• Sports Briefs

    College football playoffs WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee …

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  • Donkey basketball game set at Cave City Monday

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City senior class will compete against the teachers Monday in a Donkey Basketball game at the Cave City High School Gym, according to a news release from the school. The event is slated to begin at 7 p.m. A pie/cake …

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  • 5A-East meet rescheduled for Thursday

    PARAGOULD — Due to wet conditions, the 5A-East District Cross Country Meet had been postponed until Thursday, announced Greene County Tech Coach Trey Harding. The event is set for a 4 p.m. start on the Crowley’s Ridge College campus.

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  • Junior Lady Eagles shut out in Imboden

    IMBODEN — The Tuckerman Junior Lady Bulldogs slipped by the Hillcrest Junior Lady Screamin’ Eagles 26-25 Monday in the Bill McCurley Sloan-Hendrix Junior Invitational. The Junior Lady Bulldogs led 5-4, 13-10 and 20-16 at the quarter breaks. Chastitiy Davis led the Junior Lady Eagles with …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, October 28 – Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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  • Next for Hogs is another No. 1 ’Dog

    FAYETTEVILLE — Brandon Allen didn’t have much to enjoy as Arkansas’ once-promising start morphed into three straight losses to top 10 teams, including a 45-32 thumping at the hands of the SEC East-leading and No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs less than two weeks ago. The Arkansas …

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  • Razorback cagers aim to show they deserve new-earned respect

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Portis spent much of the offseason working to improve his post moves and scoring touch around the basket. That’s saying something for the Arkansas forward, who was good enough last season to earn second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors. Led by the new-look Portis, …

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  • Royals hope to overcome deficit, forcing decisive seventh game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Lorenzo Cain’s view, the Kansas City Royals have a big advantage when it comes to Game 6 of the World Series. “We’re definitely not facing Bumgarner tomorrow, so that definitely helps,” the AL Championship Series MVP said Monday. Jake …

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  • McCoy memorable as ’Skins top Cowboys

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — If this is Colt McCoy’s only start for the Washington Redskins, it sure was memorable. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led another winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, this time for the Washington Redskins five years after …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Horse racing ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shared Belief was made the early 9-5 favorite on Monday in a field of 14 for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race featuring a strong contingent of seven 3-year-olds taking on older foes. Shared Belief is 7-0 …

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  • Pioneers put Chicks away quickly; clinch playoffs

    Quickly, the Batesville Pioneers put to rest worries about negative carryover from last week’s big high school football victory in Wynne. The Pioneers scored on their second play from scrimmage and limited the Blytheville Chickasaws to 48 yards of offense while rolling up 290 yards …

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  • ’Noles win in Melbourne, end ’Katz title hopes

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz needed to accomplish three things to secure victory against the Osceola Seminoles in their 3A-3 District high school football game, according to Coach Kevin McCarn. They fell short on two. “We stressed how important it was to control the line …

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