• California Chrome wins Preakness; triple try next

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It gets even harder from here on out for California Chrome. He won easily in his home state of California, he dazzled in the Kentucky Derby and he dug deep to win the Preakness on Saturday. Now comes the toughest test of …

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  • Hornish Jr. wins Nationwide race

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride. Hornish reminded everyone Sunday that a lack of sponsorship funding is the only reason he’s not pushing for the champion again. Hornish Jr., who …

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  • Midland rallies by Taylor in Class 1A state softball

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Midland Lady Mustangs fought off the hard-hitting defending state champion Taylor Lady Tigers Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A State Tournament, advancing after an explosive 9-run sixth inning gave them an 11-7 victory. Paisley Pratt improved to 23-5 …

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  • Mustangs, Bearkatz lose close ones in Class 1A, 3A State Tournaments

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Midland Mustangs’ state tournament dreams fell apart Thursday at Cooper Park in Mountain Home as the Ouachita Warriors pulled out a 6-2 victory in the first round of the Class 1A State Tournament. The Mustangs carried a slim 2-0 lead going …

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  • 26 Lyon student-athletes earn academic honors

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Twenty-six members of springtime Lyon College sports teams have received Academic All-American Midwest Conference team honors. To receive the honor, a player had to carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have been a member of …

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  • Lady Pioneer, Pioneer soccer teams fall out of state events by 2-1 scores

    HARRISON — It was 2-1 and done for Batesville High School’s soccer teams in the Class 5A State Tournaments Thursday afternoon. The Shiloh Christian Lady Saints defeated the Lady Pioneers 2-1 at the First National Bank Soccer Complex. A little while later, the Harrison Goblins …

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  • Pacers, Thunder advance into conference finals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David West scored 29 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 93-80 Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. Lance Stephenson added 17 points and eight assists for the Pacers, who won the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, 2014.

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  • Napravnik seeks victory in homecoming at Preakness

    BALTIMORE — Rosie Napravnik’s roots in Maryland run so deep, many get the impression the highly successful jockey was born there. “I grew up in New Jersey,” Napravnik said this week, “but as far as the racing world goes, I am from Maryland.” Napravnik left …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball The San Antonio Spurs say point guard Tony Parker has a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring and is as day to day. Parker had an MRI exam one day after leaving Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Portland with …

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  • Five scholar-athletes sign with Lyon College

    Four Arkansas high school baseball players and a golfer recently signed letters of intent with Lyon College. The baseball players are Maumelle senior Walker Culp, Little Rock Parkview seniors Evan Johnson and Derrick Flowers and Gravette senior Christopher Wyatt Gibbons. The golfer is Pea Ridge …

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  • Batesville’s Mead signs with WBC

    Madeline Rose Mead, a 4-year starter and 2-time all-conference selection for the Batesville Lady Pioneer soccer team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to attend Williams Baptist College and play the sport for the Lady Eagles. “Maddie has the potential to be a star for …

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