The Batesville Lady Pioneers opened the high school softball season Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex with a 5-0 victory over the Valley View Lady Blazers.
Angela Woods fired a 1-hitter and Kandess Pfitzner and Maggie Beshears provided two hits apiece to highlight the action. Woods struck out seven and walked none in the 5-inning contest. Pfitzner scored two runs. Beshears scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base.
Rachel Shellenberger also provided a run batted in. Brooke Crowell, who was hit by a pitch, also scored a run.
CLINTON — Southside seventh-graders took home five blue ribbons from a season-opening track and field meet here Monday.
Sara Morse and Kenzie Batterton were a 2-time winner. Morse won the 800-meter run in a time of three minutes, four seconds and the high jump with a leap of four feet, three inches. Batterton won the 100-meter dash in 13.8 seconds and the long jump at 13-10.
Jessie VanEmburg rounded out the Southside winners with a 6-foot effort in the pole vault.
Team scores were not kept. Below are the rest of Southside’s results:
Lyon College fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is sponsoring the 5K Run/Walk For Reagan on March 27, according to a news release from the school.
Proceeds from the event go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Many such benefit events bear the name of President Ronald Reagan, who suffered from the disease before his death in 2004. Reagan was a TKE member at Eureka College.
The race is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start. Anyone interested should contact Andrew Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (870) 378-8016.
Retired members of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association are encouraged to attend opening ceremonies Saturday morning for the 50th Batesville City Tournament at Hollywood Bowl, BWBA member Yvonne Satterwhite said.
“We’re having some special ceremonies since this is the 50th anniversary of the event and we’ve got some little gifts for those retired members,” Satterwhite said.
Satterwhite said retired members should arrive at 8:30. The first ball will be rolled at 9.
MOBILE, Ala. — The Spring Hill Badgers jumped out to an 8-run lead and weathered a comeback charge by the Lyon Scots to earn a 10-6 nonconference baseball victory here Monday evening.
Lyon has lost two straight and falls to 8-6 while Spring Hill snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 13-8.
ENGLAND — The Southside Southerners improved to 3-1 with a nonconference high school baseball victory over the England Lions here Monday.
Colby Sutton pitched the win and hit three for four, including a double. Levi Henderson and Keith McPherson each doubled. Blaine French added two singles.
Chris Vaughn provided three innings of relief.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Junior pitcher Kayla Bowren twirled a 1-hitter and drove in six runs to lead the Midland Lady Mustangs by the White County Central Lady Bears 11-5 in a nonconference high school softball opener here Monday.
Bowren struck out 14, walked six and hit two batters in seven innings. At the plate, she hit three for four, including a 2-run double for a 3-2 Midland lead in the fifth, and a grand slam home run in the sixth inning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The boys sure backed NASCAR into a corner on this one.
Determined to give drivers more leeway this season when it came to policing each other on the track, NASCAR opened the year with a relaxed “boys, have at it” attitude. It was interpreted to mean NASCAR would look the other way at a nudge here, a spin there, and all the retaliatory bumping and banging that goes on over a very long season.
No one could have predicted, though, that NASCAR’s first true test would come a mere four races into the season following a frightening accident at Atlanta.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Huskies didn’t celebrate after the game. Just another night’s work for Coach Geno Auriemma’s latest dynasty.
After their ho-hum 59-44 win over Notre Dame put them in the championship of the Big East tournament on Monday night, the Huskies just shook hands with the Irish — same as they have after pretty much every other game during their incredible streak.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs opened their season with an 11-1 win over the Bradford Eagles here Friday.
Midland sandwiched a 3-run second inning with four runs in each of the first and third. Bradford’s lone run came in the fifth and final inning.
Ben Lytle and Cade Skidmore recorded doubles for the Mustangs.
BRADFORD — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves improved to 3-1 with a 12-1, run-rule shortened win over the Bradford Lady Eagles here Friday.
Maci Thomas threw six innings and earned the complete-game victory. The lone run was unearned. She struck out three.
Millicent Thomas blasted a 3-run homer, Laken McCoy slapped three singles and scored twice and Michelle Pelley hit safely twice and touched home two times. Haley Hoffman added two stolen bases and two runs.
The offense was there, but Cedar Ridge Coach Joey Nelson said he was more impressed by his team’s defense.
JESSIEVILLE — Lindsey Wooldridge’s 3-pointer with three minutes to play helped spark a late run for the Cave City Cavewomen as they secured a trip the Class 3A State Tournament championship game here Saturday night.
Cave City held on for a 53-45 win over the Parkers Chapel Lady Trojans. Doing so helped the Cavewomen earn a trip to the finals after coming up a game shy three of the last four years. They will face their nemesis, the Valley Springs Lady Tigers, Friday night in Hot Springs’ Summit Arena.