• Batesville grads shine on Lyon diamond

    A pair of Batesville High graduates shined at Scots Field as Lyon split a nonconference baseball doubleheader with the Henderson State Reddies.
    Lyon (25-16) won the opener 5-2 and Henderson (28-16) took game two 8-5.
    Trent Weeks started on the mound and pitched five solid innings before letting Cedar Ridge product Drew Davis and Phoenix, Ariz., native Nick Salahub get some work.
    Weeks (2-1) shut out the Reddies for five innings and allowed just four hits. He struck out one and walked none.

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  • Nettleton collects big sweep

    The Nettleton Lady Raiders kept themselves in contention for a title and narrowed the Batesville Lady Pioneers’ chances for postseason play with two 5A-East District victories at the North Complex on Tuesday.
    The visitors rallied to win the opener 6-3, then hammered the home team 15-5 in the nightcap.

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  • BHS graduate, basketball player wins UCA student-athlete award

    CONWAY — Basketball senior Mitch Rueter, a 2005 Batesville High School graduate, was named the male Student-Athlete of the Year at the University of Central Arkansas’ annual Sports Banquet here Monday night, according to a news release from UCA.
    Rueter finished his career as the 21st player in UCA history to reach 1,000 career points and is 10th in career 3-pointers. He is also ranked in the Top 40 in career rebounds, assists and steals.

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  • Raiders win nightcap, stay ahead of Pioneers

    JONESBORO — The Nettleton Raiders stayed in front of the Batesville Pioneers in the race for the 5A-East District baseball championship by winning the second game of a doubleheader.
    The Pioneers took the opener 7-0. The Raiders struck back to win the nightcap 5-2.
    With the split, the Pioneers remained in second in the district standings with a 6-2 mark. The Raiders are 8-2 and 13-9 (see standings, scores and schedule on this page).

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  • Micah Beard, Mark Owens win fishing tourney on Norfork Lake

    NORFORK — Micah Beard and Mark Owens of Batesville teamed to win the White River Bassmasters tournament at Lake Norfork on Saturday.
    The duo won with a weight of 16.29 pounds. That was a little more than half a pound over Byron Bristow and Michael Holt’s second-place weight of 15.77.
    Twenty-one boats competed in the event and all but four caught their limit. There was a total of 90 fish weighed in.
    In third was Billy Littleton and Tommy Clark with 14.89 pounds and Jim Starzy and Ernie Daniel teamed for fourth with 13.76 pounds.

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  • Bad Boy, Electric Cowboy teaming up

    Bad Boy Promotions will be hooking up with the Electric Cowboy to bring a 6-bout professional boxing show to Little Rock on Thursday May 6, according to a news release from Brandon Foster.
    “There will be a good variety of talent,” Foster said.
    Among them are Justin Ridgeway, who has competed at the highest level as an amateur. The Branson, Mo. product is set to fight in a 6-round bout in only his second professional outing.

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  • Speedy’s Newport Dragway announces Sunday’s winners

    NEWPORT — Edward Littlejohn, Patrick Newphew, Stephen Wilson, Samantha Clay and Joseph Crossett were the divsion winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway.
    Littlejohn won the street division. Henry Stracener was second.
    Nephew of Melbourne was quickest down the line in the foot brake class with Cave City’s Don Stitcher in tow.
    The super pro winner was Wilson with Luke Clay second.
    Samantha clay won the junior dragster class, edging Brian Hill and Crossett was the fastest on an outlaw street bike.

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  • Registration ends today for FCA golf tournament

    Today is the last day to register for the ninth annual Sonic North Central Arkansas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Friday at the Searcy Country Club.
    The tournament is a local qualifier for the FCA National Scramble at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde, Fla. Four teams from Friday’s tournament will qualify to participate in the Arkansas State Finals in July.
    For more information, call David Parker at (870) 307-2500.

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  • Guy-Perkins sweeps 1A-3 track, field meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — Guy-Perkins swept the junior high Class 1A-3 District Track and Field Meet here Tuesday.
    Concord’s girls were district runners-up, 23 points off the pace, and Concord’s boys finished third, just one point behind Bradford.
    Sydney Harlan and Jacob Roark were the high-point leaders for Concord.
    Listed below are Concord’s results:

    Girls

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  • Pipers split with OBU

    Chelsea Fowler’s go-ahead, bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the sixth inning completed a 6-run comeback for the Lyon Pipers on Monday in a 9-7 victory over the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers in a doubleheader split at House Field.
    Lyon (14-24) lost the first game 8-5 and split the season series with OBU (33-21) at two games apiece.

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  • 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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