Julie Gregg scored her fourth hole-in-one Sunday on the Chamberlyne Country Club course in Danville.
The Batesville woman used a 9-iron to ace the par-3, 105-yard hole. Never mind that it was the 13th hole.
“I’m lucky. I’m not good,” she said. laughing.
Her husband, Rusty, witnessed the shot, along with Randy and Christie Alexander of Danville. They were paired in a couples tournament.
The Greggs tied for first in the first flight with 9-under-par 135. They shot rounds of 70 and 65 in the 2-day tourney.
LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway’s 40th anniversary racing season is set to conclude Saturday with the running of the 16th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship.
Driver Wayne Brooks won last year’s 50-lap, $10,000-to-win race.
Three athletes and four sports will be represented at the Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday in Becknell Gymnasium, according to a news release from the school.
The new inductees are: Jennifer (Walls) Payton, a 1998 graduate and volleyball standout; Kevin Jenkins (’86), a basketball player and later a coach; and Chris Marcak (’86), a cross country and track star.
The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team opened the season Monday night in Pioneer Stadium with an impressive 31-0 shut out of the Mountain Home Bomber’s JV squad.
The Pioneers led 14-0 at halftime on the strength of a 42-yard pass interception return for a touchdown by Wesley Rudd, and a 2-yard run by quarterback Nick Morton. Mario Garcia kicked each point after.
In the third quarter, following another Rudd interception, Morton passed to Rudd for seven yards and a TD.
Batesville won five of seven high school tennis matches with Southside at the Lyon College courts Monday.
The Lady Pioneers won 3-2 with their advantage coming in doubles. Stephanie Bolin and Emily Pham battled by Maggie Carlile and Jordan Hicks 7-5.
Because Southside has only one male playing tennis this season, only two matches were played.
SEARCY — The Searcy Lions took advantage of big plays, turnovers and, as a result, the Batesville Pioneers in a nonconference high school football game here Friday night.
With the 37-22 victory, the resurgent Lions snapped a 7-game losing streak to their longtime rivals to the north and improved to 2-0.
The Pioneers fell to 1-1 and must now face another team on the upswing before beginning 5A-East District play. The Pioneers are scheduled to host the Mountain Home Bombers on Friday night. The Bombers also improved to 2-0 by blanking the Harrison Goblins 37-0 Friday night.
The Lyon College women’s soccer team dominated the Saint Gregory’s University Lady Cavaliers on Friday at Marshall Huser Field to earn their first home win of the season by a score of 12-0.
Senior forward Anna Klotzle recorded the match’s first score for the Scots at the 9:18 mark off a Norma Sanchez assist.
LOCUST GROVE — Batesville Motor Speedway hosted its final night of points racing here Friday.
Joe Payne edged Kevin Grizzle for the top spot in the street stock class. Ronnie Jones was crowned champion in the front-wheel drive division. Greg Waugh complied the most points in the IMCA modified class. William Lawrence was the season’s best factory stock driver. Roger Witt claimed top honors in the NeSmith late model division.
SEARCY — The Southside Southerners, the only remaining undefeated Guard-circulation area varsity high school football team, bounced back from a 10-point halftime deficit Friday night to defeat the Riverview Raiders 40-28.
Southside trailed 22-12 at the half, but the visitor’s locker room remained calm during the break, according to Southerner Coach Kenny Simpson.
“There was no panic from our team at halftime,” Simpson said.
FORREST CITY — Southside Southerners Clayton House and Wyat Gambill led the way among Guard-circulation area golfers at the McDonald’s Mustang Tradition Tournament on the Forrest City Country Club course here Saturday.
House shot a 10-over-par 81 and Gambill added an 85 — good enough for both to be named to the all-tournament team.
The Southerners finished sixth as a team. Dalton Lamons added a 111 and Clint Thomas a 125 for the team total of 402.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won one match in pool play and one in volleyball tournament play at the West Plains Show-me Showdown here Saturday.
After falling 25-21, 25-19 to West Plains and 25-23, 25-15 to Rogersville, Mo., the Lady Pioneers defeated Salem, Mo., 25-20, 25-14. Liberty, Mo., and Batesville split two games in the finale of their pool play. Batesville won the first game 25-18. The Missourians took the second 28-26.