• Pioneers earn 5th straight playoff semifinal

    The Batesville Pioneers started their Thanksgiving week a little early with good news from Little Rock, then they delivered on an opportunity to take on another No. 1 high school football team. Friday afternoon they got a phone call from teammate Max Rucker — their …

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  • Scot basketball teams swept by AMC foes in Missouri

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Trailing Park University by 13 points with 3:01 remaining Saturday night, the Lyon College men’s basketball team stormed back to trim the deficit to three points with 36 seconds remaining, but a potential game-tying 3-point attempt by the Scots’ Brandon Brady didn’t …

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  • Lady Southerners start district play with road win

    STUTTGART — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds 43-16 Friday in their first 4A-2 District game and improved to 2-0 overall. Jayden Branscum led with 10 points, Lupe Reyes and Mckenzie King added eight points and five rebounds apiece. The Ricebirds handed …

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  • Lady Pioneers fall twice in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers fell to 0-3 with two losses in the Searcy Bank Classic over the weekend, but their coach sounded encouraged. The Greenbrier Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Pioneers 60-50 on Friday night. The Benton Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Pioneers …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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  • ’Noles top ’Katz 14-7 in 3A playoffs

    OSCEOLA — The Melbourne Bearkatz couldn’t find the end zone again Friday after making a late charge in their 3A State Playoff high school football game, bringing their season to an end for the second consecutive year in the second round. The Osceola Seminoles defeated …

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  • Scaggs, Hance help Pioneer defense deliver on promise

    Senior cornerback Sam Scaggs and senior outside linebacker Wes Hance have helped the Batesville Pioneer defense shine brighter than anyone expected. Way back in August, Coach Stuart Smith said the prospects for another stingy defense looked good and, in particular, the secondary had the potential …

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  • 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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