Coach Jeff Morrow kept it simple when asked what the Batesville Lady Pioneer and Pioneer golfers need to do to improve this fall.
“It will be a matter of staying in focus,” he said. “Don’t blow up on a hole when something goes wrong, keep the ball in the fairways and don’t 3-putt.”
Eight players with Arkansas connections have been signed by NFL teams, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Associated Press.
Former University of Arkansas offensive lineman Ray Dominquez has agreed to play for the Green Bay Packers, and defensive back Ramon Broadway, another former Razorback, has signed with the San Diego Chargers.
HARRISON — The Batesville Scrappers, a 12-year-old tvAll-Star team, continued their winning ways Monday by defeating the Butler County Yankees 14-4 in the final game of the National Baseball Congress World Series tournament.
The game remained close until the bottom of the fourth inning. A leadoff single by Taylor Ford followed by back-to-back-to-back doubles by Zach Langston, Zach Griffin and Tanner Vinson helped contribute to a 9-run inning for the Scrappers. Vinson hit a second double to score the game’s final run.
Batesville High sophomore-to-be Quay Tyler is packing her bags for the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics in New Orleans.
Running with Team Elite of Searcy, Tyler qualified for the annual event which is set for Aug. 1-6.
Tyler, who qualified for the Class 5A State Meet this past spring, teamed with Tierica Dixon, Iesha Couser and Takara Coleman to qualify in the 1,600-meter relay, and teamed with Couser, Keylah Hodges and Dixon for the 400-meter relay.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Arkansas Travelers brought an end to a 7-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Tulsa Drillers.
Pitcher Matt Shoemaker improved his record to 9-2, allowing one run and six hits over seven innings Sunday.
The victory was his fourth straight against Tulsa this season.
The Travs scored three runs in the first inning, including a 2-run double by Roberto Lopez.
Tulsa remains in first place in the Texas League North Division with a 15-14 second-half record, tied with Northwest Arkansas. The Travelers are a game behind at 14-15.
CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in five fish totaling 12.55 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club night tournament on Lake Norfork, said Ron Watkins, tournament director.
That was the only place paid. Only five boats with a total of nine anglers competed, probably due to a conflict with another tournament, Watkins said.
A tie occurred for the biggest bass of the day when Chris Richardson and James Turner both weighed in 3.55-pounders.
JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State has tapped an alumnus to lead the men’s and women’s track and field teams.
Athletics Director Dean Lee announced Thursday that former Campbell head coach and Tulane assistant coach Jim Patchell had been named to the post.
At Campbell, Patchell led the Camels men’s team to at least a third-place finish each of the past five years at the conference outdoor championships.
LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville man is among several lucky hunters whose names were drawn for Arkansas’ fifth season of alligator hunting. The season will get under way in September.
The following hunters, their hometown and zone have been selected to participate in the 2011 alligator hunting season:
Paul Willmuth of Batesville is eligible to hunt in Zone 3, a private land at-large zone.
Tracy McMahan of Batesville participated in the 2010 hunt and bagged a 9-foot-long alligator.
A meeting to discuss proper hydration for the Cave City seventh grade, junior high and senior high football teams is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Coaches will inform parents and guardians how to prepare their children for upcoming football practices in extreme temperatures.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas has announced kickoff times for three non-conference games for the 2011 season.
The season opener on Sept. 3 in Fayetteville against Missouri State will start at 6 p.m.
The Sept. 10 game against New Mexico at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium will also kickoff at 6 p.m. That game is to be televised on ESPNU.
On Sept. 17, the Troy game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is to start at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised by CSS.