• Red Hawks win Classic with big pitches, big plays

    Another new First Community Bank Pioneer Classic champion was crowned Wednesday night at the North Complex, and it came at the end of a different-looking high school baseball game. The Nemo Vista Red Hawks defeated the Bald Knob Bulldogs 3-1, despite the 1-hit pitching of …

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  • BHS splits league soccer openers

    VILONIA — After three weeks off, Batesville High’s soccer teams went on the road and won and lost in 5A-East Conference openers Wednesday in Vilonia. Led by sophomore Summer Strecker’s four goals, the Lady Pioneers defeated the Vilonia Lady Eagles 6-1. Senior Maddie Mead scored …

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  • New Lyon cager recognized by NAIA

    In her first season at Lyon College after transferring from Highland (Kan.) Community College, Scot sophomore Carina Jackson has earned NAIA Division I Honorable Mention All-American honors, the NAIA national office announced. Jackson, a 5-10 guard from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was among 79 players across …

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  • Cavewomen rally past Lady Pirates

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen battled from a 6-0 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday to pull out a 9-8 victory over the Gosnell Lady Pirates for a 4A-3 District victory. The Cavewomen improved to 2-4 in the district and …

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  • Comp Cam late models return to Locust Grove

    LOCUST GROVE – Drivers will chase the checkered flag Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway in the $2,000-to-win Comp Cams Super Late Model Series. Greenbrier native, Jack Sullivan won last year’s 30-lap feature event from the pole position, leading from start to finish in the …

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  • Southerners also fall in Lonoke

    LONOKE — The Lonoke Jackrabbits slipped by the Southside Southerners 5-4 Wednesday in a 4A-2 District high school baseball game. Southside’s Trey Payne pitched five innings and allowed six hits and six walks. Myles Hooper came on in  relief and allowed a run. The Southerners …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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  • Stewart leads possible UConn dynasty

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma breezed past Pat Summitt by winning his record ninth championship. With sensational sophomore Breanna Stewart back at UConn for two more seasons, winning a 10th or 11th title is a real possibility. That would move Auriemma and Connecticut past …

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  • Masters feels empty without Tiger Woods

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, wasn’t at the first tee this morning. Someone else will be …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball The Associated Press Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. He couldn’t be himself. He considered giving up the sport he loved. Because he was gay, he distanced himself from teammates. “I was living life in shame,” the UMass guard said …

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  • Location corrected for BHS baseball

    In Wednesday’s Guard, the wrong location was listed for Batesville High School varsity and junior varsity baseball games. Batesville is scheduled to host Heber Springs on Friday. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m.

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  • BHS softball, baseball win, lose with big endings

    Big endings — good and bad for the home teams — were the norm Tuesday night at the North Complex. In softball, the Batesville Lady Pioneers defeated the Forrest City Lady Mustangs 15-0 and 10-0 in run-ruled 3- and 5-inning games, and freshman catcher Hannah …

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