The White River Roadrunners will meet Tuesday night at the Citizens Bank Annex on College Street, Joe Pool announced.
The agenda consists of a review of April’s minutes, comments and review of the WRMC Ride the Wave 5K, committee planning for the White River 4 Mile Classic and Sara Low 5K, a video presentation of “Farther Than the Eye Can See” by Sam Cooke, “Train for Four” training program and more.
The first of two Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp sessions is set for June 7-10, and campers can enroll now, Batesville Coach Dave King said.
Registration forms are available at the main office at Batesville High, local banks and Gameday Sports.
The first session of the non-contact morning camp is for fourth- through sixth-graders. The second session runs June 14-18 and is for seventh- through ninth-graders. Each camp day is 8 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call King at (870) 793-0917, (870) 307-3058 or 793-7395.
MELBOURNE — Spencer Caraway, a 6-foot-5 All-Star and Class 2A All-State basketball player from Melbourne High, recently committed to walking on at Arkansas State.
“I’ve talked with Coach Brady a lot,” Caraway said, referring to ASU Coach John Brady. “He believes they have a chance to win the Sun Belt (Conference title) and be really good the next few years. I had a chance to go other places, but I would like to be a part of that and be close to home.”
The Ozark Gaited Saddle Club is scheduled to host a pie and dessert auction tonight at 7 and its first points show of the season Saturday night.
The club’s point show is scheduled to start at 6. The arena is located on Highway 230, one mile west of Jamestown. Admission for spectators is $2.
The club hosts shows the third Saturday of each month through August.
For more information, call Sheri McBride at (870) 613-6445.
PADUCAH, Ky. — Cory Ford notched a 4-for-five day and the Lyon Scots collected 15 hits, but the Martin Methodist RedHawks scored three runs in the top of the ninth to earn a 9-6 victory on Wednesday in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at Brooks Field.
The loss eliminates Lyon from the tournament and marks the end of the line for seniors Nick Salahub, Zac Wallace, Evan Segler, Cody Harper and Sean Kilday. Martin Methodist (23-28) was eliminated Wednesday night by defending champion Union 11-5 in the loser’s bracket finals. Cumberland beat Union 14-5 Wednesday afternoon.
Here are capsules on state tournament opponents for Guard-circulation high school baseball teams. The tournament schedule is included in the “Sports calendar” below:
Pulaski Academy Bruins
Coach: Billy Adams
Key players: Sam Vogel, senior pitcher-first baseman-third baseman; Wil Nicks, senior pitcher-outfielder; Jackson Lowery, senior shortstop-catcher
The Batesville Pioneers and Greene County Tech Eagles got some but not all that they wanted Wednesday night in their twice postponed and relocated high school baseball doubleheader at the Batesville North Complex.
The Pioneers won the opener 12-2, clinching a share of the 5A-East District title and the district’s top seeding for the Class 5A State Tournament.
The Eagles rallied from 10 runs down in the nightcap, winning 12-11 and avoided falling into the district’s fourth and final seeding position for the state tourney.
NEWPORT — Newark’s Lonnie Allwhite won the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway on Sunday, according to results provided to the Guard.
Allwhite was quicker than Ross Williams in the main event and Cave City’s Don Stitcher finished third.
The street division was won by Steve Simpson with Henry Stracner in tow.
Jeremy Odom took the top spot in the super pro division. Stephen Wilson and Luke Clay finished second and third, respectively.
Shane Hill was quickest down the line in the junior dragster division. Kandyce Clay was second.
LOCUST GROVE — There’s a 100-percent chance for thunder in the grove this weekend.
Whether it’s from thunderstorms or racing engines is to be determined.
Once again, the weather forecast doesn’t look promising for racing action at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
If the grove can dodge the rain, the Isle of Capri Late Model Series will race round two of the 5-round series on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s forecast calls for a 60-percent chance of thunderstorms. The chance drops to 50-50 on Saturday.
Five Guard-circulation area softball teams qualified for state tournaments, which are set to begin Friday.
Melbourne, Cedar Ridge and Midland will represent the North in the Class 2A State Tournament in Junction City and/or Norphlet.
Hillcrest and Izard County are the area’s Region 2 representatives for the Class 1A tournament, which is being played in Viola.
Melbourne, the top seed in the North is slated opposite Quitman, the fourth seed from the East in a noon showdown in Junction City.
PADUCAH, Ky. — The Lyon College Scots pounded out 16 hits and Josh McNatt pitched eight strong innings in a 12-5 elimination of the No. 6-seed Freed-Hardeman Lions on Tuesday in the losers bracket of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
Aaron Thornton, Cory Ford and Kody Pinson smacked three hits apiece for the Scots (30-22), who advance to face Martin Methodist this afternoon at 3:30. Freed-Hardeman finished its season at 33-24.
Now, it’s another day and place.
The Batesville-Greene County Tech high school baseball doubleheader was postponed for the second time when an afternoon shower made the field unplayable at Bland Park in Paragould on Tuesday.
Now, the key two games in the 5A-East District will be played on the Pioneers’ home field at the Batesville North Complex because it did not get rained on. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m., as originally scheduled.