• Pirates, Cougars win golf matches

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The Concord Pirates won a triangular high school golf match here Tuesday, defeating squads from Shirley and Cave City on the Mountain Ranch Course.
    Led by Cameron Reesor’s medal-winning 5-over-par 41 for nine holes, the Pirates notched a 14-stroke win over the Shirley Blue Devils. The Cave City Cavemen finished another 23 strokes back.
    The Pirates’ winning team score of 137 came from Reesor and Ryan Cornelison and A.J. Cannon, who each shot 48’s. Luke Cornett’s 50 did not count.

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  • Pioneers strike back with golf win

    One day later, the Batesville Pioneers defeated the same golf team that beat them by 32 strokes in Wynne.
    On The Course at Eagle Mountain, their home course, the Pioneers edged the Wynne Yellowjackets 189-190 in a 9-hole match.
    Playing the front nine, Batesville junior Thomas Walton shot a 7-over-par 43. Hunter Freiert followed with a 48. Hayden Cockrill and Sumner Barnes carded 49s to complete the team total.
    Wynne was led by Paul Smith’s medal-winning 40. Charlie Roberts (49), Carson Stewart (50) and Dylan Thompson (51) finished the scoring.

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  • BHS volleyball keeps on rolling

    BEEBE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers remained unbeaten and, more importantly, got off to a good start in 5A-Central Conference play here Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over the Beebe Lady Badgers.
    The game scores were 25-10, 25-11, 25-22.
    “Conference opener, on the road and we went out and played well and took advantage of it,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “We made another small change, moving Jayme (Shell) to a back row hitting position and she did well.”

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  • Southside tops Cave City

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defended their home court and improved to 5-2 for the season by defeating the Cave City Cavewomen in three straight sets here Tuesday.
    Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus was impressed by his team’s “strictly business” approach to the match.
    “I like what I saw from us tonight,” Shilkitus said. “At times we seem to struggle with distraction, but tonight the whole team seemed focused on the task at hand. We hit 72 of 73 serves and played our style of game from start to finish.”

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  • Lyon match change includes no charge

    Lyon College Coach Ray Green announced Monday afternoon that no admission will be charged for tonight’s home volleyball match with Harding.
    The first serve in Becknell Gym is set for 7.
    The match was originally listed as an exhibition and admission would have been charged, but the NCAA does not allow that, so it will be recorded as a scrimmage.

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  • Wynne golfers roll past Pioneers

    WYNNE — Led by Paul Smith’s 1-under-par 69, the Wynne Yellowjackets rolled to a 32-stroke victory over the Batesville Pioneers in a high school dual match at the Wynne Country Club on Monday.
    Dylan Thomas added a 74, Carson Stewart an 83 and Charlie Roberts an 85 for Wynne’s team score of 311.
    Thomas Walton shot a 78 to lead the Pioneers. Hayden Cockrill’s 85, Sumner Barnes’ 87 and Hunter Freiert’s 93 brought Batesville’s team total to 343.

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  • Tickets for BHS-Newport game available at high school office

    Tickets for Friday night’s season-opening Batesville-Newport football game in Pioneer Stadium can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School office, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Dave King, head football coach and athletic director.
    Single ticket prices are $4 (students) and $5 (adults).

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  • Wynne juniors win two in Pioneer Stadium

    The seventh- and eighth-grade Batesville Junior Pioneer football teams lost Monday to the Wynne Yellowjackets at Pioneer Stadium.
    Eighth-grade gunning back Will Freiert scored Batesville’s only touchdown on a 35-yard run in a 24-8 loss to the Yellowjackets. After the score, quarterback Sam Stalker carried the ball into the end zone for the 2-point conversion.
    Seventh-grade quarterback Zach Griffen connected with Tanner Vinson for a 20-yard score, and Kylan Robinson rushed for a 70-yard touchdown in a 24-12 loss to the visitors.

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  • Izard County Lady Cougars sweep at home

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars swept the Cave City Cavemen in nonconference high school volleyball action here Monday.
    The Lady Cougars won 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
    “We played solid team volleyball,” IC Coach Tony Booth said. “I was very pleased with the effort and these young ladies continue to improve. Every time we needed someone to make a play, a different person would step up.”
    Taylor Booth recorded 10 kills, nine aces and one block for the winners. Denver Reiley added 10 assists and two blocks. Amanda Hutchins contributed four kills and four aces.

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  • Bulldogs best two area teams

    The Tuckerman Bulldogs shot 131 to beat teams from Cedar Ridge and Hillcrest in a 3-way golf match at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course Monday.
    The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves finished seven strokes behind with a 138. The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles turned in a 157 for nine holes.
    Bulldogs Drake Hopkins (41), Alex Bradley (42) and Tyler Chatman (48) provided the scoring for Tuckerman.

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers improve to 2-1

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers played an unexpected volleyball match and collected a win Monday in Pioneer Gym.
    Originally, they were to host only the Harding Academy seventh- and eighth-grade squads.
    “Harding Academy called yesterday and asked if we could play the ninth-graders, too, so we threw that one together quickly,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said this morning.
    They won pretty quickly, too. The 25-9, 25-6 decision improved their record to 2-1 and capped a sweep. Batesville’s eighth-graders won 25-13, 25-7 and the seventh-graders won 25-23, 25-7.

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  • Pioneers score often in scrimmages

    Early on, it looked like a scoring festival Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. In the end, only the Batesville Pioneers kept the beat going.
    In high school junior varsity and varsity preseason football scrimmages, the Batesville Pioneers scored 86 points to the Harrison Goblins’ 18. In respective sessions, the Pioneer JVs outscored their counterparts 44-18, and the Pioneers blanked the Goblins 42-0.

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