Get there early is the main thing about Hog Bash 2009, Scott Wood said.
That includes buying your tickets ahead of time, he added.
The annual event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. April 30 in the Batesville High School cafeteria, and it is sponsored by the White River Razorback Club and Independence County Arkansas Alumni Association.
University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino will speak. Chuck Barrett, the voice of the Razorbacks, will moderate, and Harold Horton, executive director of the Razorback Foundation, is also expected to speak.
LOCUST GROVE — Jeremy Tharp will try to let his beginner’s luck ride Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway as he is expected to saddle up in a late model for the second time of his career.
Tharp won the NeSmith Late Model feature last week in his first outing. Jason Wilkey holds the lead in the class at BMS with 79 points. Greg Pectol and Travis Ashley are each just three points back. Tharp is fourth, 39 points off the pace.
Peyton Taylor is the front-runner in the modified class with a 20-point lead over Brandon Smith and Shawn Walsh.
College softball: Lyon at Trevecca Nazarene (Nashville, Tenn.), 3 p.m.
Junior high track and field: Southside at Pepsi Junior Pioneer Relays at Pioneer Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
High school baseball: Little Rock Christian varsity at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 4 p.m.
ARKADELPHIA — Lyon College’s Scots defeated NCAA Division II Henderson State 7-2 in a 9-inning, road matchup Wednesday at HSU’s Clyde Berry Field.
Garry Richards pitched eight innings and got relief from Cody Harper.
Sam Neal added to his team-best home run total with a solo shot in the first inning. Neal now has 11 round-trippers.
Zac Wallace, who’s second on the team’s homer list, belted his ninth. It was a 3-run blast that capped a 5-run inning for the Scots.
PARAGOULD — Not all the Paragould-related news was bad.
Batesville High School’s soccer teams improved their postseason positions here Tuesday by shutting out Greene County Tech.
The Lady Pioneers won 6-0. The Pioneers posted a 3-0 decision.
The Lady Pioneers led 4-0 at halftime as Meldren Garcia scored twice and Danielle Goodwin and Kali Foreman added a goal. Erin Richards assisted on Garcia’s goal.
In the second half, Kandess Pfitzner scored twice. Both were assisted by Richards.
The Lady Pioneers outshot the Lady Eagles 39-12.
The Paragould Lady Rams kept their season alive and ended the Batesville Lady Pioneers’ season with a 5-1 decision Tuesday night at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Lady Pioneers forced the issue by winning the opener 2-0. A Batesville victory in the nightcap would have sent the Lady Pioneers to the state tournament and the Lady Rams would have gone back home to stay (see scores, records and standings on this page).
Instead, the Lady Pioneers missed out on the postseason for the fourth straight season.
PARAGOULD — Darn those Rams.
That’s what Batesville Pioneer baseball fans were saying after the Paragould Rams held off the Pioneers for a 5-4 victory in the nightcap of a 5A-East District doubleheader here Tuesday night.
The Pioneers won the opener 6-2. With a win in the nightcap they would have moved atop the district standings and would have faced the Greene County Tech Eagles at home Monday to decide the district championship.
BLACK ROCK — Derek Wooten pitched a gem to lead the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles to the Class 1A 2-East District Tournament championship here Tuesday afternoon.
Hillcrest blanked Mammoth Spring 4-0 as Wooten pitched a complete game 2-hitter.
Wooten struck out 13 and walked three. Offensively, he provided a pair of singles.
Taylor Neeley hit two for two with an RBI double in the fifth inning. Jordan Hunter hit an RBI single in the third.
SALEM — Midland won the Class 2A-2 District Tournament championship with a 4-1 decision over the Salem Lady Greyhounds here Tuesday.
The Lady Mustangs began with a single run in the bottom of the first inning when Emily Sharp hit a 2-out single to score Nikki Emerson.
Midland (24-9) added to its lead in the third with a 3-run rally that was started by a bloop single by Farrah Turner. Emerson followed with a triple and scored on a double by Raigan Skidmore. With one out, Sharp delivered again with a double to send in Skidmore and cap Midland’s scoring.
JONESBORO — Hillcrest senior Breanna Doyle put on a showcase performance during the Sun Senior Classic girls basketball game Sunday at Jonesboro High’s Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.
Doyle scored 20 points to lead the White team to a 95-68 win over the Blue team. The all-state selection was credited with eight rebounds and four steals and won the game’s Most Valuable Player award.
Christine Smith, a 5-foot-7 guard from Shiloh Christian High School, has signed to play basketball for the Lyon College Pipers, according to a news release from the college.
Smith averaged 7.2 points per game and connected on 33 percent of her 3-pointers during as a senior.
“We definitely needed a combo guard. She gives us versatility and is extremely talented as a 3-point shooter,” Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange said.