Batesville’s Garth Branstetter shot a 7-under-par 65 to lead the Pioneers to a season-best score of 314 and a 67-stroke victory over the Beebe Badgers Wednesday afternoon at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
Branstetter wasn’t the only Pioneer golfer on target. Fellow senior Shayne VanBenschoten shot a 1-over 73.
“Those two were playing really well and rolling in 10- to 15-foot putts for birdies,” Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said.
Finishing out the team score were Thomas Walton (87) and Hayden Cockrill (89).
The timing couldn’t be better, the coach said.
MONTICELLO — Meghann LaBorn, Suzane Fincham and Audrey Myers helped the Lyon College Scots dominate the net in a 3-1 victory over Arkansas-Monticello on Wednesday in nonconference play.
UAM, a Gulf South member, is winless in nine matches this season.
“This was their home opener and we spoiled the day for them,” Lyon Coach Ray Green said.
The game scores were 25-22, 24-26, 25-20 and 25-21.
HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville’s senior and junior girls ran away with the team titles and individual honors here Tuesday at the Josh Park Memorial Cross Country Meet, and they were joined atop the winners’ podium by a Southside Junior Lady Southerner.
The Cave City Cavemen are scheduled to host the Thayer (Mo.) Bobcats Friday night at Caveman Stadium, and it’s the third straight week of first-time opponents for the Cavemen.
Only one team on Cave City’s schedule has ever played against the Cavemen in their first four years of varsity football. That’s Southside, the Highway 167 Rivalry opponent. The Southerners and Cavemen used to meet in the nonconference part of the season, but will now meet in a conference game in week 9.
The 2-0 Batesville Junior Pioneers will try to stay unbeaten as they host the 1-1 Mountain Home Junior Bombers Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
To do so, they’ll have to keep Mountain Home quarterback Drake Walker in check.
“Their quarterback is their best athlete and containing him will be key,” Batesville Defensive Coordinator Matt Wentz said.
But don’t focus completely on him, Wentz added.
NEWPORT — Cave City’s Bobby Hooker won the super pro division Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Hooker edged Bill Taylor for the top spot.
Jerry Taylor won the foot brake competition with Bill Smith and Edward Littlejohn trailing.
The street class winner was Gary Spicer. He out ran Donavan Bishop and Christopher Newsome.
LOCUST GROVE — The 15th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship is scheduled to get under way Thursday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
The $10,000-to-win feature will close the 2010 season at BMS.
Peyton Taylor is the defending champion. He edged 2-time defending champion Robbie Arnold. Kevin Salter, who won four straight from 2003-2006, was fourth.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates and Shirley Blue Devils played to a tie in a triangular high school golf match at the Mountain Ranch Course here Tuesday.
Concord’s Ryan Cornelison and Shirley’s Cory Ward each shot 8-over-par 44s to share medalist honors. Concord and Shirley each totaled 150 team totals. Rural Special finished 40 strokes back.
Cameron Reeser’s 47 and A.J. Cannon’s 53 rounded out Concord’s team score. Luke Cornett’s 59 and Logan King’s 60 didn’t count.
The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association’s annual Baker Mixed Doubles Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend at Hollywood Bowl, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13-14, Yvonne Satterwhite announced.
Each team will consist of one man and one woman, who will alternately bowl a frame. Four games will be bowled and the lowest score in the series will be thrown out.
The entry fee for the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event is $50 per team. To enter, call (870) 793-5781.
JONESBORO — Batesville started the high school tennis season with a mixer at Nettleton High and won 11 of 21 matches.
Along with Batesville and the host school, 5A-East District fellows Blytheville and Wynne participated.
The results are listed below:
Wynne 3, Batesville 1
Singles: Tayler Daniels (B) defeated Jessica Cothren 7-5; Morgan South (W) defeate Quyen Le 7-5
Doubles: Haley Mitchell-Jasmine Dixon (W) defeated Erin Richards-Emily Barber 6-3; South-Cothren (W) defeated Chaney James-Le 6-0
Batesville 2, Blytheville 0
The Searcy Lions defeated the Batesville Pioneers by 10 strokes in a golf match at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday.
Batesville’s Shayne VanBenschoten and Searcy’s Jordan Hopper and Trace Neaville shared medalist honors with 1-over-par 37s for nine holes.
James Fiscuss shot a 38 and Conner Murphy added a 39 to complete Searcy’s 151 team total.
Completing Batesville’s team total, Thomas Walton shot a 39, Garth Branstetter scored a 41 and Hayden Cockrill chipped in a 44. Not counting were Hunter Freiert’s and Brentley Gipson’s 50 and Spencer Barnes’ 52.