NEWPORT — Gary Spicer edged Don Holcomb to win the street division Sunday at Speedy’s Raceway.
Steve Simpson was third in the class.
Joe Williams took the top spot in the foot brake class with Ross Williams and Larry Romine in tow.
John Taylor was quicker than Bobby Hooker in the super pro class. Shannon White finished third.
Brian Hill, Cory Andrews and Samantha Clay finished 1-2-3 in the junior dragster competition.
Joey Bogard was fastest in the outlaw street bike class.
SOUTHSIDE — Krysta Beeler made history here Monday afternoon when she hit a 2-run home run in the fourth inning of an 8-5 nonconference win over the Highland Lady Rebels.
Beeler’s homer was her sixth of the season, breaking the school record set by Kayla Richardson.
Highland’s four runs in the top of the fourth inning were answered in the bottom half and the Lady Southerners sprinkled on enough throughout the game to collect the victory.
SOUTHSIDE — Perennial powerhouse Valley View swept Southside in Class 4A-3 District soccer matches here Monday.
The Lady Blazers rolled to a 9-1 decision and the Blazers went back to Jonesboro with a 4-1 victory after being tied 1-1 at the break.
“It was one of better games we’ve played this year,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “We had a couple of defensive breakdowns in the second half.”
BALD KNOB — Batesville swept the team titles in a junior high track meet here Friday, and Batesville and Southside athletes took high point honors.
Led by Ronisha Hughes’ 40 points, the Junior Lady Pioneers totaled 233 points and finished 55 points ahead of their hosts, the second-place Bald Knob Junior Lady Bulldogs.
The Junior Pioneers piled up 269 points and finished 143 points ahead of the second-place Southside Junior Southerners. Southside’s Cody Goodman led the individual point totals with 45.
JONESBORO — Batesville’s soccer teams recorded two more shutouts here Monday and remained unbeaten in the 5A-East District.
The Lady Pioneers edged the Nettleton Lady Raiders 1-0 and improved to 5-0 in the district and 10-2 overall.
The Pioneers thumped the Raiders 5-0, also improving to 5-0. The Pioneers are 10-1-1 overall.
The Lady Pioneers got some help on the game’s only scored.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland took a step Monday night toward joining the area schools who have added football to their athletic program when they hired Tim Pugh as head football coach and athletic director.
The hiring of Pugh, a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Harding University, received school board approval in a meeting Monday Night, Midland Superintendent Dean Stanley said this morning.
The Batesville Pioneers and Greene County Tech Eagles played another of their 5A-East District baseball dandies Tuesday night at the North Complex, and the outcome was the same it’s been in three of the last four seasons.
Both teams left the park with a win, a loss and mixed feelings. Batesville won the opener 3-2. Tech took the nightcap 6-4.
Beyond those similarities, forget it. You would be hard pressed to find a doubleheader with more unusual happenings.
Bre’Anna Hobbs is the newest addition to the Lyon College women’s basketball roster, the college announced.
Hobbs, a native of Conway, recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the Scots. She averaged just over eight points and seven rebounds a game this past season at Conway High School. She played a key role in the team’s run to the state tournament this past season.
It was the second straight year Hobbs made a tournament appearance, leading Conway Christian to the tournament in her junior season.
SOUTHSIDE — After winning a close one, the Southside Southerners finished off their 4A-2 District baseball doubleheader with Cave City in another fashion.
The Southerners won the opener 6-5 when Jared Dahl scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Southerners won the nightcap 10-3 as Tyler Goad pitched a 4-hitter and Dahl hit three for four, including a 2-run homer.
In the opener, Dalton Littleton hit two doubles, Dahl added a 2-run double and Jace Dunegan doubled for Southside. Dahl pitched the first six innings. Colby Sutton relieved and got the win.
With the rescheduling of the Nettleton-at-Batesville, 5A-East District baseball doubleheader, so was Batesville’s Senior Night ceremony.
The home games today with the Greene County Tech Eagles were going to be the Pioneers’ final home district doubleheader, and the date for Senior Night. Now, that activity will be part of the games with Nettleton on May 6. That doubleheader was postponed on March 29 due to wet fields.
PARAGOULD — The Southside Southerners scored two goals in the final seven minutes of regulation and then won a shootout to snare a 6-4 victory over the Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons in a 4A-3 Conference high school soccer match here Friday.
“It was one of those crazy games,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “One that gives a coach gray hairs. It seemed like every bad bounce that could happen, happened to us, but the guys scraped and scrambled and found a way to win when it would have been easy to quit.”
Kristen Treadway, the new 1040 Tax Fun Run champion, isn’t new to running.
How else can you describe the life of a 24-year-old homemaker, mother of two and professional boxer.
The annual 5-kilometer race that starts and finishes at Eagle Mountain Elementary fit nicely into Treadway’s training schedule, so that’s why she joined the 100-plus other runners and walkers on this past weekend’s windy, colder-than-expected Saturday morning.