• Lady Mustangs travel long, hard road to title

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs took the long, hard road while defending their Midland Mustang Madness Tournament title here Saturday.

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  • ‘Kid Smooth’ sweeps Isle of Capri races

    LOCUST GROVE — Billy Moyer Jr. pulled off the Isle of Capri Late Model Series sweep over the weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway.
    Son of dirt track legend Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer, “Kid Smooth” battled from 11th position Saturday night to secure the sweep.
    Jeff Floyd started on the pole Saturday night and was maintaining the lead until a flat tire during a caution flag forced him to make a pit stop. That moved the leader to the back of the pack.

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  • Pipers win one in four at home against conference softball foes

    The Lyon College Pipers managed one win in four tries as they hosted a pair of TranSouth Athletic Conference doubleheaders over the weekend at House Field.
    The Pipers gave the No. 20 Trevecca Nazarene Trojans a run for their money in a 4-2 loss, but the Trojans blanked the home team 8-0 in the second game Saturday.
    Lyon (13-23, 3-9) has lost four of its last six contests in TranSouth play. Trevecca Nazarene (35-12, 11-3) has won its last three and seven of its last 10.

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  • Scots win three over weekend

    The Lyon College Scots swept the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans in a TranSouth Athletic Conference 3-game series over the weekend at Scots Field.
    Josh McNatt and Nick Salahub threw complete games Saturday to pace the Scots.
    Lyon (24-15, 6-6) followed Friday’s 6-2 win with 8-3 and 8-2 decisions Saturday. The Trojans (25-17, 4-8) have lost eight of their last nine games.
    McNatt (7-2) earned Saturday’s game-one win with his second complete game of the season. The sophomore right-hander allowed five hits and struck out three in seven innings.

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  • BHS soccer teams sweep Nettleton

    Batesville High School soccer teams enjoyed their “Senior Day” with a pair of 5A-East Conference victories over Nettleton in Pioneer Stadium on Thursday.
    The Pioneers defeated the Raiders 3-1. Dustin Strecker, J.D. Sonnier and Robert Thorne, again, all seniors, scored the goals. All were unassisted. Sonnier’s came on a penalty kick was a career first.
    The Raiders’ goal came on a deflection off a Pioneer, which was also kicked by a Pioneer defender.
    The Pioneers outshot the Raiders 23-12. Pioneer goalie Vivien Ramirez notched 12 saves.

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  • Three area athletes named to All-Star basketball rosters

    Rosters for the 55th Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games have been announced and three Guard-circulation area cagers are on the lists.
    Melbourne’s Spencer Caraway and Midland’s Farrah Turner will play for the East squads, and Cave City’s Cheyenne Childers will play for the West in the games at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on June 24. The East-West girls game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. The boys contest will follow.

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  • Registration for American Legion baseball players set for April 25

    Registration for the Batesville American Legion baseball teams is set for April 25, 1-4 p.m., in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, announced Elbert Lindsey.
    The fee is $125 per player. Players may not play for any other baseball team while participating in Legion baseball.

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  • Mustangs win 2A-2 doubleheader

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs picked up two victories in 2A-2 District high school baseball action here Thursday.
    Led by Jon Farrar’s two home runs, the Mustangs defeated the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 9-3 in the opener. In the nightcap, Skyler Litaker pitched a 3-hitter in the 11-1 decision.
    Farrar hit a 2-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the fourth. Drew Fortson, Nathan Rickett and Kyle Martin each added two hits.

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  • Southerner scores in 3 track events

    POCAHONTAS — Southside’s Brandon Ritter scored in three events at the high school track and field meet here Thursday.
    Ritter scored in the triple jump, pole vault and 110-meter hurdles.
    Listed below are all of Southside’s results (team totals were not available):
    Triple jump — Brandon Ritter, fourth; high jump — Donnie Norman, sixth; pole vault — Ritter, fifth; 300 hurdles — Christian Manna, fourth; 110 hurdles — Ritter, fifth

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  • Lady Timberwolves get rolling in Pleasant Plains

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves pounded out a 15-2,  run-ruled victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in 2A-2 District high school softball action here Thursday.
    Haley Hoffman led the Lady T-wolves’ surging offense with three hits and three runs batted in. Chelsea Hendrix chipped in three hits and two RBI. Tia Moore hit two for two with a triple and two RBI, and Millicent Talley and Jordan Shelton provieded two hits apiece. Shelton tripled, scored four runs and drove in two. Talley doubled.

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  • BHS-Newport varsity game dropped

    The Newport-at-Batesville high school baseball games today at the North Complex have been changed, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said this morning.
    Varsity and junior varsity games were originally scheduled. Now the nonconference meeting will consist of two JV contests.
    “Newport’s coach called and they had to reschedule some games for this week and I think one of them was for a district game on Friday, so he asked for the change,” Rush said.

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  • Isle of Capri Series ready to try again

    LOCUST GROVE — The first round of the Isle of Capri Late Model Series is scheduled for this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    The series was set to begin two weeks ago, but was rained out.
    Friday night, the IMCA Modifieds and street stocks will join the late models on the racing card. On Saturday, the factory stock and front-wheel drive classes will run a support show.
    The Isle of Capri Series is scheduled for five rounds throughout the season. All will be raced at Batesville’s 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval.

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