• Athletes to be awarded Thursday in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City senior high athletic awards banquet is scheduled for Thursday night, Coach Russell Fowler announced.
    The annual event will be held at the middle school cafeteria and is set for a 6 p.m. start.

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  • Cave City to host camps

    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.

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  • Canoe, kayak sprint race set for Saturday on river

    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.

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  • Mustangs win wild one in Salem

    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.

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  • Hillcrest clinches district title in Brockwell

    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.

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  • Weatherford, Tucker win 1040 5K crowns

    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.

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  • 2 names heard often in 2A-2 District meet

    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.

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  • Junior Pioneers return to top

    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.

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  • Bald Knob wins tourney; S-side blanks Cave City

    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.

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  • 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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