• Lady Bearkatz edge Lady Mustangs in thriller

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Midland Lady Mustangs 1-0 Thursday in a non-district game as Dakota Teague drove in the winner and Haley Brokaw pitched a 6-hitter. The Lady Bearkat run came in the bottom of the sixth inning as Brokaw led …

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  • Timberwolves double up on 2A-2 District victories

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves defeated the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 7-3 and crushed the Cotter Warriors 11-2 in a nightcap, picking up two 2A-2 District wins Thursday night The decisions improved their district record to 6-3 and their overall mark to 9-4. Ethan Weaver …

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  • BHS track teams place 4th, 5th in Beebe

    BEEBE — The Batesville Pioneers finished fourth with 43 points and led a circulation-area high school track and field teams competing in the National Guard Senior Badger Relays on Thursday. The Pioneers were also the only area team to win an event. Tristen Driver, Jacob …

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  • S-side soccer splits at home with league foes

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside soccer teams split against Conway Christian in 4A-3 District games as the Southerners won 4-0 and the Lady Eagles won 1-0 at Stuart Field Thursday night. The Southerners led 2-0 at halftime and scored two goals early in the second half. Greg …

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  • BHS teams collect diamond wins

    At home and on the road, Batesville High teams added to the winning side of their non-conference records on Thursday. The Lady Pioneers won their 11th softball game in a row with a 12-0, run-ruled victory over the Jacksonville Lady Red Devils at the Batesville …

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  • Nine Texas grapplers sign with Lyon College

    Lyon College wrestling Coach Kevin Carter recently announced the signing of his first nine athletes for the 2014 recruiting class — all from Texas — who will begin intercollegiate competition in the 2014-15 school year. he future members include four female wrestlers from Sam Houston …

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  • Pioneers sweep Rams in soccer

    Batsville High soccer teams dominated the visitors from Paragould in Pioneer Stadium Thursday night as the Lady Pioneers routed the Lady Rams 8-1 and the Pioneers blanked the Rams 4-0 in 5A-East Conference action. The Lady Pioneers improved to 2-1 in the conference and 4-3-1 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, April 18 – Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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  • Dykes completes UofA women’s coaching staff

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — New University of Arkansas women’s basketball Coach Jimmy Dykes has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Johnson. The university announced the hiring Thursday. Johnson comes to UA after serving as an assistant at TCU where he focused on recruiting, …

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  • Clippers-Warriors billed as must-see TV

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. There’s a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the …

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  • Puig focuses on baseball despite distractions

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field. Puig returned to the starting lineup in right field for Thursday’s series …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sean Rodriguez grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 10-2 loss to New York Yankees on Thursday night. Rodriguez hit a hard grounder to third off CC Sabathia …

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