• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, May 12 – Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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  • NFL teams calls on five from Arkansas

    Offensive lineman Travis Swanson was the first of five Arkansas collegians drafted by an NFL team over the weekend, according to reports in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Swanson, a 6-foot-5, 312-pounder from Kingwood, Texas, and a 50-game starter for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, was taken …

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  • Cowboys draft for numbers on defense

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about no Johnny Manziel and yet another offensive lineman taken in the first round, the draft for the Dallas Cowboys ultimately came down to defense. Or more specifically, a defensive line that owner and General Manager Jerry …

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  • Gordon, 42, wins 89th at NASCAR’s top tier

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win. Nearly two decades after he burst onto the scene with his first victory, Gordon keeps taking checkered flags, storming to the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on …

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  • Missourians set meetings on deer hunting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The state conservation department wants to meet with hunters across Missouri to discuss a new deer management plan and possible regulatory changes. The Missouri Department of Conservation has scheduled a series of open-house meetings starting in mid-June and continuing through early …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay …

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  • Lady Pioneer wins state title; BHS teams place 4th, 9th

    HARRISON — At the end of a long and soggy Thursday at the Class 5A State Track and Field Meet, the Batesville High teams finished about where they expected and left Harrison High School’s Garrison Stadium with reasons to be excited about their prospects. Last …

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  • Hurricane outscore Pioneers in regular-season finale

    The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane outslugged the Batesville Pioneers for a 10-8, regular-season high school baseball finale at the North Complex on Thursday. The lead changed hands three times and was tied once for the Hurricane pulled out the non-conference victory. Raleigh Jeffrey led the Pioneers’ …

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  • Results completed for 3A state meet

    MORRILTON — Three Melbourne Bearkatz and one Lady Bearkat placed in the Class 3A State Track Meet Tuesday at Morrilton High School. Layne Sargeson finished seventh in the girls 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, respectively, and Bearkat Kyle LeBeouf finished fourth in the long jump. The …

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  • Rain cancels races at BMS

    Races scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway have been canceled due to heavy rains that drenched the Guard-circulation area Thursday night. Also, two region tournament softball start times have changed. The Southside vs. Westside Consolidated opening-round 4A East Region Tournament game at Lonoke …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 9 – Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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  • Texans pick Clowney No. 1; Manziel falls to No. 22

    NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans’ man. But …

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