The Lyon Scots split a nonconference baseball doubleheader with the College of the Ozarks Bobcats Wednesday afternoon at Scots Field.
Ozarks (6-12) snapped a 5-game slide when it won the opener 5-1 and Lyon (11-12) put a stop to a 6-game losing streak when it took the nightcap 7-2.
Garry Richards pitched a gem in the second game. The Lyon senior had a 1-hit shutout going until the seventh inning. He gave up four hits in that inning and settled for the 5-hitter with two earned runs. Richards walked one and struck out five in seven complete innings.
The Batesville-at-Paragould softball doubleheader has been rescheduled for Thursday afternoon, but the 5A-East District opening doubleheader for the Batesville and Paragould baseball teams is still up in the air.
Batesville Coach Mark Rush said he received an email from Paragould Coach Anthony Faulkner this morning saying the Rams’ field was still too wet. They had hoped to reschedule for today.
JACKSON, Tenn. — Wet field conditions forced the Lyon softball team to move its TranSouth Athletic Conference opener to Jackson, Tenn., on Tuesday, and the No. 24 Union Lady Bulldogs weren’t very accommodating.
The hosts blasted the Scots 11-0 in the opener and then snuck away with a 3-2 win in the nightcap.
Union scored six runs in the second inning and added two more in the third and three in the fourth to collect the run-ruled shortened victory.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Batesville High School’s soccer team piled up 16 goals while sweeping nonconference matches here Tuesday.
The Lady Pioneers blanked the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets 6-0 as Kali Foreman scored three goals and Laine Rumans added two. The Pioneers thrashed the Yellowjackets 10-1 as the Garcia brothers, Cody Mathews, Sam Johnson and Bailey Pollett combined for seven goals and four assists.
The Lady Pioneers led 3-0 at halftime as Foreman scored an unassisted goal, notched another on an assist from Terran Jones, and Rumans scored with an assist from Foreman.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs remained unbeaten and got a jump on the 1A 2-South District with a shutout win over the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles here Tuesday.
With Skylar Litaker pitched a complete-game 3-hitter and Cade Skidmore lead the offense as the Mustangs downed the Eagles 3-0.
NEWPORT — The Cave City Cavewomen collected their first win of the season and they needed extra innings to do it.
Cave City defeated Newport 9-8 in nine innings here Tuesday to snap a 4-game losing streak.
The Cavewomen established an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Though playing in Newport, Cave City was the home team because the game was originally scheduled to be played in Sharp County. Wet field conditions forced the change.
ASH FLAT — Friday is the dealine for ordering fish through the Sharp County Conservation District’s annual fish sale, said Kerrie Brightwell, secretary.
The sale will be at 1 p.m. March 22 in the parking lot of the Ash Flat Livestock Auction.
To order, call (870) 994-7335, extension3. Buyers should bring their own containers when picking up fish.
Available are the following:
Catfish, 6-8 inches, 55 cents each
Catfish, 8-10 inches, 75 cents each
Albino catfish, 4-6 inches, 70 cents each
Hybrid bluegill, 1-2 inches, 40 cents each
WYNNE — Chris Hill, whose last coaching stop in Arkansas was in Ashdown, has been hired to direct Wynne High School’s football program, according to a report in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The job has been offered and Hill has accepted. The assignment, however, is pending school-board approval.
Hill replaces Ray Shempert, whose four Wynne teams posted a record of 15-26.
HENDERSON, Tenn. — Lyon senior softball player Kristi Kelley was rewarded for her performance at the Our Lady of the Lake Clash over the weekend, as she was named the TranSouth Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Kelley and her teammates were expected to visit Jackson, Tenn., today for their conference opener against Union. The doubleheader was originally scheduled to be played at home, but was forced to move due to field conditions following the most recent rain.
Lyon’s record is 8-7.
Rain and wet conditions wiped out all the circulation-area schools’ baseball, softball and track and field competitions scheduled for Monday, and today’s schedule has also been shortened.
Nixed from today’s schedule were Batesville’s baseball and softball 5A-East District doubleheaders at Paragould, and the Izard County-at-Hillcrest baseball and softball games.
The Batesville-Paragould baseball games will be played today “if at all possible,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said.
FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Petrino wore an Arkansas pullover from January’s Sugar Bowl on Monday — just about the only reference to last season for the Razorbacks’ coach.
Arkansas was scheduled to begin its 15 spring practices today with the primary goal of finding a replacement for Ryan Mallett at quarterback. Junior Tyler Wilson and sophomore Brandon Mitchell are the leading candidates.
Petrino guided Arkansas to a 10-3 finish last season and the school’s first appearance in a BCS Bowl game, where it lost to Ohio State.
RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech used a quick start and 64 percent shooting from the field to post an 85-77 win over fourth-ranked Delta State in Monday’s Women’s NCAA Division II South Regional Championship game at Tucker Coliseum, according to a news release from the university.
It’s the second straight South Regional Championship for Tech and the fourth in school history. The Golden Suns advance to next week’s NCAA Division II Elite Eight in St. Joseph, Mo.