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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.