• Pioneer wins Burlsworth Award

    Jordan Russell was recently presented the Brandon Burlsworth Award for Batesville High School, according to a news release from the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation. The senior played defensive end for the 5A-East District champion and state runner-up Pioneers until he suffered a career-ending knee injury in …

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  • Lyon women finish 6th in AMC golf tourney

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Lyon College women’s golf team improved by 14 strokes on Tuesday to move up one position and finished sixth in the 2014 American Midwest Conference Women’s Golf Championship at the Blytheville Country Club. The Scots shot a 375 in the opening round …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri weekly points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes will battle for the checkered flag. Chandler Petty has a slim lead in the NeSmith Crate Late Model division with 166 points, followed by Roger …

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  • Benefit bicycle ride set for Saturday

    The fifth version of the ALL RISE Century Bicycle Ride is scheduled to start Saturday morning at 8 at Jubilee Family Church, according to a news release from White River Medical Center Cycling. The out-and-back ride event is for cyclists of all skill levels and …

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  • Tech ranked third in final poll; UofA-Monticello finishes 23rd

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Tech’s baseball team is ranked third in the final national poll released by the National College Baseball Writers Association. The Wonder Boys — the Great American Conference’s regular season champion — now await Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection. Arkansas Tech and No. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 8 – Friday, May 9, 2014.

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  • Five things to watch for tonight in NFL draft

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every NFL draft is filled with intrigue. When the crop of college players has 102 early entrants, including the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, that simply ratchets up the excitement. Here are five things to watch for in the …

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  • Wainwright, Cards breeze past Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Wainwright was dominant on the mound. He wasn’t too shabby at the plate, either. Wainwright pitched eight strong innings and helped himself offensively, outscoring Atlanta all by himself to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Braves 7-1 on Wednesday night. …

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  • Gordon celebrates 20th anniversary of 1st win

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s been 20 years since Jeff Gordon’s first career Cup victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the prestigious Coca-Cola 600. He was struggling to contain his emotions long before he took the checkered flag, and by the time the 22-year-old got …

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  • Sam’s chances in draft adds to NFL’s drama

    Among the hundreds of players eligible for this year’s NFL draft, one has come out and announced he’s gay. For all the dramas that will grab center stage each time a big name moves up or down the board, the fate of Michael Sam — …

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  • Westbrook records triple-double as Thunder beat Clippers

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double, Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant fell one assist short and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-101 on Wednesday night to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Westbrook had …

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  • BHS softball record corrected

    In Wednesday’s Guard, Batesville’s overall record in the 5A-East District standings was listed incorrectly. The Lady Pioneers are 20-10.

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