• Pioneers picked to win district

    The 5A-East District football coaches picked the Batesville Pioneers to win their second straight district title, according to a news released from Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine. The annual publication of Hooten Publishing, Inc. of Benton is now on sale at Hastings, Kroger, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. …

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  • 3 with local ties to be inducted into HoF

    Three adult slow-pitch softball players with local ties will be inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame next week, according to Hayes LeMay. Kandace (Goforth) Hardcastle, former Batesville Lady Pioneer softball player, and her husband, Jeff Hardcastle, and Buddy McBride of Southside will be …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 27 – Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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  • Kansas freshman tops NBA draft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The celebrations stretched from north of the border to South Florida. Andrew Wiggins was the No. 1 pick by Cleveland, the second straight year a Canadian led off the NBA draft. Later Thursday, the Miami Heat acquired the rights to Shabazz …

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  • U.S. loses, but advances into World Cup KO phase

    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called “Group of Death,” it’s time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium Tuesday night Salvador in the round of 16, hoping to show they’re better than …

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  • Dodgers win Beckett-Wainwright duel with Cards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Wainwright allowed one run in a complete game that began with five hitless innings against the Dodgers. That still wasn’t enough to overcome an equally stellar outing by Josh Beckett. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth …

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  • All-Stars lay down shovels for gridiron glory

    Three weeks ago Derrick Presser was working side-by-side with his friend Jacob Lawrence shoveling lime for the Midwest Lime Company, and then he received a call from former Cave City Coach Travis Stuart that changed his summer. “It was totally out of the blue,” Presser …

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  • Greenbrier athlete signs for Lyon baseball team

    Jordan Patton, a former 2-sport athlete at Greenbrier High School, has signed a NAIA letter of intent to play baseball as Lyon College, according to Scot Coach Tony Roepcke. Patton, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound pitcher in high school, played football for the Panthers from 2011-13 and …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri Points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as drivers from all five divisions battle to dethrone the leaders. Also on tap will be power wheel racing for kids. Parents are encouraged to bring their childrens battery-powered vehicles …

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  • Lyon recognizes cage camp winners

    The Lyon College basketball camp for seventh- through 12th-grade boys concluded Wednesday with the presentation of awards for the top campers Slade Dalton and Bailey Stanford won the 2-on-2 award for the NBA East team, and Cameron Brown and Paul Adamson won for the NBA …

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  • Walls, Hodge, Runyan win at drag races

    NEWPORT — Drag racers David Walls, Bill Hodge and William Runyan won in their respective divisions Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway. Walls finished first in the Street Stock division followed by Joey Holcomb and Ridge Utley. Hodge outran Jonathan Day and Don Holcomb in the …

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  • All-Stars split soccer matches; East dominates v-ball

    CONWAY — Indoors, the East gained ground on the West in Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star action Wednesday. Outdoors, in storm-shortened action, they played evenly. While the East was sweeping the West in volleyball, winning 5-0 (25-10, 25-21, 25-8, 26-24, 15-7) in the Farris …

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