• Wainwright, Cards breeze past Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Wainwright was dominant on the mound. He wasn’t too shabby at the plate, either. Wainwright pitched eight strong innings and helped himself offensively, outscoring Atlanta all by himself to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Braves 7-1 on Wednesday night. …

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  • Gordon celebrates 20th anniversary of 1st win

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s been 20 years since Jeff Gordon’s first career Cup victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the prestigious Coca-Cola 600. He was struggling to contain his emotions long before he took the checkered flag, and by the time the 22-year-old got …

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  • Sam’s chances in draft adds to NFL’s drama

    Among the hundreds of players eligible for this year’s NFL draft, one has come out and announced he’s gay. For all the dramas that will grab center stage each time a big name moves up or down the board, the fate of Michael Sam — …

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  • Westbrook records triple-double as Thunder beat Clippers

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double, Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant fell one assist short and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-101 on Wednesday night to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Westbrook had …

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  • BHS softball record corrected

    In Wednesday’s Guard, Batesville’s overall record in the 5A-East District standings was listed incorrectly. The Lady Pioneers are 20-10.

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  • Midland wins title in Bee Branch

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs softball team beat the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets on their home turf again Tuesday as they won the 1A 2-South District Tournament by a 4-3 score. The two finished the regular season as district co-champs. The …

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  • S-side, Melbourne athletes take thirds in state track meets

    Southside and Melbourne track and field teams competed in their respective high school state track and field meets Tuesday, and at least three are athletes recorded third-place finishes. At the 4A State meet in Heber Springs, Southside’s McKenzie King finished third in the girl’s 300-meter …

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  • BHS softball, baseball teams go opposite directions

    Though Batesville High School’s final 5A-East District doubleheaders with Wynne went very differently Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers will have to settle for the district’s fourth and final position in the Class 5A State Tournament. Over at Lyon College’s House Field, the Lady …

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  • BHS, Paragould split 5A-East soccer matches

    PARAGOULD — Batesville and Paragould split 5A-East Conference soccer matches here Tuesday as the Lady Pioneers won 5-0 and the Rams blanked the Pioneers 3-0 in a penalty kick shootout. In the first match, junior Andrea Gayton scored with an assist from sophomore Madison Stave …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 8 – Friday, May 9, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible. In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes Tuesday, Durant fought back tears several …

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  • Lady ’Katz win district tourney

    HARRISON — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Flippin Lady Bobcats 11-1 Monday to win the 3A 1-East District Tournament. The 3A 1-East regular-season champs were led by Haley Brokaw. The sophomore right-hander struck out nine, allowed just two hits and walked nine. The Lady …

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