• S-side vet, new guy named to all-state team

    SOUTHSIDE — A proven goal stopper and a new goal scorer helped the Southside Southerners to a school record number of victories and a spot in the Class 4A State Tournament. Thursday, it was announced by the Arkansas Activities Association, that senior goalie Colby Rowlett …

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  • Pioneer summertime 9 to begin second season with home date Monday

    The thing, Batesville Pioneer Coach Mark Rush said, is to play. That will continue to be the Pioneers’ approach to the summertime version of high school baseball. Monday afternoon, the Pioneers will begin their second season of extended play when they host the Mountain Home …

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  • Legion ball falls short on players

    Batesville’s senior American Legion baseball team will not field a team this season due to insufficient numbers, but Legion board member Scott McSpadden said don’t count out the team just yet. “We didn’t have enough kids show up for the tryout (on May 18) — …

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  • Harrison volleyball star signs with Lyon College

    HARRISON — The Lyon College volleyball program was fortunate to acquire a key player late in the signing period when Harrison High School product Emily Poynor signed, Scots Coach Ray Green said. Poynor was a senior this season and was a 4-year letter winner in …

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  • Ex-Microsoft CEO buys Clippers for $2B

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it’s up to others whether the deal goes through. Shelly Sterling said in a statement issued late Thursday that she’d signed a …

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  • Spurs rout Thunder, lead series 3-2

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich stared blankly at a reporter, dumbfounded as he often is when dealing with the media. Is there any way to explain the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of the Western Conference finals, where the home team has won …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to criticisms by NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who contended a double standard exists when it comes to the league doling out punishments. In comments to ESPN, Smith specifically addressed the delayed …

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  • State champ, returner highlight all-state track, field lists

    One state champion and one returner top the the list of eight Guard circulation-area athletes on the Arkansas Activities Association All-State teams for track and field. Madison Stave, a Batesville High sophomore, leads the way. She won the Class 5A State Meet’s 1,600-meter run, and …

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  • Southside basketball skills camps slated for July 14-17, July 21-24

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Basketball Individual Skills Camps are set for July 14-17 and July 21-24, announced Southerner Coach Brad McGhee. The first is for boys entering grades fourth through seventh and will run from 12:30 until 3 each afternoon. The cost is $50, which …

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  • BMS points racing lost to rain

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri weekly points series slated for Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway has again been canceled due to heavy rain, according to track owner Connie Starr. The weekly series is scheduled to resume next Friday.

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  • Arkansas pitchers adapt to new roles

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Pitching Coach Dave Jorn wasn’t sure what to expect from Arkansas’ staff following an offseason of heavy losses to the Major League Baseball draft. The overhauled rotation has proven more than capable of following in the footsteps of the top pitching staff …

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  • 10 things to know about NCAA baseball tourney

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 14. Here are 10 of the tournament’s top story lines: …

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