• Lady Mustangs win big in Cotter

    COTTER — Kayla Bowren fired a 2-hitter to pace the Midland Lady Mustangs to a 12-3 win over the Cotter Lady Warriors here Tuesday afternoon.
    Bowren struck out 12 as Midland improved to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in the 2A-2 District.
    Farrah Turner needed a double to hit for the cycle. She slapped two singles, a triple and an inside-the-park home run. Turner finished four for five with four runs scored and three steals.
    Kayla Fortson added three hits and three RBI while Chelsea Grider went four for four with three RBI.

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  • BHS girls win meet in Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS — Led by their distance runners, the Batesville Lady Pioneers won the Heber Springs State Bank Relays track and field meet here Tuesday.
    Batesville swept the distance events — 3,200-meter relay, 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs — with sophomore Natalie Meinzer leading the way. She won the 1,600 and 3,200. Classmate Logan Bishop won the 800 and finished second in the 1,600. Junior Mollie Matthews finished second in the 800 and third in the 1,600. That trio and Keri Rogers won the 3,200 relay.

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  • Two BHS cagers named to all-state teams

    Batesville High seniors Rachel Shellenberger and Hunter Gallant were recently named to the Class 5A All-State basketball teams, according to the Arkansas Activities Association.
    For Shellenberger, it was a triple crown. Shellenberger has also won all-state honors for tennis and volleyball. The Lyon College recruit (for basketball) was named to the squad after helping the Lady Pioneers to a 15-12 record and a bid into the state tournament.

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  • Area athletes listed on all-state basketball rosters

    The Arkansas Activities Association recently announced the all-state selections for high school basketball and eight Guard-circulation area players are on the list.
    Three return to the list. They are Hillcrest senior Derek Wooten, Midland senior Farrah Turner and Melbourne junior Maggie Jo Cooper.
    The first-timers are Cave City senior Cheyenne Childers, Melbourne senior Spencer Caraway, Melbourne junior Dalton Grigg, Concord senior Chase Thomas and Concord junior Casey Gorecke.

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  • Bass event scheduled

    The next Batesville Bassmasters tournament will be from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Ramp, said reporter Colin Patterson.
    “They can prepay their entry fee at Triangle Sports if they wish to do that,” Patterson said.
    For more information contact Patterson at (870) 307-4113.

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  • Lady Bombers blast Lady Pioneers

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Lady Bombers whipped the Batesville Lady Pioneers 12-2 in a run-ruled 5-inning nonconference high school softball game here Monday.
    Mountain Home pitcher Shelby Anderson limited the Lady Pioneers to five hits while striking out eight and walking one. She also led the home team’s 15-hit attack, hitting two for three with a double and three runs.
    Kandess Pfitzner and Rachel Shellenberger provided two hits a piece for Batesville.

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  • St. Joseph shuts out Southside in soccer

    CONWAY — Conway St. Joseph outscored Southside 9-0 in a pair of 4A-3 Conference high school soccer matches here Monday.
    The Bulldogs won 5-0. The Lady Bulldogs won 4-0.
    Southerners goalie Brandon Ritter was credited with 19 saves.
    Adrianna Jeffery notched 13 saves for the Lady Southerners.
    It was the regular-season finale for both Southside teams. The Southerners finished 0-4 and sixth in the conference and 4-10 overall.
    The Lady Southerners finished 1-4 and fourth in the conference and 1-9-1 overall.

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  • Pipers sit 3rd; Scots 6th in conference golf

    PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. — Bethel topped the standings after the first round of play at the TranSouth Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship here Monday.
    After 18 holes, the Wildcats posted a 342. Par is 288. Allyson Agee of Cumberland carded the low first round score with a 9-over par 81.
    The tournament is being played at the Pickwick Landing State Park Golf Course. The Tennessee Trails course is playing to a par of 72 over 5,814 yards. There are four teams and 22 golfers competing in the women’s tournament.

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  • Midland blanks Cotter in district contest

    COTTER — Drew Fortson pitched a 2-hitter and Skylar Litaker provided three hits to lead the Midland Mustangs to a 10-0 victory in a 2A-2 District high school baseball game here Monday.
    Fortson struck out six Cotter Warriors and walked two.
    “We also gave Drew excellent defensive support,” Midland Coach Donnie Branscum said. “We turned two double plays and had no errors in the field.”

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  • Lady T-wolves down Lady ’Hounds

    NEWPORT — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds 5-1 in a nonconference high school softball game here Monday afternoon.
    Chelsea Hendrix pitched the first four innings for Cedar Ridge and allowed two hits, walked four and struck out one. Maci Thomas provided relief and gave up six hits, struck out one and walked none.

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  • Masters golf tourney ends family friendly

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As Phil Mickelson strolled up to the 18th green, his third green jacket locked up, he wondered if his wife would be waiting for him.
    She’d been there the first two times he won the Masters, but he would’ve understood if she decided to skip this victory celebration.
    Yet there she was, waiting with an embrace they’ll remember for a lifetime.
    “I normally don’t shed tears over wins,” Mickelson said, his eyes watering. “When Amy and I hugged off 18, that was a very emotional moment for us. I’ll cherish every moment of this week.”

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  • Searcy man wins ASGA opener at The Course at Eagle Mountain

    Don’t expect to see Mark Bartlett atop another Arkansas State Golf Association tournament leader board anytime soon.
    “Looking at the ASGA schedule and the baseball schedule, I’ll probably not play another event until July,” Bartlett said shortly after winning The Course at Eagle Mountain Men’s Stroke-play Tournament, the first ASGA designated event of the season.
    The 41-year-old from Searcy won by one stroke over Trey Schaap of North Little Rock and 2-time all-state golfer Justin Burns (Izard County, 2005) of Franklin.

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