• Tigers, ’Jacks, Dragons favored in title games

    Charleston’s Ty Storey has done nearly everything perfectly during his three seasons as the starting quarterback. The talented senior, who has been committed to play for Arkansas since before his junior season, will try to cap his nearly flawless prep career when he leads the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss, Dan Haren …

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  • T-wolves move into Lyon semifinal

    The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves basketball team advanced into the semifinals of the 33rd Annual Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Tournament by drubbing the Melbourne Bearkatz 59-42 Wednesday at Becknell Gymnasium. Austin Reaves led the defending champs with 17 points, Cade Crabtree added 14 and …

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  • Lawellin adds on to all-state honors

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior Alexus Lawellin picked up her fourth all-state selection when she was named to the Class 4A All-State volleyball team, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association. Lawellin helped lead the Lady Southerners to a 20-4 record …

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  • Southside reaches finals

    CAVE CITY — Southside will be represented in both championship games of the Bank of Cave City Tournament. That was decided Wednesday night when the Junior Southerners walloped the Batesville Junior Pioneers 47-29 and the Junior Lady Southerners edged the Pocahontas Junior Lady Redskins 30-28. …

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  • Lyon signs cager, volleyball player

    The Lyon College women’s basketball and volleyball teams each recently announced signings. Fort Smith Southside High School’s Whitney O’Dell inked with the 23rd-ranked Scot basketball team. O’Dell is averaging 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals after seven games this season for the …

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  • Southside, Norfork bowlers split

    The Southside Lady Southerners bowling team blanked the Norfork Lady Panthers, winning 13-0 in a match at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday. They swept the singles results, 339-314, 344-312, 345-284 and 387-314, and did the same in the Baker’s team competition by scores of 143-110 …

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  • Local swimmer tops scoring

    BRYANT — Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedo Joseph Wells recently won the high-point award for his age division in the Bass Ho Ho Ho Invitational swim meet at the Bryant Aquatics Center, according to a news release. Competing in the boys 13- and 14-year-old …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 11 – Saturday, December 13, 2014.

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  • Purdue uses 3s to shoot down ASU

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — After starting the season’s first eight games, sophomore shooting guard Kendall Stephens has come off the bench in the past two and has basked in the new role. Stephens made 6-consecutive 3-pointers during the first half on Wednesday night, laying …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield. In a flurry of moves late, the Dodgers …

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  • Pioneers deliver at crunch time for 49-48 win

    This time, the Batesville Pioneers hit their free throws and created more possessions with their defense. Those were the tell-tale happenings of their come-from-behind, 49-48 high school basketball victory over the Little Rock Christian Warriors in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Lady Pioneers didn’t take …

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