• Bearkatz face big challenge in district-leading ’Noles

    The Melbourne Bearkatz face one of their biggest challenges of the season Friday when they host the Osceola Seminoles in a 3A-3 District game. The Seminoles are the only team undefeated in district play after knocking off the Hoxie Mustangs 26-21 last week. The Mustangs …

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  • Rolling Pioneers, Chicks will collide in Pioneer Stadium

    Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, high school football teams will try to continue what they’ve started. Last Friday in Wynne, the Batesville Pioneers took the lead in the 5A-East District with a 34-28 victory over the previously-unbeaten Wynne Yellowjackets. Meanwhile, the Blytheville Chickasaws won their …

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  • Junior Pioneers shoot for record 20th win tonight in 5A-East football game in Bltyeville

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers have a lot on the line when they take the long trek to Blytheville today to face the Junior Chickasaws in a 5A-East District game. The Junior Pioneers are undefeated at 4-0 in the district and 7-0 overall, and their …

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  • Scot volleyball team falls in Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS — The Lyon College volleyball team couldn’t get on track Wednesday night, falling to John Brown 25-22, 25-14, 25-18. The loss drops the Scots to 9-16 on the season, while the Golden Eagles improved to 17-8, winning their third straight. Lyon struggled at …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 23 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

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  • Bullpen battle goes to Royals, levels World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City took the lead with a 5-run sixth inning, the trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg Holland shut down the hot-hitting San …

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  • Junior Pioneers pursue 20th win; QB sidelined

    A lot is at stake when the Batesville Junior Pioneers travel to Blytheville Thursday to face the Junior Chickasaws, and Coach Doug Walls said their offense will be without one key ingredient. “R.J. (quarterback Ronnie Jeffery) is out due to a concussion he sustained against …

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  • BHS volleyballers blank visitors from Jonesboro

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 decision over the Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors in non-conference action. The Lady Pioneers had lost three in a row, dropping their last 5A-East Conference regular-season games last …

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  • BHS, Cave City tennis teams collect state tourney victories

    Guard circulation-area tennis players notched a couple of wins Monday in state tournament action. Batesville Lady Pioneers Haley Cole and Kearsten Douglas teamed for a doubles victory at the Class 5A State Tournament at Hot Springs, and Cave City Cavemen Lane Clay and Tyler Foust …

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  • Junior Colts-at-Junior T-wolves will loosen logjam

    The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves and Rivercrest Junior Colts will play a tiebreaker Thursday night in Newark. Well, the result will at least loosen the logjam at the top of the 3A-3 District a little bit. The Junior Colts come to Independence County with a …

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  • Lady Southerners advance to 4A-Central tourney final

    SOUTHSIDE — The host team advanced to the finals of the 4A-Central Conference Tournament Tuesday with victories over the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators and the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs. The Lady Southerners swept the Lady Senators 25-21,25-14,25-10 in the quarterfinals as Alexus Lawellin led …

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  • Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles open season with overtime win

    MAYNARD — The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles opened their high school basketball season in exciting fashion as it took two overtimes to defeat the Maynard Lady Tigers, 79-75. The Lady Tigers led the for three quarters (16-6, 32-20, 43-32), but the Lady Eagles fought back …

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