• Physicals offered for youth football

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside’s youth football program, for kids in grades 4 through 6, will provide free physicals on Friday from 4-6 p.m. in conference room B at White River Medical Center, according to Brad Berry.
    Medical Forms will be provided and all players must have a physical before practice starts.
    Call (870) 613-1949 for more information.

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  • Concord, Calico Rock golfers win again at Cooper’s Hawk

    LACROSSE — The Concord Pirates and Calico Rock Lady Pirates high school golf teams continued their winning ways here at Cooper’s Hawk.
    Led by Cameron Reesor, Concord won the 4-team boys match with a 238. Reesor shot a 6-over-par 78. Ryan Cornelison and Luke Cornett each shot an 80.
    Led by medalist Brad Lamb, the Melbourne Bearkatz finished second with a 254. Lamb carded a 76. Dylan Smith and Tyler Webb added 89s.
    The Bergman Panthers finished another 40 strokes back. The Cave City Cavemen placed last, another four strokes back. Grant Walling led Cave City with a 91.

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  • Izard County Cougars defend WRWC crown

    The Izard County Cougar boys golf team has won the first two White River Water Carnival High School Invitational golf tournaments.
    Friday, the Cougars shot an 18-hole total of 256 on the Batesville Municipal course and finished 6 strokes better than second place Concord. Melbourne (284), Cave City (308) and Cedar Ridge (316) also fielded teams in the boys division.
    The Salem Lady Greyhounds also defended, winning the girls team title by shooting 147 on nine holes and having four of the five top individual scores.

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  • Pioneers edge Mustangs

    The Batesville Pioneers edged the Forrest City Mustangs in a high school golf match Friday at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
    Hunter Freiert, a sophomore, shot a 40 to lead the Pioneers to a 9-stroke victory. The Pioneers’ team score of 179 was completed by Thomas Walton (41), Hayden Cockrill (46) and Sumner Barnes (52).
    Brentley Gipson’s 44 and Taylor Moser’s 56 did not count in the team total.
    “Hunter and Thomas both played well,” Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said.

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  • Locals win Southerland Classic

    Shayne VanBenschoten, Thomas Walton and Cody Cox won the J.K. Southerland Classic 3-person scramble Saturday at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
    John, Cecilia and Shannon Vinson tied for first place in the championship flight with a 61, but lost to VanBenschoten, Walton and Cox in a cardoff.
    Walton is a current Batesville High Pioneer and his teammates are former Pioneers.
    John and Cecilia Vinson are a local husband-and-wife team and Shannon, their daughter, was visiting from Germany.

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  • BMS postpones Rockhard

    LOCUST GROVE — The third annual Rockhard Powder Coating Front-wheel Drive Special has been rescheduled for Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway, but there was still plenty of action last week at the track.
    Speedway owner Mooney Starr said the Rockhard was postponed to allow time for further promotion of the event.
    Drivers competed in five racing categories.
    Front-wheel drive points leader Ronnie Jones separated himself from the pack by taking first place in his division’s feature race.

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  • New 4-mile champs are old hands at winning

    Daniel Kirwa’s and Samantha Mohler’s first White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race victories Saturday added to two long championship lines.
    Kirwa, 24, another Eldoret, Kenya-Harding University connection, slashed 28.55 seconds off the course record set by countryman and former classmate James Cheruiyot in 2009, earning the $250 bonus as a record-breaker. The new record time is 19 minutes, 45.07 seconds.

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  • 4-Mile Classic to start sans most-recent champs

    For the second year in a row, the previous year’s champions will be absent from the White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race.
    That doesn’t mean new champions will be crowned Saturday morning. Among the top competitors in this Arkansas Grand Prix Series race, there’s almost certain to be a previous winner.
    “I’ll be there,” said Brian Sieczkowski, the 2005 champ and a regular at the White River Water Carnival event. “Imari Dellimore and James Bresette will be there, too.”

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  • Meetings set for lady bowlers

    Two meetings for women bowlers are scheduled for next week at Hollywood Bowl, announced Beverly Sellers.
    Thursday morning at 10, “ladies of all ages” are invited to meet to go over the rules and organize teams for the Thursday Morning Ladies Bowling League. League play is set to begin Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. For more information call Sellers at (870) 834-1537.
    The fall meeting of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association is set for Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. Activities and tournaments will be scheduled, so all members are asked to attend.

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  • Front-wheel drive feature highlights return at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — After a 3-week break, racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway with the third annual Rockhard Powder Coating Front-wheel Drive Special here Friday.
    The winning driver will be paid $500 and second place will receive $250. Driver Tony Brooks won the first two Rockhard Specials.
    Racers will also compete for points in the four other divisions.

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  • Concord, Calico Rock win at Cougar Classic

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Concord Pirates shot a 481 and won the Cougar Classic here Wednesday by 32 strokes over the Pocahontas Redskins.
    Concord was tied with Pocahontas at 242 after the first day of the 2-day tournament.
    Pirates Ryan Cornelison, Cameron Reesor and Luke Cornett combined to shoot a 239 at The Course on Turkey Mountain to separate themselves from the Redskins.

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  • 5A-Easterners win golf opener

    Teams from the 5A-East District and Paragould led the way Tuesday at the first Citizens Bank-Pioneer Invitational Tournament.
    The Greene County Tech Eagles won the boys team title with a 338, finishing seven strokes ahead of the Beebe Badgers, 5A-East fellows. The Paragould Rams, another 5A-Easterner, rounded out the top three in the boys team division, finishing 14 strokes behind their crosstown rivals.
    The Paragould Lady Rams dominated while winning the girls team title. They finished 35 strokes in front of the Heber Springs Lady Panthers.

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