• Hurricane outscores Pioneers in junior varsity football

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off the Batesville Pioneers for a 44-32, junior varsity high school football victory on Monday. The Pioneers didn’t score until the second quarter when tailback Louis Sonnier scored on a 3-yard …

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  • Donkey basketball game set for Oct. 11

    BROCKWELL — Izard County High School is scheduled to host a donkey basketball game at the elementary school gymnasium in Violet Hill on Oct. 11, according to a news release from the school. The fundraiser for the junior class is scheduled to begin at 7 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 30 – October 2, 2014.

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  • Television puts hold on Razorback vs. Tide

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — CBS has exercised a six-day option on the upcoming Alabama at Arkansas football game. The Razorbacks will host the Crimson Tide in Fayetteville on Oct. 11. CBS and ESPN will each broadcast two games that day. CBS will choose a game for …

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  • Strong accepts underdog role against Baylor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas Coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted his role as underdog this week against No. 7 Baylor. “I don’t have a choice,’ Strong said with a laugh on Monday. “We’re a (2-touchdown) …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to wobbly quarterback Shane Morris playing Saturday against Minnesota when he should have been pulled for his own safety. In a statement released just before 1 …

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  • Cards’ success rests on Molina

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina returned in late August from a torn ligament in his right thumb, and the All-Star catcher has been a difference-maker for the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to reach the National League championship series for the fourth straight …

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  • Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 …

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  • NASCAR’s Tony Stewart searching for his new normal

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the “Smoke” the racing world knew before Aug. 9, the night a sprint car he was driving struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced Monday night, soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game, dating to last season, 34-14 …

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  • Pioneers take second half, push district win string

    The Batesville Pioneers owned the second half Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, and with it came their 11th straight 5A-East District high school football victory and their 15th consecutive district win at home. That streak was in question when the score was Batesville 10, Nettleton …

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  • Lyon College volleyballers break through in AMC

    Lyon College junior setter Emily Sprick recorded her second triple-double of the season and did it in outstanding fashion, posting a career-high 39 assists Saturday night as the Scots completed a sweep of the competition at the Lyon Tri-Match to the tune of a 3-1 …

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