• Sports Calendar

    Today
    College softball: Lyon at Lambuth (Jackson, Tenn.), doubleheader, 2 p.m.
    High school track and field: Batesville at Vilonia, 3:30 p.m.
    High school baseball: Batesville at Newport, varsity and junior varsity, 4 p.m.; Black Rock at Hillcrest (Strawberry), 4; Searcy JV at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 4:30; Concord at Guy-Perkins, 4:30
    High school softball: Cave City varsity and JV at Southside, 4 p.m.; Cushman at West Side-Greers Ferry, 4; Izard County at Shirley, 4

     

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  • Former Pioneer Cody Aycock helps Missourians blast ASU

    JONESBORO — Former Batesville Pioneer Cody Aycock gave up just five hits in six innings to help the Missouri State Bears rout the Arkansas State Red Wolves 14-2 in a nonconference baseball game here Wednesday.
    Aycock, a sophomore, started and hurled a career-best six innings, yielding two runs while striking out two and walking one. His record is 1-0.
    The visitors sent 14 batters to the plate in a 9-run fourth inning.
    The Bears improved to 20-14 with the victory, while ASU fell to 15-20.

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  • Lady Pioneers hit 4-0 mark with track win in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their fourth track and field meet in as many outings Tuesday when they totaled 138 points at the Arnold Relays at Paragould High School.
    The Blytheville Lady Chickasaws and Forrest City Lady Mustangs, 5A-East District opponents, finished second and third, respectively. Blytheville totaled 105 points. Forrest City tallied 98.
    Those three teams are scheduled to meet again in Paragould for the 5A-East District Meet on May 5 and 7. Paragould is also hosting the Class 5A State Meet on May 16.

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  • Big first gives Southside enough cushion

    SOUTHSIDE — A 7-run first inning provided the buffer the Cave City Cavemen needed in a nonconference, 13-11 win over the Southside Southerners here Wednesday.
    Cave City scored two runs in the second inning to take a 9-2 lead, but Southside didn’t go away quietly. The Southerners pounded out four runs in the bottom of the second and added another in the third to make it a 9-7 ballgame.
    Each team scored two runs in the fourth and they each collected two more the rest of the way.

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  • Seven classes racing Friday night at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Points racing for all seven classes is set to begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    With two weeks of racing recorded, Andy Carpenter has been flawless. Carpenter collected the maximum 100 points and holds a 10-point lead over Brad Hartwick in the factory stock class.
    A driver is awarded 10 points for winning a heat race and 40 to cross the line first in the feature.
    Rick Engles has won back-to-back features in the economy modified class and is 10 points ahead of Jordan Turner.

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  • Bowren collects 3rd, 4th no-hitters

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland pitcher Kayla Bowren fired a pair of no-hitters during a doubleheader sweep of the Cotter Lady Warriors here Wednesday.
    Bowren pitched a total of 10 innings, struck out 12 and walked eight for her third and fourth no-hitters of the season.
    Midland (22-9) won the Class 2A-2 District championship with a 10-2 record.
    “Bowren is learning how to pitch, allowing her defense to make plays in support of her and for the most part, they are playing that role well,” Midland Coach Rick McKinney said.

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  • Four BHS cagers named to all-district teams

    Four Batesville High basketball players were included on 5A-East All-District teams.
    Juniors Rachel Shellenberger and Alex Davidson and sophomore Shelby Winkle represent the 11-14 Lady Pioneers. Junior Hunter Gallant represents the 4-22 Pioneers.
    All-state selections from the 5A-East were:

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  • Six of 11 area basketball players return to all-state list

    Eleven area high school basketball players were named to all-state basketball teams and more than half of them have been this way before.
    Hillcrest’s Breanna Doyle is a 3-time selection while Southside’s Lunden Roberts and Garrett Batterton, Cave City’s Amelia Bray, Midland’s Farrah Turner and Melbourne’s Lee Lewis are 2-time selections.

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  • Southside kickers boot Bobcats

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners dominated the Flippin Bobcats, winning 6-2 in nonconference high school soccer action.
    The Southerners started fast and led 5-1 at halftime.
    Tyler Strader and Tyler Sarracino scored three goals apiece. They also contributed an assist each. Schuyler Van Emburg chipped in two assists. Josh Harris also assisted on a goal.
    Goalie Mikey Fulcher stopped 16 Bobcat shots.

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  • Lady Southerners romp on Riverview Lady Raiders

    SOUTHSIDE — The Lady Southerners thrashed the Riverview Lady Raiders 11-1 here Tuesday in non-conference high school softball action.
    Pitcher Haley Mourer scattered four hits, struck out eight and walked two in a run-ruled five innings. She also led the offense, providing two hits, including a double, and driving in three runs.
    Brandi Payne and Lunden Roberts contributed three hits each, Sami Hallowell drove in two and Miranda Tucker tripled and scored three runs. Payne and Roberts also tripled.

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  • Midland Mustangs play one to forget

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland Coach Donnie Branscum has been coaching high school baseball a long time, but he saw something Tuesday he hopes he doesn’t see again.
    “We played as bad as I have ever had a team play through four innings. We made three errors in the first inning alone,” Branscum said. “We pick off two runners and fail to get them at second. We walked six runners in the first four innings as well.”

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school baseball: Batesville at West Helena, doubleheader, 4 p.m.; Midland at Salem, 4; Cave City varsity and junior varsity at Southside, 4:30
    High school softball: Cave City at Cedar Ridge (Newark), 3:30 p.m.; Cotter at Midland (Pleasant Plains), doubleheader, 3:30; Izard County at Walnut Ridge, doubleheader, 4; Batesville at Blytheville, doubleheader, 4:30

     

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