• Hardy will be new AD at Ark-Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Hampton athletic director Lonza Hardy Jr. is leaving the Virginia university to accept a similar job at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
    Hampton announced Hardy’s move Thursday, with university President William Harvey praising Hardy as a “loyal and dedicated professional.”

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  • Torpedoes to host swim meet Saturday; state baseball event, 5K race also on tap

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes will try again to host a swim meet this weekend.
    Teams from Blytheville, Jonesboro, Greene County and Wynne are scheduled to join the Torpedoes at the North Complex pool for a Southwind Conference event Saturday morning. Warm-ups are to begin at 7:45. The first event is slated to start at 9.
    The Torpedoes’ scheduled meet on June 18 was lost to weather.
    A concession stand will be available.

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  • Space available for basketball campers

    NEWARK — Space is still available for elementary students wanting to sign up for the first White River Elementary Basketball Camp at Cedar Ridge High School, announced Coach Casey Scribner.
    The morning camp (8:30-noon) begins Monday and runs through Thursday. The cost is $50 per camper. For more information, call Scribner at (870) 371-0452.

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  • Visitors sweep Batesville All-Stars

    The Mountain Home All-Stars swept the Batesville All-Stars in a best-of-3 series for the  Babe Ruth 13-year-old District 2 Tournament crown at the North Complex on Wednesday.
    The visitors won 23-8 and 16-2.
    The Batesville 13-year-old All-Star squad is made up of: Logan Davis, Wil Freiert, Tristan Isley, Sam Stalker, Nathan Robbins, Ben Allen, Danny Matias, Lucas Branscum, Cub Riley, Colin Emery, Jordan Gardner and Hunter Grant. They are coached by John Garnder, Marc Branscum and Dustin Robbins.

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  • Vance, Buchanan win golf tourney

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Kyle Vance and Monk Buchanan teamed to win the Ozarka College Foundation Tournament on the Pine Hills Golf Course recently.
    Clinton Ray Hinesely and James Storey finished second.
    The top two teams in the second flight were Logan Ferguson-Brent Howard and Al Smith-Dylan Smith.
    Proceeds from the event benefit the amphitheatre project.

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  • Camp canceled

    Due to an insufficient number of registered campers, Batesville High School’s All-Star Soccer Camp has been canceled, Coach TJ Stroud said.
    The camp was scheduled to begin Monday.

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Edward Littlejohn and Joe Williams won Sunday at Speedy’s drag strip.
    Littlejohn took the street division title. Gary Spicer and Steve Simpson finished second and third, respectively.
    Williams crossed the line first in the footbrake class. He was followed by Ross Williams and Carl Morrison.

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  • Five classes of racing at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway will feature points racing in all five classes and is offering $20-per-carload admission to Friday night’s action.
    Drivers will vie for points in NeSmith Crate late models, street stocks, IMCA modifieds, factory stocks and front-wheel drives.
    The gates open at 6 p.m., and racing begins at 8 p.m.
    Here are the top-10 drivers and their point totals listed by division:
    Street stock

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  • Scrappers aim to earn 5th straight state title

    Four Batesville Cal Ripken baseball teams are scheduled to compete in North Arkansas State Tournament action starting Friday, and one of them will be playing on their home field.
    The 12-year-old Scrappers look to claim their fifth consecutive state title and start by playing Pea Ridge at 7:30 p.m. at Fitzhugh Park in Batesville. Coach Shane Swaim, who has coached the team since they were 7-year-olds, is optimistic about winning the 11-team tournament.

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  • Bankers win tournament title, break drought

    NEWPORT — They didn’t know it at the time, but Batesville Citizens Bank broke a drought in American Legion baseball tournament championships here Wednesday.
    With their 7-6, extra-inning victory over the Jonesboro Fat City Swamp Cats in the Zone 2 Junior American Legion Tournament title game at George Kell Field, Batesville’s Legion program picked up its first zone tournament title in seven years.

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  • Space available at baseball camp

    Space is still available for Batesville High School’s annual baseball camp, Coach Mark Rush said.
    The Camp of Champs, a 3-day morning camp for children ages 6 to 16 at the North Complex, is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 8:30.
    The costs of the camp are $60 for one camper and $100 for two campers in the same family.

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  • Greg Waugh moves into tie for points lead at speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — Greg Waugh finished second to Jordan Turner in the IMCA modified feature race here Friday night and moved into a tie for the Batesville Motor Speedway Isle of Capri points title.
    Waugh, who placed fifth in his heat race, caught up to Ronnie Jeffery in the points race. Jeffery finished just ahead of Waugh in the IMCA’s second heat race and placed sixth in the feature. Waugh and Jeffery have accumulated 272 points.
    Other feature winners were Travis Ashley (NeSmith late models), Aaron Carr (factory stock) and Misty Sallas (front-wheel drive).

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