• Southerners explode for 13 runs in finale

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners finished off the regular season Tuesday with 13-5 win over the Riverview Raiders. The Raiders led 4-2 until the Southerners exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the fifth and sixth for the final …

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  • Nettleton collects 2-1 victories over BHS kickers

    JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in two similar-looking 5A-East Conference soccer matches here Tuesday. The Lady Raiders led 2-0 at halftime and won 2-1. The Raiders and Pioneers went the same route. For the Lady Pioneers, Allie Jasso’s second-half goal came with an assist from …

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  • Former Izard County golfers compete in college tourney

    BROCKWELL — Former Izard County High School golf standouts Rachel and Preston Harmon finished fourth and 12th respectively, recently in the MCAC/Northstar Conference Championship at Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Ashland, Nebraska, according to a news release from Izard County High School. The siblings play …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass tourney

    CAVE CITY — Ten boats participated in the Cave City Bass Club’s fourth tournament of the year, on Greers Ferry Lake on April 26, said Steve Moody, tournament director. “Eight fishermen caught their 5-bass limit, which was the most fish to be weighed in this …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 30 – Sunday, May 4, 2014.

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  • Cards fall to Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn missed a chance to join teammate Adam Wainwright as the only five-game winners in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher wasn’t even close. “Not as good as I should have been, plain and simple,” Lynn said after lasting …

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  • NBA exiles Sterling for ‘racist views’

    Donald Sterling is being exiled for racist views shared in private. America cherishes its freedom of thought and speech. But Sterling’s comments were so nakedly bigoted that demands intensified for the Los Angeles Clippers owner to pay a heavy price for his views, even though …

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  • Wicked Strong running for Boston in Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wicked Strong has a built-in fan base for the Kentucky Derby. Like the entire city of Boston. The colt named in honor of the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings figures to be among the favorites for Saturday’s race. He’s …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR punished Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for their post-race altercation in the garage at Richmond International Raceway that led to Ambrose punching Mears in the face. Ambrose was fined $25,000 and placed on probation through May 28. Mears …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LAS VEGAS (AP) — Throw Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s wallet into the ring as a prospective owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mayweather said he’s interested in putting together a group — with himself as a majority owner — to buy the Clippers if …

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  • ’Katz dominate district track meet

    GREEN FOREST — The Melbourne Bearkatz defended their 3A 1-East District Track and Field Meet championship here Monday, and they did it in resounding fashion. Last spring, when the Bearkatz won their first-ever district title in the sport, the scores were close. This time, the …

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  • Torpedoes dominate swim meet at Lyon

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes dominated an indoor swim meet at Lyon College on Saturday. Winning 21 events in the boys division and 20 in the girls division, the Torpedoes totaled 601.5 points to the second-place Heber Springs Swim Club Gators’ 96.5 points. …

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