The Sheridan Yellowjackets baseball team form a dogpile at the pitcher's mound following their 2-0 win over the Benton Panthers in the championship game of the Class 5A state tournament on Friday, May 17. Their win made it two championships in one day for Sheridan, as the Lady Jackets won their fourth consecutive state title by beating Greenwood 4-3. Both games were played on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Four times in four years. That’s the stat line for the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets’ softball team. With their 4-3 win over Greenwood in the championship game of the Class 5A State Tournament, the Lady Jackets have joined the ranks of the elite few that have dominated their particular sport throughout history.
For the past three years, Sheridan High School has had teams participating and finishing in the top five of the Girls of Promise, a conference that encourages girls to pursue higher-level science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses past eighth grade with goals toward careers in these fields.
After not being able to vote on any issues in its March meeting because of lack of council members present, the Poyen Town Council had the requisite number (three) of council members present at its Monday, April 22 meeting.
Founded Feb. 4, 1869, Grant County is celebrating its 150th year as an official county this year, and in honor of the sesquicentennial anniversary, the Grant County Museum has planned a community wide celebration for May 4 on the courthouse square complete with a parade, games, music and entertainment, living history presenters, food vendors and a variety of arts and craft and business vendors.
Winning state championships is starting to become a habit in Sheridan. On Friday, May 17, the Yellowjackets’ baseball team picked up their third state championship victory in five years by taking down heated rival Benton 2-0 at Baum Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In what would be a defensive battle, the Yellowjackets held the Panthers of Benton to just four hits in the game.