• Junior Pioneers win record 20th straight

    BLYTHEVILLE — After two years and three seasons, the Batesville Junior Pioneers broke the longest winning-streak record in the history of Batesville Junior High football Thursday, and Coach Doug Walls couldn’t care less. “Every season our goal is the same — win the 5A-East District …

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  • District-leading Pioneers approach home stretch in race for football title

    Batesville Coach Dave King kept it simple when asked about the Pioneers’ final approach in their efforts to win a championship. “Each game is more important than the one before,” he said. The Pioneers took the lead in the 5A-East District high school football race …

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  • Lady Pioneers sweep Lady Panthers; eye another long run in state tourney

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished the regular season on a good note, and now they’re aim is to finish some high school volleyball business. Thursday night in Pioneer Gym, the Lady Pioneers thumped the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0. Noon Tuesday, the fourth-seeded Lady Pioneers will …

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  • Concord girls clip Alpena in cage event

    NORFORK — The Concord Lady Pirates rallied in the second half to defeat the Alpena Lady Leopards 54-48 Thursday in the Norfork Twin River Classic, an annual high school basketball event. The game was tied 10-all at the end of the first quarter. The Lady …

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  • Defense leads Jr. Southerners to another district win

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Junior Southerners recorded their third shutout of the season and stayed in the hunt for the 4A-2 District football title with a 6-0 victory Thursday night. A little Marshall Wyatt-to-Dawson Cook 2-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

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  • Royals might need rare pinch hit in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City’s Ned Yost. Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3 tonight, when …

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  • Perfumed Perez makes good ‘scents’ for Royals

    SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria’s Secret perfume late in the 2013 season — teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the 2-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before …

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  • Lady Southerners rally from 0-2 deficit, win district title

    SOUTHSIDE — After falling behind two games in the championship match of the 4A-Central Conference Tournanment, the Southside Lady Southerners battled back to defeat the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits for the championship. The Lady Southerners won 22-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-12 as Alexus Lawellin led with …

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  • Bearkatz face big challenge in district-leading ’Noles

    The Melbourne Bearkatz face one of their biggest challenges of the season Friday when they host the Osceola Seminoles in a 3A-3 District game. The Seminoles are the only team undefeated in district play after knocking off the Hoxie Mustangs 26-21 last week. The Mustangs …

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  • Rolling Pioneers, Chicks will collide in Pioneer Stadium

    Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, high school football teams will try to continue what they’ve started. Last Friday in Wynne, the Batesville Pioneers took the lead in the 5A-East District with a 34-28 victory over the previously-unbeaten Wynne Yellowjackets. Meanwhile, the Blytheville Chickasaws won their …

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