• Sports Briefs

    Pro football WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins plan to start quarterback Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Washington Coach Jay Gruden told Colts reporters on a conference call that Griffin “just needs a little more time” to master the …

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  • Coach points to Texas loss as good start for 11-1 Bruins

    A trip to Texas and a loss was the start of it all for this most-recent Pulaski Academy juggernaut, said their coach. Asked if there was a difference-making happening for the Bruins this season, Kevin Kelley didn’t hesitate. “That may have happened when we went …

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  • Fans invited to Pioneers’ ‘annual’ Thanksgiving morning practice

    Ok, at least for now, let’s just call it the “Annual Batesville Pioneer Thanksgiving Morning Practice.” For the fifth time in as many seasons, the Pioneers’ final walk-through practice for Friday’s Class 5A State Playoffs semifinal high school football game with the Pulaski Academy Bruins …

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  • Lady Pioneers win big in basketball home opener

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers big-numbered their first home basketball opponent while breaking into the win column Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym. The final score was Lady Pioneers 60, Pocahontas Lady Redskins 37, and the number that probably pleased their new coach the most was the …

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  • Scot men, women lose road games

    PARAGOULD — Crowley’s Ridge College came out fast against the Lyon College men’s basketball team Tuesday night, scoring 21 of the game’s first 24 points to hand the Scots a disappointing 68-54 setback in a non-conference matchup. Lyon’s Ben Worlow scored 18 points and pulled …

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  • Pratt sinks two free throws for 6-0 Midland; Reaves hits for 40, T-wolves improve to 5-0

    IMBODEN — With the game tied 40-all, Midland’s Paisley Pratt hit two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Lady Mustangs over the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds 40-38 in a 2A-2 District game Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs are 2-0 in the district and 6-0 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 27 – Saturday, November 29, 2014.

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  • Local 8-year-old wins 2nd straight state bowling title

    Sophia Strain is 2-0 in bowling tournaments, and she’s won two state championships. The 8-year-old from Eagle Mountain Elementary won her second straight United States Bowling Congress Youth State Championship this summer with an all-events scratch score of 1,259 in Springdale. Competing in the Bantam …

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  • Izard County seniors sweep Valley Springs

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Cougars hammered the Valley Springs Tigers 66-38 Monday at the Cougars Den for a non-district result that improved the Cougars record to 10-3 overall. Michael Gleghorn led the winners with 26 points. Andrew Walker added 18, and Clay Mosley dropped …

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  • BJHS cagers split with Beebe

    BEEBE — Batesville Junior High basketball teams split non-conference games with their hosts Monday night, with the Junior Lady Pioneers winning 33-24 and the Beebe Junior Badgers winning 39-27. Taylor Griffin helped the Junior Lady Pioneers improve their record to 2-2 with 11 points. Rhiannon …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Pocahontas Lady Redskins (2-0) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-3), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Local basketball fans aren’t very familiar with the Lady Pioneers’ home-opening foes, but they are familiar with their coach. Harlan Davis, who’s in his third season at the Randolph County school, coached …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, November 25 – Friday, November 28, 2014.

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