• Lady Pioneer track team returns to top in 5A-East

    BEEBE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers returned to the top in 5A-East District track and field, supplanting the team that unseated them two years ago. Led by their middle and long distance runners, the Lady Pioneers totaled 158 points and easily outdistanced the Nettleton Lady …

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  • Lady Southerners blast Lady Panthers in district tourney

    LONOKE — The Southside Lady Southerners jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as they shu tout the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 10-0 in a quarterfinal opening game in the 4A-2 District Tournement here Thursday. Southside dropped their regular-season meeting with the …

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  • Pioneers deliver on ‘We will’ motto

    The Batesville Pioneers made sure their absence from the postseason lasted just one year by sweeping the Beebe Badgers 8-1 and 4-0 in a 5A-East District doubleheader Thursday evening at the North Complex. The Pioneers qualified for 21 state tournaments before getting edged out with …

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  • Cavemen defeat Wildcats, advance in 4A-3 tourney

    GOSNELL — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Trumann Wildcats 3-1 in the 4A-3 District Tournament Thursday, advancing to the second round today against the Valley View Blazers at 6 p.m. Devin Burns pitched the win as he struck out 10, scattered seven hits and …

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  • Scots win 17th straight, advance in AMC tourney

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The second-seeded Lyon College baseball team kept No. 7 Mid-Continent at arm’s length most of the night before allowing the Cougars to trim its deficit to two runs in the top of the ninth, and the Scots hung on for an 8-6 …

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  • Cougar track athletes win district crown

    Five Guard-circulation area high schools competed in district track and field meets this week, with one winning and another finishing second. The Izard County Cougars won the 1A 2-North District meet in Mountain Home with a team total of 197.5. The Norfork Panthers followed in …

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  • NeSmith late models slated to battle for $2,500 purses

    LOCUST GROVE — The NeSmith Late Model Touring Series will attack the oval today and Saturday at the Batesville Motor Speedway with $2,500 up for grabs each night. Racing in the Isle of Capri weekly points series will support the late models on tonight will …

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  • Southside soccer teams sweep in finales

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside boys and girls soccer teams finished the regular season on a winning not as they swept the Westside Consolidated Warriors and Lady Warriors in a 4A-3 Conference finale at Stewart Field. The Lady Southerners won 6-0 after leading 1-0 at halftime. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY Youth league baseball: Ian Kinsler Classic at North Complex — first games, 6 p.m. High school baseball: 1A 2-North District Tournament at Viola — Hillcrest vs. Viola, 3:30 p.m.; 1A 2-South District Tournament at South Side Bee Branch — Midland vs. West Side Greers …

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  • ‘Todd Squad’ will try again at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The “Todd Squad” is back for another crack at the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out four of the 20 horses in the 1¼-mile Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Danza, the impressive winner of the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baskeball NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners seem as committed as Commissioner Adam Silver to ending Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league’s advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about Sterling on Thursday, two days after Silver said he would urge …

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  • Beebe stars lead Lady Badgers by Lady Pioneers

    Ellie Reaves and Madelyn Poe, Beebe’s two returning all-state softball players, had their say in matters Wednesday night at the North Complex. Reaves, the hard-throwing junior left-hander, pitched eight scoreless innings in the opening game of a key 5A-East District doubleheader, and Poe, a senior …

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