• 2 from Hillcrest win free-throw titles, qualify for state championship event

    HIGHLAND — Colton Rose and Paige Penn each recently won a division title of the 42nd Elks National Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, in the A. L. Hutson Memorial Center at Highland. Both are students at Hillcrest. Rose won the 10- to 11-year-old boys …

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  • Batesville Motor Speedway sets 2013 awards dinner for Jan. 25

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway will host its annual awards presentation and dinner Jan. 25 at the Chimney Rock Cattle Company in Concord. The champions and the remaining top 10 in each of the five Isle of Capri Weekly Racing Series categories will …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Thursday, January 16 – Friday, January 17, 2014.

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  • Razorbacks aim to add memory-making plays to road games in SEC

    Like Nolan Richardson, for whom he played at Tulsa and coached under from 1985-2002 at Arkansas, Arkansas Razorback Coach Mike Anderson doesn’t take credit for great plays his players make. You can coach zone and man and X’s O’s. But who really coaches someone to …

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  • Title matchups should provide Sunday to remember

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady one more time with the Super Bowl on the line would have been good enough all by itself. But in the embarrassment of riches that is the NFL this season, we get more. Much more. Two young superstar quarterbacks in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215-million, 7-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal makes the 2-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 …

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  • Scots hold ground in standings with better play

    Lyon College’s basketball teams held their positions in the American Midwest Conference standings with victories Tuesday night in Becknell Gym. More importantly, they got better, said their coaches. The Scot women led off and dominated from start to finish for a 79-40 decision over the …

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  • Badgers break away for sweep of Pioneers

    BEEBE — The Beebe Lady Badgers made a big move in the second quarter and the Badgers broke away in the third quarter to put together a sweep of the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers in 5A-East District high school basketball action on Tuesday. After …

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  • Reaves brothers sit, T-wolves fall

    SALEM — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves entered their 2A-2 District basketball game Tuesday minus two important pieces to their championship team — brothers Spencer and Austin Reaves. Spencer, sidelined with a ankle injury and little brother Austin a separated shoulder, sat out and the Salem …

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  • Qualls’ dunk lifts Hogs over ’Cats

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Kentucky made one timely late-game 3-pointer after another in an attempt to snap its recent struggles at Arkansas. The 13th-ranked Wildcats, however, forgot to block out on the other end when it mattered most — opening the door for the Razorbacks to …

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  • Sports Calendar

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

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  • 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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