• Cave City wins, loses district games

    HIGHLAND — The Cave City Cavewomen improved to 9-3 in 4A-3 District high school basketball Thursday as they thumped the Highland Lady Rebels 54-23. Jamie Holley led the 22-4 Cavewomen with 14 points and four steals, Gracen Ratliff added nine points and five steals. Cave …

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  • Roadrunners announce plans for 2014 season, ’13 Challenge results

    The White River Roadrunners club recently announced its support of the 2014 Women Run/Walk Arkansas program, its plans for Challenge Series races for the coming season and results of the 2013 series. The club provide four Road Runners Club of America-certified running coaches to help …

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  • Portis assuming lead role for Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Portis could hardly leave the Bud Walton Arena court and it had nothing to do with being tired. Following Arkansas’ 65-58 win over Alabama, Portis — moments after setting the school’s freshman record with 35 points — was stopped several times on …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The Hall said Kiner died at his home in Rancho Mirage with …

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  • Opening ceremony to showcase Putin’s Russia

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A pseudo-lesbian pop duo, a famed opera singer and a romp through Russian history await viewers as the Sochi Winter Olympics launch today with an opening ceremony meant to showcase to the world the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In …

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  • Finally, the Olympic games begin

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Time for the games to begin. Thank goodness. To put it mildly, this has not been the most carefree of lead-ups to the Olympics. It has been roiled by security concerns, arguments about gay rights and the still-questionable hosting abilities of …

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  • Olympic Briefs

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Meryl Davis and Charlie White comforted and cheered their fellow Americans on a tough first night of competition for the U.S. in the new Olympic event of team figure skating. The United States was tied for the fifth-most points after the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 7 – Saturday, February 8, 2014.

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  • New Lyon softball coach calls on speed, mental toughness

    The Lyon College softball team has a new look, with a new boss leading the way. With a new look brings new faces and a renewed optimism as the Scots look to turn around a disappointing finish in 2013. The Scots, coming off an 11-39 …

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  • Scots’ football signings started back in August

    National Signing Day is here, but for the Lyon College football coaching staff, it began some time ago. While NCAA institutions targeted today as the day they could begin getting athletes to put the ink on the dotted line, NAIA colleges like Lyon have never …

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  • ‘Sports calendar’ shortened again

    The “Sports calendar” was a victim again of road conditions and school closings, with none of Wednesday’s scheduled events happening. As of press time this morning, two basketball dates for today — Batesville juniors-at-Wynne and Melbourne juniors-at-Salem — had been called off, as had the …

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  • Portis sets record, lifts Hogs above Tide

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Portis knew after his first shot that good things were about to happen on Wednesday night. Even the Arkansas freshman didn’t know just how good. Led by Portis’ career-high 35 points, the Razorbacks rallied late and held on for a 65-58 win …

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