• Wicked Strong running for Boston in Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wicked Strong has a built-in fan base for the Kentucky Derby. Like the entire city of Boston. The colt named in honor of the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings figures to be among the favorites for Saturday’s race. He’s …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR punished Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for their post-race altercation in the garage at Richmond International Raceway that led to Ambrose punching Mears in the face. Ambrose was fined $25,000 and placed on probation through May 28. Mears …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LAS VEGAS (AP) — Throw Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s wallet into the ring as a prospective owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mayweather said he’s interested in putting together a group — with himself as a majority owner — to buy the Clippers if …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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