The Mid-America Modified championships, a 3-day show scheduled to begin tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway, has been called off due to wet conditions and the threat of more rain this weekend.
If rescheduled, track owner Mooney Starr said it would likely be nearer the end of the racing season because so many of the modified racers race for track and racing series points at various tracks.
The 5K for Lymphoma is scheduled to start at 8 Saturday morning on the Lyon College campus, announced Christopher Campbell.
The benefit race is being sponsored by the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Lyon. Proceeds will go to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Campbell said.
The entry fee is $20 and registration will begin an hour before the race. The start and finish line is on College Street in front of Becknell Gymnasium.
LOCUST GROVE — By this afternoon, we should have a better idea about the weather-related status of the Mid-America Modified Championships.
“We will wait until tomorrow afternoon. If we believe we can get in two of the three days, we will go,” Batesville Motor Speedway owner Mooney Starr said by telephone Tuesday night. “A lot depends on how much more rain we get tonight. Right now, I would say it looks like we might be able to get Thursday and Saturday night’s races in.”
WYNNE — The Batesville Pioneers survived the Wynne Yellowjackets and the wind here Tuesday afternoon, earning a split in a 5A-East District high school baseball doubleheader.
The Yellowjackets jumped on the Pioneers early in the opener and cruised to an 8-1 victory.
The Pioneers made the early moves, then stopped a couple of surges to win the nightcap 6-2.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Susan Moody and Top Stylish headed the awards for the 2008 White River Cutting Horse Association season, according to a news release.
Moody, of Batesville, won the high-point rider award. Top Stylish, who’s owned by Randy Mooney of Mountain Home, won the high-point horse award.
NEWARK — Christy Lovell delivered the winning hit here Monday as the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves rallied past the Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles for a 10-9, nonconference high school softball victory.
Trailing 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh, Haylie Hoffman was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Michelle Pelley’s 1-out single.
After Hillcrest failed to score in the top of the eighth, Lovell drove home Chelsea Ballard with a 1-out single. Under international tiebreaker rules, each half inning begins with a runner on second base.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — The Lyon College Pipers played some record-setting softball while sweeping Rust College 21-0 and 27-1 on Sunday.
The 8-10 Pipers broke a school record for runs in the nightcap, as they had in the opening game. The previous record was 12 runs and was set last season.
In the opener, starting pitcher Faith Richmond struck out 12, which set a record for strikeouts in a single game. The previous best was 11 by current teammate Tenequa Martin last season.
The threat of rain and thunderstorms have altered and shortened the schedule of area sporting events.
In an attempt to get in a 5A-East District baseball doubleheader, the first pitch for the Batesville-at-Wynne games has been moved up to 1 this afternoon. It was originally set to start at 4.
Also, the Lyon College-at-Harding single game set for today in Searcy has been moved to Wednesday. The first pitch is still set for 2 p.m.
MAMMOTH SPRING — After suffering their first two losses of the season this past weekend, the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles won a key 1A 2-East District high school baseball game here Monday.
Brothers Derek and Dylan Wooten combined on a 4-hitter as Hillcrest downed the Mammoth Spring Bears 12-5. Both teams came into the contest with 2-0 district records.
Junior Derek Wooten started and gave two hits, struck out seven and walked two over four innings. Sophomore Dylan Wooten finished, giving up two hits and walking three over three innings.
College softball: Lyon at Henderson State (Arkadelphia), noon, Lyon vs. Oklahoma City in Arkadelphia, 2 p.m.
High school baseball: Sharp County Tournament at Cave City — Southside vs. Hillcrest, 3:30 p.m., Buffalo Island Central vs. Cave City, 5:30, Hillcrest vs. BIC, 7:30; Cotter at Izard County (Brockwell), 4; Cedar Ridge at Sloan-Hendrix (Imboden), 4; Midland at Pangburn, 4; CenturyTel Classic in Mountain Home — Batesville vs. Mountain Home, 7
Bobby Petrino, University of Arkansas Razorback football coach, is scheduled to speak at Hog Bash 2009 in the Batesville High School cafeteria on April 30, announced Scott Wood.
The annual event, sponsored by the White River Razorback Club and the UofA Alumni Association, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a barbecue chicken dinner. Admission prices are $15 (adults) and $10 (students). Children under five, accompanied by adult, get in free.
Tickets for Razorback football games will be among the door prizes.
MARION — Southside swept Marion in nonconference high school soccer here Thursday.
The Lady Southerners won 5-1 as Alicia Hunter recorded two goals, two assists and two saves. Alex Burroughs added two goals and two assists. Kim Pfitzner chalked up one goal.
At the other end of the field, Southside goalie Kelly Cross chalked up 12 saves.
“The kids played really well in the midfield and our offense is starting to click,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said.