BLYTHEVILLE — After rallying from a 6-run deficit, the Batesville Pioneers made it all look pretty easy while sweeping the Blytheville Chickasaws in a 5A-East District doubleheader here Tuesday night.
The Pioneers won the opener 18-6 and the nightcap 14-4 in a run-ruled five innings.
Down 6-0 after two innings, the Pioneers struck for seven runs with two outs in the third inning. It began when Luke Tate, down to his last strike, reached on an error by the second baseman. Preston Smith and Tanner Ring followed with singles. Ring’s hit drove in Batesville’s first run.
NEWPORT — Lonnie Allwhite of Newark beat Ron Davis down the strip to win the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway Sunday.
Newport’s Stephen Wilson edged Cave City’s Bobby Hooker for the top spot in super pro while Jason Bickford outran Don Holcomb in the street division.
Josh Trimm took the outlaw street bike win with Joseph Crossett in tow.
On Saturday, Cave City’s Don Stitcher finished second in the foot brake division in Dyersburg, Tenn. That followed a first-place finish on April 3.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 5A-East Conference soccer leaders looked it here Tuesday.
The Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs whipped the Batesville Lady Pioneers 8-1 and the Mustangs blanked the Pioneers 7-0.
Junior Erin Richards scored Batesville’s only goal. She was assisted by senior Danielle Goodwin.
The Lady Mustangs outshot the Lady Pioneers 32-7.
The boys game was similar. The Mustangs took 30 shots to the Pioneers’ seven.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen remained unbeaten in the 3A 1-East District with a doubleheader sweep of the Mountain view Yellowjackets here Tuesday.
Cave City (13-6, 6-0) won the opener 7-2 and dominated the nightcap 15-0.
Joey Barnett recorded 10 strikeouts and hit a 3-run triple in the opener while Garrett McSpadden slapped a triple and double.
In game two, William Boyd allowed one hit, but faced the minimum. The game was run ruled in the third inning.
Tyler Booth was credited with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Boyd hit a pair of singles.
COTTER — Kayla Bowren fired a 2-hitter to pace the Midland Lady Mustangs to a 12-3 win over the Cotter Lady Warriors here Tuesday afternoon.
Bowren struck out 12 as Midland improved to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in the 2A-2 District.
Farrah Turner needed a double to hit for the cycle. She slapped two singles, a triple and an inside-the-park home run. Turner finished four for five with four runs scored and three steals.
Kayla Fortson added three hits and three RBI while Chelsea Grider went four for four with three RBI.
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HEBER SPRINGS — Led by their distance runners, the Batesville Lady Pioneers won the Heber Springs State Bank Relays track and field meet here Tuesday.
Batesville swept the distance events — 3,200-meter relay, 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs — with sophomore Natalie Meinzer leading the way. She won the 1,600 and 3,200. Classmate Logan Bishop won the 800 and finished second in the 1,600. Junior Mollie Matthews finished second in the 800 and third in the 1,600. That trio and Keri Rogers won the 3,200 relay.
Batesville High seniors Rachel Shellenberger and Hunter Gallant were recently named to the Class 5A All-State basketball teams, according to the Arkansas Activities Association.
For Shellenberger, it was a triple crown. Shellenberger has also won all-state honors for tennis and volleyball. The Lyon College recruit (for basketball) was named to the squad after helping the Lady Pioneers to a 15-12 record and a bid into the state tournament.
The Arkansas Activities Association recently announced the all-state selections for high school basketball and eight Guard-circulation area players are on the list.
Three return to the list. They are Hillcrest senior Derek Wooten, Midland senior Farrah Turner and Melbourne junior Maggie Jo Cooper.
The first-timers are Cave City senior Cheyenne Childers, Melbourne senior Spencer Caraway, Melbourne junior Dalton Grigg, Concord senior Chase Thomas and Concord junior Casey Gorecke.
The next Batesville Bassmasters tournament will be from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Ramp, said reporter Colin Patterson.
“They can prepay their entry fee at Triangle Sports if they wish to do that,” Patterson said.
For more information contact Patterson at (870) 307-4113.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Lady Bombers whipped the Batesville Lady Pioneers 12-2 in a run-ruled 5-inning nonconference high school softball game here Monday.
Mountain Home pitcher Shelby Anderson limited the Lady Pioneers to five hits while striking out eight and walking one. She also led the home team’s 15-hit attack, hitting two for three with a double and three runs.
Kandess Pfitzner and Rachel Shellenberger provided two hits a piece for Batesville.
CONWAY — Conway St. Joseph outscored Southside 9-0 in a pair of 4A-3 Conference high school soccer matches here Monday.
The Bulldogs won 5-0. The Lady Bulldogs won 4-0.
Southerners goalie Brandon Ritter was credited with 19 saves.
Adrianna Jeffery notched 13 saves for the Lady Southerners.
It was the regular-season finale for both Southside teams. The Southerners finished 0-4 and sixth in the conference and 4-10 overall.
The Lady Southerners finished 1-4 and fourth in the conference and 1-9-1 overall.
PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. — Bethel topped the standings after the first round of play at the TranSouth Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship here Monday.
After 18 holes, the Wildcats posted a 342. Par is 288. Allyson Agee of Cumberland carded the low first round score with a 9-over par 81.
The tournament is being played at the Pickwick Landing State Park Golf Course. The Tennessee Trails course is playing to a par of 72 over 5,814 yards. There are four teams and 22 golfers competing in the women’s tournament.