HEBER SPRINGS — Izard County’s Rachel Harmon won the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Greers Ferry Lake Junior Invitational at Red Apple Inn Country Club on Friday, according to a news release from the Izard County High School.
Harmon shot a 2-day total of 158 with a pair of 79s. Katie Webb of Shirley was second with a 75-85—160. Paige Dutton was third with an 85-84—169.
Webb is the current points leader for the ASGA Girls Player of the Year.
BENTONVILLE — Batesville’s Tim Hughes provided the bulk of the excitement for the East squad here Friday night in a 29-6 loss to the West in the Arkansas High School Coaches Activities Association All-Star Classic football game.
Hughes, who had to wait until the second quarter before making his debut, was worth the wait as he ran 83 yards early in the period. Hughes found a hole on the right side, and worked his way through the secondary, stiff-arming and slipping tackles right and left before being hauled down by Jordan Shelby (Charleston) inside the 10-yard line.
LOCUST GROVE — It was a father-and-son Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Terry Brooks won the factory stock feature. Jesse Brooks, Terry’s 21-year-old son, won the front wheel drive feature.
Actually, it was a good night all the way around for Brooks family members in front wheel drive racers. Tim, the nephew of Terry, finished third and Tony, Terry’s brother, placed fourth.
The other feature winners were: Peyton Taylor, modified; Jason Wilkey, NeSmith late model; Adam Maple, economy modified; and Richie Tosh, street stock.
Tim Hughes, Batesville High School’s all-time leading rusher, moved his name to the top of another high school football list.
Tonight, the 6-foot, 185-pounder will start at running back for the East in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game at Tiger Stadium on the Bentonville High School campus. Kickoff is set for 7.
FAYETTEVILLE — The West continued its dominance of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games with a basketball sweep over the East Thursday night in the University of Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena.
The West won the girls game 80-65. The West boys took the nightcap 101-88.
Cave City graduate Amelia Bray was a member of the West squad. She was the only player on the West who didn’t score a basket, but she did contribute on both ends of the court. Bray was credited with two assists on offense and was her typical pesky self on defense.
A softball team made up of local and area players recently qualified for a national tournament by finishing second in a tourney in Covington, Tenn.
Arkansas Fury, a United Southern Girls Fastpitch 18-and-under team, went 4-3 in the Crack of The Bat Invitational, a 12-team event with a pool play and double-elimination formats.
After falling 5-1 to the Dixie Diamonds in an opener, the Fury defeated the Heartbreakers 4-1, the Mississippi Eclipse 7-1 and Mr. Trophy-Rabe 3-2.
LOCUST GROVE — Except for Andy Carpenter, all the rest of the Batesville Motor Speedway points leaders are keeping a close eye in their rear view mirrors.
Carpenter’s lead in the factory stock point race is 132 points. According to the BMS points standings, Carpenter has accumulated 342 points. Heath Grizzle is the distant second-place driver.
The rest of the top drivers — Joe Payne (street stock), Brandon Smith (modified), Joe Forman (economy modified), Jason Wilkey (crate late models) and Ronnie Jones (front wheel drive) — lead by no more
Golf: Central Arkansas Pro/AM Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 10 a.m.
American Legion baseball: 1A Zone 2 Tournament in West Memphis (Tilden Rodgers Complex) — Batesville Citizens Bank vs. Rivercrest-Searcy winner, 5 p.m.; West Memphis at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5
Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8
CALICO ROCK — The annual kayak or canoe race is scheduled for Saturday and there’s still time to register, according to a news release from the event organizers.
Applications and waivers are available online at www.calicorock.us. The 11-mile race down the White River begins at Red’s Landing and ends at the Calico Rock Bridge.
The kayak race begins at 11 a.m. and all kayak racers must be registered by 10:30 a.m. The canoe race is set for 3 p.m. with all canoe racers signed in before 2:30 p.m.
JONESBORO — The Batesville 11-year-old All-Star baseball team won the Jonesboro Jamboree which was held here last weekend, announced Coach Jimmy Crafton.
The same group placed second as 9- and 10-year-olds.
Batesville defeated Paragould thanks to “excellent pitching from Tristan Isley and Lucas Branscum,” Crafton said.
Nathan Robbins led the offense with a 3-for-3 outing.
Batesville then dropped Marion twice. The second game’s final was 11-0. Scores from the previous two games were not provided.
FAYETTEVILLE — It wasn’t pretty for the East All-Star softball team here Wednesday night at Bogle Park at the University of Arkansas. Then, again, it hasn’t been a good week for the East period.
The West All-Stars won the doubleheader 3-1 and 10-1. The sweep came a day after the West took two from the East in baseball and soccer. The West also won Wednesday’s volleyball match, 3-2, at Barnhill Arena.
The Jonesboro Sports Academy Seams stopped Batesville Citizens Bank in an extra-inning, American Legion regular-season finale at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Wednesday.
The 10-7 decision in eight innings ended the Bankers’ win streak at 10 and left the teams tied atop the Zone 2 1A Legion standings with 8-2 records.