The Sideline: Conway's Ott loses in match finals; Greenbrier's Wallace in baseball; Canadian football workout

Conway’s Ott loses in match final

LITTLE ROCK — Conway’s Casey Ott was defeated by Elizabeth Moon, 1-up, Thursday for the girls championship of the Arkansas State Golf Associaton’s Junior Match Tournament at Eagle Hill Golf Course.

She earlier defeated Marie Edwards, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.

Earlier in the week, she defeated Shelby Crawley, 6 and 4, and Audrey Pulliam.

In the boys division, Whit Parker defeated Tanner Caton, 6 and 5, and Haydin Lassiter, 6 and 5. In the quarterfinals, he lost to Peyton Wilhoit, 2 and 1.

Greenbrier’s Wallace continues in trials

Greenbrier’s Paxton Wallace was 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday for the Red team in an exhibition game in the USA Baseball 15U team trials in North Carolina.

The Red team is 1-2 during the trials of 40 of the top 15U players in the country. The Blue team is 2-1.

Canadian League workout Friday in LR

The Monsters Game Free Agents, a newly-formed professional farm system connected to the Canadian Football League, will have a pre-workout demonstration for propsects at 2 p.m. Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The league will consist of three teams, the Arkansas Backbreakers, the Memphis Blues Dawgs and the Mississippi KoolKats from DeSoto County.

“There are a lot of good college players who can’t make the NFL, but they also can’t play in Canada because they don’t know the Canadian game. Our purpose is to introduce them to the Canadian game to give them more opportunities,” said Rickey Jemison, director of league team development.

Further information can be obtained from Jemison at 901-326-5474.

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