• Lady Pioneers sweep Lady Panthers; eye another long run in state tourney

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished the regular season on a good note, and now they’re aim is to finish some high school volleyball business. Thursday night in Pioneer Gym, the Lady Pioneers thumped the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0. Noon Tuesday, the fourth-seeded Lady Pioneers will …

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  • Concord girls clip Alpena in cage event

    NORFORK — The Concord Lady Pirates rallied in the second half to defeat the Alpena Lady Leopards 54-48 Thursday in the Norfork Twin River Classic, an annual high school basketball event. The game was tied 10-all at the end of the first quarter. The Lady …

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  • Defense leads Jr. Southerners to another district win

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Junior Southerners recorded their third shutout of the season and stayed in the hunt for the 4A-2 District football title with a 6-0 victory Thursday night. A little Marshall Wyatt-to-Dawson Cook 2-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

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  • Royals might need rare pinch hit in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City’s Ned Yost. Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3 tonight, when …

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  • Perfumed Perez makes good ‘scents’ for Royals

    SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria’s Secret perfume late in the 2013 season — teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the 2-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before …

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  • Lady Southerners rally from 0-2 deficit, win district title

    SOUTHSIDE — After falling behind two games in the championship match of the 4A-Central Conference Tournanment, the Southside Lady Southerners battled back to defeat the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits for the championship. The Lady Southerners won 22-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-12 as Alexus Lawellin led with …

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  • Bearkatz face big challenge in district-leading ’Noles

    The Melbourne Bearkatz face one of their biggest challenges of the season Friday when they host the Osceola Seminoles in a 3A-3 District game. The Seminoles are the only team undefeated in district play after knocking off the Hoxie Mustangs 26-21 last week. The Mustangs …

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  • Rolling Pioneers, Chicks will collide in Pioneer Stadium

    Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, high school football teams will try to continue what they’ve started. Last Friday in Wynne, the Batesville Pioneers took the lead in the 5A-East District with a 34-28 victory over the previously-unbeaten Wynne Yellowjackets. Meanwhile, the Blytheville Chickasaws won their …

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  • Junior Pioneers shoot for record 20th win tonight in 5A-East football game in Bltyeville

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers have a lot on the line when they take the long trek to Blytheville today to face the Junior Chickasaws in a 5A-East District game. The Junior Pioneers are undefeated at 4-0 in the district and 7-0 overall, and their …

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  • Scot volleyball team falls in Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS — The Lyon College volleyball team couldn’t get on track Wednesday night, falling to John Brown 25-22, 25-14, 25-18. The loss drops the Scots to 9-16 on the season, while the Golden Eagles improved to 17-8, winning their third straight. Lyon struggled at …

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