• BHS coaches, players puzzling over 2014 teams

    Batesville High’s soccer teams are puzzles yet to be put together, said the Pioneer and Lady Pioneer coaches. “I told our players today that, at this point, we’re just a picture on a box,” Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud said. “We’ve got a whole bunch of …

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  • Local gymnasts win crowns in Cabot

    CABOT — Stars and Stripes Gymnastic Center’s Kenlee Manis won an all-around championship and a teammate collected an event title at the Emerald Classic last weekend. Competing in the Level 2A group, Manis won the vault and the balance beam competitions, placed third on the …

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  • Bad Boys win hoops state title

    The Bad Boys seventh-grade Amateur Athletic Union basketball team recently won the Hoop Play USA Pee Wee State Seventh-grade Boys Tournament in Little Rock. The team is made up of athletes from Southside, Melbourne, Searcy and Bald Knob. The Bad Boys defeated the TBA Bruins …

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  • Local Legion baseball program announces plans to start play

    Batesville’s American Legion baseball program recently met with other Zone 2 members in Jonesboro to set plans for the summertime program, announced Scott McSpadden. Legion tryouts are set for 2 p.m. May 18 at the Batesville North Complex. “We are set up to have teams …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 27 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Hogs hope for repeat performance from Qualls

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — There’s just no way to forget the sequence that led to Michael Qualls soaring in for the put-back dunk that gave Arkansas an overtime win over Kentucky last month. Qualls, however, is doing his best to leave the dramatic ending behind him …

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  • Conference races heating up

    The Big 12 regular season has ended up as it always seems to: with Kansas on top. With their 83-75 win over Oklahoma on Monday night, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 championship. Only UCLA, with …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Mike Trout and the Angels agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, a prelude to a long-term deal between the young All-Star and Los Angeles. The salary is the highest for a one-year major league contract for a …

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  • Passion, friendship drive Timberwolves duo

    Alone, Cedar Ridge Timberwolves Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree are prolific and much-decorated high school athletes. On the basketball court, together with younger brothers Austin Reaves, Cade Crabtree, and close friend Nate Easley, they are state champions. Reaves and Crabtree will continue their run for …

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  • Forrest City teams trample BHS cagers

    FORREST CITY — One Forrest City basketball team was driving for a sweep in the 5A-East District, the other was trying to stay in the hunt for a state tournament berth, and both ran over the visitors from Batesville on Tuesday night. In the opener, …

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  • Red Wolves pull away from Scots

    JONESBORO — NAIA athletic programs usually play NCAA Division I opponents in what is commonly called “money games,” because the smaller school are paid to come visit the larger institution. This year, the Lyon College men’s basketball team went 1-1 in those contests, defeating Grambling …

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  • Scot wins AMC pitcher award

    Lyon College junior pitcher Justin Braswell only worked 14.2 innings this past week, but was credited with three victories and a save and was honored as the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. The 6-1, 165-pound right-hander from …

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