• Lady Timberwolves get rolling in Pleasant Plains

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves pounded out a 15-2,  run-ruled victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in 2A-2 District high school softball action here Thursday.
    Haley Hoffman led the Lady T-wolves’ surging offense with three hits and three runs batted in. Chelsea Hendrix chipped in three hits and two RBI. Tia Moore hit two for two with a triple and two RBI, and Millicent Talley and Jordan Shelton provieded two hits apiece. Shelton tripled, scored four runs and drove in two. Talley doubled.

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  • BHS-Newport varsity game dropped

    The Newport-at-Batesville high school baseball games today at the North Complex have been changed, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said this morning.
    Varsity and junior varsity games were originally scheduled. Now the nonconference meeting will consist of two JV contests.
    “Newport’s coach called and they had to reschedule some games for this week and I think one of them was for a district game on Friday, so he asked for the change,” Rush said.

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  • Isle of Capri Series ready to try again

    LOCUST GROVE — The first round of the Isle of Capri Late Model Series is scheduled for this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    The series was set to begin two weeks ago, but was rained out.
    Friday night, the IMCA Modifieds and street stocks will join the late models on the racing card. On Saturday, the factory stock and front-wheel drive classes will run a support show.
    The Isle of Capri Series is scheduled for five rounds throughout the season. All will be raced at Batesville’s 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval.

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  • Runners, archers to share time, space at Eagle Mtn. school

    Runners and archers will share the space around Eagle Mountain Elementary School, so Joe Poole reminded participants to get there early Saturday morning.
    Registration for the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K will begin at 9. An archery tournament for students and adults is scheduled at the school for Friday and Saturday.
    The 1040 races will begin with a free 25-yard toddler trot for children ages 0 to 3 at 10:15. The featured race will start at 10:40. The free Kids Tax Deduction Run for children ages 4 to 10 is set to begin at 11:30.
    The entry fee for the main race is $15.

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  • Local runners take different routes to Boston Marathon

    They live on the same street, work at the same place and the Boston Marathon is penciled in on their calendars.
    Jon Healey and Jennifer Liles-Dorris have taken very different routes, however, and they will arrive at the legendary race on different days.
    Jon Healey, 57, has run competitively in four decades, and he’ll be one of the 25,000 to break from the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday morning for the 26-mile, 385-yard race to the finish line in front of the Boston Public Library.

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  • Junior Pioneers win meet in Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS — The Batesville Junior Pioneers experienced a nice warmup for the 5A-East District meet with a victory here Monday.
    Using just their ninth-graders, the Junior Pioneers won 10 of 15 events en route to scoring 169 points and finishing 108 points in front of the second-place Newport Greypups.
    Batesville’s Jaron Stigger won the high-point award. He collected individual blue ribbons in the long jump and 300-meter intermediate hurdles, and teamed with Phillip Archuleta, Drew Moore and Robert Smith to win the 1,600-meter relay.

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  • Cavemen clinch 3A 1-East title

    VALLEY SPRINGS — The Cave City Cavemen clinched the 3A 1-East District championship here Wednesday night with a doubleheader sweep of the Valley Springs Tigers.
    Cave City improved to 8-0 in the district with a 7-4 decision in the opener and an 11-2 dismantling in the nightcap.
    Valley Springs is now tied with Flippin, each with four losses in the district. Cave City (15-6 overall) has four conference games remaining and holds the tie-breaker against Valley Springs and Flippin. Cellar-dweller Marshall and Yellville-Summit await doubleheaders against Cave City.

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  • Lady Pioneers win two

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers put together two quick 3-inning victories over the winless Blytheville Lady Chickasaws in a 5A-East District doubleheader at the North Complex on Tuesday.
    The Lady Pioneers scored all the runs they would need in the first inning of an 18-0 win, and they scored 13 in the first frame of a 21-0 victory in the nightcap.
    The Lady Chicks never threatened to score. Batesville pitcher Angela Woods struck out four, walked none and gave up one hit in the opener. In the nightcap, she pitched a no-hitter while striking out eight and walking one.

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  • After slow start, Pioneers rally for big victories

    BLYTHEVILLE — After rallying from a 6-run deficit, the Batesville Pioneers made it all look pretty easy while sweeping the Blytheville Chickasaws in a 5A-East District doubleheader here Tuesday night.
    The Pioneers won the opener 18-6 and the nightcap 14-4 in a run-ruled five innings.
    Down 6-0 after two innings, the Pioneers struck for seven runs with two outs in the third inning. It began when Luke Tate, down to his last strike, reached on an error by the second baseman. Preston Smith and Tanner Ring followed with singles. Ring’s hit drove in Batesville’s first run.

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Lonnie Allwhite of Newark beat Ron Davis down the strip to win the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway Sunday.
    Newport’s Stephen Wilson edged Cave City’s Bobby Hooker for the top spot in super pro while Jason Bickford outran Don Holcomb in the street division.
    Josh Trimm took the outlaw street bike win with Joseph Crossett in tow.
    On Saturday, Cave City’s Don Stitcher finished second in the foot brake division in Dyersburg, Tenn. That followed a first-place finish on April 3.

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  • CAC soccer teams thrash Batesville

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 5A-East Conference soccer leaders looked it here Tuesday.
    The Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs whipped the Batesville Lady Pioneers 8-1 and the Mustangs blanked the Pioneers 7-0.
    Junior Erin Richards scored Batesville’s only goal. She was assisted by senior Danielle Goodwin.
    The Lady Mustangs outshot the Lady Pioneers 32-7.
    The boys game was similar. The Mustangs took 30 shots to the Pioneers’ seven.

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  • Cavemen move to 6-0 in 3A 1-East

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen remained unbeaten in the 3A 1-East District with a doubleheader sweep of the Mountain view Yellowjackets here Tuesday.
    Cave City (13-6, 6-0) won the opener 7-2 and dominated the nightcap 15-0.
    Joey Barnett recorded 10 strikeouts and hit a 3-run triple in the opener while Garrett McSpadden slapped a triple and double.
    In game two, William Boyd allowed one hit, but faced the minimum. The game was run ruled in the third inning.
    Tyler Booth was credited with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Boyd hit a pair of singles.

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