• 2A-2 Ridges split extra-inning softball games

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves and Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats played a pair of extra-inning games and each team collected a win here Tuesday afternoon.
    Walnut Ridge won the first game 2-1 in eight innings of a scheduled seven. Cedar Ridge took game two 4-3 in nine innings.
    Cedar Ridge Coach Danny Davis said Kayla Myers “pitched an excellent game.”
    The Lady Bobcats were down to their last strike in game one when the batter got a hit to tie the game at 1-1.

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  • Cave City coach not happy with football-like score

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Coach Jamie King said he told the scoreboard operator to clear the scores quickly after the Cavemen dropped a conference contest to the Flippin Bobcats here Tuesday.
    Not entirely because he was upset with the loss, but rather because he said he believed that the final score belonged on a football scoreboard, not baseball. Flippin won the wild contest 19-14. Cave City (14-12) responded in game two with an 11-5 decision.

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  • Muleriders ride out of town with win streak intact

    The Southern Arkansas Muleriders rode out of Batesville with a 9-4 nonconference baseball win over the Lyon College Scots on Tuesday afternoon.
    Southern Arkansas, ranked fourth in the most recent NCAA Division II pole, got a steady dose of offense early and stellar pitching to go along with it.
    James Schroeder threw the first five innings for SAU and allowed one earned run on three hits. He walked three and struck out four as he improved to 6-2.
    SAU, which is coached by Allen Gum, a former Batesville High coach, is 33-7 and was ranked No. 1 earlier in the season.

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  • SPORTS CALENDAR

    Today
    High school baseball: Batesville JV and ninth-graders at Cave City, 3:30 p.m.; Izard County at Hillcrest (Strawberry), 3:30; Pangburn varsity and JV at Southside, 4; Cotter at Cedar Ridge (Charlotte), 4

     

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  • Southerners, Warriors split in soccer

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Westside Consolidated split 4A-3 Conference soccer matches at Stewart Field on Tuesday.
    The Southerners won 2-1 in overtime when Tyler Sarracino scored the winning goal on a long pass from Tyler Strader.
    “The pass got by the goalie and Sarracino just punched it in,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said.
    Sarracino’s goal with about two minutes remaining in regulation was unassisted.
    Thirty-three seconds later, the Warriors tied it.
    “Westside scored on a great play off a corner kick,” Weaver said.

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  • Lady Pioneer kickers win; Pioneers fall

    Three was the winning number as Batesville and Vilonia split nonconference high school soccer matches Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium.
    The Lady Pioneers won 3-1 as Kandess Pfitzner scored twice. Erin Richards added a goal in the second half. Assisting on the scores were Kali Foreman, Krystal Pham and Mildren Garcia.
    The Lady Eagles outshot the Lady Pioneers 11-9. Batesville’s Bertha Reyes was credited with nine saves.

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  • Junior Pioneers win again; junior girls rebound

    NEWPORT — The Batesville Junior Pioneer track and field team made it two in a row here Monday while the Junior Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track.
    After winning at Mountain Home on Friday, the Junior Pioneers took the Junior Greyhound Relays title as Jaron Stigger won the high-point award. Stigger won the 200-meter dash, the 110-meter hurdles and teamed with Sean Mullens, Antwoin Burks and Storm Tipton on the winning 1,600 relay team.
    Batesville totaled 209 points in Newport. Nettleton placed second with 116.

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  • Familiar names, cold mark Pepsi Pioneer Relays

    Add a name or two here, subtract a name or two there, throw in a cold and blustery day and you’ve summarized the Pepsi Pioneer Relays.
    Monday in Pioneer Stadium, the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Vilonia Eagles won the team titles in dominating fashion, just as they did last year.
    Remember, however, that what they won last year was the Sara Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays championship. The Pepsi Pioneer Relays had been rained out about this time last year and its name was added to the Sara Low Relays, Batesville High School’s annual meet for later in April.

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  • Familiar names, cold mark Pepsi Pioneer Relays

    Add a name or two here, subtract a name or two there, throw in a cold and blustery day and you’ve summarized the Pepsi Pioneer Relays.
    Monday in Pioneer Stadium, the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Vilonia Eagles won the team titles in dominating fashion, just as they did last year.
    Remember, however, that what they won last year was the Sara Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays championship. The Pepsi Pioneer Relays had been rained out about this time last year and its name was added to the Sara Low Relays, Batesville High School’s annual meet for later in April.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    College softball: Lyon at Bethel (McKenzie, Tenn.), doubleheader, 1 p.m.
    College baseball: Southern Arkansas at Lyon, 3 p.m.
    Junior high track and field: Batesville varsity at Beebe, 3:30 p.m.
    College baseball: Southern Arkansas at Lyon, 3 p.m.
    High school softball: Calico Rock at Izard County, 3:30 p.m.; Cedar Ridge at Walnut Ridge, doubleheader, 4; Sloan-Hendrix at Midland (Pleasant Plains), 4; Viola at Hillcrest (Lynn), 4; Batesville at Nettleton (Jonesboro), doubleheader, 4:30; Southside varsity and JV at Heber Springs, 4:30

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  • 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K scheduled for Saturday

    The deadline is fast approaching to pre-register for the 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K, according to a news release from the White River Roadrunners.
    The annual race is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10:40 and begins at Eagle Mountain Magnet School.
    Pre-registration by mail has ended, but racers can pre-register online before Friday. The cost for day of registration is $15. If you meet the pre-registration deadline online, it’s $10.40.

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  • Pioneers collect big soccer win

    The Batesville Pioneers collected a big win and the Lady Pioneers collected a big disappointment Friday at Pioneer Stadium.
    In 5A-East Conference soccer action the Pioneers edged the Paragould Rams and the Lady Rams held off the Lady Pioneers 4-3.

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