• Falcons stop Southerners in second half

    PARAGOULD — The Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons blanked the Southside Southerners in the second half here Monday while posting a 2-1 high school soccer victory.
    Southside led 1-0 at halftime. Josh Harris scored with an assist from Tyler Sarracino.
    “Both teams played well,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “All three goals happened in crazy ways. They just got one more good bounce than we did.”
    Southerner goalie Kody White left the game midway through the first half after a head-to-head collision.

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  • Cavewomen clinch championship

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Cave City Cavewomen clinched a share of the Class 3A 1-East District championship with a 13-7 win over the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets here Monday.
    Cave City will share the regular season title with Wednesday’s winner between Yellville-Summit and Flippin. The Cavewomen hold a tiebreaker over Flippin, but Yellville-Summit holds a tiebreaker over Cave City. That will come into play when the district tournament seeds are determined.

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  • Mustangs clinch 2nd place in 2A-2 District

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs secured second place in the Class 2A-2 District with a 10-5 win over Cotter here Friday.
    The win also guarantees the Mustangs a region tournament berth.
    Ben Lytle pitched all seven innings and recorded a career-best 15 strikeouts. He allowed six hits and hit three batters.
    Midland trailed 4-1 early, but rallied with three runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

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  • Cedar Ridge, Melbourne split comeback victories

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves and Melbourne Lady Bearkatz each rallied big for a conference split here Friday.
    First, Cedar Ridge scored eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win game one 12-11. Melbourne answered with a 4-run seventh to force extra innings in game two. The Lady Bearkatz went on to win 7-6 in nine innings.
    “It was the biggest comeback I’ve ever been a part of,” Cedar Ridge Coach Danny Davis said of the game one rally.
    Cedar Ridge recorded six hits and took advantage of two errors in that decisive inning.

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  • Scots take 2 of 3 from Lions, keep pace in TSAC

    The Lyon Scots and Freed-Hardeman Lions battled in a 3-game TranSouth Athletic Conference duel Friday and Saturday, and when all was said and done, the Scots grabbed a hard-fought 2-1 series win.
    FHU took the series opener 7-6 Friday and then Lyon swept Saturday’s meetings 5-4 and 7-6 in extra innings.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school baseball: Midland at McCrory, 4 p.m.; Hoxie at Hillcrest (Strawberry), 4; Cedar Ridge junior varsity at Bay, 5  
    High school softball: Cave City varsity and JV at Mountain View, 4 p.m.; Cushman at Black Rock, 4; Westside Consolidated at Cedar Ridge (Newark), 4; Bald Knob at Midland, 4; Guy-Perkins at Concord, 4; Hillcrest at Melbourne, 4; Sloan-Hendrix at Izard County (Brockwell), doubleheader, 4;
    High school soccer: Southside boys at Crowley’s Ridge Academy (Paragould), 4 p.m.

     

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  • Sylvan Hills edges BHS in nonconference softball

    Hollie Silfford’s 2-out single in the sixth proved to be the winner Friday as the Sylvan Hills Lady Bears edged the Batesville Lady Pioneers 3-2 in a nonconference softball game at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
    Silfford singled in Morgan Ukeland who had singled with one out.

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  • Tax Run champs overcome injury, memory

    A hamstring injury didn’t stop a defending champion, and a bad memory of last year’s race helped push a new name onto the list of 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K champions.
    Clan Weatherford defended the men’s title, despite a hamstring that began bothering him during the race and had him hobbling at the end of the race.
    Logan Bishop, a track and field and cross country star for Batesville’s junior and senior high teams, improved her time from last April by 26 seconds while winning the women’s title.

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  • Jags win 20th, first Pioneer Classic

    The McCrory Jaguars notched their 20th high school baseball victory and their first tournament championship in Batesville with a 9-5 win against the Heber Springs Panthers.
    The First Community Bank Pioneer Classic small-school semifinals and title games on Saturday at the Batesville Recreation Complex were postponed by rain on April 2, and they happened after rain had shortened it to a single-elimination event.
    That just allowed the Jaguars a chance to lengthen their win string. The 20-1 Jaguars have won “11 or 12 in a row,” McCrory Coach Glen Campbell said.

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  • Lady Dragons stay unbeaten in district play

    SOUTHSIDE — The DeWitt Lady Dragons improved to 5-0 in the 4A-2 with a 15-3 decision over the Southside Lady Southerners here Thursday.
    Southside fell to 3-2 in the conference and 11-9 overall. DeWitt and Heber Springs are unbeaten in the conference. They are set to play each other Monday. Southside visits Clinton today. A win would secure third.
    DeWitt slapped 17 hits Thursday while Southside managed five.
    “They are by far the best hitting team we’ve seen all year,” Southside Coach Fred Denison Jr. said.

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  • Southerners doomed by 10 errors

    SOUTHSIDE —The DeWitt Dragons defeated the Southside Southerners 13-12 in an extra-inning, Class 4A-2 District baseball game here Thursday.
    Actually, it might be better to say Southside beat itself considering the 10 errors it committed. When Southside wasn’t helping DeWitt’s cause, the Dragons were pounding the baseball
    Dewitt was only credited with six hits, but three of those were home runs and another was a double.

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  • Coach, 2 players add to All-Star games

    Melbourne Coach Mike Watson has been selected as head coach of the East boys basketball team for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Classic, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
    Watson, who led the Melbourne Bearkatz to the Class 2A state championship game, will be joined by 6-foot-3 standout Chase Massey as well as Derek Baird, who is the manager.

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