• Swimmers top local results at Junior Olympics

    Swimmers Trey Moody, Kate Moody and Joseph Wells led the way among circulation area athletes last week at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, and they helped their team to a second-place finish. The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes brought …

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  • Class 7A, 6A teams to divide again; proposal for early football start fails

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Activities Association’s governing body has approved new conference classifications that will split Class 7A and Class 6A into separate leagues again, beginning in 2016. Now, Class 7A and 6A teams will play each other in football during conference …

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  • T-wolves defend Cougar Classic golf title

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves led by 17 strokes after Day 1 and held off the Melbourne Bearkatz by six strokes on Day 2 at The Course on Turkey Mountain to win their second consecutive Cougar Classic. The T-wolves shot a 491 for …

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  • LR Touchdown Club announces schedule

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas football Coach Bret Bielema will kick off this fall’s series of speakers before the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Aug. 19. The group on Wednesday unveiled a list of 16 events, including visits by former Chicago Bears player Mike Singletary …

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  • Points racers to attack BMS before Topless 100 rolls in

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points races resume Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as all five classes return to the oval before stepping aside for the 22nd Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 on Aug. 14. Aaron Carr increased his lead in the street …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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  • Red Sox edge Cardinals, 2-1

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal felt strong enough to pitch for the fourth straight game in a 5-day span. Maybe entering a tie game was a factor. Xander Bogaerts drove in both runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the …

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  • Five best playoffs highlighted for PGA

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If history is any indication, the PGA Championship won’t be decided on the 72nd hole Sunday. Not at Valhalla. Mark Brooks won the 1996 PGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff over Kenny Perry. Far more memorable was Tiger Woods becoming the …

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  • Woods draws much attention in Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla today with far less fanfare, and a lot more attention. The PGA Championship got under way when club pro Brian Norman hit the opening tee shot down the middle. Woods was in the feature group in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Swimming IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national championships. Nathan Adrian led all the way to win in 48.31 seconds Wednesday night, claiming his sixth title in …

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  • T-wolves lead ‘Classic’ after Day 1

    MEBOURNE — The first day of the Cougar Classic at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course came to an end Tuesday with five Guard-circulation area high school players among the top five in individual scoring, and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves led a team total. Melbourne’s Dylan Smith …

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  • Nettleton golfers collect three of four top awards at season-opening event

    Nettleton took home most of the hardware from the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational Tournament, sweeping the individual medals and taking the team title in the girls division of the season-opening high school golf tournament on The Course at Eagle Mountain. The one that got away …

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