LOCUST GROVE — It was a nightmare in victory lane Saturday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Jimmy “The Newport Nightmare” Owens (Newport, Tenn.) held off teammate and 3-time Comp Cams Topless 100 champion Scott Bloomquist to win his second crown jewel race of the season.
Ironically, the first was at The Dream at Eldora Speedway in Ohio two months ago. Owens got $100,000 for that win. He’ll cash a $40,000 check for the Topless 100 victory.
CONWAY — Randi Condley scored two goals as the University of Central Arkansas Bears shut out the Lyon College Pipers 3-0 here Saturday in a soccer exhibition match.
Brittney Waren added a goal and an assist for UCA.
The Pipers, under new Coach Tyson John, are scheduled to face Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia in another preseason event Wednesday before opening the regular season at home on Aug. 28 against Central Baptist College.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles edged the Cave City Cavemen in a golf match here Thursday.
Derek Wooten shot a 51 for nine holes as the Eagles won by two strokes (166-168). Younger brother Dylan Wooten added a 56. Billy Brannon and Trevor Morgan added 59s. One was scratched to make the team score.
Cave City’s Alex Cossey won medalist honors with a 45. He was followed by teammates Tyler Boot (58) and Kendall Cherry (65).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick is back in the NFL. When he finally gets in a game, it might be at a new position.
Looking to add a new dimension to their offense, the Philadelphia Eagles gave Vick a one-year deal with an option for a second year.
Vick wasn’t brought in to compete with 5-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb for a starting job, but the two could end up on the field together.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Mountain Home swept Batesville in dual golf matches Thursday at Big Creek Golf and Country Club.
Mountain Home won the boys match 316-373, but Garth Branstetter shined for the Pioneers. Branstetter sank five birdies and finished with a 1-under-par 71. That was three strokes better than the Bombers’ Seth Sullivan.
Batesville’s team score was completed by Shayne Vanbenschoten’s 84, Laman Fountain’s 102 and Spencer Barnes’ 116.
Registration for the Kiwanis Youth Football League is continuing this month, announced Lyndal Waits.
Boys and girls entering grades 3 through 6 can register each Saturday in August, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Game Day Sports, 1280 North St. Louis Street.
The entry fee is $70 and the child needs to be present for measurements. Helmet and shoulder pads will be issued at the registration. All entry forms are available at http://www.batesvillekiwanis.org/football.htm.
Trey Winemiller shot a 49 for nine holes and led the Newport Greyhounds to a triangular high school golf victory Wednesday at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course.
Derek Bright and Matt Hardin added 55s to give the Greyhounds a team total of 159.
The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves finished 14 strokes back. Southside’s junior varsity team finished another seven strokes back.
Here are Cedar Ridge and Southside’s scores:
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — So much for all that talk about mighty and monstrous Hazeltine National.
Paul Goydos, Robert Allenby, Camilo Villegas, Dustin Johnson were the early leaders at the PGA Championship this morning at 3-under-par, with Tiger Woods a stroke behind. Defending champion Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia and Tom Lehman were part of the pack at 1 under.
LOCUST GROVE — Mr. Smooth, The Dirtrax Dominator, The Batesville Bullet, Iceman, T-Mac and more are expected to battle for $40,000 in the 17th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manny Ramirez shrugged off his big night and quickly turned his attention elsewhere: Tim Lincecum.
The Dodgers slugger plopped down in a chair to watch film of the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who pitches today for the San Francisco Giants. Manny has Los Angeles back on track and looking for a sweep of the archrivals — and the Dodgers will have to find a way to deal with Lincecum to do so.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon said Tuesday he will be ready to race this weekend, even though the 4-time NASCAR champion has a stiff back from his spectacular accident at Watkins Glen.
Gordon, who has been bothered by an aching back for more than a year, went head-on into a steel barrier during Monday’s road course race. The impact aggravated his back, but he should be able to handle this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
The Batesville School Community Wide Pep Rally is scheduled for Aug. 21 at Pioneer Stadium, announced Kim Russell.
The annual rally will start at 7 p.m. Athletes for the fall sports season will be introduced and the Pioneer Athletic Booster Club will begin selling Pioneer football T-shirts.