Today’s rain and the chance of more this weekend have forced cancellations and reorganization of the sports calendar.
Lyon College’s softball doubleheader with Ouachita Baptist, which was scheduled for today, has been canceled. So has the first round of the 14th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship. The latter is scheduled to run Friday and Saturday (see story above).
LOCUST GROVE — The 14th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship, which was scheduled to begin tonight, will try to settle for a 2-day show Friday and Saturday at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Rain forced the cancelation of tonight’s show, but the forecast looks favorable for the remainder of the week. Last year’s event was completely washed out.
Each night will consist of heat races, B mains and the main event feature, which pays $2,000 to the winner. Hot laps are set to begin at 7:30 with heat races following at 8.
STRAWBERRY — Tyler Parker and Dylan Wooten pitched a 2-hitter and the Wooten brothers provided the offensive pop as the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles defeated the Calico Rock Pirates 4-0 in a nonconference high school baseball game here Wednesday.
Parker earned the win, shutting out the Pirates over five innings. He gave up two hits, struck out five and walked three. Wooten closed it out, striking out four and walking two in two innings.
CAVE CITY — Rachel Roebuck pitched the win and provided the game-winning fielder’s choice when the Cave City Cavewomen defeated the Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles 6-5 here Wednesday.
Cheyenne Childers hit a 2-run home run over the fence in the third inning and scored the winner. She reached on an error and stole her way to third.
Claire Caldwell, Lindsey Wooldridge, Monica McDougal and Childers provided two hits apiece for the 5-1 Cavewomen.
Roebuck struck out six, walked one and scattered five hits over seven innings.
The first two rounds of the NCAA tournament are supposed to give us enough upsets and feel-good stories to tide us over until next season.
The second weekend, the round of 16 and the regional finals, are supposed to be the time the teams from the power conferences remind us why the schools from those leagues dominate the Top 25 all season and fill the upper seed lines in the tournament bracket.
Not this weekend. One of those pesky “mid-major” teams is in each of the regionals.
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots finished the Trevecca Nazarene Spring Invitational in last place, but Scot Seth Johnson made a move on day two and finished 29th overall in the individual standings at Old Hickory Golf Course.
Johnson was in 35th place after a first day score of 12-over-par on the par-71 course, but rallied to shoot a 75. Lambuth’s Aaron Ingalls was the individual champion with a 143 in the field of 49 golfers.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia chiropractor was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after a co-defendant accused him of supplying steroids to members of two Washington-area professional sports teams.
One of the two teams, the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, acknowledged Tuesday that some of their players had received “routine chiropractic services” from the suspect but denied that any players received steroids.
The Lyon Scots extended their winning streak to eight with a doubleheader sweep of the Harding Bisons Tuesday at Scots Field.
Lyon overcame a 4-3 deficit in the first game to win 12-6 and was down 4-2 in the nightcap before pulling out a 9-4 decision over the NCAA Division II program.
BROCKWELL — The Flippin Lady Bobcats edged the Izard County Lady Cougars 4-3 and then the Viola Lady Longhorns blanked the Lady Cougars 5-0 in nonconference games here Tuesday.
Against Flippin, Lady Cougars Kristen Doty and Harmony Herron provided two hits apiece. Viola’s shutout included a 2-hitter.
LEPANTO — Chris Maddox hit six for six and pitched the win in both games as East Poinsett County swept Cedar Ridge in nonconference action here Tuesday.
The Warriors won 7-6 and 17-6.
Maddox got the win in the opener with one inning of scoreless relief. He pitched three hitless innings in the nightcap.
Walnut Ridge 10,
WALNUT RIDGE — Tyler Dickson struck out 10 and gave up only two hits while shutting out the Bearkatz in the 2A-2 District contest.
The Greene County Tech Lady Eagles got an early jump on the 5A-East District with a doubleheader sweep of the Batesville Lady Pioneers, winning 5-1 and 5-2 Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The rest of the 5A-East teams are scheduled to begin district play next week or the last week in March.