• Benefit account set up for Max Rucker, family

    An account for Max Rucker and his family has been set up at First Community Bank, announced Dr. Jeff Angel and the bank. Rucker, a sophomore at Batesville High School and a player for the Pioneer football team, is in Arkansas Children’s Hospital after suffering …

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  • Midland softball stars Pratt, Stephens sign with Williams Baptist

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Two senior members of the state champion Midland Lady Mustangs softball team signed letters-of-intent Wednesday to play for the Williams Baptist College Eagles. As juniors, standout pitcher Paisley Pratt and center fielder Emily Stephens helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a 29-6 …

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  • Scots win big in league openers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In one of the best defensive performances by the Lyon College men’s basketball team in the 58-year history of the program, the Scots held the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics to just nine points in the first half enroute to …

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  • Timberwolves roll over Eagles 64-26

    BRADFORD — The defending 2A state champion Cedar Ridge Timberwolves rolled over the Bradford Eagles 64-26 Thursday in a non-district game, improving to 2-0. Austin Reaves and Tanner Vinson led the T-wolves with 14 points apiece, and Vinson grabbed 10 rebounds. “We started slow but …

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  • Searcy Classic hosts down Lady Pioneers

    SEARCY — A bad spell of shooting in the second quarter cost the Batesville Lady Pioneers in the Searcy Classic Thursday night, and the Searcy Lady Lions won this high school basketball opener 60-55. “In the second period we shot horribly,” Batesville Coach Stan Fowler …

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  • Junior Pioneers win 35-32

    BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers defeated the Lonoke Junior Jacrabbits 35-32 Thursday in the consolation finals of the Beebe Centennial Bank Tournament. “It was a scrappy game on both sides, and we kept our composure,” Batesville Coach Nick Dailey said. “We could have thrown …

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  • Scot grapplers go 2-2 in Arkadelphia

    ARKADELPHIA — The Lyon College men picked up a pair of one-sided wrestling victories last weekend as the Scots split four dual matches at the Greg Hatcher Duals held at Ouachita Baptist University. Connor Webber led the way in the victories with fall wins in …

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  • Here they go again in Batesville, Osceola

    “Here we go again,” the country standard, or maybe more fitting, Ray Charles’ R&B cover, could be the theme song for high school football playoff games tonight in Batesville and Osceola. In Batesville High School’s Pioneer Stadium, the 10-1 Pioneers will play the 8-3 Greenbrier …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 21 – Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop to snap …

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  • Pioneer collapses, flown to Children’s

    Max Rucker, a 15-year-old sophomore football player for the Batesville Pioneers, collapsed just after the start of practice Wednesday afternoon and was in stable condition in Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock this morning. “It’s a condition Max has in his heart. He was in …

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  • Slowing big-play ’Noles key for ’Katz

    Melbourne Coach Kevin McCarn said simulating the Osceola Seminoles’ speed in practice has been difficult, but it’s important if the Bearkatz plan on stopping the 3A-3 District champions big-play offense Friday in Osceola. “Their best back is Tevin James, but they have great overall team …

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