• Pioneers deliver at crunch time for 49-48 win

    This time, the Batesville Pioneers hit their free throws and created more possessions with their defense. Those were the tell-tale happenings of their come-from-behind, 49-48 high school basketball victory over the Little Rock Christian Warriors in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Lady Pioneers didn’t take …

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  • Cedar Ridge basketball teams sweep Bradford

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves and Lady T-wolves swept Bradford by double-digits Tuesday in non-district high school basketball games. The T-wolves won 50-35 and improved to 8-1. Cedar Ridge led 14-10, 24-19 and 37-30 at the quarter breaks as Taylor Ford led with 18 …

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  • Scot wrestles to 5th in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Lyon College freshman Sky Walker recorded a major decision on Saturday to secure fifth place in the 149-pound weight class at the Kaufman-Brandon Open Tournament held at Maryville University. Walker picked up a 4-2 decision win over Will Upson of Missouri …

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  • BJHS girls move into tourney finals

    CAVE CITY — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 7-2 and advanced into the Bank of Cave City Junior High Tournament finals with a 51-35 victory over the Mountain View Junior Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday night. For the winners, Taylor Griffin scored 17 points and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, December 10 – Thursday, December 11, 2014.

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  • Johnny Time: Browns’ start Manziel

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Football’s days as a backup are over this season. He’s getting his chance to start. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his first NFL start Sunday against Cincinnati, replacing the slumping Brian Hoyer as Cleveland tries to pump life into its …

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  • Ohio State’s Herman wins Broyles Award

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks Coach Tom Herman was named the winner of the Broyles Award on Tuesday, after the Buckeyes made the College Football Playoff despite losing two starting quarterbacks to season-ending injuries. The Buckeyes went 12-1 this season, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN DIEGO (AP) — North Side, South Side, Chicago has become the center of baseball at the winter meetings. The Cubs struck the first big deal among top free-agent pitchers, agreeing to a $155 million, 6-year contract with left-hander Jon Lester. Earlier in …

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  • All-state golf

    Three high school golfers from Guard-circulation area schools earned return appearances on all-state teams, and one helped his team return to the top. Jacob Webb, a sophomore, helped the Concord Pirates win their second Class 1A State Tournament championship in three years. The Pirates were …

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  • Batesville, Blytheville juniors split district hoop openers

    Batesville Junior High basketball teams won and lost in 5A-East District openers at Pioneer Gymnasium on Monday. The Junior Lady Pioneers shut out the Blytheville Junior Lady Chickasaws 20-0 in the first quarter and won 55-26. The Junior Chickasaws surged ahead of the Junior Pioneers …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Little Rock Christian Academy Lady Warriors (4-4) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (2-3), Pioneer Gym, 5:30 p.m. Three Lady Warriors return from the team that reached the Class 5A State Tournament quarterfinals last season. Ronald Rogers, their first-year head coach, said senior forward Annalee Rhodes leads …

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  • Bearkatz advance in Lyon tourney

    One circulation-area team advanced to the second round Monday in the Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Tournament at Beckneck Gymnasium. The Melbourne Bearkatz slipped by the Mammoth Spring Bears 61-57 as Garren Blankenship led all scorers with 30 points. Jay Chaney added 15 points, …

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