Former Lyon College basketball player Brandon Thomas was killed in a motorcycle wreck June 9 in Miami, Fla.
“He was a big guy, but was gentle. He was well-liked by his teammates and stayed in touch,” Lyon basketball Coach Kevin Jenkins said.
Thomas was in Batesville last July for the wedding of former teammate Craig Amos and Nikki Baker.
The 2007 graduate was thrown from his motorcycle and Miami-Dade County police said he died at the scene, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
CONWAY (AP) — Allen Gum, a former head baseball coach at Batesville High School, has been hired by the University of Central Arkansas as its new baseball coach.
Gum went 226-68 in five seasons as head coach at Division II Southern Arkansas. The Muleriders went 47-10 this year and had a player picked with the 16th overall selection in the draft. Hayden Simpson led four SAU players in the draft.
Lyon College has unveiled its new athletic website www.lyonscots.com, in conjunction with the announcement that the college is consolidating its mascot to Scots for both its male and female athletic teams, according to a news release from Lyon’s athletic department.
The Batesville Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors swept Searcy Land O’Frost in a Junior American Legion baseball doubleheader at the Batesville North Complex on Tuesday night.
The 11-1 and 8-3 victories improved the Doctors’ records to 3-1 in Zone 2 and 8-2 overall.
The opener, which counted in the zone standings, ended after four and a half innings on the 10-run rule. Levi Henderson provided the decisive blow — a 2-out, 2-run triple that capped an 8-run surge and provided the run-rule margin.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Former Arkansas basketball player U.S. Reed will enter the school’s Sports Hall of Honor this fall.
Reed, whose half-court shot beat Louisville in the second round of the 1981 NCAA tournament, is one of 11 new members for the hall. Football players Ike Forte, Greg Koch and Kevin Scanlon will be part of this class, along with baseball player Bubba Carpenter, track and field’s Erick Walder and Tracy Robertson and diver Karen Gorham.
(Game of 6-11)
Diane Smith Photography 12, Kent’s Firestone 3
Diane Smith Photography: doubles — Dalton Brightwell; two or more singles — Shawn Patterson
(Game of 6-14)
First Community Bank 12, Furniture 4 Less 0
First Community Bank: triples — Blayne Bufford, Gannon Bailey, Jack Casteel; doubles — Braiden Wright, Bailey (2), Casen Manry, Casteel; two or more singles — Bufford, Daniel Haurnet, Brody Cole, Devin Esquivel
The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following:
The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 p.m. the day after the game.
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Ricemen pulled away from the Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen in the late stages of an American Legion AAA contest here Monday night.
The Ricemen won the 7-inning game 15-9 after the score was tied 6-6 entering the sixth inning.
Talan Roepcke started on the hill for the Highwaymen. He pitched five innings and gave up nine earned runs on eight hits, four walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out two.
Award winners for Batesville High School’s Stars of Tomorrow basketball camp were recognized Thursday at the end of the first of two sessions.
Winners for the grades 7-9 session were: Most Valuable Player — Madison Stave and Chase Huskey; Pioneer Award — Haley Drake and Jalen Meadows; Hustle Award — Haley Cole and Trent Swaim; hot shot — Emily Gardner and Matthew Callahan; obstacle course — Stave and Huskey; free-throw shooting — Drake and Ben Johnson; and 1-on-1 competition — Stave and Huskey.
Award winners for Batesville High School’s Trailblazer Football Camp were recognized Thursday at the end of the first of two sessions.
Winners for the grades 4-6 session were: Outstanding Camper — Ryan McDoniel, Caden Huskey and Zach Fredericks; Punt, Pass and Kick Champion — Seth Salters, Logan Holman and Kylan Robinson; longest punt — Colby McDoniel; longest pass — Zach Griffin; longest kick, 40-yard dash and vertical jump — Robinson; shuttle agility run — Haston Bullard.
PARAGOULD — Batesville’s Junior American Legion team, the Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors, swept Paragould here Friday.
The Doctors won the opener 10-2 and took the 5-inning nightcap 10-3. The opener makes Batesville’s zone record 2-2. Game two did not count in the zone standings. The Doctors are 4-2 overall.
Tanner Ring pitched the complete game victory in game one. He scattered seven hits over seven innings, struck out six and walked three.
LOCUST GROVE — Richie Tosh was in victory lane again Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Fresh off winning two of the speedway’s three major street stock championships, Tosh drove his IMCA Modified to the checkers, holding off Ronnie Jeffrey, Peyton Taylor and 11 others.
Chuck McGinty won Friday’s street stock feature with current points leader Jeremy Tharp in tow.
Tyler Stevens was quicker than defending points champion Jason Wilkey in the NeSmith Late Models feature. Roger Witt was third.