• Junior Lady Pioneers defend tourney title

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers defended a tournament championship Saturday, defeating the home team while doing it. Led by Hannah Qualls’ 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists, the Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Mountain Home Junior Lady Bombers 45-38 in the …

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  • Lady Southerners win in Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF — McKenzie King led with 23 points and seven rebounds as the Southside Lady Southerners downed the Dollarway Lady Cardinals 44-33 and improved to to 4-4 in the 4A-2 District and 10-10 overall. Kaitlyn Gramling added 13 points, 12 rebounds and four assists …

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  • Scots win 5th in row

    The Lyon College women’s basketball team continued their winning ways Saturday at Becknell Gymnasium, pounding the winless Stephens Stars 97-43 in a lopsided American Midwest Conference victory. The Scots have won five straight, improved to 8-2 in the AMC and 12-6 overall, and have a …

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  • Williams’ first half lifts Hogs

    FAYETTEVILLE — It speaks volumes for Jacorey Williams what Arkansas’ sophomore reserve forward did against Auburn in Saturday’s first half. Perhaps it speaks even bigger for Williams what he didn’t do in Saturday’s second half. After energizing Arkansas with six points, four rebounds, a blocked …

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  • Aussies crown new champs

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For 35 Grand Slam tournaments, the words of an Irish poet became something of a mantra for Stan Wawrinka. After one too many defeats, he had them inscribed on his left arm. At each ball toss, if he cared to glance, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football HONOLULU (AP) — DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro …

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  • No. 9 Kentucky women rally by UA

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Tom Collen knew what to expect when Kentucky picked up the pace on defense. The 9th-ranked Wildcats (16-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) surprised the Razorbacks with a 2-3 zone to open the game but switched back to their …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, January 27 – Thursday, January 30, 2014.

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  • ‘Fur flies’ as Scots sweep Cougars

    Lyon College’s basketball teams kept their winning streaks alive Thursday by dominating Mid-Continent at Becknell Gymnasium in American Midwest Conference games. Both sit third in the standings at 7-2 behind Freed-Hardeman and Columbia, respectively, and both continued their longest winning streaks of the season at …

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  • 2 Pioneer gridders named to East team

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games for football and volleyball were announced at a news conference Thursday and two Batesville Pioneers were named. Jacob Lawrence, who won the 5A-East District’s Lineman of the Year Award and an …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Nettleton Lady Raiders (3-1, 5A-East District; 10-8, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (1-3, 3-13) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. Ali Tucker, a junior guard and returning starter, is averaging 17.6 points per game, despite being the target of 15 box-and-1 defenses out of the 18 …

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  • Pirates hang first loss on Rockets

    SCRANTON — The Concord Pirates improved to 24-1 here Thursday night, and they handed the Scranton Rockets their first loss in the same number of games. The Pirates, who are ranked No. 1 in Class 1A by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, rallied from a 37-31 third-quarter …

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