• Cavemen club Marshall 34-0

    MARSHALL — The Cavemen got back to Cave City earlier than usual after blistering the Marshall Bobcats in a run-rule shortened Class 3A 1-East baseball doubleheader here Tuesday.
    Cave City won the opener 16-0 and the nightcap 18-0.
    Joey Barnett turned in spectacular day at the plate, going five for five. All were doubles and he also scored five times.
    Dalton Carpenter finished four for six and Dalton Bell smacked a 2-run homer in game two.

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  • Midland edges Salem on Senior Day

    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.

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  • 1040 Tax Fun Run/walk 5k

    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

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  • Lady Pioneers, Badgers win Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays

    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.

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  • 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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