• Sports Briefs

    Tennis NEW YORK (AP) — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to outlast Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round of the U.S. Open during an afternoon …

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  • Lyon veterans, new talent aim to move up in AMC v-ball

    The “quarterback” of a volleyball team is its setter, and with the return of Emily Sprick and six players who started most of the Lyon College games in 2013, the Scots could be a strong contender in the always-tough American Midwest Conference in 2014. AMC …

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  • Tonight’s Cave City-at-Bald Knob scrimmages kicks off busy week for area football teams

    The first of several preseason football scrimmages involving circulation area junior and senior high schools are scheduled for tonight in Bald Knob. That’s when the Cave City Junior Cavemen and Cavemen will take on the Bald Knob teams in Arkansas Activities Association benefit scrimmages. A …

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  • BHS picked 3rd by state paper

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette announced its preseason football honors and forecasts on Sunday, and the Batesville Pioneers were well represented. The Pioneers are ranked third among Class 5A teams, and Pioneer seniors John Howard, Osvaldo Espericueta and Sam Scaggs were all named to the All-Arkansas second …

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  • T-wolf golfers tie for medal

    In a high match Thursday at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course, Taylor Ford and Ethan Weaver each shot a 43 for nine holes to lead Cedar Ridge. Other scores for the Timberwolves were: Tanner Vinson, 47; C.J. Brustrom, 47; and Austin Reaves, 49. Hoxie did …

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  • BJHS seventh-grade volleyballers win tourney consolation bracket

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneer seventh-grade volleyball team played in the Brookland Tournament here Saturday and posted a 2-2-1 record while winning a consolation bracket. In pool play, the Junior Lady Pioneer seventh-graders were defeated by Nettleton 25-19, 25-19 and by Greene County …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, August 25 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • SAU football player killed in shooting

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — Authorities say a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man have died in a shooting near Magnolia. Athletic Director Steve Browning says senior Brandon Hobdy was fatally shot early Sunday. The 23-year-old from Garland, Texas, played wide receiver for the Muleriders. …

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  • Phillies down Cardinals, 7-1

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In spite of his struggles since joining the club, the Cardinals aren’t giving up on Justin Masterson. Jimmy Rollins homered and Jerome Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. Ben …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses. The closing stretch …

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  • Area volleyball teams set to begin play next week

    Five circulation area high school volleyball teams begin play next week and each have different goals and expectation for the coming season — some loftier than others. The Southside Lady Southerners were the only circulation area team to qualify for a postseason berth last season. …

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  • ’Bama, LSU lead selections to coaches’ All-SEC teams

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC teams released on Thursday had representatives from all 14 teams and half of them had seven or more selections. The Crimson Tide placed eight on …

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