• Oz keeps answering football teammate’s call

    In the eighth-grade, a Junior Pioneer teammate made a great call on Osvaldo Espericueta. “Coach Walls asked if any of us could kick,” the Pioneer senior remembered. “Kenton said, ‘Oz can kick.’” With that question from veteran Coach Doug Walls, and answer from future Pioneer …

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  • BHS joins 5A-East’s Final 4 showing

    JONESBORO — Now, for that Valley View volleyball blaze. Wednesday, the Batesville Lady Pioneers blanked the Morrilton Lady Devil Dogs 3-0 in a quarterfinal of the Class 5A State Tournament. This afternoon at 4, the Lady Pioneers will take on the Valley View Lady Blazers …

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  • Unbeaten BJHS hosts Tech for home finale

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers are two wins away from their second straight undefeated season and 5A-East District title, and tonight they host the Green County Tech Junior Golden Eagles for a home finale at Pioneer Stadium. “Their record doesn’t indicate how talented they are,” Junior …

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  • ’Katz need win over Colts to improve playoff path

    With two games remaining, the Melbourne Bearkatz are set to play their regular-season home finale Friday in a key 3A-3 District matchup against the Rivercrest Colts. “They’re one of the top teams in the district and it will be a real challenge,” Melbourne Coach Kevin …

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  • Scot v-ballers win, lose in Russellville

    RUSSELLVILLE — Lyon College’s Olivia Iriana produced a double-double against Central Baptist Wednesday night to help the Scots finish with a split of its two matches at the Arkansas Tech University Tri-Match. Lyon knocked off CBC, 3-1 (17-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-17), before falling to the …

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  • Ronnie Coots scores another hole-in-one

    In short order, Ronnie Coots aced another golf hole, but this one didn’t pay nearly so well. The last week in August, the retired Batesville High School administrator hit a hole-in-one on the Greystone Country Club course in Cabot. That 110-yard, par-3 12th hole was …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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  • Jr. Pioneers face another obstacle to perfect season

    With only two games remaining, the Green County Tech Junior Golden Eagles are the next road blocks to a second consecutive 5A-East District title and undefeated football season for the Batesville Junior Pioneers. The game Thursday night is in Pioneer Stadium. “I was surprised how …

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  • Lady Pioneers win in state tournament

    JONESBORo — The Batesville Lady Pioneers, state tournament runners-up the past two seasons, won their Class 5A State Tournament first-round game in convincing fashion here Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers, fourth-seeds out of the 5A-East District, walloped the Beebe Lady Badgers, Central District champions, 3-0. …

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  • Junior Southerners counting down, up with hopes of nabbing part of 4A-2 title

    The Southside Junior Southerners are still counting down and up. Thursday night, they will host the West Helena Junior Cougars in a first-ever meeting between the schools in football. A victory for the home team will bring the Junior Southerners’ overall record to 7-1 and …

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  • Calico Rock Pirates win 2 of 3

    CALICO ROCK — The homestanding Pirates won Tuesday night in non-conference high school basketball games. The Concord Pirates failed to hold off the Calico Rock Pirates, who won 49-46 in overtime. After a 10-all first quarter, the visitors led 23-14 and 33-25 at the next …

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  • Southside knocked out

    LONOKE — The fourth-seeded Huntsville Lady Eagles defeated the top-seeded Southside Lady Southerners 3-2 Tuesday in the first round of the 4A State Volleyball Tournament at Lonoke High School, bringing the Lady Southerners’ season to an end. The Lady Eagles won 28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, …

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