MOBILE, Ala. — The Spring Hill Badgers jumped out to an 8-run lead and weathered a comeback charge by the Lyon Scots to earn a 10-6 nonconference baseball victory here Monday evening.
Lyon has lost two straight and falls to 8-6 while Spring Hill snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 13-8.
ENGLAND — The Southside Southerners improved to 3-1 with a nonconference high school baseball victory over the England Lions here Monday.
Colby Sutton pitched the win and hit three for four, including a double. Levi Henderson and Keith McPherson each doubled. Blaine French added two singles.
Chris Vaughn provided three innings of relief.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Junior pitcher Kayla Bowren twirled a 1-hitter and drove in six runs to lead the Midland Lady Mustangs by the White County Central Lady Bears 11-5 in a nonconference high school softball opener here Monday.
Bowren struck out 14, walked six and hit two batters in seven innings. At the plate, she hit three for four, including a 2-run double for a 3-2 Midland lead in the fifth, and a grand slam home run in the sixth inning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The boys sure backed NASCAR into a corner on this one.
Determined to give drivers more leeway this season when it came to policing each other on the track, NASCAR opened the year with a relaxed “boys, have at it” attitude. It was interpreted to mean NASCAR would look the other way at a nudge here, a spin there, and all the retaliatory bumping and banging that goes on over a very long season.
No one could have predicted, though, that NASCAR’s first true test would come a mere four races into the season following a frightening accident at Atlanta.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Huskies didn’t celebrate after the game. Just another night’s work for Coach Geno Auriemma’s latest dynasty.
After their ho-hum 59-44 win over Notre Dame put them in the championship of the Big East tournament on Monday night, the Huskies just shook hands with the Irish — same as they have after pretty much every other game during their incredible streak.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs opened their season with an 11-1 win over the Bradford Eagles here Friday.
Midland sandwiched a 3-run second inning with four runs in each of the first and third. Bradford’s lone run came in the fifth and final inning.
Ben Lytle and Cade Skidmore recorded doubles for the Mustangs.
BRADFORD — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves improved to 3-1 with a 12-1, run-rule shortened win over the Bradford Lady Eagles here Friday.
Maci Thomas threw six innings and earned the complete-game victory. The lone run was unearned. She struck out three.
Millicent Thomas blasted a 3-run homer, Laken McCoy slapped three singles and scored twice and Michelle Pelley hit safely twice and touched home two times. Haley Hoffman added two stolen bases and two runs.
The offense was there, but Cedar Ridge Coach Joey Nelson said he was more impressed by his team’s defense.
JESSIEVILLE — Lindsey Wooldridge’s 3-pointer with three minutes to play helped spark a late run for the Cave City Cavewomen as they secured a trip the Class 3A State Tournament championship game here Saturday night.
Cave City held on for a 53-45 win over the Parkers Chapel Lady Trojans. Doing so helped the Cavewomen earn a trip to the finals after coming up a game shy three of the last four years. They will face their nemesis, the Valley Springs Lady Tigers, Friday night in Hot Springs’ Summit Arena.
CONWAY — Leadoff hitter Kristi Kelley went four for four at the plate to lead the Lyon Pipers to a 7-4 victory over the Lambuth Eagles on Saturday, assuring a split of softball games at the Central Baptist College Invitational.
Lyon (9-9) lost the second game to Oklahoma Baptist 7-6. Kelley finished the 2-game set six for eight.
Against Lambuth, Chelsea Fowler hit a 2-run home run and starting pitcher Tenequa Martin (3-2) earned the win.
MARION — Batesville High’s soccer teams won and lost in season-opening matches here Friday.
The Pioneers defeated the Marion Patriots 4-0. The Lady Patriots downed the Lady Pioneers 3-1.
The Pioneers led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Marco Avalos and Manuel Garcia. Garcia assisted on Avalos’ goal. Garcia scored with an assist from Sam Johnson. In the second half, Garcia scored an unassisted goal, and Dylan Massey capped the scoring with an assist from Johnson.
The Pioneers took 13 shots on goals.
LYNN — They had a shot, but not enough of them as the basketball season came to an end for the two remaining Guard-circulation high school teams playing in the 1A State Tournament this past weekend.
On Friday, the Bay Yellowjackets knocked out the Concord Pirates 64-44 in a quarterfinal.
In Saturday’s semifinal round, the Wonderview Daredevils held off the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles 48-40.