• Lady Bobcats sweep Cavewomen in v-ball

    CAVE CITY — The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 25-7, 10-25, 25-19, 26-24 in a non-conference volleyball match Monday at Cave City Gymnasium. The Cavewomen fell to 4-2. Candra Carpenter led Cave City with 17 points, Hailey Stigall added 12 points …

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers place 6th in v-ball tourney at Valley View

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers finished sixth out of 20 teams in a tournament hosted by Valley View last weekend. Batesville won five of six game in pool play, defeating the Crowley’s Ridge Academy 25-20, 25-17 and Annie Camp 25-16, 25-13, and splitting …

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  • Melbourne High golfers win at Cooper’s Hawk

    MELBOURNE — Dylan Smith shot an even-par 36 to win medalist honors and the Melbourne Bearkatz won a 9-hole, triangular golf match with a team total of 116 Monday at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club. The Mountain View Yellowjackets finished second with a 140 and the …

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  • Local golfer scores ‘albatross’

    John Gregg provided a golf rarity in a recent event at Chamberlyn Country Club in Danville. Teamed with his wife, Julie, in a couples tournament, Gregg scored a double eagle — also known as an albatross — on the par-5 ninth hole. His second shot …

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  • BHS golfers finish 4th in tourney

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Pioneers finished fourth in the McDonald’s/Mustang Tradition, a high school golf tournament, at Ridgecrest Country Club on Saturday. Paragould won the team title with a 369, followed by Lonoke (370), Bald Knob (376), Batesville (414) and Nettleton (418). For Batesville, …

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  • Tennis

    HEBER SPRINGS — Southside swept Clinton in high school tennis at Fairfield Bay on Monday, with the Southerners winning 4-0 and the Lady Southerners winning 6-2. Here are the results: Girls Singles: Natalie Souza (C) defeated Libbie Pratt 6-4; Pratt (S) defeated Shelby Qualls 6-0; …

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  • Hogs enjoying resurgence

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bret Bielema didn’t shy away from reflecting on where Arkansas has been and how far it’s come. A few wins in a row, including Bielema’s first over a power conference team with the Razorbacks, will do that for a coach. After two …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 16 – Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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  • Vikings bring Peterson back to team

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble …

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  • Angels shrug at making playoffs first

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. Their goals extend far beyond the mere formality they reached with yet another dominant victory over a division rival. The …

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  • Eagles rally again; Colts disappointed again

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night. In the end, Andrew Luck and the Colts made too many mistakes. The Eagles turned two second-half turnovers, including an inexplicable late interception of Luck, into 14 points and eventually made a 36-yard field …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — The players’ union plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That …

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