FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Former Arkansas basketball player U.S. Reed will enter the school’s Sports Hall of Honor this fall.
Reed, whose half-court shot beat Louisville in the second round of the 1981 NCAA tournament, is one of 11 new members for the hall. Football players Ike Forte, Greg Koch and Kevin Scanlon will be part of this class, along with baseball player Bubba Carpenter, track and field’s Erick Walder and Tracy Robertson and diver Karen Gorham.
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Diane Smith Photography: doubles — Dalton Brightwell; two or more singles — Shawn Patterson
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First Community Bank: triples — Blayne Bufford, Gannon Bailey, Jack Casteel; doubles — Braiden Wright, Bailey (2), Casen Manry, Casteel; two or more singles — Bufford, Daniel Haurnet, Brody Cole, Devin Esquivel
The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following:
The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 p.m. the day after the game.
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Ricemen pulled away from the Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen in the late stages of an American Legion AAA contest here Monday night.
The Ricemen won the 7-inning game 15-9 after the score was tied 6-6 entering the sixth inning.
Talan Roepcke started on the hill for the Highwaymen. He pitched five innings and gave up nine earned runs on eight hits, four walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out two.
Award winners for Batesville High School’s Stars of Tomorrow basketball camp were recognized Thursday at the end of the first of two sessions.
Winners for the grades 7-9 session were: Most Valuable Player — Madison Stave and Chase Huskey; Pioneer Award — Haley Drake and Jalen Meadows; Hustle Award — Haley Cole and Trent Swaim; hot shot — Emily Gardner and Matthew Callahan; obstacle course — Stave and Huskey; free-throw shooting — Drake and Ben Johnson; and 1-on-1 competition — Stave and Huskey.
Award winners for Batesville High School’s Trailblazer Football Camp were recognized Thursday at the end of the first of two sessions.
Winners for the grades 4-6 session were: Outstanding Camper — Ryan McDoniel, Caden Huskey and Zach Fredericks; Punt, Pass and Kick Champion — Seth Salters, Logan Holman and Kylan Robinson; longest punt — Colby McDoniel; longest pass — Zach Griffin; longest kick, 40-yard dash and vertical jump — Robinson; shuttle agility run — Haston Bullard.
PARAGOULD — Batesville’s Junior American Legion team, the Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors, swept Paragould here Friday.
The Doctors won the opener 10-2 and took the 5-inning nightcap 10-3. The opener makes Batesville’s zone record 2-2. Game two did not count in the zone standings. The Doctors are 4-2 overall.
Tanner Ring pitched the complete game victory in game one. He scattered seven hits over seven innings, struck out six and walked three.
LOCUST GROVE — Richie Tosh was in victory lane again Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Fresh off winning two of the speedway’s three major street stock championships, Tosh drove his IMCA Modified to the checkers, holding off Ronnie Jeffrey, Peyton Taylor and 11 others.
Chuck McGinty won Friday’s street stock feature with current points leader Jeremy Tharp in tow.
Tyler Stevens was quicker than defending points champion Jason Wilkey in the NeSmith Late Models feature. Roger Witt was third.
ROSSBURG, Ohio — Batesville’s Billy Moyer won the 16th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway here Saturday night.
Moyer started on the pole and dominated the 100-lap race, winning the $100,000 prize by more than 20 cars lengths over Ray Cook.
Dale McDowell, who won Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 in 2004, was third. He was followed by Chris Madden and 3-time Topless 100 winner Scott Bloomquist. Moyer is a 4-time Topless 100 winner.
The Batesville Pioneer “Camp of Champs” for baseball is set for July 6-8, according to a news release from the high school.
The camp is for 6- to 16-year-olds and runs for 8:30 a.m. until noon at the North Complex.
Batesville High Coach Mark Rush and Pioneers will instruct the campers on fundamental aspects of hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and “much more,” according to the release.
Individual instruction by positions, timings in the 60-yard dash and skills contests will also be included.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School’s Farrah Turner has signed to play basketball for the Lyon College womens basketball team, according to a news release from the college.
Turner paced the 21-12 Lady Mustangs with 21 points per game. She scored 45 points in the region tournament against Buffalo Island Central and 36 against conference foe Walnut Ridge.
The timing was right for the Batesville Citizens Bankers when they hit the Searcy B&B Oilers for a 17-10 victory in a Zone 2 American Legion baseball game at the North Complex Thursday night.
The Bankers cranked out 12 hits, including seven extra-base knocks. Two days earlier, while getting swept in Wynne, they hit very little, and weakly.
“Night and day better,” Banker Coach Robbie Holmes said. “We haven’t hit it at all like that before, but I think we’re going to be able to hit like that. It’s just a slow process getting there with a such a young group.”