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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 milesplit.com, 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.

Billies fall to Leopards

DUMAS — When facing arguably the top team in the 4A classification, one cannot have an off night and expect to win. Even if that someone is also arguably the best team in the class.

SC girls cruise into regional final

DUMAS — The Star City girls team used Wednesday’s 4A South Region opener to get acclimated to playing a four-quarter game again. The Bulldogs showed in Friday’s semifinal that they’re adjusting well.

Fillies enter state tourney on five-game skid

SHERIDAN — Securing a spot in the 6A state tournament wasn’t the concern for the Pine Bluff Fillies heading into their match up with the Sheridan Yellowjackets on Thursday. The Fillies were officially going to be a six seed in the 6A state tournament, regardless of the result, but this game against a Sheridan was exactly what they needed heading into the postseason.

Zebras end regular season with win over Jackets

SHERIDAN — Ending the regular season with a win was very important to the Pine Bluff Zebras and their head coach Clarence Finley. After locking up a three seed for the 6A state tournament, the Zebras had one last task to complete before turning their focus to the postseason.