• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 21 – Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop to snap …

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  • Pioneer collapses, flown to Children’s

    Max Rucker, a 15-year-old sophomore football player for the Batesville Pioneers, collapsed just after the start of practice Wednesday afternoon and was in stable condition in Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock this morning. “It’s a condition Max has in his heart. He was in …

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  • Slowing big-play ’Noles key for ’Katz

    Melbourne Coach Kevin McCarn said simulating the Osceola Seminoles’ speed in practice has been difficult, but it’s important if the Bearkatz plan on stopping the 3A-3 District champions big-play offense Friday in Osceola. “Their best back is Tevin James, but they have great overall team …

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  • Pioneers, Panthers to meet in 4th straight state playoffs

    Familiarity with the opponent is not a concern this Friday night for the Batesville Pioneers. The previous two Friday’s, the Pioneers defeated first-time foes were the Valley View Blazers and the Jacksvonville Red Devils. The Pioneers won those games, in order, 35-0 and 33-14. The …

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  • Area cagers adding up in Arvest tourney semis

    FLIPPIN — Two circulation area teams advanced into the semifinals of the Arvest Tournament at Flippin Wednesday as the Izard County Lady Cougars hammered the Yellville-Summit Lady Panthers and the Cave City Cavemen defeated the Norfork Panthers. The 6-3 Lady Cougars won 62-25 as Kennedy …

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  • Junior Pioneers win in Beebe

    BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Central Arkansas Christian Junior Warriors 39-22 in a consolation game of the Beebe Centennial Bank Tournament on Wednesday. Cole Taylor led the winners with 10 points. “It was a rough game and, to be honest with you, …

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  • Two Torpedoes win, four qualify for Junior Olympics swim meet

    Two Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won events and four qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics with their results in the Arkansas Winter AAU All-Star Meet in Paragould last weekend. Joseph Wells, competing in the 13- to 14-year-old division, won the 100-meter …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 20 – Friday, November 21, 2014.

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  • Hogs humble Demon Deacons with ‘Dunk Ville’

    FAYETTEVILLE — Michael Qualls was a regular on the highlight circuit for Arkansas last season with his variety of powerful dunks. The rest of the Razorbacks joined in the early-season, high-flying fun in an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. Arkansas (2-0) used …

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  • Heber Springs’ Mitchell makes his mark for Hogs, Bielema in shutout of Tigers

    Review the significant achievements of any Arkansas Razorbacks football team and inevitably a forgotten senior makes a memorable contribution. It happened again last Saturday. Braylon Mitchell, a fifth-year senior, outside linebacker, Heber Springs High graduate and a regular starter last year, was summoned to start …

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  • Taylor charged in shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 …

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