• Flippin Bobcats sneak by Cavemen for crown

    HARRISON — The Flippin Bobcats edged the Cave City Cavemen 4-3 in the Class 3A 1-East District Tournament championship game here Monday.
    Cave City earned the trip to the title game earlier in the day with a 8-7 squeaker over Valley Springs.
    The Tigers rallied for six runs in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run on base before the last out was recorded.
    The Cavemen scored seven runs in the top of the fifth.

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  • Lady Mustangs gallop into 2A-2 tourney title game

    SALEM — The Midland Lady Mustangs earned a trip to the Class 2A-2 District Tournament high school softball championship game with a 10-5 win over the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves here Monday.
    Cedar Ridge opened the game with two runs in the top of the first inning, but Midland answered with four in the bottom half.
    The seesaw battle continued in the second inning, when Cedar Ridge sent in another pair to knot the game at 4-4. However, Midland (23-9) took the lead for good with a 3-run rebuttal in the bottom half.

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  • Batesville sweep includes first for junior boys

    HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville swept the Heber Springs State Bank Junior Relays here Monday, and it was a first for the Junior Pioneers.
    “That’s the first time we’ve beaten Heber Springs boys and they are the only ones who have beaten us,” Junior Pioneer Coach Doug Walls said. “They beat us at Beebe and at Heber Springs’ first meet.”
    Monday’s win gave the Junior Pioneers three victories.

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  • Speaker to tell Roadrunners about training, eating right

    The White River Roadrunners will hear from a guest speaker on training and nutrition for runners and walkers at the club’s monthly meeting Tuesday, according to a news release.
    Jeff Callahan, a trainer who works with distance runners in Little Rock, will speak.
    The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Citizens Bank Annex. Club members and visitors will meet an hour earlier at the annex for a run.

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  • CAC Mustangs edge Pioneers in eight innings

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Mitchell Powers pitched the eighth and sent an eighth-inning pitch over the left-center field boards here Friday in Burns Park to lift the Central Arkansas Christian Mustangs over the Batesville Pioneers for a 6-5 victory in a nonconference high school baseball game.
    “We left nine runners on base; CAC left 10. It was a war of attrition,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said. “We didn’t execute. We blew several sacrifice bunt attempts and we committed a key error in the fourth.”

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  • Canon provides last words with mouth, softball bat

    Abbey Canon provided the last word.
    The senior from Rockwall, Texas, was one of the last to speak Saturday morning at the pregame dedication ceremony for the Pipers’ new home softball field, Howard and Mary House Field.
    Saturday afternoon, Canon hit the ball over the right-centerfield wall with one out in the bottom of the seventh, ending the game and giving the Pipers a 2-1 victory.
    The Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers won the opener 3-1.
    In TranSouth Athletic Conference action Friday in Jackson, Tenn., Union swept Lyon, winning 3-2 in eight innings and 9-1.

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  • Unheralded Scot seniors deliver headline-worthy hits

    The Lyon College Scots maintained their ground in the TranSouth Athletic Conference baseball standings with a 2-1 series win over the Mid-Continent Cougars Friday and Saturday at Scots Field.
    Lyon collected a pair of run-ruled victories, 12-1 and 12-2, but lost the middle game 4-3.
    In the rubber game Saturday — also the final home game for the Scots — two unheralded seniors collected lasting memories.
    First, Josiah Hass drilled his first career home run to get the Scots fired up on Senior Day.

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  • S-side, Conway Christian split in 4A-3 league soccer

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Conway Christian split 4A-3 Conference high school soccer matches at Stewart Field on Friday, and the Southerners are waiting to see if it was a season finale.
    The visitors took the girls match, winning 4-1.
    Alicia Hunter scored for Southside. Alex Burroughs was credited with the assist.
    “I thought we played well,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “We just made a couple of mistakes. I think the girls improved greatly over the course of the year.”

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  • Lady Pioneer track team adds Vilonia crown to list

    VILONIA — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won the Vilonia Walmart Classic here Thursday with 142 points, 64 points better than the second-place Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets.
    Senior Lizzie Walton led the Lady Pioneers with victories in the triple jump and 400-meter dash. Lady Pioneers scored in 15 events while winning their fifth meet in as many outings.

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  • Lady Pioneers win 2-1; Pioneers fall in shootout

    JONESBORO — Nettleton and Batesville split 5A-East District soccer matches here Friday, and they couldn’t have been much closer.
    Sophomore Kali Foreman scored twice in the second half as the Lady Pioneers won 2-1.
    The Raiders and Pioneers finished regulation tied at 1. Neither team scored in two 10-minute sudden death overtimes. The Raiders outscored the Pioneers 3-1 in a penalty-kick shootout.
    Danielle Goodwin and Mildren Garcia assisted Foreman.
    It took awhile for the Lady Pioneers to find their rhythm, Batesville Coach Angela Insell said.

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  • Lady Panthers hold off Lady Pioneers in Cabot

    CABOT — A 2-run third inning and the pitching of Cherié Barfield was enough to get the Cabot Lady Panthers by the Batesville Lady Pioneers here Friday in a nonconference high school softball game.
    Barfield scattered five hits, walked one batter, hit another and struck out seven in the 2-1 decision.
    Batesville pitcher Angela Woods also shined. The junior right-handers gave up just two hits, walked one and struck out one in six innings.

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  • Sports Calendar

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    Junior high track and field: Batesville and Southside at Heber Springs, 3:30 p.m.

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