• Taylor sweeps modified races at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor swept the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway, winning $1,500 each night and all three 40-lap feature races. In Saturday’s feature, rain began to fall as Taylor started on the second row and immediately …

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  • West, East split North Arkansas All-Star hoops

    BROCKWELL — Cole Crabtree of Cedar Ridge led the West boys to a 109-85 victory over the East in the North Arkansas All-Star Basketball Classic Saturday at Izard County High School in Brockwell. Crabtree, who helped the Timberwolves to their second straight Class 2A state …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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  • Hogs’ Portis eyes rematch against Cal

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Portis has talked frequently throughout the season about what he considers his wake-up call to college basketball. The Arkansas freshman will have a chance to make amends for one of the most difficult games of his young career when the third-seeded Razorbacks …

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  • Razorbacks’ slip by Tide, 1-0

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Two Arkansas pitchers held Alabama to four hits and the Razorbacks held off the Crimson Tide 1-0 in college baseball in Fayetteville. Chris Oliver allowed all four hits over seven innings to earn the win while Michael Gunn threw two perfect innings …

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  • College Basketball Briefs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State’s pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament. Julius Randle had 13 points and 10 rebounds, …

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  • JBU breaks through, Lyon falls to 0-3 in national event

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lyon College couldn’t get over the “first round blues” on its third consecutive trip to the NAIA Division I Women’s National Championship. The 17th-ranked and fourth-seeded Scots had a cold shooting touch behind the 3-point arc — hitting just 24 percent — …

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  • Lady Colts aim to warm up, round up third softball title in Batesville on Saturday

    The Rivercrest Lady Colts, like most Arkansas high school softballers, are just trying to warm up their arms and find out about themselves after the cold and icy weather earlier this month. Saturday, they’re scheduled for at least three games in the Farm Bureau of …

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  • Lady Pioneer track, field team wins title

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers brought home the Heber Springs Panther Relays track and field championship trophy Thursday, outdistancing their host by 60 points. Lady Pioneers won three individual titles and two relay events while totaling 151 points. The Lady Panthers finished second …

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  • Mustangs pick up first district win

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs hammered the Bradford Eagles 12-3 Thursday and picked up their first 1A 2-South District game, improving to 1-2 in district and 2-3 overall. Trent Fortson pitched the complete seven-inning game and struck out 12, and allowed four hits, two …

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  • Lady Hornets score four in sixth, drop Lady Pirates

    BEE BRANCH — The Concord Lady Pirates nearly knocked off the 1A 2-South District leader, the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets, but couldn’t contain their bats as the Lady Hornets scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 10-7 …

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  • Taylor wins first feature of Mid-America Modifieds

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor won Thursday’s feature race and $1,500 in the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship at the Batesville Motor Speedway. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader finished second and Spencer Wilson followed in third. The 3-day event will continue today, with the second of …

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