Both the Greyhound teams have been in early season action, although the weather continues to play a role in the schedule
The Marmaduke Greyhounds have been idle since dropping their season opener 22-17 to White County Central at Judsonia on March 2. The 'Hounds were expected to be in action Tuesday afternoon, as they were slated to travel to Monette and take on the Mustangs of BIC.
The MHS boys are slated to travel to Strawberry on Friday to take on Hillcrest, and will then remain idle through spring break next week. They return to action on Monday, March 27, as they visit the Rector Cougars. They'll close out the month of March with games at Sloan-Hendrix on Tuesday, March 28, and at Marked Tree on Friday, March 31.
The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds hosted East Poinsett County on Friday, March 10, and beat the Lady Warriors 5-1 in high school softball. Sammi Henry got the start in the circle and had a great outing for Coach Rick Smith, as she pitched a complete game, giving up just the single run on 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking only one of the EPC batters.
Henry also had a strong afternoon at the plate, as she was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Meanwhile Jordan Mays was also 2 for 3 on the day, and scored two of the Lady Greyhound runs, while Natalie Lentz had a double, an RBI and scored a run in the win.
The win gives the Marmaduke girls a 1-0 start overall and in conference, as they will look to make another deep run into the 2A state softball tournament later this spring. The squad was scheduled to host Marked Tree today, Wednesday, March 15. Afterward, they'll remain idle through next week's spring break, and will resume play on Monday, March 27, as they're slated to visit the Rector Lady Cougars.