• Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor for the first time. Kershaw led the majors in …

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  • Bearkatz to battle familiar foe in playoff opener

    The Melbourne Bearkatz are scheduled to face an all-too-familiar high school football opponent Friday when they host the Elkins Elks in the opening round of the Class 3A State playoffs. Melbourne and Elkins were 3A-1 District rivals last season and the Bearkatz are 0-2 against …

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  • Romero heaps praise on teammates; carries, yards on foes

    The Melbourne Bearkatz football team enters the Class 3A State Playoffs for the second consecutive season Friday and one constant in both runs for the title has been Dalton Romero. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound, tailback is coming off the best season of his career and the …

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  • Southerner signs with Lyon football

    SOUTHSIDE — Lucas Branscum, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound wide receiver-linebacker for the Southside Southerners, signed a letter-of-intent to attend Lyon College and play football for the Scots in a ceremony at Southside High School on Tuesday. Branscum caught 46 passes for 643 yards and eight touchdowns …

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  • Local bowler strikes for his first 300

    Barrett Beyer bowled his first perfect game Nov. 3 at the Hollywood Bowl while competing for the Scott Wood Challengers in the Monday Night Mixed League. “No, I don’t remember if our team won. I didn’t care at that point,” he said, laughing. Beyer, 41, …

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  • Scots strike back with better ‘D’

    CONWAY — The Lyon College men’s basketball team shut down the potent Central Baptist College attack Tuesday night, holding the Mustangs to only 28.1 percent (16 of 57) shooting from the field, while the Scots converted 29 of 35 free throws and only turned the …

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  • Fastest harrier locally connected

    The fastest cross country runner in Hot Springs on Saturday is locally connected. T.J. Sugg, a junior at Springdale Har-Ber High School and the winner of the State Cross Country Championship Meet race for Class 7A boys, is the son of Jennifer Watson, a 1985 …

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  • Cavemen break away from Panthers in basketball opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen won their season opener Tuesday with an impressive 60-32 win over the Heber Springs Panthers in a non-district game. Blain Bacon led the Cavemen with 15 points, Jacob Patterson added 13. “I’m really pleased with our defensive effort …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, November 12 – Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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  • Two Melbourne athletes to sign letters of intent

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne seniors Tyler Webb and Shelbie Byram will sign letters-of-intent to continue their education and competitive athletics in colleges during a ceremony Thursday morning in the Melbourne High School gymnasium. Webb will sign with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where he will run …

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  • Host team wins big in junior tournament

    SOUTHSIDE — In the first round of the First Community Bank Junior High Tournament Monday at Southside Gymnasium, the host Junior Lady Southerners slammed the Tuckerman Junior Lady Bulldogs 32-11. In their season opener, Kassidy Barnt led the Junior Lady Southerners with 11 points and …

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  • BJHS cagers go 2-1 in openers

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Junior Lady Yellowjackets downed the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 37-26 in a season-opening basketball game here Monday night. For Batesville, Hannah Baxter scored 11 points. Teammate Taylor Griffin provided three steals. Batesville swept the eighth- and seventh-grade games, winning …

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