SEARCY — The Batesville Pioneers finished last in a triangular golf match at the Searcy Country Club here Monday.
The hosts, the Searcy Lions won with a 21-over-par 161. The Cabot Panthers finished 13 strokes back. The Pioneers finished another four strokes back.
Madison Wright led the Lions with a 9-hole total of 38. Cabot’s Parker Pearson won the medal with a 2-over 37.
Thomas Walton and Hayden Cockrill led Batesville with 42s, Sumner Barnes added a 46 and Hunter Freiert completed the team score with a 48. Taylor Moser’s 55 did not count in the team total.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne junior and senior high athletes in all the fall sports, cheerleaders and band members will be introduced during the Bearkatz Bash, a community-wide pep rally at Bearkatz Stadium on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Bearkatz Booster Club.
In addition to the introductions and pep rally, the football teams will play short, controlled scrimmage, a pie auction and drawings for $200 in free gas and a season pass to all home football games are scheduled. The drawing for the season pass requires a $1 donation at the game.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star running back and former Arkansas Razorback Peyton Hillis is not practicing because of an injury.
Hillis rode the exercise bike today as his teammates worked out in preparation of Thursday night’s exhibition in Philadelphia. Hillis did not play in Cleveland’s preseason game on Friday because of a hamstring injury.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners dropped their season-opening volleyball match Monday to the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats.
Southside won the opening set but dropped the next three to Walnut Ridge. The game scores were 25-27. 25-19, 25-17, 25-21.
Southerner Coach David Shilkitus was disappointed with his team’s play and said he felt they were flat and uninspired.
SEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers opened the volleyball season here Monday with a 3-1, nonconference victory over the Harding Academy Lady Wildcats.
“The varsity played well, being it was our first match,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “We struggled with our serve receive in the third game, and we’ll be looking to change that tonight.”
The Lady Pioneers won 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18.
Tonight, the Lady Pioneers are scheduled to visit the Class 6A Searcy Lady Lions.
The McDonald’s Mustang Tradition, a high school golf tournament in Forrest City, was incorrectly listed in last week’s “Sports calendar.”
The event at the Forrest City Country Club, which includes Batesville and Southside teams, has been rescheduled for Sept. 10.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Shirley Blue Devils edged the Izard County Cougars on the Mountain Ranch Golf Course in a high school triangular golf match Friday.
Led by Darren King’s 9-hole round of 41, Shirley posted a 136, one shot better than the Cougars. Cory Ward added a 44 for the winners. Blake Watts’ 51 rounded out the Blue Devils’ score.
Izard County’s Preston Harmon won the medal with a 39. Uriah Mead (47) and Zack Logan (51) completed the Cougars’ score.
The first preseason football scrimmages involving Guard-circulation area schools are set for Tuesday, and one will be hosted by an area school.
The Southside Junior Southerners and Walnut Ridge Junior Bobcats will get things going at Southside’s Stewart Field at 5:30 p.m. The high school teams are scheduled to scrimmage beginning at about 7, Southside Coach Kenny Simpson said.
The other scrimmages will also start at 5:30 p.m., but they will happen in Harrison and include the Batesville Junior Pioneers, Harrison Junior Goblins and Rogers Heritage Junior War Eagles.
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.