The Curley Wolves baseball team began their season on the diamond in tournament competition against the reigning Class 5A state baseball champions Magnolia Panthers.
The Curley Wolves baseball team began their season on the diamond in tournament competition against the reigning Class 5A state baseball champions Magnolia Panthers. The Curley Wolves battled hard, but fell short to Magnolia 11-2 in seven innings of baseball action. Magnolia took an early 2-0 through the fourth inning. Prescott sparked in the fifth inning scoring two runs and defensively held Magnolia to a run. Magnolia had a 3-2 advantage heading into the sixth inning. The Panthers increased their lead with two runs scored in the sixth inning, then six runs in the seventh to hold Prescott scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings of play. Prescott totaled for five hits with two runs scored, allowing Magnolia 11 runs off 12 hits with two errors. At bat, Curley Wolves' Eric Wingfield, Tyler Rucker, Hank Crain and D. Hawthorne all collected hits. Wingfield and Rucker each scored runs for Prescott. At the mound, Rucker pitched five innings and struck out two batters, Bailey Adams pitched two innings and struck out one batter. Also in tourney action, the Curley Wolves faced Crossett in an 11-3 loss for seven innings of baseball action. Prescott stayed close early with a 3-1 deficit to Crossett through the third inning. Both teams held each other scoreless for the fourth and fifth innings defensively. In the sixth, the Curley Wolves tied the game at 3-3 with two runs scored in the sixth inning. In the seventh, Prescott fell short to score as Crossett scored eight runs to secure victory. Prescott sparked for three runs scored, but won the hitting battle with eight hits and Crossett allowed five hits at the plate with three errors. At bat for Prescott, Peyton Chandler, Hunter Grimes and Rucker all had two hits apiece, Robbins collected a double and Pearson with a single. Wingfield, Rucker and Chandler each scored a run apiece. At the mound, Wingfield, Adams and Brody Pennington each pitched for Prescott.
In the Curley Wolves home debut on the diamond, Prescott hosted Gurdon. The Curley Wolves came out victorious 14-3 in six innings. The Curley Wolves sparked early taking a 4-0 advantage through the second inning, then crossed home plate for one run in the fourth to lead Gurdon 5-0 going into the fifth inning. The Go-Devils got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning with two runs scored, but the Curley Wolves sparked for six runs to take a 11-2 lead. In the sixth, the Curley Wolves allowed Gurdon one run as Prescott put the game away scoring three runs for the 11 run win. The Curley Wolves sparked for 14 runs scored with 16 hits and no errors. Gurdon managed three runs with six hits and one error. For the game, Curley Wolves' ni Wingfield had two hits, Nikaylen Morrison, Kadarius Pearson and Wingfield all had multiple hits, Rucker and Riley Robbins also collected hits for Prescott. At the mound, Brody Pennington, Bryer Pennington and Timothy Hopkins all pitched for Prescott.
For softball action, the Prescott Lady Wolves took action against Centerpoint on the diamond. The Lady Wolves provided a competitive effort, but the Lady Knights came away victorious 7-0 in the seven innings. Lady Wolves' Abby Martin, Keyonna Nard and Haleigh Wiley each collected hits for Prescott. Wiley also had a stolen base. At the pitcher's circle, Lady Wolves' Jamia Smith pitched and struck out three batters. The Lady Wolves are scheduled for softball action this week against Mena, Arkadelphia and head to Hope for weekend tournament play in the 2017 Debra McMaster Memorial Softball Tournament.
For track and field, the Prescott Curley Wolves and Lady Wolves tracksters competed in meet competition hosted at Cummins Stadium in their annual Curley Wolf Relays. The Curley Wolves finished fourth place overall with a team scored of 55 points. Prescott's Curley Wolves' "B" team finished 21st with three points. De Queen finished first place in the boys meet with 107 points, Arkansas High -Texarkana placed second with 95 points and Magnolia finished third place with 63 points as the top four teams in the meet. Other teams that competed in the boys division featured, Maumelle, Pine Bluff, Trinity Christian, Bauxite, Gurdon, McClellan, Ashdown, Genoa Central, Lafayette County, Nashville, Smackover, Malvern and El Dorado.
The Lady Wolves finished 11th overall in the girls meet with 17 points. Genoa Central placed first overall in the girls meet with 157 points, Maumelle placed second with 105 pts., Magnolia and El Dorado tied for third place with 69 pts., apiece. Other teams that competed featured, Crossett, Arkadelphia, Gurdon, De Queen, Hampton, Smackover, Pine Bluff, Malvern, Ashdown, Caddo Hills, Lafayette County and Jessieville.