• 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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  • Scot wrestlers win four matches, but Spartans dominate team scores

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Three Lyon College men’s wrestlers recorded victories Wednesday night, and one Scot woman grappled to victory, but both Lyon wrestling teams dropped their dual competitions to Spartans at the Missouri Baptist University Duals. On the men’s side, Robb Rodriguez, Sky Walker …

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  • Arkansas-LSU kickoff time set

    FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — The kickoff time and broadcast have been set for the LSU-Arkansas football game in Fayetteville. The University of Arkansas announced Monday that the Nov. 15 game will start at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN2. The No. 14 Tigers and Razorbacks …

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  • Bielema confident despite close losses

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Even Bret Bielema is impressed Arkansas’ players haven’t given up on the season despite a series of emotionally trying losses. Now the second-year Razorbacks coach would like to finally turn that frustration into his first Southeastern Conference win. Arkansas (4-5, 0-5 SEC) …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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  • SEC keeps rolling out big backs

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has a talented pack of big backs. The league that has produced countless sizable runners — Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Shaun Alexander for starters — has a number of them punishing opponents this season. And it’s not …

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  • Junior Pioneers target Junior Blazers, district title

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers enter their final game with two items to mark off their to-do list; a second consecutive undefeated season and 5A-East District championship. “We’ve won 13 or 14 district championship, but when you average it over 33 years it doesn’t sound too …

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  • Junior Southerners, Greypups both aiming for strong finish

    The Southside-at-Newport junior high football game Thursday night is a batter for second-place and to see who can continue an upswing. The Junior Southerners’ records are 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the 4A-2 District, both season bests for Southside’s football program. Their only loss was …

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