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BENTON — The final score of the Class 3A state softball championship game doesn’t reflect where the contest stood entering the bottom of the fifth inning.

Lawrence County neighbors Walnut Ridge and Hoxie will both have teams to cheer later this week in the spring state championships.

Williams Baptist University women’s head basketball coach John Mayberry has announced that the school will hold an Individual Basketball Camp on June 12.

Three teams from Lawrence County will be competing in baseball and softball state tournaments this week.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs earned their seventh consecutive win when they defeated Harrisburg 3-2 in 3A-3 softball action on Friday at Hoxie.

Ty Flippo and Jayden Hollister of the Walnut Ridge senior boys basketball team were named to the 3A-3 All-Conference team for the 2020-21 season.

Three members of the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats received honors following the 2020-21 basketball season. Bailey Augustine, Chloe Davis and Alex Jones were named to the 3A-3 All-Conference team. Augustine also received All-State honors.

High school baseball and softball results involving Lawrence County teams included:

Hoxie High School senior Kady Greer committed to the Williams Baptist Univeristy track and field team during a ceremony in Hoxie’s Mustang Gymnasium on March 16.

High school baseball and softball results involving Lawrence County teams included:

Five Hoxie Mustangs were named to the Best Under The Sun football team by the Jonesboro Sun for their performance during the 2020 season.

The Walnut Ridge senior high basketball teams each staged fourth-quarter rallies to earn road wins over 3A-3 conference rival Corning on Feb. 9.

Bailey Augustine banked home a shot from beyond half-court to give the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats a 36-33 win over Manila in senior girls basketball on Jan. 25 at Manila.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs held off a second-half charge by Manila to record a 41-36 victory over the Lady Lions and remain undefeated in 3A-3 conference play.

Walnut Ridge defeated Hoxie 65-47 in senior boys basketball on Jan. 11 at Hoxie’s Mustang Gym.

Hoxie’s Lady Mustangs defeated the Corning Lady Bobcats 67-47 in senior girls basketball action on Jan. 11 at Corning.

Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the end of waterfowl season and beyond.

Jaedyn Brown scored her 1,000th career point and grabbed her 500th career rebound in leading the Hoxie Lady Mustangs to a 67-20 win over Harrisburg in senior girls basketball action on Jan. 5.

Walnut Ridge High School seniors Sam Lewis and Michael Steele made history when they signed their letters of intent to join the Williams Baptist University Eagles wrestling team.

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated the Pocahontas Redskins 64-53 in senior boys basketball on Dec. 22 at Pocahontas.

Hoxie High School standouts ShunDerrick Powell, Daylon Powell and Stefan Coleman have all committed to play Division 1 college football following their senior season with the Mustangs that ended in the state semifinals.

Several members of the Hoxie Mustang senior high football team have received 3A All-State and 3A-3 All-Conference recognition following the 2020 season. Those honored include:

The McGehee Owls defeated the Hoxie Mustangs 20-18 in the semifinals of the 3A state football playoffs Friday night at McGehee. The loss ended the Mustangs’ season with an 11-1 record.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s football program is scheduled to introduce its new head coach and announce its newest players this afternoon in the Centennial Bank Athletics Operations Center on campus.

Daylon, ShunDerrick and Davie Powell combined to rush for 671 yards and nine touchdowns as the Hoxie Mustangs overwhelmed the Paris Eagles 65-35 in the quarterfinals of the 3A football playoffs Friday night at Crider Field.

ShunDerrick Powell rushed for 346 yards and three touchdowns and the Hoxie Mustangs pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 48-28 win over the Newport Greyhounds in the second round of the 3A state football playoffs Friday night at Crider Field.

Walnut Ridge High School senior Mari Thomas recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Crowder College, located in Neosho, Mo.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell ran for four touchdowns and passed for two, all in the first half, as the Mustangs built a 48-14 lead before the intermission and cruised to a 55-29 win over the Lakeside Beavers in the 3A state football playoffs Friday night at Crider Field.

Hoxie’s Jaedyn Brown (#10) battles for a rebound during the Lady Mustangs’ 44-41 win over Greene County Tech on Nov. 16. Also in on the play was Hoxie’s Ellery Gillham (#23).

The Williams Baptist University wrestling squad defeated Missouri Baptist and fell to Lindsey Wilson at the tri-match hosted by Missouri Baptist on Saturday.

Tasia Bland’s double-double was not enough for the Williams Baptist University women’s basketball team, as they fell to the Blue Mountain Rams 82-77 on Saturday afternoon.

The Lakeside Beavers defeated Walnut Ridge 21-14 in the first round of the 3A State Football Playoffs Friday night at Lake Village. The loss ends the Bobcats’ season with a 2-8 overall record.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell has been accustomed to putting up big rushing numbers this season. Friday night, however, he showed off his arm, passing for 353 yards and five touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 48-19 win at Walnut Ridge. The victory capped an undefeated regular season for the Musta…