Conway High’s girls track team used relay power on the way to victory Tuesday at the Wal-Mart Invitational at Cabot.

The boys finished second among 20 teams.

The Lady Cats’ 4x100 relay team (Ericka Robinson, Jamon Jones, Mya Grimes and Katelyn Anderson) won in 49.38.

The 4x800 team of Sara Grace Meeks, Shakyra Smith, Elise Moix and Lauren Campbell won in 10:06.

Other individual scorers were: Bryn Lea, Aly Brinkley, Jadah Meyer, Angel Mapp, Shakyra Smith, Jones, Grimes, Anderson, Zailey Chaffin, Campbell, Moix and Meeks.

"This was a great team effort to win this meet," said coach Greg Hughes.

Toler Freyaldenhoven had three first-place finishes for the boys.

Other top finishers were the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. Individual top finishers included Trey Delph in the 200 and 400, Kevon Holder in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Jonah Willis, Jack Campbell, Caleb Vines, Will Kennedy, Jaron Jackson, Xavier Hicks, Austin Norris and Zack Mills.


At Bear Stadium on Tuesday, a mid-week, non-conference game turned into a marathon with the University of Central Arkansas Bears outlasting the UAPB Golden Lions 4-3 in 11 innings at Bear Stadium.

UCA freshman Hunter Strong finally ended it with an RBI single up the middle that brought home Michael Haun, who led off the 11th inning by getting hit by a pitch for the third time in the game. Haun went to second on Brandon Montalvo’s sacrifice bunt and to third on William Hancock’s fly ball to center field. 

Strong, from Sheridan, then hit the first pitch he saw from UAPB reliever Ciji Ramos past the pitcher into center field to easily score Haun with the game-winning run.

UAPB (6-17) used 11 pitchers and played 25 total players. UCA (12-11) used four pitchers and two pinch-hitters, including Strong in the seventh inning. UCA closer Jacob Murray (1-2) pitched the final three innings to earn the victory.

The Bears stranded 13 runners, including the bases loaded in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth.


At Monticello on Tuesday, Arkansas-Monticello rallied with three runs in the eighth for a 6-3 victory over Central Baptist College.

Jalin Lawson had a two-run homer in the first for the Mustangs (29-7).

UAM (20-7) managed just one hit off the Mustangs’ Dylan Crossley, who allowed one earned run, walked four and struck out five during his four innings of work.

Gunner Allen was charged with the loss. He walked one, struck out none, and allowed three runs.

The Mustangs travel to league-leading Missouri Baptist for a conference series this weekend.


At City of Colleges Park, Freed-Hardeman,No. 20 in the NAIA, won two close games in a softball doubleheader against Central Baptist College.

The Lady Lions (18-8, 10-2 AMC) had scores in the first four inning but had to withstand a sixth inning charge by CBC to win game one, 7-4.

Joella Bayles took the loss pitching all seven innings and giving up seven runs on seven hits, striking out three and one base on balls.

Whitney Wade was 2-4, scoring once, Joella Bayles was 1-2 with one run and Cali Lankford was 1-3, one RBI and one run. Alyssa Fontillas had a three RBI day with a triple.

In the second game, Hunter Clark and Cali Lankford homered for CBC.


At Warrior Field on Tuesday, Ouachita Baptist took a 3-1 baseball victory over Hendrix.

The visiting Tigers (8-21) used 10 different pitchers to limit the Warriors (15-12) to seven hits. OBU picked up 12 hits against four Hendrix hurlers.

The Warriors’ defense kept them in the game with two double plays and three spectacular catches by center fielder JR McAuley and one in left by Wyatt Hogan.


At Alma, the Conway softball team swept the Airedales in a doubleheader, 4-3 and 10-2, to go to 3-0 in 7A/6A Central.


Greenbrier teams had mixed success in three sports Tuesday.

The Lady Panther softball team edged Farmington in a doubleheader, 5-4 and 1-0, to go to 4-0 in 5A-West.

The baseball team split with Farmington, 16-6 and 3-5, to go to 2-2 in conference.

Little Rock Christian defeated Greenbrier in two soccer matches, 4-1 in girls and 2-0 in boys.


At Bauxite on Tuesday, St. Joseph managed only four hits in a 3-0 loss to Bauxite.

David Beck allowed four hits and struck out eight in five innings. Daniel Lee Kordsmeier allowed only one earned run in relief.

Beck, Brad Vandivere and Dawson Schrekenhofer had hits for the Bulldogs (1-2).

"We had a few opportunities, just didn’t put the bat on the ball at the right time," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis.

(Sports Information Departments at UCA, Hendrix and CBC contributed to this report)