Community and Digest for May 14


Community

Deer Management Workshop today at Harbor Oaks

Landowners, hunters and others interested in improving deer habitat and learning harvest management strategies can attend the White-Tailed Deer Management Workshop for Arkansas Landowners today at Harbor Oaks Golf Club and Restaurant.

Attendees will learn how to use land as an income source through deer hunting leases, pay for land improvements or fund a lasting family legacy of land ownership, and determine the best options and opportunities for land, owners, hunters and wildlife. The workshop is sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Mississippi State University Forestry and Wildlife Research Center and the MSU Cooperative Extension Service.

Visit www.arnatural.org/deer/default.htm or call Grant Beckwith at 870-830-0473 for more information. To register, call Wilma Dorn at 534-1033.

WH football to serve chicken dinner

A chicken dinner will be served before White Hall’s spring football scrimmage Friday.

Tickets, at $8 each, can be purchased from any White Hall football player or from Tim Atkinson at 870-794-5570. The dinner includes chicken, potato salad, baked beans, drink and dessert. Meals can be enjoyed at the game or taken home from 5-7 p.m.

Watson Chapel hosting boys basketball camp

The Watson Chapel boys basketball team and coaching staff invites all boys going into the second through eighth grades to the Wildcat Basketball Camp, May 23-25 from 8 a.m.-noon.

The campers will learn fundamentals, proper shooting mechanics and get to take part in competitive games. Every day, a camper of the day award will be given. The award is given to the camper that works the hardest and maintains a great attitude.

Pre-registration is accepted by mail or at the high school office with payment. Anyone that did not pre-register can register from 8-8:45 a.m. on Monday.

If any questions, call coach Matt Busch, coach Rodney Echols or coach Marcell Goins at 879-3230.

Digest

WC anglers finish third in high school championship

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Daniel Shults and Caleb Goss of the Watson Chapel Basscats finished third Saturday in the Arkansas High School Fishing State Championship.

Shults and Goss caught 13.43 pounds. Devin Baxley and T.J. Miller of Greenbrier won with 15.05 pounds, followed by Alexander Bartlett and Daniel Vogel of Pulaski Academy with 14.55.

Shults and Goss were among five Watson Chapel duos competing in the tournament. White Hall had seven teams, led by Hunter Dickey’s and Zach Thurgood’s ninth-place finish (9.03).

Braves pull away from Rangers

LITTLE ROCK — The Pine Bluff Braves came from behind for the first time this season to beat the Little Rock Rangers 14-4 in semipro baseball at J.A. Fair High School.

The Rangers scored four runs to take a 4-1 lead after the second, but Pine Bluff exploded for four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Braves had 13 hits to the Rangers’ eight.

Corey McCoy went 4 for 4 with three stolen bases and three RBIs to lead Pine Bluff. Deonta Howard scattered seven hits over seven complete innings, striking out seven and going 3 for 5 at the plate. Nathaniel Thompson III and Cameron Luckett combined for five RVIs.

The Braves have a tentative date with the Memphis Redbirds for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Pine Bluff.

Arkansas completes 13th running triple crown

BATON ROUGE, La. — Arkansas won the Southeastern Conference outdoor track and field championships Sunday night to complete its 13th SEC triple crown (cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field) and win its 17th league outdoor title in school history.

The Razorbacks won event titles in the 1,500 meters (Duncan Phillips), 5,000 (Lane Boyer), 10,000 (Eric Fernandez), 400 (Caleb Cross), pole vault (Andrew Irwin), long jump (Raymond Higgs), decathlon (Kevin Lazas) and the 4x100-meter relay.

Arkansas scored 196 points, second-highest in school history.

In women’s competition, Regina George won the 400-meter dash to help the Hogs finish third as a team. George beat LSU’s Rebecca Alexander by 0.005 second to win.

Razorbacks picked for NCAA softball tournament

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas finished a challenging regular season at 27-26, but it was good enough to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA softball tournament, it was announced Sunday.

The Razorbacks have been assigned to the Berkeley, Calif., Regional, which includes No. 1 overall seed California, Boston University and Iona. Arkansas drew the No. 2 seed and will face Boston in the double-elimination tournament.

“I am so happy and proud of our players,” Arkansas coach Mike Larabee said in a release. “We kept telling the kids to keep grinding and working really hard, good things will happen. Now we get to go to California and potentially face the number-one seed in the country. This is a great opportunity for our team and our program.”

Arkansas will play Boston at 7 p.m. Central on Friday, with Iona and California to follow. The winners will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the losers to play at 7 p.m. The championship round is Sunday.