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Blake Phillips headed to play for the Arkansas Baptist College Bucs

Standout catcher, Blake Phillips, of the Watson Chapel Wildcats signed his letter of intent Friday morning. Phillips will further his baseball career at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. This was a proud moment for Watson Chapel’s head baseball coach Chad Cope, as he’s seen Phillips grow into the young man that he is today.

Correction for 05-03-16

The Watson Chapel girls track 4x400-meter relay team, which took third in the 5A-South Conference meet, was composed of Shanna Shavers, Timesha Cole, Cayla Trotter and Yasmin Jackson. Due to an error on the track aggregation website, the members of the team were incorrectly reported in a meet wrap-up that appeared in Saturday’s edition.

Hartsfield pitches Bulldogs past Wildcats

WHITE HALL — In the midst of a season-defining stretch, the White Hall baseball team saw two of its star players — pitcher Cade Canada and right fielder Chase Bryan — go down with injuries. Faced with that adversity, the cream rose to the top on Thursday in the form of Layne Hartsfield.

5A Girls: Wildcats rally, pull away from Bruins

HOT SPRINGS — Jerica Bell and LaDajah Scott have rotated as Watson Chapel’s fifth starter during the season based on the other team’s skill set. Bell, a sophomore, would come in to play down low against bigger teams; Scott, a senior, would be out on the court more against smaller, quicker teams.

6A Boys: Zebras defeat tourney host to reach semifinals

RUSSELLVILLE — In the opening round of the 6A state tournament, the defending state champion Pine Bluff Zebras handily defeated Mountain Home by 21 points. The Zebras advanced to the quarterfinals, but that meant that the competition would most certainly be tougher. Thursday evening they looked to repeat their performance from day one.

6A Girls: Jackets eliminated by Bulldogs

RUSSELLVILLE — Ending the regular season with positive momentum can go a long way in a team making a deep run in the state tournament. The Sheridan Yellowjackets ended their regular season with three consecutive wins, and their head coach Jamison Ingram felt good about where they were to start the tournament.