• Team of basketball Bad Boys win fifth tournament crown

    CONWAY — The Bad Boys, a 10th-grade traveling basketball team that includes several circulation-area players, went undefeated while collecting a fifth tournament title here last weekend. The Bad Boys defeated the Little Rock Blue Devils, Arkansas Ice and the Arkansas Ballers before edging Central Arkansas …

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  • Lyon Hall of Famer returns to lead softball program

    Elliott Sampley, a 1996 graduate of Lyon College and a 2008 inductee into the Lyon Athletics Hall of Fame, was named as the sixth head coach in the history of the Scots softball program on Tuesday, said Lyon Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins. Sampley, 43, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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  • Crowe focuses on sports injuries

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The opposing running back from Jack Crowe’s first game as a fulltime high school coach died after a hit later in the 1972 season. Auburn’s starting fullback in 1983, Greg Pratt, collapsed and died after a preseason workout. Those two deaths, …

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  • Who’s back for Spurs? Players wonder, too

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili had a simple message for his teammates during an emotional team meeting Tuesday. Let’s do this again. With six potential free agents headed by Tim Duncan, the message was made clear -the Spurs would like everyone back for a …

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  • Virginia downs TCU in 15th

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took 15 innings, but Nate Irving and Daniel Pinero finally got the job done for Virginia. Pinero’s sacrifice fly scored pinch runner Thomas Woodruff in the bottom of the 15th to give Virginia a 3-2 victory Tuesday night in a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Soccer DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses said several people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing center in a northeast Nigerian city Tuesday night. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise …

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  • Man assaults girlfriend holding baby

    MELBOURNE — Two Izard County men were arrested for battery last week, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Deputies Ed Sollock and Richard Williams responded to Rose Lane in Melbourne after being dispatched to a domestic violence situation. …

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  • For 3 new BHS coaches, it feels like coming home

    The Batesville School Board voted Monday night to hire three head coaches — two Batesville High School graduates and one Tennessean. And “Batesville is pretty much home to me,” said Stan Fowler, the Memphis native who was hired to direct the Lady Pioneer basketball team. …

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  • After losing walk marathon, Pioneers win nightcap

    After so many rain outs, the Batesville Pioneers summer league baseball team played plenty Monday night at the North Complex. The opener would have been more than enough for a lot of fans. The Pocahontas Blackhawks’ 23-13, run-ruled 5-inning victory took right at three hours …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 17 – Friday, June 20, 2014.

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  • Vandy rallies by UC Irvine; Texas KOs Louisville

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With first-round draft pick Tyler Beede off his game again, Walker Buehler was eager to help. Buehler pitched 5 1-3 innings of no-hit relief in Vanderbilt’s 6-4 win over the University of California-Irvine at the College World Series on Monday night, …

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