• Riverview soccer teams sweep Southside in 4A-3

    SEARCY — The Riverview soccer teams swept Southside Tuesday in 4A-3 Conference play as the Raiders won 2-1 and the Lady Raiders were shut out 1-0. The Raiders lead 2-0 at halftime. Kamil Kypoto scored the Southerners only goal on a penalty kick in the …

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  • Lady Pioneers take league lead

    Batesville High swept Greene County Tech in 5A-East Conference soccer action Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium, and one of the wins was good for the conference lead. The Lady Pioneers got one goal from Summer Strecker in the first half and it held up. The Lady …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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  • Pujols connects twice, reaches 500

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. …

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  • Wrigley Field Memories on 100th anniversary

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first game today with an afternoon matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has been the scene of some of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in …

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  • Vilonia, rain stop BHS softball streak

    VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles and rain stopped the Batesville Lady Pioneers’ softball win streak at 11. The Lady Eagles scored one run in the bottom of the fifth for a 5-4 lead and rain stopped play here Monday. The Lady Eagles totaled five …

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  • WBC- Hannibal-LaGrange doubleheader split leaves Lyon softball team out of AMC tourney

    A one-run victory for the Hannibal-LaGrange Lady Trojans ended the Lyon College softball team’s season. The Scots were hoping that Hannibal-LaGrange would fall twice to Williams Baptist in a makeup, American Midwest Conference doubleheader in Hannibal, Mo. After WBC won 3-2 in the opener, Hannibal-LaGrange …

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  • Bearkatz drop Rebels in 9 innings

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz improved to 6-8 overall after defeating the Highland Rebels 6-5 in an extra-inning high school baseball game Monday. The non-district game was tied 4-all after seven innings as Derek Love pitched six innings, striking out three and allowing two walks …

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  • Rain cuts down Monday’s slate of ballgames

    Almost all the high school baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday in the Guard-circulation area were called off due to rain. The Cedar Ridge-at-Southside baseball game, suspended after three innings, is the only game that has been rescheduled. It is to resume today at …

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  • Bielema wants Red-White scrimmage to provide good show, unify Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE — Sure, University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema wants a show for Saturday’s Red-White spring game conclusion to spring practice that will prompt Razorbacks fans to think and talk Razorback football through the spring and summer. Most importantly, though, he wants Saturday’s “ones against …

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  • Volunteers hire Southern Miss basketball coach

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers’ last two basketball coaches. Tennessee announced this morning that Tyndall would be introduced as its new coach at a 2 …

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