• Cedar Ridge at Piggott postponed until Monday

    PIGGOTT — Lightning stopped things just before play was to begin and school officials eventually postponed this 3A-3 District contest. “We had done the coin toss and lined up to kick it off when it started lightning, and it’s been hammering us ever since ” …

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  • Sside v-ballers win 4-1 in conference

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners improved to 11-2 Thursday in the 4A-Central Conference after defeating the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 10-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 at Southside Gymnasium. Alexus Lawellin led the Lady Southerners with three kills, seven digs, and four kills. Tyra Stubbs added …

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  • BHS, BJHS volleyballers return to winning form

    WYNNE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Junior Lady Pioneers got back into the win column Thursday night with decisions over their hosts. The Lady Pioneers defeated the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 25-20, 25-18, 25-11. No statistics were available at press time. The Lady Pioneers, 3-0 …

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  • No. 1 Wampus Cats, 7A’s only unbeaten, picked to win by 2

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Conway nearly put an end to Greenwood’s lengthy winning streak last season, only to lose 23-21 on a late field goal. The No. 1 Wampus Cats (5-0), the lone remaining undefeated and untied team in Class 7A, hope to made amends for …

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  • Winning team in tennis corrected

    In Wednesday’s Guard, the wrong team was credited with a victory in the 4A-2 District Tournament in tennis. The Clinton’s doubles team of Kiley Blanton-Alyssa McKnight defeated Southside’s Kessie Jenkins-Caylee McGuire in the championship final.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13, 2014.

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  • Tide preparing for Hogs’ ‘back to the future’ offense

    FAYETTEVILLE — In the era of wide-open offensive football, even Nick Saban has had to do his defensive homework before facing an Arkansas team whose offensive linemen are almost as well known as the quarterback. The Alabama coach has spent most of this season preparing …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for the pink “Beats by Dre” brand name headphones he wore around his neck after Sunday’s game. While Kaepernick has an endorsement deal …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis MADRID — Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca. Nadal stopped by the clinic a day after losing in the …

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  • Coach says Mustangs must keep giddy-up in Batesville

    No wonder Forrest City Coach Rich Trail talked up the importance of sustaining momentum. From one year ago and one week ago he has proof of what it means when you don’t keep on keeping on against the Batesville Pioneers. And, Friday night, it’s Forrest …

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  • Junior Pioneers take to road in search of 18th straight win

    Two circulation-area teams will put 5-0 records on the line tonight as the Batesville Junior Pioneers travel to Forrest City to battle the Colts and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves travel to Piggott to face the Junior Mohawks. The Junior Pioneers begin the second half of …

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  • Fundraisers, hoops connect in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL — A weekend of basketball is scheduled beginning with the annual Izard County Black and Gray intrasquad scrimmage Friday and ending with a fundraising donkey basketball game at the Violet Hill Elementary School Gym on Saturday. The scrimmages will includes seventh-grade, junior high and …

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