• Tri-County team wins state title

    Tri-County’s 7-year-old All-Star baseball team won a Cal Ripken State Tournament title in Siloam Springs last weekend. The team consists of players from Melbourne, Izard County, Norfork and Viola. In bracket play, Tri County defeated Fayetteville 4-3 in 7 innings, Jonesboro 15-8 and Madison County …

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  • Melon Dash set for Aug. 9

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project is scheduled to host its second annual Melon Dash 5K Walk/Run on Aug. 9. The race is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Cave City Middle School. The $20 registration fee covers the participant’s race entry and includes …

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  • Area cyclist set to tackle hills of Crowley’s Ridge

    An area cyclist will test his endurance Saturday in the Ride the Ridge 100 at Wynne as he ventures on a 100-mile trek through the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge. Batesville’s David Guth, a long-time rider has enjoyed cycling since his youth and recently competed …

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  • Another Californian signs with Lyon

    The Lyon College softball team added its second transfer from California in as many weeks when Yumiko Hiroto signed a letter of intent, according to Lyon Coach Elliott Sampley. Hiroto, who will be a junior in the upcoming 2014-15 school year, graduated from San Dimas …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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  • Jeter, Trout hit AL All-Stars by NL All-Stars for 5-3 win

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass. Derek Jeter, the 40-year-old face of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became the second-youngest player to …

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  • Iron play key for victory at British Open

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — When Tom Watson remembers his favorite shots from the British Open — and, given he’s a 5-time champion, there are plenty — one stands above all the others. That 2-iron on the 72nd hole at Birkdale, locking up the last of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year’s All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader was allowed to participate in baseball’s All-Century team ceremony at Atlanta’s Turner Field during the …

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  • Citizens Bank Bad Boys finish second in state

    The Citizens Bank Bad Boys 8-year-old baseball team recently finished second in the North Arkansas State Cal Ripken Tournament in Siloam Springs. In pool play, the Bad Boys defeated Madison County 12-5 and Siloam Springs by the same score. In bracket play, the Bad Boys …

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  • California transfer signs with Lyon softball

    Elliott Sampley recently announced his first signee since being hired as Lyon College’s head softball coach last month. Stephanie Bagwell, a collegiate all-conference transfer from California, should strengthen the Scots’ infield in 2015. Bagwell, a 5-6 middle infielder, played in 40 games this past spring …

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  • Townsley, Laman collect Turnbough 5K crowns

    CAVE CITY — Kendall Townsley, who will be an eighth-grader at Cave City Junior High this fall, and Lori Laman, another Cave City resident, won the overall titles and finished 1-2 in the Turnbough Trail 5K Saturday. The 13-year-old Townsley finished the 5-kilometer cross country …

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  • Dellinger wins at Cooper’s Hawk

    MELBOURNE — Matt Dellinger shot a 10-under-par 62 Saturday to win the Red Tee Invitational at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course. Daniel Taylor finished second (64) and Joe Cooper (65) third. Clint Everett won the second flight with a score of 69, followed by James Miller …

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