• Sports Briefs

    NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick staked his claim as the best in Sprint Cup, using a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps to win Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick staved off championship challengers Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and …

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  • Scots, Grigg shoot down 8th-ranked Lady Bison

    Despite trailing by as many as 12 points against 8th-ranked Oklahoma Baptist University, the Lyon College women’s basketball team was determined to jump into the NAIA Division I Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. The Scots kept battling back all night long until Taylor Grigg hit a …

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  • ’Katz slip by Elks; face Seminoles in second round

    MELBOURNE — Coach Kevin McCarn said Melbourne and Elkins played old-school football Friday at Melbourne Stadium and the Bearkatz survived to play another day in the Class 3A State Playoffs. The Bearkatz edged the Elks 15-14 and advanced to the second round against 3A-3 District …

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  • Pioneers KO Devils; to face Panthers again

    With a 21-0 advantage in the second half, the Batesville Pioneers won 33-14, counted out another Class 5A State Playoffs high school football foe and regained a familiar feel. Things had to feel a little strange for the home team early on in Pioneer Stadium …

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  • 2A champs open season with win

    NEWARK — The defending Class 2A state champion Cedar Ridge Timberwolves opened their season Friday with an impressive 75-55 win over the White County Central Bears. The T-wolves led 18-13, 37-31 and 58-39 at the quarter breaks as Austin Reaves led with 34 points and …

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  • BJHS cagers win, lose at Beebe tourney

    BEEBE — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Central Arkansas Christian Junior Lady Mustangs 46-17 Saturday in the first round of the Beebe Centenial Bank Tournament. Hope Lange led the winners with 12 points. Taylor Griffin and Alley Edwards added 11 and 10, respectively. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 17, 2014.

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  • Pioneers roll on with pass-and-catch foursome

    Pass it back, forward and all around. Thus far, that’s the way this Batesville Pioneer football team gets going. Accurate shotgun snaps — not to mention all the steady under-center exchanges — senior center John Howard-to-senior quarterback Kenton Crawford start the action. Then it’s Crawford-to-Justin …

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  • Southside’s Lawellin to sign with Harding

    SOUTHSIDE — Alexus Lawellin, a 3-year all-state selection for the Southside Lady Southerners softball team, will sign a letter-of-intent to attend Harding University next fall and play softball for the Lady Bisons in a ceremony set for Tuesday at 9:40 a.m. at Southside’s High School. …

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  • Pioneers, ’Katz, Cavemen to share cold with playoff foes

    Tough out the cold. You can bet that’s part of the message Coach Barry Hickingbotham has for his Jacksonville Red Devils and Coach Dave King has for his Batesville Pioneers leading into tonight’s Class 5A State Playoffs high school football game in Pioneer Stadium. The …

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  • Host teams advance into Southside finals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners and Junior Southerners advanced Thursday, winning their semifinal games in the First Community Bank Junior High Invitational at Southside gymnasium. The Junior Lady Southerners hammered the Cave City Junior Cavewomen 37-22 and improved to 3-0 as Kassidy Barnt …

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  • Drury Panthers clobber Scots

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Drury University, sixth-ranked among NCAA Division II basketball teams, used a balanced offensive attack, forced 22 Lyon College turnovers and limited the Scots to a season-low 32.3 percent shooting from the field for a 75-34 exhibition victory Tuesday night. The contest was …

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