MOUNTAIN HOME — The Izard County Cougar golf teams finished a distant second to their hosts in a triangular high school match at Big Creek Golf Club here Monday.
Mountain Home, a Class 6A school, won the boys division by 17 shots (124-141) and the Lady Bombers won by 37 strokes (146-183). Izard County is a 1A school. Flippin, a 3A school, finished third in both divisions. The Bobcats shot a 143. The Lady Bobcats scored a 190.
Mountain Home’s Richard Zimmerman shot a 37, the day’s low score for nine holes. Miranda Manchester did the same for the Lady Bombers with a 46.
MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors announced its annual benefit golf scramble is set for Sept. 18 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club in La Crosse.
First National Banking Company serves as the major corporate sponsor again this year. Liberty Bank, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, and Centurylink are also event sponsors this year.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Bombers shot down the Batesville Pioneers by 14 stroke in a high school golf match at Big Creek Golf & Country Club here Friday.
Senior Richard Zimmerman topped the Bombers’ 172 team score with an even-par 36 for nine holes. The event was shortened due to the 100-plus temperatures.
Mountain Home’s other scores came from Weston Monger (43), Joel Hudson (46) and Tyler Thomas (47).
Shane Vanbenschoten led Batesville with a 44. Thomas Walton and Hayden Cockrill added 47s. David Cox and Hunter Freiert shot 48s.
LA CROSSE — Former Izard County High School golfer Justin Burns won the Arkansas State Golf Association Designated Stroke-play Tournament at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club this past weekend.
Playing in the Open Division, Burns followed up the 72 he shot on Saturday with a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to pull away from the field. Casey Castleberry of Batesville finished seven strokes back with a 74-73 — 147.
Rounding out the top five were Winston Sizemore (148), Nathan Circle (149) and Trevor Sellers and Michael Shedd (150).
LOCUST GROVE — Make it two for two for Andy Carpenter.
The winner of the inaugural Chrome Shop Factory Stock Shootout defended his title Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, the current points leader and defending points champion, was billed as the favorite for Friday night’s 30-lap feature.
Like last year, Carpenter had to wait longer than normal for his win to be official. Several cars were disqualified for failing to pass inspection. When the dust settled and the inspections were complete, Carpenter claimed the trophy and the $750 check.
As forecast, “the Newport boys” did well at the Reekie Gardner Jr. White River Bass Classic Saturday. Who would have expected, however, a stringer of five largemouth bass weighing 21.28 pounds?
Certainly not the grandpa-grandson team of Bill Wooten-Bobby Hubbard, winners of the $1,000 first prize.
Don Stitcher won two titles in drag racing action last weekend.
The Cave City man won the FootBrake division at the Great River Road Raceway in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Saturday and beat all competitors in the same division at Speedy’s Newport Drag Strip on Sunday.
Ross Williams and William Runyon finished second and third, respectively, in the same division at Newport.
In order, here are the top finishers in two other divisions at Speedy’s: Street — Bill Taylor, Donovan Bishop, Gary Spicer; Street — Richard Lee, Nick Dew.
Melbourne won a triangular high school golf match Thursday at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course.
Bradley Lamb led the Bearkatz and all other golfers with a 7-over-par score of 43 on the 9-hole layout. Other scores for Melbourne were: Levi Cooper, 54; Kerby Smith and Howie Lewis, 55.
The Newport Greyhounds finished second as Sky Summers shot a 48, John Robinson added a 54 and Taylor Ball contributed a 57.
Cedar Ridge followed with a 176. The Timberwolves’ scores were: Jordan Steele and Jacob Cline, 58; Jake Shirley, 60; and Clayton Butler, 62.
The first of three registration days for Kiwanis Youth Football League is set for Saturday at Game Day Sports, announced Kiwanian Lyndal Waits.
Open to boys and girls entering grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 this fall, the Batesville Kiwanis Club-sponsored program is comprised of the AFL Division (third- and fourth-graders from all schools in the area) and the NFL Division (fifth- and sixth-graders from Batesville and Southside).
After the day they spent on the water Thursday, no one could blame Larry Pinkston and Jeff Moore for doubting their chances to repeat as champions of the Reekie Gardner White River Bass Classic.
In a telephone interview Thursday night, Moore described their day’s fishing like this: “Terrible. We fished upriver (above Lock 3) and I didn’t catch a fish. Larry caught two little smallmouths and one perch. The high water we’ve had has killed all the grass, there’s a lot of sediment in the water and the river (level) is just real erratic.”
And then the interview turned funny.
LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas boat builders with many years of varied activities to improve and expand Arkansas’ outdoor resources have been selected as the 2010 inductees for the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame.
Both are Monticello residents and business leaders. Kim Ward and Zach McClendon Jr. have led their companies for decades and have been in the forefront in the southeastern Arkansas city’s unique position as a boat producing center that is not on water.
It’s the water: cold, fertile water, from far below the surface in the big reservoirs. It loads up with oxygen as it goes through the turbines, and finally it runs into the Little Red, White and Norfork rivers.
This combination of cold water, good oxygen and rich nutrient levels grows some of the largest trout in the world, right here in our own back yard.