar.com.
BEEBE — The Southside Lady Southerners got in a final tune-up game here Thursday as they visited the Class 5A Beebe Lady Badgers.
The game was quickly put together because Searcy couldn’t make the trip to Beebe for the originally-scheduled contest.
The Lady Badgers led 11-4 headed into the final inning of their Senior Day contest, but self destructed and watched as Southside chipped away to tie it and for an extra inning. Southside went on to win 13-11.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Brandon Moore is transferring from Arkansas after one season with the Razorbacks’ basketball team.
Moore, a 6-foot-9 freshman from New Orleans, played in 25 games last season, averaging 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds. The school announced his departure Wednesday, but didn’t say where he would enroll next.
“We appreciate all of Brandon’s efforts and contributions to the Razorback program,” Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey said. “We wish him nothing but the best.”
Get there early is the main thing about Hog Bash 2009, Scott Wood said.
That includes buying your tickets ahead of time, he added.
The annual event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. April 30 in the Batesville High School cafeteria, and it is sponsored by the White River Razorback Club and Independence County Arkansas Alumni Association.
University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino will speak. Chuck Barrett, the voice of the Razorbacks, will moderate, and Harold Horton, executive director of the Razorback Foundation, is also expected to speak.