Michael Steele, a 6-foot guard from Little Rock, has signed to play basketball with the Lyon College Scots, according to a news release from the college.
Steele, a 2-time all-conference performer, averaged 15 points, four rebounds and four assists per game as a point guard/shooting guard with Joe T. Robinson High School.
RECTOR — The Arkansas Fury 16-and-younger traveling softball placed second in the Summer Invitational Tournament here over the Memorial Day weekend, according to information provided by Dwayne Johnson.
The Fury went 2-3 with all three losses coming against the winner, Missouri Madness.
The first game went to Missouri 2-1 despite Hannah Burgess’ 2-hitter for Arkansas.
The Fury won game two 10-0 against the Arctic Cats as Melbourne’s Michelle Arnold collected the win on the hill.
Batesville Pioneer juniors Will Lindsey and Talan Roepcke were named to the Class 5A All-State baseball team, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
Lindsey helped the Pioneers to a 20-11 record and a second-place finish in the 5A-East District while posting a team-high .537 batting average with 10 home runs, four triples, 10 doubles, 50 runs batted in, 39 runs scored, 10 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.042. He also sparkled at shortstop, his coach said.
Four new faces are on this year’s all-state baseball roster of Guard-circulation area athletes, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
Hillcrest, which posted a circulation-area best 22-5 record, put three players on the Class 1A roster with senior Jordan Hunter, junior Derek Wooten and sophomore Dylan Wooten. Midland senior James Frazier was named to the Class 2A team. All are first-time selections.
CAVE CITY — Coach Jon Bradley announced that Cave City will host a football camp for third- through seventh-graders on Saturday at the Cave City football field.
The cost of the 1-day camp is $35 per camper. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register by phone, call (870) 283-3313. Campers can also register Saturday prior to the start of the camp.
Batesville Coach Dave King wasn’t sure or wasn’t saying how much he and the rest of the coaches learned about the Pioneers’ football prospects during spring practice, but he did say it was more meaningful than any experienced before.
The reason is obvious. The Pioneers return just two regular starters on offense and on defense from the team that went 10-2 last fall.
Softball rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games were released last week and four area players were listed on the East squad.
They are Southside’s Lunden Roberts, Midland’s Raigan Skidmore, Izard County’s Sarah Taylor and Melbourne’s Tori Rush.
Roberts, a shortstop, led the Lady Southerners in several offensive categories. She posted a .494 batting average, drove in 38 runs and scored 30 while hitting eight doubles, eight triples and three home runs. Her on-base percentage was .634.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Razorback baseball season has come full circle.
The Razorbacks will open the NCAA tournament Friday against Washington State, the same team they played in the first series of the season back in February. The Hogs swept three games against the Cougars by a combined five runs.
Arkansas (34-22) is seeded second in the 4-team, double-elimination regional in Norman, Okla. The Razorbacks also beat Oklahoma during the regular season, 8-7 in 10 innings.
The Fitzhugh Park swimming pool will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day weekend and will reopen for the remainder of the season on May 29, according to a news release from Julie Williams, pool manager.
The pool will be open 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. this weekend and Monday. The regular hours of operation will be the same through the summer. The family summer swim time will be 10 a.m. until noon each Saturday.
Senior forward Tyler Sarracino is Southside High School’s lone representative on the Class 4A All-State soccer roster.
Sarracino scored 15 goals and nine assists, both team highs, to lead the Southerners to an 8-8 record. They qualified for the postseason and lost in the first round to the Little Rock Lutheran Lions.
“Tyler is probably in the top five in goals and assists in our program,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “He was a real leader for us this year, on and off the field.”
Three Batesville High soccer players were named to the Class 5A All-State team and one of those is making a return appearance.
Lady Pioneers sophomore midfielder Erin Richards is joined by classmate and fellow midfielder Kandess Pfitzner, and sophomore Pioneer goalie Vivien Ramirez, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
Richards and Pfitzner helped the Lady Pioneers to a 9-5-1 record. Their season ended with a loss in the quarterfinals to the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors, the eventual state champions.