LOCUST GROVE — Usually, the night time is the right time for COMP Cams Topless 100, but for the last two races have been run in the light of day.
A strong Saturday night thunderstorm during the 12th lap forced race officials to postpone the 19th annual event until Sunday afternoon.
Scott Bloomquist, who led all but the first four laps, dominated the field of 24 other drivers to win the 100-lap race at Batesville Motor Speedway claiming the $40,000 prize.
“It feels really good to win,” Bloomquist said. “It means a lot. We have been so close so many times.”
CAVE CITY — The starting time for Tuesday’s Hoxie-at-Cave City, season-opening volleyball matches have been moved back one-half hour, announced Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley.
At Hoxie’s request, the junior high match will now start at 4:30 p.m.
CAVE CITY — Steve Moody and Fred Mullins weighed in four fish totaling 6.70 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
Moody caught the biggest bass of the tournament. It weighed 3 pounds.
Briggs Carlton and Adam Carlton came in second with five fish totaling 6.60 pounds.
Fourteen anglers competed.
The club’s next scheduled tournament will be Sept 9, 6 p.m. until midnight, on Lake Nofork, out of Quarry Ramp.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas turkey hunters will have the opportunity Tuesday to gather information and ask questions about proposed turkey hunting regulations for 2012.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host six public meetings across Arkansas that day. All of the meetings will begin at 7 p.m.
The closest meeting location to Batesville will be at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro.
The meetings are part of the AGFC’s annual turkey regulations process.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves football program plans to hold its fan appreciation day Saturday at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro, according to a report by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Refreshments will be served to the first 1,000 people attending the event starting at 10 a.m. Practice starts at 10:15 a.m. followed by a scrimmage at 10:40 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Friends and family members are remembering an Arkansas high school football player who collapsed and died after football practice.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that more than 1,500 people attended Wednesday’s funeral at a Gurdon High School auditorium for 15-year-old Montel Jaymel Williams.
According to an autopsy report, Williams died Aug. 9 of a pre-existing heart condition.
Members of the Gurdon High School football team attended the service in their jerseys, and football team members from nearby Prescott also attended.
Ten months after some big happenings in the Batesville High volleyball program, Coach Tanya Haigwood emphasized first steps when asked what the current Lady Pioneers must do to become the best they can be.
“I’m sure lots of other coaches are saying the same things, but, for us it’s about serving. We’ve got to serve it over, in and hard,” Haigwood said. “We need to do that, and we need to know where the weak players are in the serve receiving area.
“We’ve also got to get better at receiving serve,” the coach added. “If we progress in those two areas, we can do well.”
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Tickets for Arkansas’ first three football games of the 2011 season are now on sale.
The Razorbacks open the season at home against Missouri State Sept. 3, then play a road game against New Mexico Sept. 9 before returning to Fayetteville to play host to Troy.
The tickets are $45 for the Missouri State and Troy games and $55 for the New Mexico game.
Additional single-game tickets will be available in the future.
Dawson Hooks, the grandson of the Anna M. Hooks of Batesville, and son of Lance and Janet Hooks formerly of Batesville, recently finished first in the state of Colorado in a baseball skills competition.
Participating in the boys 10- to 11-year-old division of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge, Hooks won at the local and sectional levels, and then won the state finals competition.
The Hooks live in Littleton, Colo.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Earlier this month, the Izard County Cougars successfully defended their White River Water Carnival title. Tuesday they won their high school golf match at Cherokee Village, earning back-to-back victories.
The Cougars shot a 9-hole total of 135 and finished 10 strokes ahead of Highland. Southside finished third with a 156.
Uriah Mead (42), Zack Logan (46) and Preston Harmon (47) provided the scoring for the Cougars.
LOCUST GROVE — More than 70 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers will flock to the Batesville Motor Speedway this weekend for the 19th annual COMP Cams Topless 100.
The race is the speedway’s premiere event of the racing season, and driver Jared Landers, last year’s winner, said it will be difficult for him take the checkered flag again.
“It is going to be tough for me to repeat as champion,” Landers said. “We have a good car, but I just don’t know. I am more confident in my car this year than I was last year, but anything can happen out there.”
WYNNE — John and Cicilia Vinson won the Crowley’s Ridge Country Club Mixed Tournament here last weekend.
The husband-and-wife team from Batesville shot rounds of 64 and 63 to win by two strokes over the father-daughter team of Andy Boone-Caroline Boone, and the son-and mom team of Reed Peevey-Susan Hammonds, both of Wynne.