• Torpedoes dominate swim meet at Lyon

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes dominated an indoor swim meet at Lyon College on Saturday. Winning 21 events in the boys division and 20 in the girls division, the Torpedoes totaled 601.5 points to the second-place Heber Springs Swim Club Gators’ 96.5 points. …

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  • ’Katz dominate district track meet

    GREEN FOREST — The Melbourne Bearkatz defended their 3A 1-East District Track and Field Meet championship here Monday, and they did it in resounding fashion. Last spring, when the Bearkatz won their first-ever district title in the sport, the scores were close. This time, the …

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  • Hillcrest juniors sweep district track, field titles

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Hillcrest junior boys and girls track teams won the 1A 2-North District Track and Field Meet last week. The girls were led by eighth-graders Hannah Whitmire, Savannah Hendrickson and Sarah Whitmire, winning the long jump, triple jump and discus, respectively. Freshmen …

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  • Hillcrest’s Evans signs with Williams Baptist

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest basketball standout Coleman Evans signed a NAIA letter of intent recently to play basketball for Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, according to Screamin’ Eagles Coach Andy Durham. Evans, a 3-year starter at Hillcrest, helped lead the Eagles to a 22-10 record …

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  • BHS athlete signs with Missouri Valley

    Haley Clem, a senior and one of the leaders on the Class 5A State Tournament runner-up Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball team, signed a NAIA national letter of intent on Monday to attend Missouri Valley College and play the sport for the Lady Vikings. Clem visited …

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  • Five area athletes recognized by TV

    Five Guard-circulation area basketball players were recently selected to the KAIT 2014 Fastbreak Super Team, according to a news release by the Izard County School District. Players were selected by a vote of KAIT Channel 8 viewers from a list of nominees chosen by the …

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  • 5K benefit run slated for May 24 in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — The Fill a Bowl 5K is scheduled for May 24 at the Calico Rock High School, according to a news release from the Calico Rock Museum Foundation. Race check-in and late registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the high school parking …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 29 – May 4, 2014.

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  • Cardinals blow lead, fall to Brewers

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Matheny would like to forget this one as soon as possible. His St. Louis Cardinals blew a 3-run lead in the seventh inning, and Khris Davis hit a run-scoring triple in the 12th to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a …

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  • What can the NBA do about Sterling?

    The National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the league’s investigation of racist comments purportedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling during a recorded conversation with a female companion. While the voice has yet to …

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  • California Chrome has 77-year-old dreaming

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Art Sherman knows what it’s like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race. He just hasn’t done it in 59 years. In 1955, Sherman was an 18-year-old exercise rider for Swaps, a California-bred chestnut …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MIAMI (AP) — Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the NBA’s most respected broadcasters, died following a long battle with cancer. He was 89. Ramsay’s death …

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