• Racing action returns to Locust Grove Friday with Isle of Capri points battles

    LOCUST GROVE — After a 2-week break, the Isle of Capri points series is slated to resume Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as all five classes battle for the top spots with only two more nights of points races remaining. Aaron Carr has an …

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  • Sign-up for fall swim program set for today, Sept. 4 at Lyon pool

    Tonight and Sept. 4, from 4:30-6:30, new and returning swimmers for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes can register for the fall program at the Lyon College pool, according to a news release. The cost is $100 for one child and $75 each for …

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  • Greenbrier boys wins 4-team match at Tannenbaum Golf Club in Drasco

    DRASCO — The Greenbrier Panthers won and the Batesville Pioneers finished last in a 4-team high school golf match at Tannenbaum Golf Club on Tuesday. Led by Brandon Webb’s 9-hole score of 36, the Panthers won with a 167. The Morrilton Devil Dogs finished six …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • Relationship corrected

    Batesville High School football players with the same last name were incorrectly identified as being related in the “Football 2014” special section in today’s edition. Pioneer senior Michael Robinson is not related to junior Chris Robinson and sophomore Kylan Robinson, who are brothers.

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  • ASU to stay home vs. Missouri in 2015; alumni donates $5M to stadium upgrade

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri football team won’t be playing an “away” game in St. Louis in 2015 after all. The St. Louis Sports Commission had asked Arkansas State University to move its home game in the second week of September 2015 to the …

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  • NFL sites jumping to front of college schedules

    Look beyond campus for the big games this weekend as college football’s season-opening extravaganza features four marquee matchups in NFL stadiums. No. 1 Florida State begins defense of its national championship against Oklahoma State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the billion dollar home of …

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  • Top SEC recruits strive to make impact

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Robert Nkemdiche was the consensus No. 1 recruit in the country in 2013, and the defensive lineman arrived at Mississippi with lofty aspirations of dominating the Southeastern Conference. Then, as the transition to high-level college football often does to young players, …

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  • Sharapova advances at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for …

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  • BJHS wins 35-30 in first scrimmage

    After their first live scrimmage against the Marion Junior Patriots Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium, Coach Doug Walls said he was very pleased with the Batesville Junior Pioneers. “Overall, we did really well on both sides of the ball,” Walls said. “We have some work to …

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  • Visiting seniors blank Batesville in volleyball

    The visitors swept the high school volleyball varsity match at Pioneer Gymnasium after the home teams won all the junior high matches. The Mountain Home Lady Bombers blanked the Batesville Lady Pioneers in non-conference action, winning 25-18, 25-22, 25-21. Alexa Floyd led the 0-2 Lady …

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