• Questions swirl around Allen’s availability

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen, though Coach Bret Bielema is leaving open the possibility of his return this week. Allen missed the second half of Arkansas’ 30-0 win over Mississippi after …

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  • Strong: ’Horns needs to win for themselves

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can spoil everything for TCU. The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU’s playoff position won’t mean much if the Longhorns, playing their best football of the season, beat the Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) on Thursday night. …

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  • Cowboys make quick turnaround; face Eagles in Thanksgiving game

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — George Selvie rushed out of Dallas’ locker room, already prepared for some down time on a short week even by the standards of the Thanksgiving-trained Cowboys. The defensive end was wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama pants. “Oh yeah man,” Selvie …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma. Burkholder said doctors are …

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  • Pioneers earn 5th straight playoff semifinal

    The Batesville Pioneers started their Thanksgiving week a little early with good news from Little Rock, then they delivered on an opportunity to take on another No. 1 high school football team. Friday afternoon they got a phone call from teammate Max Rucker — their …

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  • Scot basketball teams swept by AMC foes in Missouri

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Trailing Park University by 13 points with 3:01 remaining Saturday night, the Lyon College men’s basketball team stormed back to trim the deficit to three points with 36 seconds remaining, but a potential game-tying 3-point attempt by the Scots’ Brandon Brady didn’t …

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  • Lady Southerners start district play with road win

    STUTTGART — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds 43-16 Friday in their first 4A-2 District game and improved to 2-0 overall. Jayden Branscum led with 10 points, Lupe Reyes and Mckenzie King added eight points and five rebounds apiece. The Ricebirds handed …

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  • Lady Pioneers fall twice in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers fell to 0-3 with two losses in the Searcy Bank Classic over the weekend, but their coach sounded encouraged. The Greenbrier Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Pioneers 60-50 on Friday night. The Benton Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Pioneers …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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  • ’Noles top ’Katz 14-7 in 3A playoffs

    OSCEOLA — The Melbourne Bearkatz couldn’t find the end zone again Friday after making a late charge in their 3A State Playoff high school football game, bringing their season to an end for the second consecutive year in the second round. The Osceola Seminoles defeated …

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  • Scaggs, Hance help Pioneer defense deliver on promise

    Senior cornerback Sam Scaggs and senior outside linebacker Wes Hance have helped the Batesville Pioneer defense shine brighter than anyone expected. Way back in August, Coach Stuart Smith said the prospects for another stingy defense looked good and, in particular, the secondary had the potential …

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  • Benefit account set up for Max Rucker, family

    An account for Max Rucker and his family has been set up at First Community Bank, announced Dr. Jeff Angel and the bank. Rucker, a sophomore at Batesville High School and a player for the Pioneer football team, is in Arkansas Children’s Hospital after suffering …

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