The Third Annual Spring Time Sprint Canoe Race is scheduled for Saturday, according to a news release from race director George Latus.
The race will begin at Lock 2 near Locust Grove and end at the Batesville bridge. The event is a canoe and kayak race and is sponsored by the Independence County Venturing Crew 320 of the Boys Scouts of America.
SALEM — The Midland Mustangs jumped out to a 9-3 lead, but they had to add to it to keep the Salem Greyhounds at bay here Monday afternoon.
Midland won the Class 2A-2 District baseball game 15-12.
Each team scored three runs in the first inning. Midland added six in the second, then Salem countered with three in the fifth, making it 9-6 Midland.
The Mustangs sent three across in each of the sixth and seventh and Salem capped the scoring with four runs in the bottom of the seventh.
BROCKWELL— The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles clinched the 1A 2-East District high school softball title here Monday with an 8-3 victory over the Izard County Lady Cougars.
Samantha Blevins got Hillcrest off to a fast start with a 2-run single that highlighted a 4-run first. Blevins finished the day with three runs batted in. She also pitched the win, scattering three hits, striking out 12 and walking five over seven innings.
Lindsey Crews helped finish off the Lady Cougars with a 2-run single in the 4-run seventh.
A consistent winner and a first-timer took home the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K titles Saturday.
Clan Weatherford ran a course-record time of 17 minutes, 43.60 seconds while defending his overall championship in the men’s division.
Betsy Tucker is the new winner. The 53-year-old said she thinks her time of 22:02.77 is her best ever over five kilometers.
“Yes. I think so. I don’t really keep up with it,” she said with a little laugh.
She is mindful about what her significant other thinks of her running.
HEBER SPRINGS — Cedar Ridge and Haley Hix were often-repeated names here Thursday in the 2A-2 District Track and Field Meet.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves and Junior Timberwolves won both team titles and Hix dominated the event. The athletic eighth-grader won the long jump, triple jump, 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the 100-meter hurdles.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneers returned to the winners’ stand in 5A-East District track and field here Saturday, and the Junior Lady Pioneers just missed a 3-peat.
The Junior Pioneers scored 24 points in the last two events and won the meet by 8.2 points over the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws, the champions last spring.
The Junior Lady Pioneers led much of the way but were unable to hold off the Nettleton Junior Lady Raiders, who won by two points. The Junior Lady Pioneers had won the past two district titles and 10 of the previous 14.
ASH FLAT — Bald Knob defeated Highland 7-3 to win its second straight Sharp County Tournament here Saturday.
Bald Knob reached the title game by defeating East Poinsett County in a game in Cave City on Friday.
In the other tournament game in Cave City on Friday, Cave City blanked EPC 11-0 as Adam Gann pitched a 3-hitter. Gann struck out two and walked none over five innings.
Jacob Odom hit three for three and drove in three runs for the winners. Taylor Milligan and Tyler Booth added two hits each. Milligan doubled and scored two runs.
LOCUST GROVE — Billy Moyer Jr. pulled off the Isle of Capri Late Model Series sweep over the weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Son of dirt track legend Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer, “Kid Smooth” battled from 11th position Saturday night to secure the sweep.
Jeff Floyd started on the pole Saturday night and was maintaining the lead until a flat tire during a caution flag forced him to make a pit stop. That moved the leader to the back of the pack.
The Lyon College Pipers managed one win in four tries as they hosted a pair of TranSouth Athletic Conference doubleheaders over the weekend at House Field.
The Pipers gave the No. 20 Trevecca Nazarene Trojans a run for their money in a 4-2 loss, but the Trojans blanked the home team 8-0 in the second game Saturday.
Lyon (13-23, 3-9) has lost four of its last six contests in TranSouth play. Trevecca Nazarene (35-12, 11-3) has won its last three and seven of its last 10.
The Lyon College Scots swept the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans in a TranSouth Athletic Conference 3-game series over the weekend at Scots Field.
Josh McNatt and Nick Salahub threw complete games Saturday to pace the Scots.
Lyon (24-15, 6-6) followed Friday’s 6-2 win with 8-3 and 8-2 decisions Saturday. The Trojans (25-17, 4-8) have lost eight of their last nine games.
McNatt (7-2) earned Saturday’s game-one win with his second complete game of the season. The sophomore right-hander allowed five hits and struck out three in seven innings.
Batesville High School soccer teams enjoyed their “Senior Day” with a pair of 5A-East Conference victories over Nettleton in Pioneer Stadium on Thursday.
The Pioneers defeated the Raiders 3-1. Dustin Strecker, J.D. Sonnier and Robert Thorne, again, all seniors, scored the goals. All were unassisted. Sonnier’s came on a penalty kick was a career first.
The Raiders’ goal came on a deflection off a Pioneer, which was also kicked by a Pioneer defender.
The Pioneers outshot the Raiders 23-12. Pioneer goalie Vivien Ramirez notched 12 saves.