• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The …

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  • BHS girls take lead with 62-54 road win

    JONESBORO — For now, one team stands atop the girls’ 5A-East District standings. The Batesville Lady Pioneers surged to the lead, outscoring the homestanding Nettleton Lady Raiders 10-0 in the first two and a half minutes of the third quarter Friday night and carried on …

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  • Scot basketball sweep of Pirates puts bow on birthday celebration

    In more ways than one, the Lyon College men’s 53-45 victory on Saturday put a bow on the American Midwest Conference basketball happenings in Becknell Gymnasium. In the opener, the Scot women defeated the Pirates 72-55, initiating a retaliatory sweep. The Pirates swept the Scots …

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  • Cougar teams win matching Izard County crowns

    BROCKWELL — The hosts swept the senior high divisions of the Izard County Invitational Tournament here Saturday as the Izard County Lady Cougars rallied from 13 points down to defeat the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz 57-47 and the Cougars held off several Bearkat charges to post …

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  • Arkansas survives via missed free throws

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After his team edged Missouri 61-60 on Saturday, Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson described the win as “fortunate.” The Razorbacks could only watch as Missouri sophomore guard Wes Clark shot two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining, down by a single point. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding for Monday, January 26 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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  • Sports Briefs

    National Football League GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl in the desert was all about having a good time. Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits …

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  • 2 Pioneers, BHS coach named in all-star teams

    Two Batesville players and a coach from fall sports have been named to rosters of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games, according to a news release received Thursday from the Arkansas Activities Association. Kenton Crawford and Osvaldo Espericueta have been named to the …

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  • Scots struggle while winning big

    The Lyon College basketball teams swept St. Louis College of Pharmacy in American Midwest Conference contests Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium, winning by 30- and 20-point margins. You wouldn’t have known it by looking at the faces of Lyon players and coaches. Throughout, the women’s …

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  • Cave City crushes Gosnell in 4A-3

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen crushed the Gosnell Lady Pirates 49-29 and improved to 7-2 in the 4A-3 District, The win puts the Cavewomen one game behind the district leading Pocahontas Lady Redskins. “Hailey Stigall, Jessica Wallings and Ally Landers have really picked …

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  • BJHS girls rally for bounce-back win

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers rebounded in more ways than one Thursday night in Pioneer Gym. Down 41-36 going into the fourth quarter, they outscored the Nettleton Junior Lady Raiders 16-9 for a 42-40, 5A-East District victory. The Junior Lady Pioneers suffered their first district …

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  • Southside bowlers finish third in tourney at Mountain Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside’s high school bowling teams finished third in each division of the Norfork Invitational Tournament at  Driftwood Lanes here Thursday. Competing in two sets of singles and three Bakers game, with team scores based on total pin falls, the Southerners placed third …

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