• Historic career coming to end for Lyon’s K.K. Hodges

    Sometimes you just get lucky.
    That was the case for Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange, who happened to be in the right place at the right time several years ago when she found K.K. Hodges.
    The coach first saw Hodges, a Wynne graduate, when the Lady Yellowjackets were visiting Greene County Tech in Paragould.

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  • Petrino excites Hog Bash crowd

    A large crowd of Razorback football fans packed the Batesville High School cafeteria as Coach Bobby Petrino returned to Independence County Tuesday night for Hog Bash 2011.
    Petrino’s first visit to Batesville was in 2009 after his first season at Arkansas. He led that team to a 5-7 overall record with a 2-6 Southeastern Conference mark.
    The Razorbacks finished 2009 with a 8-5 and 3-5 records and defeated East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl.

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  • Scot diamondmen rally, return to win column

    Lyon Sports Information
    Freshman hurler Chris Good struck out six batters in seven innings for his first win of the season as the Scots topped University of the Ozarks, 11-8.
    Good, 1-0 in three appearances, gave up three earned runs on six hits and two walks for the Scots.
    The Scots scattered 16 hits off Eagle pitchers. Michael Armenteros reached safely on four, while Jim Gossett and Roger Glaude each recorded three hits. Gossett hit two doubles and drove in three runs.

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  • BHS wins in familiar fashion against Forrest City

    It all looked very familiar, and it was a good look for the Batesville Lady Pioneers.
    In a game that lacked rhythm, but had plenty of pace, the Lady Pioneers ran past the Forrest City Lady 75-41 in a 5A-East District high school basketball game in Pioneer Gym.
    On Feb. 1, in another run, press and shoot affair, the Lady Pioneers won 60-42.
    In that game, the Lady Pioneers took 64 shots and hit 24. In Pioneer Gym they took 60 and hit 30. You’ve got to figure they would have taken more shots in Batesville, but the sportsmanship clock ran the entire fourth quarter.

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  • Archarcharch wins Oaklawn’s SW Stakes

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Archarcharch found his kick on the home stretch this time around.
    The colt won the $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Monday, making a successful return run on the same track he faded at last month.
    Archarcharch finished fourth in the Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 17 at Oaklawn. That followed a win in the Sugar Bowl Stakes in New Orleans in December.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Forrest City Lady Mustangs (1-11, 5A-East District; 5-20, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (8-4, 15-9), Pioneer Gym, 6

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  • Lengthy drought dooms Lyon men

    JACKSON, Tenn. — The No. 14 Union Bulldogs took advantage of Lyon’s poor shooting and won a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game 73-40 here Monday night.
    Lyon trailed 9-2 early, rallied to knot it at 16-16, and then watched as Union scored 15 unanswered points. The Bulldogs led 34-20 at halftime.

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  • Lady Pioneer leads way in state indoor track meet

    Batesville’s Natalie Meinzer recorded the best finish among Guard-circulation area athletes at the State Indoor Track and Field Meet at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this past weekend.
    Competing in the large school division (Class 7A-5A), the junior finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 26.12 seconds. Springdale Har-Ber’s Valerie Reina won in 5:19.61.
    Meinzer placed seventh in the 3,200 with a time of 12:08.51. Reina won in 11:38.63.

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  • No. 1 Union rallies past Lyon

    JACKSON, Tenn. — An 11-2 head start wasn’t enough for the Lyon College women as they fell to No. 1 Union 65-44 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game here Monday night.
    Lyon senior K.K. Hodges collected 15 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
    Union, which has been ranked No. 1 in every poll since October of 2007, rallied from the early deficit and led 32-22 at halftime. Lyon got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

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  • Tech sweeps Batesville in 5A-East District games

    PARAGOULD — The home teams swept Batesville in 5A-East District high school basketball games here Friday.
    The Greene County Tech Lady Eagles solidified their hold on the district’s second seed into the Class 5A State Tournament with a 62-40 thrashing of the Lady Pioneers, and the Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a 65-44 decision over the Pioneers.

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  • Framed, autographed photos added to Hog Bash 2011 event

    Framed autographed pictures of the 1965 Arkansas Razorbacks national championship team and of Coach Bobby Petrino and quarterback Ryan Mallett will be auctioned off at the Hog Bash 2011 event set for Tuesday night, Dr. Robert Carter announced.
    The national championship photo is autographed by Frank Broyles, former coach and athletic director. The other is autographed by Petrino and Mallett.
    The annual event is to begin at 6 in the Batesville High School cafeteria. Petrino and Chuck Barrett, “voice of the Razorbacks,” are to speak during the dinner.

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  • T-wolves, Junior Cavewomen win tournament titles

    Two Guard circulation-area teams won district tournament basketball championships over the weekend, and one completed an unbeaten season while doing so.
    The Cave City Junior Cavewomen pulled off the perfection with a 34-29 victory over the Southside Junior Lady Southerners in a weather-delayed 4A-2 District Tournament championship game in Clinton on Saturday.
    Later that evening in Newark, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves collected the 2A-2 District Tournament title with a 64-36 clobbering of the Cotter Warriors.

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