• Sports Briefs

    College football NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all took big steps forward in The Associated Press college football poll after big wins, and Auburn dropped out of the top five after being upset. For the fifth straight week, the top …

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  • ’Katz, Cavemen move strong into playoffs

    NEWARK — The Melbourne Bearkatz clinched the 3A-3 District’s third-place seeding into the Class 3A State Playoffs for Arkansas high school football Thursday night, and they did it in resounding fashion. The ’Katz exploded for 28 points in the second quarter, pushing their lead to …

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  • Two new foes bound for Pioneer Stadium

    The Valley View Blazers are coming to Pioneer Stadium. So, too, are the Jacksonville Red Devils, and both are new high school football opponents for the Batesville Pioneers. The Blazers, who are also new to the 5A-East District, represent the team that stands between the …

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  • Defending champ among area runners who will run for state titles Saturday

    One defending state champion, some proven underclassmen and talented up-and-comers will represent Guard-circulation area high schools at the State Cross Country Meet in Hot Springs on Saturday. Melbourne’s Tyler Webb is the defending champ, and he’ll be running for this third straight state title in …

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  • Concord wins, loses Martin tourney final

    CONCORD — The Pangburn Junior Lady Tigers defeated the Concord Junior Lady Pirates 55-35 Thursday in the finals of the Julian Martin Ivitational Tournament. The Junior Lady Tigers led 1-6, 29-16 and 39-22 at the quarter breaks. “Pangburn is a good team, but I think …

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  • Road Race Results

    Following are the results from the Highrock Hop 5-mile Trail Run and the Duck N Hide 5K at Jacksonport State Park. The races are part of the White River Roadrunners Challenge Series.   High Rock Hop Male 5-plus miles Name City Age Time Kendall Townsley …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 7 – Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Rice and wife Janay testified on the final day of a hearing in the former Baltimore Ravens running back’s appeal of his indefinite NFL suspension. The arbitration hearing before a former federal judge will determine whether the NFL …

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  • Flood, Romero add to long line of Pioneer leaders

    The hits really do keep coming for the Batesville Pioneer defense. That’s seniors Jake Flood and Jorge Romero’s observations on the growth of the current stingy Pioneer defense and, heck, for many more. That tradition, in the form of good real-life examples, is what pulls …

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  • Southerners hope to play spoiler’s role

    The Southside Southerners plan to acknowledge their seniors and play spoilers Friday when they host the Newport Greyhounds at Stewart Field for a 4A-2 District high school football finale. The 7-2 Greyhounds are deadlocked with the 6-3 Helena Cougars at 5-1 atop the district. For …

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  • Basketball stars answer call to Lyon Hall

    Former Arkansas College and Lyon College athletes who played basketball in three separate decades will be honored Saturday when Dr. Brandon Byrd, Trena Ford-Rusley, Dr. Rodney Griffin and Ed ‘Goose’ Tatum are inducted into the Lyon Athletics Hall of Fame, bringing the number of members …

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  • 5A-East title on line in Jonesboro

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers’ second consecutive 5A-East District title is on the line tonight as they travel to Jonesboro to face the 9-1 Valley View Junior Blazers. “Our goal is the same every year, and that’s to win the district title,” Junior Pioneer Coach …

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