• Lady Pioneer helps Missourians win softball World Series crown

    Batesville Lady Pioneer Katie DeBerry helped the SEMO Sluggers to the 14-and-under Fastpitch America Softball Association World Series championship in Branson, Missouri last week. DeBerry, who will be a sophomore at Batesville High this fall, pitched five of the victories, posting a 0.54 earned-run average, …

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  • Hogs open 2014 fall practices

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas football team has opened its 2014 fall practices with individual drills, seven-on-seven workouts and positional drills. The Razorbacks held the first of 24 scheduled fall practices on Monday. Single-day practices are scheduled through Friday with two-a-days to begin …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 6 – Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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  • No Manziel, no Clowney? No problem, says SEC

    The Southeastern Conference finally got knocked off the mountaintop. Now, Alabama and other aspiring national contenders are trying to begin the climb back in a league that suddenly has a fresh feel. Gone are marquee names like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel and Heisman Trophy …

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  • Cards’ closer leads MLB in saves

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal’s fastball tickles the triple digits, he has developed a nasty change-up and keeps his cool. The 24-year-old right-hander leads the major leagues with 34 saves in his first season as the closer is a perfect fit for the St. …

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  • Petrino wants another jump-start at Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bobby Petrino returned to Louisville aiming to continue his success at the school that jump-started his head coaching career. His quest is tougher this time with the Cardinals entering the Atlantic Coast Conference, but he and his players are eager to …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals are making Andy Dalton one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Dalton signed a six-year extension on Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth up to $115 million and will prevent Dalton playing out …

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  • Terry Phillips wins USMTS playoff race

    LOCUST GROVE — Terry Phillips won the first of 20 playoff races in the United States Modified Touring Series Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway, picking up his 18th victory in the series and the $3,000 grand prize. Thirty-five drivers qualified for 20 nights of …

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  • Circulation-area high schools teeing up in tournaments Tuesday

    The high school golf season gets rolling for most Guard circulation-area high schools Tuesday with the play of the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain and the Izard County Cougar Classic at Cooper’s Hawk in Melbourne. The Cougar Classic is …

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  • Unexpected runner from Memphis wins Classic crown, monied record

    A course record was set Saturday morning at the White River 4-Mile Classic, but the source was unexpected. Jordan Hamric, a former NCAA Division I All-American from West Virginia University and a current student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, bettered Leah Thorvilson’s record, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 5 – Friday, August 8, 2014.

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  • Earnhardt Jr. sweeps at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. Earnhardt now holds the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The legion of Junior Nation fans roared when Earnhardt …

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