• Sports Briefs

    Pro football SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Martin is returning to familiar territory, months after he accused a teammate of bullying and left the Miami Dolphins. The offensive tackle is headed back to the Bay Area to play for Jim Harbaugh — again. Martin was …

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  • Pirates, T-wolves still in state title hunt

    HARRISON — The Concord Pirates started slow, but finished strong Monday as Jacob Roark led all scorers with 35 points as the Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the 1A State Tournament at North Arkansas College in Harrison. The Concord Pirates defeated the Emerson Pirates …

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  • Lyon completes softball coaching staff

    Lyon College first-year head softball Coach Travis Owens recently completed his coaching staff for the current season. Brad Grinstead joined the team before the start of the season and James Baker comes south from Canada to help round out the staff of the 2014 Scots. …

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  • Pioneers win high-scoring baseball opener

    The numbers were big all around, favored the Batesville Pioneers, but still left their coach with a not-so-good review. The Pioneers defeated the Newport Greyhounds 21-11 in a weather-delayed high school baseball opener at the North Complex on Monday. For the Pioneers, the game was …

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  • Midland Lady Mustangs win softball opener

    GREERS FERRY — The Midland Lady Mustangs softball team hammered the West Side Greers Ferry Lady Eagles 9-1 in their season opener as Paisley Pratt recorded 15 strikeouts in seven innings. Pratt scattered four hits and walked one. Whitney Reeves led the Lady Mustang offense, …

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  • BHS kickers tie, lose

    Batesville High’s soccer teams collected a tie and a loss and learned a lot in their first home soccer matches in Pioneer Stadium. First, the Lady Pioneers battled back from 1-goal deficits twice while posting a 2-2 tie with the Greenbrier Lady Panthers. Non-conference matches …

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  • Newark starts sign-up for ball programs

    NEWARK — Registration for summer baseball, softball and tee-ball for ages 4-16 at Newark will take place over the next two weeks, according to Cedar Ridge High School baseball Coach Kevin Arms. Registration forms can be picked up at Cedar Ridge High School or elementary …

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  • BMS to start 2014 season with newly-named race

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway is gearing up for the new season as drivers prepare to hit the track Thursday for the running of the John Few Spring Street Stock Nationals. The 18th Annual IMCA Mid-America Modified Championship was scheduled to open the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, March 11 – Friday, March 14, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP)  — Barry Bonds certainly thinks he’s worthy of election to the Hall of Fame. “Without a doubt,” baseball’s home run king said at the San Francisco Giants’ spring training camp, where he will serve as a hitting instructor for a …

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  • Cavemen win, Mustangs fall in season openers

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen clobbered the Highland Rebels 10-2 Monday in their season opener as Laramie Hall pitched the win. The Cavemen scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 2-all and hammered out five …

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  • Four basketball teams play on, three fall

    Seven Guard-circulation area teams entered their respective state tournaments this weekend and four remain. The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz, Concord Pirates and both Cedar Ridge teams, the Timberwolves and Lady Timberwolves advanced. The Melbourne Bearkatz, Izard County Cougars and Lady Cougars fell in the opening round. …

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