WYNNE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers split with the defending Class 5A state champions in a 5A-East District softball doubleheader here Tuesday.
The Lady Pioneers took the opener 7-3. The Lady Yellowjackets bounced back to win the nightcap 4-2.
With the split in Wynne and two Greene County Tech wins in Blytheville, the Tech Lady Eagles stand alone atop the district standings with a 6-0 mark. They are 10-2 overall.
Wynne (6-1, 10-5) fell to second. Batesville is fifth at 3-3 and 8-9.
FLIPPIN — The Cave City Cavemen collected a sweep over the Flippin Bobcats in a nonconference doubleheader here Tuesday.
Cave City won the opener 10-9 and took the nightcap 17-5 in five innings.
Dalton Carpenter started game one and Tyler Booth collected the win with two and one third innings of relief. Booth allowed just one hit in that span.
Taylor Milligan, Booth, and William Boyd were credited with two hits each. Dalton Bell drilled a 3-run homer.
In game two, Jacob Odom earned the win.
Batesville and Conway Christian split nonconference high school soccer matches in Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday.
The Lady Pioneers won 2-1. The Conway Christian Eagles won 3-2.
Kali Foreman scored both goals for the Lady Pioneers. Her unassisted winner came with 16 minutes, 44 seconds to play. Samantha Goodwin assisted Foreman’s first half score.
Batesville outshot the visitors 25-11. Lady Pioneer goalie Yesenia Gutierrez recorded nine saves.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Southside held tough in the first half and then used the wind to its advantage in the second half to defeat Mountain View in a girls Class 4A-2 soccer match here Tuesday.
Mountain View scored a goal with two minutes left in the first period with the wind at its back.
Southside answered in the second half with a pair of left-footed goals from sophomore Alex Burroughs.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners held on for a 4-2 win over the Heber Springs Lady Panthers in a 4A-2 District softball game here Tuesday.
Southside led 4-0 after four innings. Heber Springs got one back in the fifth and another in the seventh.
Tandra McPherson led off Southside’s half of the of the second inning with a triple. She scored on a 2-out wild pitch.
In the third, Haley Mourer reached on a error and scored on a single by Krysta Beeler.
HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Junior Pioneers and Junior Lady Pioneers swept the track and field meet championships here Monday.
Batesville’s girls dominated, totaling 141.5 points and finishing 43.5 points ahead of second-place Bald Knob. Southside finished third with 71 points as Ashylynne King won the high-point award.
The Junior Pioneers edged their hosts, the Heber Spring Junior Panthers by 10 points (137.5-127.5). Eighteen teams competed in the event.
Defense was the name of the game again Monday night at Pioneer Stadium.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers blanked the Jonesboro Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors 6-0 and the Pioneers shut out the Warriors 3-0 in a pair of nonconference high school soccer matches.
Lady Pioneer Coach Angela Insell and Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud each said it was also a good day for their reserves.
“The whole bench got to play, which was a good thing,” Insell said.
CALICO ROCK — A 4-run top of the seventh gave the Izard County Cougars the cushion they needed to grab an 8-6 nonconference victory over Calico Rock here Monday.
The game was tied 4-4 entering the final frame. Izard County won the last inning 4-2.
Preston Harmon pitched six and two thirds innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits. He waked two and struck out one.
Jed Yarnell provided relief and recorded the last out with a strikeout.
NEWPORT — The Newport Lady Greyhounds scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 5-4 victory over the Cave City Cavewomen here Monday afternoon.
Cave City led the nonconference softball game 5-3 after five innings.
Rachel Roebuck pitched first three innings and allowed one hit and two unearned runs. She struck out two and walked two.
Elisha Ramos pitched the last three innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits. Ramos fanned three and walked three.
Cave City (7-3) recorded seven hits. Lindsey Wooldridge led with two singles and a double.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski clipped the final piece of the net and gave it a kiss. Then he hoisted it skyward for all those Duke fans to savor.
After claiming the fourth of his national championships, Coach K showed he still knows how to celebrate a title.
The Beebe Badgers took round 1 with the Searcy Lions, winning the high school baseball game 6-3 at the Batesville North Complex on Saturday night.
With it came the Badgers’ first First Community Bank Pioneer Classic championship.
Round 2 between the White County neighbors is scheduled for May 10. That single game in Beebe will be a warmer for the state tournaments, which begin on May 14.
SOUTHSIDE — The Cave City Cavewomen held off a pesky Southside Lady Southerner squad to collect a nonconference softball victory here Friday.
Cave City led 11-1 after four and a half innings before settling for a 12-7 decision. Southside was three outs away from being run ruled, but put together three straight 2-run innings to make it interesting. Cave City’s power punch came in the top of the fourth inning, when it sent in five runs.
The Lady Southerners (7-5) didn’t help themselves either with seven errors. Cave City was charged with three.