• Softball, academic star signs with Lyon College

    CYPRESS, Texas — The Lyon College softball program has added another player to its 2014-15 squad with the signing of Cypress Woods High School senior Lindsay Truitt. Truitt is a 4-year letter-winner in softball, highlighted by this past season when she hit .387 and earned …

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  • Pioneer baseball rained out again

    The Batesville High summer baseball season was again put on hold Thursday as a doubleheader at Heber Springs against the Panthers was rained out. The season opener against the Mountain Home Yellowjackets was canceled Monday due to rain. The Pioneers will try again today when …

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  • Racing hopes dashed at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points racing scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway has been rained out, according to track owner Connie Starr. Races are scheduled to resume next Thursday with the completion of the John Few Spring Street Stock event that …

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  • Razorback golfer to join LPGA

    FAYETTEVILLE — Three-time University of Arkansas All-American women’s golfer Emily Tubert is planning to turn pro. The university said in a Thursday news release that Tubert hopes to compete on the LPGA Tour. Tubert recorded six wins during her collegiate career and was won the …

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  • Cardinals blow lead, fall 3-2 to Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Wacha figured he was walking a tightrope through the first five innings. The Royals finally got to him in the sixth. Kansas City scored three runs against the Cardinals’ young starter, and St. Louis was unable to answer the …

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  • Lebron cramps up; Spurs win Game 1

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James was resting on a training table in the back of the Miami Heat locker room an hour after Game 1 of the NBA Finals ended, feeling drained, pained and frustrated. The Heat star wasn’t stopped by San Antonio. Instead, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 6 – Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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  • At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

    NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome’s charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    Pro basketball MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try revive a franchise that …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis PARIS (AP) — Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that’s carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. “It’s not how you finish a first set,” Sharapova said, “it’s how you …

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  • Golf results announced for benefit tournament

    The team of Tommy Ford-Brandon Ward-Jed Porter-Jeff Tosh recently won a charity 4-man scramble golf tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain. The annual event, which is hosted by First Community Bank and the course, raised $21,672 for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. “As a …

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  • Race benefitting seniors scheduled for June 21, looking for sponsors

    The Sprint for Seniors 5K is set for June 21 and the White River Area Agency on Aging is requesting sponsorships for their event. The non-profit organization is dedicated to improving and enhancing the quality of life for seniors and disabled adults, according to a …

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