• Batesville cager signs with Central Baptist

    The tryout convinced Shelby Winkle and Central Baptist College Coach Lyle Middleton.
    “I just felt like CBC was a good fit for me,” Winkle said about her decision to sign with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Conway. “I just felt it was what I needed.”
    The Batesville High School senior and all-state basketball player signed with CBC in a ceremony at BHS on Monday.
    Middleton said he knew a little about Winkle before the tryout.

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  • Freed-Hardeman sweeps Lyon in softball twinbill

    Despite coming from behind on two different occasions, the Lyon softball team fell short in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep by Freed-Hardeman Tuesday afternoon at House Field.
    After managing just one hit in the opener, and losing 8-0 in five innings, the Scots battled in game two. However, a 4-run fifth was too much for the Scots as they lost to the Lady Lions 12-9.

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  • Spicer wins at Speedy’s

    NEWPORT — Gary Spicer edged Don Holcomb to win the street division Sunday at Speedy’s Raceway.
    Steve Simpson was third in the class.
    Joe Williams took the top spot in the foot brake class with Ross Williams and Larry Romine in tow.
    John Taylor was quicker than Bobby Hooker in the super pro class. Shannon White finished third.
    Brian Hill, Cory Andrews and Samantha Clay finished 1-2-3 in the junior dragster competition.
    Joey Bogard was fastest in the outlaw street bike class.

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  • Beeler sets school record in Lady Southerners’ win

    SOUTHSIDE — Krysta Beeler made history here Monday afternoon when she hit a 2-run home run in the fourth inning of an 8-5 nonconference win over the Highland Lady Rebels.
    Beeler’s homer was her sixth of the season, breaking the school record set by Kayla Richardson.
    Highland’s four runs in the top of the fourth inning were answered in the bottom half and the Lady Southerners sprinkled on enough throughout the game to collect the victory.

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  • Valley View blazes Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — Perennial powerhouse Valley View swept Southside in Class 4A-3 District soccer matches here Monday.
    The Lady Blazers rolled to a 9-1 decision and the Blazers went back to Jonesboro with a 4-1 victory after being tied 1-1 at the break.
    “It was one of better games we’ve played this year,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “We had a couple of defensive breakdowns in the second half.”

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  • BJHS track teams sweep titles in Bald Knob

    BALD KNOB — Batesville swept the team titles in a junior high track meet here Friday, and Batesville and Southside athletes took high point honors.
    Led by Ronisha Hughes’ 40 points, the Junior Lady Pioneers totaled 233 points and finished 55 points ahead of their hosts, the second-place Bald Knob Junior Lady Bulldogs.
    The Junior Pioneers piled up 269 points and finished 143 points ahead of the second-place Southside Junior Southerners. Southside’s Cody Goodman led the individual point totals with 45.

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  • BHS soccer teams blank Nettleton, continue streaks

    JONESBORO — Batesville’s soccer teams recorded two more shutouts here Monday and remained unbeaten in the 5A-East District.
    The Lady Pioneers edged the Nettleton Lady Raiders 1-0 and improved to 5-0 in the district and 10-2 overall.
    The Pioneers thumped the Raiders 5-0, also improving to 5-0. The Pioneers are 10-1-1 overall.
    The Lady Pioneers got some help on the game’s only scored.

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  • Midland hires coach, begins move to add football to curriculum

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland took a step Monday night toward joining the area schools who have added football to their athletic program when they hired Tim Pugh as head football coach and athletic director.
    The hiring of Pugh, a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Harding University, received school board approval in a meeting Monday Night, Midland Superintendent Dean Stanley said this morning.

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  • Batesville, Tech split again

    The Batesville Pioneers and Greene County Tech Eagles played another of their 5A-East District baseball dandies Tuesday night at the North Complex, and the outcome was the same it’s been in three of the last four seasons.
    Both teams left the park with a win, a loss and mixed feelings. Batesville won the opener 3-2. Tech took the nightcap 6-4.
    Beyond those similarities, forget it. You would be hard pressed to find a doubleheader with more unusual happenings.

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  • Conway’s Bre’Anna Hobbs signs with Lyon basketball

    Bre’Anna Hobbs is the newest addition to the Lyon College women’s basketball roster, the college announced.
    Hobbs, a native of Conway, recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the Scots. She averaged just over eight points and seven rebounds a game this past season at Conway High School. She played a key role in the team’s run to the state tournament this past season.
    It was the second straight year Hobbs made a tournament appearance, leading Conway Christian to the tournament in her junior season.

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  • Southerners win in close one, big against Cavemen

    SOUTHSIDE — After winning a close one, the Southside Southerners finished off their 4A-2 District baseball doubleheader with Cave City in another fashion.
    The Southerners won the opener 6-5 when Jared Dahl scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Southerners won the nightcap 10-3 as Tyler Goad pitched a 4-hitter and Dahl hit three for four, including a 2-run homer.
    In the opener, Dalton Littleton hit two doubles, Dahl added a 2-run double and Jace Dunegan doubled for Southside. Dahl pitched the first six innings. Colby Sutton relieved and got the win.

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  • Games with Nettleton, BHS Senior Night reset

    With the rescheduling of the Nettleton-at-Batesville, 5A-East District baseball doubleheader, so was Batesville’s Senior Night ceremony.
    The home games today with the Greene County Tech Eagles were going to be the Pioneers’ final home district doubleheader, and the date for Senior Night. Now, that activity will be part of the games with Nettleton on May 6. That doubleheader was postponed on March 29 due to wet fields.

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