PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs overcame a 6-3 deficit to post a 7-6 win over the Salem Lady Greyhounds in a Class 2A-2 District softball contest here Tuesday.
Midland scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to provide the winning margin on Senior Day.
Farrah Turner, Kayla Fortson and Chelsea Grider are Midland’s seniors.
Turner and Fortson each finished with two hits. Turner scored three times and stole four bases while Fortson drove in four runs. One of Fortson’s hits was a triple. Kayla Bowren added a 2-run home run.
Below are the overall results from the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K from Saturday.
Due to a shortage of space, the results did not run in Monday’s Guard with the race report.
Hometown age time
Clan Weatherford Mount Pleasant 40 17:43.60
Dean Rawlings Batesville 20 18:31.13
Pierre Mbarushimana Batesville 20 20:06.32
The Batesville Lady Pioneers defended the Sara Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays championships Monday at Pioneer Stadium, and the Beebe Badgers can claim at least a half share.
The Lady Pioneers won both the Sara Low Relays and the Pepsi Pioneer Relays last spring when they were separate events. They were combined this year due to a shorter track and field season.
The Badgers won the Pepsi Pioneer Relays and the Vilonia Eagles won the Sara Low Relays last spring. Ironically, Beebe Coach Mark Pinkerton was coaching at Vilonia last spring.
CAVE CITY — The Caveman Baseball Camps are scheduled for May 1 on the school’s baseball and softball fields and indoor baseball facility, Cave City Coach Jamie King announced
The first camp is for boys ages seven to 10. It will commence at 9 a.m. and run through noon.
A mock practice with the Cave City Cavemen will take place from noon until 1 p.m. for the campers to watch and then the 11- to 14-year old group will run its 3-hour session.
The Third Annual Spring Time Sprint Canoe Race is scheduled for Saturday, according to a news release from race director George Latus.
The race will begin at Lock 2 near Locust Grove and end at the Batesville bridge. The event is a canoe and kayak race and is sponsored by the Independence County Venturing Crew 320 of the Boys Scouts of America.
SALEM — The Midland Mustangs jumped out to a 9-3 lead, but they had to add to it to keep the Salem Greyhounds at bay here Monday afternoon.
Midland won the Class 2A-2 District baseball game 15-12.
Each team scored three runs in the first inning. Midland added six in the second, then Salem countered with three in the fifth, making it 9-6 Midland.
The Mustangs sent three across in each of the sixth and seventh and Salem capped the scoring with four runs in the bottom of the seventh.
BROCKWELL— The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles clinched the 1A 2-East District high school softball title here Monday with an 8-3 victory over the Izard County Lady Cougars.
Samantha Blevins got Hillcrest off to a fast start with a 2-run single that highlighted a 4-run first. Blevins finished the day with three runs batted in. She also pitched the win, scattering three hits, striking out 12 and walking five over seven innings.
Lindsey Crews helped finish off the Lady Cougars with a 2-run single in the 4-run seventh.
A consistent winner and a first-timer took home the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K titles Saturday.
Clan Weatherford ran a course-record time of 17 minutes, 43.60 seconds while defending his overall championship in the men’s division.
Betsy Tucker is the new winner. The 53-year-old said she thinks her time of 22:02.77 is her best ever over five kilometers.
“Yes. I think so. I don’t really keep up with it,” she said with a little laugh.
She is mindful about what her significant other thinks of her running.
HEBER SPRINGS — Cedar Ridge and Haley Hix were often-repeated names here Thursday in the 2A-2 District Track and Field Meet.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves and Junior Timberwolves won both team titles and Hix dominated the event. The athletic eighth-grader won the long jump, triple jump, 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the 100-meter hurdles.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneers returned to the winners’ stand in 5A-East District track and field here Saturday, and the Junior Lady Pioneers just missed a 3-peat.
The Junior Pioneers scored 24 points in the last two events and won the meet by 8.2 points over the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws, the champions last spring.
The Junior Lady Pioneers led much of the way but were unable to hold off the Nettleton Junior Lady Raiders, who won by two points. The Junior Lady Pioneers had won the past two district titles and 10 of the previous 14.
ASH FLAT — Bald Knob defeated Highland 7-3 to win its second straight Sharp County Tournament here Saturday.
Bald Knob reached the title game by defeating East Poinsett County in a game in Cave City on Friday.
In the other tournament game in Cave City on Friday, Cave City blanked EPC 11-0 as Adam Gann pitched a 3-hitter. Gann struck out two and walked none over five innings.
Jacob Odom hit three for three and drove in three runs for the winners. Taylor Milligan and Tyler Booth added two hits each. Milligan doubled and scored two runs.