HARRISON — The Southside Lady Southerners won three of four softball games over the weekend.
The lone loss was in the championship game of the Greater Ozarks Invitational in Harrison on Saturday.
Rosebud won the title 10-4. Southside advanced to the championship with a 15-6 win over Berryville and an 8-2 tilt against Lincoln.
Chelsea Harmon and Tandra McPherson were credited with doubles in the loss to Rose Bud. Haley Mourer took the loss, dropping her to 9-5. She also pitched the three wins.
PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers left 10 runners on base in a 6-2 game-one loss to No. 24 Martin Methodist and then lost 12-1 in a run-rule shortened nightcap Saturday during a TranSouth Conference doubleheader.
Saturday’s twinbill sweep was preceded by the same Friday against Freed-Hardeman.
The Pipers (11-19, 1-5) have lost nine straight and have been defeated in their last five TranSouth games. They are last in the standings.
Martin Methodist (32-11, 6-4) has won five in a row and are third in the standings. Freed-Hardeman (14-18, 5-5) is fourth.
The No. 17 Union Bulldogs swept the Lyon Scots in a 3-game series over the weekend at Scots Field.
Lyon began the TranSouth series well Friday afternoon with a 7-0 lead. However, that was about the only enjoyment the Scots would get throughout the weekend. Union rallied for a 12-7 win in the opener and then swept Saturday’s doubleheader 7-1 and 12-3.
The Batesville teams started fast and dominated while winning the Junior Pioneer Pepsi Relays in Pioneer Stadium on Thursday.
Led by Emprea Childress, the Junior Pioneers won five of the six field events and, led by Jaron Stigger, won nine of 10 running events while piling up 260.2 points and winning by better than 200 points over the second-place Clinton Junior Yellowjackets.
Stigger won two events and the high-point award with 46 points.
JONESBORO — Westside Consolidated swept Southside in conference soccer matches here Thursday.
Westside won the girls match 2-1 and the boys match 3-1.
“One of best games played this year,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said of the Lady Southerners. “We’re dinged up pretty good from our game with Mountain View on Tuesday, but the girls played hard.”
Southside trailed 2-0 at halftime. The deficit was cut in half when Alex Burroughs netted a penalty kick. Burroughs scored both of Southside’s goals against Mountain View.
The Arkansas State Golf Association is slated to begin the mens division of its 2010 schedule this weekend at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
Ron Mangold won the championship division of the tournament last season. The Pocahontas man fired a 4-over-par 76 on day one and followed it with a 77 for a total of 153. That was three strokes less than series champion Nick Benton.
Batesville’s David Bell was the lowest shooter. He fired a 77-72—149 to win the senior division.
CAVE CITY — Joey Barnett pitched a 2-hitter and the Cave City offense took care of the rest in a 10-0 run-rule shortened victory over Bay.
Barnett struck out five, walked one and pitched all five innings for the nonconference shutout.
Tyler Booth hit two for four with a 3-run homer in the fourth inning. Seven other Cavemen recorded a hit and six were credited with at least one RBI.
Leadoff hitter Taylor Milligan missed the game due to an illness, but Kyle Satterwhite filled in nicely with an RBI double in the fifth inning.
The Beebe Lady Badgers rallied by the Batesville Lady Pioneers twice while posting a 6-4, nonconference softball victory at the Batesville North Complex on Thursday.
Batesville led 1-0 after one inning of play and 3-1 through five innings. Beebe tied it with a 2-run sixth and won it with a 3-run seventh.
“We were unfocused in pregame and it carried over into the game, though Angela (Woods) pitched really well in the early innings,” Batesville Coach Sean Coker said. “She gave up just one hit through the first three innings.
IMBODEN — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves swept the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds in a big way here Thursday.
The visitors won the 2A-2 District contests 15-0 and 18-3, both in run-ruled three innings.
Maci Thomas gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked none while pitching the win in the opener. Chelsea Hendrix hit three for three with three runs and two runs batted in. Shelley Pelley and Laken McCoy each hit three for three with a double and two runs scored. Millicent Talley added three hits, three runs and two RBI.
The Batesville-at-Jonesboro varsity and junior varsity baseball games scheduled for Friday have been canceled due to a scheduling conflict for Jonesboro, Batesville Coach Mark Rush announced this morning.
The rescheduled JV and ninth-grade games at Mountain Home today were postponed due to weather on March 29. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are among five Kentucky players who have declared for the NBA draft.
Junior forward Patrick Patterson, freshman guard Eric Bledsoe and freshman center Daniel Orton are also entering.
The five players helped Kentucky go 35-3, win the Southeastern Conference tournament before falling to West Virginia in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.
VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles and Eagles swept their annual track and field meet here Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles rolled up 139.5 points and finished 55.5 ahead of the second-place Batesville Lady Pioneers in the Vilonia Eagle Relays. The Eagles totaled 125 points and finished 7.5 points ahead of the Forrest City Mustangs.
Fifty-one schools participated.