Preps Roundup: Bears advance to district semis


JUNCTION CITY — At the 7-2A East District tournament, Woodlawn (25-3) scored six runs in the fourth inning, leading to a five-inning, 11-0 win over Hermitage.

Taylor Stitt struck out eight and held Hermitage to four hits in the win. Jayden Fultz and Coby Ferguson each drove in two runs and had two hits, Colton Williams also lined two hits, Jacob Richardson smashed a solo home run and Caleb Holleman hit a three-run triple.

Woodlawn will play Junction City in the semifinal round at 6:30 p.m. today.

In the other semifinal, Rison will take on Parkers Chapel at 4 p.m. today. Rison beat Hampton 6-3 on Friday.

Star City 6, DeWitt 2

DeWITT — Austin Capps went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, and Star City (19-4, 13-1 in 8-4A) closed conference play with a four-run victory.

Max Ross drove in three runs and was 1 for 3 for Star City, which clinched the 8-4A championship Thursday with a 4-3 win at Crossett. Garry Hill struck out six and allowed two earned runs on two hits in the first four innings for the win.

Austin Powell struck out two and allowed three hits in the final three innings.

Star City will play at Bryant on Monday.

El Dorado 3, Pine Bluff 1

Two runs in the top of the first inning by El Dorado was all the Wildcats would need Friday night as they defeated Pine Bluff 3-1 at Taylor Field.

Ty Owens and Caleb Stutts led El Dorado with two hits and an RBI each.

Jacob Prim earned the win after four innings of work. He allowed one run (earned) on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Jordan O’Guinn and Gealander Harris had the only two hits of the game for Pine Bluff.

Jaylon Deshazier was tagged with the loss after four innings of work. He allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits with seven walks and three strikeouts.

Lonoke 10, Stuttgart 2 (6 inn.)

LONOKE — Five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning by 2-4A District tournament host Lonoke would seal a semifinal victory over Stuttgart Friday night.

Michael Shinn led Lonoke’s offense with three hits in four trips and two RBIs. Noah Martin was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Nicholas Watson was 1 for 4 with two RBIs.

Lonoke scored three runs in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth. The Jackrabbits managed 12 hits in the game.

Shinn pitched a complete game, allowing just two unearned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

For Stuttgart, Blake Marks pitched three innings and allowed four runs (all earned) on six hits with two walks. Cole Morgan pitched three innings as well and allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Jack Morgan finished 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Ricebirds. Lance Oltmann and Jacob Clawson had a hit each.

TRACK AND FIELD

5A-South District

CAMDEN — Junior Rickei Jackson and freshman Bradie Ryburn won events for the White Hall girls team Thursday in the 5A-South District meet at Camden Fairview.

Jackson won the 400 meters in 1 minute, 2.21 seconds, almost 4 seconds faster than second place. She had a busy meet, placing third in the 200 and the high jump and fourth in the long jump.

Ryburn won the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 2 inches. Paeyton Arnold of White hall was second in the shot put (34-10.5).

Freshman Zenesha Jefferson led Watson Chapel with second place in the 100 (12.66 seconds). Teammates Ya’keicia Lindsey and Timesha Cole were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Jefferson was fourth in the 200 and third in the 100 hurdles, teammate Yasmin Jackson took fourth in the 400, and Chapel’s Amari McWilliams was third in the long jump. Watson Chapel’s 4x100 team was second, with White Hall fourth.

White Hall finished fourth in team standings with 66 points. Watson Chapel was sixth with 56.

In boys competition, White Hall’s Kaseem Smith took third place in the 100 and 200 dashes, helping the Bulldogs finish fifth with 34 points.

Watson Chapel, which was tied for sixth with 25, came in third in the 4x100 and fourth in the 4x800.

8-4A District

CROSSETT — Monticello finished highest of all Commercial coverage-area teams in both boys and girls standings at the 8-4A District meet Thursday.

Monticello clinched second in girls with 134 points and was third in boys with 106. Crossett (236.5 in girls, 166 in boys) took both team titles.

Defending 1,600- and 3,200-meter state champion Sarah Claycomb swept all three distance events (including the 800). Her 2:38.00 run in the 800 was more than 2 seconds better than runner-up Salonica Hunter. Claycomb also ran 5:35.89 in the 1,600 and 12:32.42 in the 3,200 for the only sub-13 minute time of the race.

SedreAunna Griddine also was a winner in the 300-meter hurdles (50.57 seconds). She and Szaria Thomas took second and third, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles. Dontazsha Brown added a second place in the 200.

Monticello won the 4x800 relay and took second in the 4x400.

In boys action, Monticello got wins from Imani Riley in the discus throw (124-5) and Julian Jackson in the pole vault (11-0). Dre’ Millet was second to Riley in the discus, while Sam Hickey placed second each in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

Star City’s Darian Washington (46-3.5) won the shot put and Dumas claimed victory in the 4x800 relay (9:16.60). Deondrick Mixon of Dumas was second in the 400 and third in the 110 hurdles.