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.
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.”
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
Taylor Morgan and Abbey Canon drove in two runs apiece in game one and Tenequa Martin pitched a 1-hit shutout in game two during the Lyon College Pipers’ 4-3 and 3-0 twinbill sweep of the Mid-Continent Cougars Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
Lyon improves to 17-16 overall and is currently three and a half games behind TranSouth Athletic Conference leader Martin Methodist in the league standings at 5-4.
The Central Arkansas Christian soccer teams remained unbeaten in the 5A-East Conference with shutout victories at Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday.
The Mustangs won 6-0. The Lady Mustangs won 8-0.
The Mustangs outshot the Pioneers 17-4.
“There are reasons their winning the conference and they’ve got a chance of going unbeaten in the conference,” Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said. “What they really do well is taking advantage of your mistakes.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers made quick work of the winless West Helena Lady Cougars in a 5A-East District softball doubleheader Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Lady Pioneers won 28-0 and 15-0 in run-ruled 3-inning contests.
In the opener, pitchers Angela Woods and Brooke Crowell combined for a no-hitter. Woods struck out four and walked none in two innings of work. Crowell struck out one while walking none in an inning.
ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District is inviting nominations from within the county for participants to the 2009 Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts Youth Conservation Workshop, said local district secretary Kim Lee.
Students attending the workshop, which will be June 7-12 at Camp Clearfork Campgrounds near Mount Ida, must be going into the ninth, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
“There is no charge to the student,” Lee said. “Registration fees are paid for by the Sharp County Conservation District.
Question: I see some webs in the crotch of a small tree in my yard. I think it is probably a nest of bagworms, but whatever it is, I want to get rid of it. How do I do it?
Answer: You should act as soon as possible. The longer you put it off the harder it will be to get rid of. Use a rake or pointed stick to pull the entire white web off. Then carefully pick off all worms you can see and drop them into an empty can to dispose of.
LYNN — Kindergarten registration at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 1 in the kindergarten classroom.
Any child turning 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 may register.
The following documents must be brought to registration: a copy of the child’s birth certificate; a copy of the child’s Social Security card; proof of current physical examination; and a complete immunization record.
Registration forms may be picked up at any time before May 1 in the elementary office.
LITTLE ROCK — Dr. Carolyn Dresler of the Arkansas Department of Health has announced a voting initiative that urges all Arkansans to rally around Stamp Out Smoking, part of the ADH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program.
“We are asking the public to participate in the selection of their favorite entry in the ‘The Big Pitch’ drama contest,” Dresler said. “It’s so easy to vote for your favorite. Just go to the stampoutsmoking.com homepage and look for ‘The Big Pitch.’”