• Recent Izard County graduate to team with other Arkansans in Tri-State event

    BROCKWELL — Rachel Harmon, a 4-time all-state golfer for the Izard County Lady Cougars, was recently named to the Arkansas Junior Girls Tri-States Team, according to a news release from the school.
    Harmon, who recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, earned her spot on the Tri-States team based on her scores in last summer’s Arkansas State Golf Association events.

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  • Bearkatz golfer signs with Tech

    MELBOURNE —  Melbourne graduate Sam Cooper recently signed a national letter of intent to play golf for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys.
    “Playing college golf is a dream,” Cooper said. “I have to improve my game even more in order to excel at that level.”
    Cooper led the Bearkatz to the Class 2A state championship last fall and earned an invitation to the Overall Tournament, golf’s all-star tournament. He was a medalist in numerous matches throughout his high school career, including several district, regional and state honors. The state championship culminated his career.

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  • Hooker wins

    NEWPORT — Cave City’s Bobby Hooker won the super pro division Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, according to information provided to the Guard.
    Jeremy Odom ran second to Hooker.
    Gary Spicer took the top spot in the street division with Steve Simpson chasing. Ron Davis beat Batesville’s Bill Smith down the line in the foot brake division.
    Joey Bogard was quickest on a bike with Jason Russell in tow.

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  • Isle of Capri results posted

    LOCUST GROVE — Saturday night’s feature results for the Isle of Capri Late Model Series at Batesville Motor Speedway have been announced.
    As reported in Monday’s edition, T.J. Herndon was the winner. Here is the order in which the field crossed the finish line: Herndon, Bill Frye, Billy Moyer Jr., Eric Cooley, Roger Witt, Brandon Smith, Nick Black, Jason Wilkey, Bobby Derryberry, Marcus Andrews, Brian Ritchie, Jeff Floyd, Raymond Merrill, Jeff Taylor, Mark Norris, Bobby Dauderman, Steve Tarry, Joe Foreman, Tyler Stevens, Jared Landers

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  • Cave City basketball camps scheduled to tip off Tuesday

    CAVE CITY — The first day of the Cavemen Basketball Camp is set for Tuesday and campers can register now, according to a news release from the school.
    Campers can also register the first day of the camp beginning at 8 a.m. for elementary students at noon for junior high students.
    The elementary camp is for girls and boys in grades 3-6 and it runs from 8:30 until noon, Tuesday through Friday. The junior high camp is for girls and boys in grades 7-9 and it runs from 12:30-4 p.m.

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  • Vandy shuts out Arkansas; caps sweep for lower seeds

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Aaron Westlake hit a home run in his fourth consecutive game and Sonny Gray threw seven shutout innings as Vanderbilt beat Arkansas 2-0 Wednesday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
    The decision in the nightcap of the tournament’s first round completed a sweep for the lower seeds.
    It started when seventh-seeded Alabama whipped second-seeded Auburn 7-1, then No. 6 Ole Miss blanked No. 3 South Carolina 3-0, and No. 8 LSU downed top-seeded Florida 10-6.

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  • ‘Sandlot Summary’ policies

    The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following:
    The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 p.m. the day after the game.
    The scores will be published on the day following the receipt of the form or as soon thereafter as possible.

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  • ‘Train for Four’ sessions to start June 5

    The White River RoadRunners will again help runners prepare for the White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race through the ‘Train for Four’ program, according to a news release from the local club.
    The first of nine training sessions is set for June 5, 8 a.m. at the Batesville High School track in Pioneer Stadium. The race is scheduled for August 7.
    A group of experienced runners from the club will be there to direct and encourage participants, the news release said.

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  • Lyon hoops camps set to begin June 1

    Lyon College Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins announced that the college will host six basketball camps during the months of June and July.
    The first is set for June 5. It’s a 1-day shooting camp for boys entering grades 5-12. The cost is $60 per camper.
    On June 7-10, the elementary/middle school camp for boys and girls will take place. That camp is open for children entering 2-6 grades and the cost is $75.

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  • Bearkatz coaching staff loses, gains familiar faces

    MELBOURNE — Two familiar coaches are leaving the area — though not far — one is returning and another is starting his career close to home.
    Melbourne High Athletic Director Tim Massey announced this morning that Larry Treadway, who was an assistant with Batesville’s junior and senior high football teams for 19 years and has directed Walnut Ridge’s football program the past five years, was hired in a school board meeting Monday night.

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  • Hillcrest stars invited to Classic

    The Arkansas Activities Association on Monday announced its baseball and softball all-stars and two Guard-circulation area athletes are on the rosters.
    Both are from Hillcrest. Miranda Doyle earned the nod for softball and Derek Wooten has been selected for baseball.
    Doyle helped lead the Lady Screamin’ Eagles to the Class 1A State Tournament this season. She recorded a .342 batting average and got on base 63 percent of the time. Doyle led the squad in stolen bases with 18 and walks with 19.

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  • Piper named to all-region team

    Lyon College center fielder Kristi Kelley was recently named to the first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association NAIA All-East Region squad.
    Kelley, a junior from DeBerry, Texas, was the TranSouth Athletic Conference’s regular-season batting champion with a .446 average and stole a conference-best and single-season, school-record 31 bases.
    The speedster tied for second in the league with 45 runs scored and earned a league-leading .506 on-base percentage. All three marks were single-season records for Lyon.

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