• Bobcats need 3 OTs to subdue ’Katz

    FLIPPIN — It took three overtimes for the Flippin Bobcats to finally subdue the Melbourne Bearkatz 74-73 Monday in a 3A 1-East District game. The Bearkatz fell to 1-4 in the district and 2-7 overall. Kyler McLaughlin led with 28 points. Wil Dowdle added 20, …

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers improve to 5-0 with district victory

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers scored the first 10 points and cruised to a 42-14, 5A-East District basketball victory over the Wynne Lady Bees in Pioneer Gym Monday night. Led by Hannah Qualls’ 20 points, five steals and six rebounds, the Junior Lady Pioneers improved …

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  • Another Pioneer to sign for Lyon College football

    A third Batesville Pioneer is scheduled to sign a letter of intent to attend Lyon College and join the Scots’ new football program, announced Lyon Coach Kirk Kelley. Zach Lillard, an all-district defensive lineman for the 5A-East District champions and Class 5A state runners-up, is …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Hannibal-LaGrange Lady Trojans (3-2, American Midwest Conference; 3-10, overall) vs. Lyon Scots (3-2, 7-6) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. Led by 6-foot junior Ashleigh Hurd-Spencer, the Lady Trojans threatened the Columbia Lady Cougars, co-leaders of the AMC, before falling 70-62 Saturday afternoon. Hannibal-LaGrange led 62-57 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, January 14 – Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

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  • Hogs aim to stop slide with home win over Wildcats

    FAYETTEVILLE — A week ago, Arkansas seemed on track for a breakout season in Mike Anderson’s third year as coach. Following back-to-back losses, including an overtime defeat to Florida that snapped a 23-game home winning streak, the season is in jeopardy just two games in …

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  • UConn women end Baylor streak

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Connecticut has two of the five longest home winning streaks in Division I women’s basketball, including the NCAA record of 99. The Huskies have put an end to the other three. Their latest streak-busting win came in their closest game this …

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  • A-Rod sues MLB, union, seeks to overturn drug ban

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hired San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach, the 17th in franchise history. Whisenhunt, 51, will be introduced at a news conference today. He spent six years coaching Arizona and took the …

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  • Lady Rams, Rams win big in Batesville

    The Paragould Lady Rams and Rams knocked down any notions the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers might have had of good starts in the 5A-East District high school basketball race. With the inside and outside contributions of Sydney Layrock, a 5-foot-11 senior and 2-time all-state …

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  • Roark drops in 39 to lead Pirates

    CONCORD — Jacob Roark dropped in 39 points as the Concord Pirates crushed the South Side Bee Branch Hornets 72-52 Friday in a 1A 2-South District game. Ethan Hebert added 13 points and Hance Bowman chipped in 11 as the Pirates remained undefeated at 5-0 …

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  • Batesville, Blytheville juniors split 5A-East District openers

    BLYTHEVILLE — Playing in their first games in three weeks, Batesville’s junior high basketball teams split 5A-East District openers here Friday. The Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Blytheville Junior Lady Chickasaws 39-8 as Hannah Qualls scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dealt out three …

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