• Benefit scramble golf tourney set for city course on Oct. 23

    A 4-person scramble golf tournament, benefitting Southside’s Drug Free Graduation Party, is set for Oct. 23 at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course, according to a news release.
    The starting time is 9 a.m.. The $140-per-team entry fee also covers a barbecue lunch and a closest-to-the-pin contest. The lunch will be served after the first nine holes.
    Prizes will be awarded according to the number of entries. The first 22 teams to register will be accepted. A sign-up sheet is at the course pro shop.

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  • Southside’s King wins at Bomber Invitational

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside seventh-grader McKenzie King won the junior high girls division of the Bomber Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday.
    King ran the 2.5-kilometer course in 9 minutes 57.42 seconds. That was two seconds faster than Hannah Watkins of West Plains (Mo.) Middle School.
    Mountain Home won the team title with a score of 32. West Plains Middle School was second with 58. Harrison (82), Southside (99), Berryville (103) rounded out the top five.

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  • Lyon sweeps Delta State

    CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Lyon College womens soccer team notched its sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 triumph over Delta State on Wednesday against the NCAA Division II team.
    Lyon (8-3) is on a 3-match winning streak, has won five of its last six and has recorded two straight via shutout. Delta State (3-10-1) has lost two in a row and hasn’t won since Sept. 18th against TranSouth Athletic Conference member Freed-Hardeman.

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  • S-side Homecoming set for Friday

    The Southside Southerners are scheduled to host the Marianna Trojans in a Class 4A-2 District high school football game Friday night at Stewart Field.
    It’s Homecoming for the Southerners and those festivities are set to begin at 6 p.m. The game will follow an hour later.

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  • An old-style Wynne team awaits unbeaten Pioneers

    The Pioneers aren’t taking any comfort in the Wynne Yellowjackets’ 7-0 loss at Beebe last week.
    “They look more like the really good Wynne teams,” Batesville Coach Dave King said. “Their offensive linemen are quick off the line of scrimmage and they block hard, their running backs run hard and their defensive people fly to the football.”
    The Beebe Badgers won because they out-Wynned Wynne — holding the ball for long periods of time with a grind-it-out, Dead T-formation running game.

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  • Pioneer TNTs provide building blocks for strong defense

    They’re the inside guys and the starting pieces to the puzzle picture of any complete defensive football team.
    For the Batesville Pioneers, unbeaten and allowing an average of 7.8 points per game, they are tackle Darius Johnson, noseman Clint Arnold and tackle Jacob Gillihan. All three are seniors.

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  • Cave City swept by Lady Bearcats

    BROOKLAND — The Brookland Lady Bearcats defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 25-15, 25-19 25-20 in conference volleyball action here Tuesday.
    Rachel Roebuck was credited with 24 points and 20 digs to pace Cave City (11-12, 4-9). Katie Freeman added 10 points and 11 blocks, Elisha Ramos earned 36 digs, Blair Weaver tallied six points and 15 assists and Laura Basinger collected six points and 20 digs.
    The Junior Lady Bearcats were 26-28, 25-21, 25-13 winners.

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  • Beebe girls, boys sweep 5A-East District tennis championships

    JONESBORO — Taylor Handford is the only Batesville Pioneer to qualify for the Class 5A State Tournament.
    The senior defeated Beebe’s K.J. Maples 8-5 in the third-place singles match in the Class 5A-East District Tennis Tournament at Allen Park here Monday. Handford received a first-round bye and defeated Forrest City’s Avery Winson 6-2, 6-1 before being knocked out of the championship bracket by Beebe’s Hunter Spakes, 76 (7-5), 6-2, in the semifinals.

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  • Scot v-ball team falls in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn — Suzanne Fincham and Chelsea Hinton each notched double-digit kills for the Lyon College Scots but Christian Brothers utilized balanced play to record a 3-1 victory here Tuesday.
    Christian Brothers won 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14. The 10-20 Scots have lost seven of its last 10 matches and are 5-8 on the road this year. Christian Brothers, which improved to 12-10, shares the Gulf South Conference lead with Harding.
    Fincham and Hinton registered 10 kills each. Fincham added three blocks. Meghann LaBorn recorded nine kills.

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  • Golf results announced from Dozier Memorial

    The teams of Nathan Howard-Charles Penn and Stan Wood-James Buchanan took home the championships of the Norman Dozier Memorial Senior Golf Scramble, an annual tournament played over the Batesville Municipal and Batesville Country Club 9-hole courses.
    Howard-Penn won the 55- to 69-year-old age bracket with a 69. Wood-Buchanan took the 70-and-up division with a 66.

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  • Lady Pioneers win, set up key v-ball match

    JACKSONVILLE — Battling back from a 1-game deficit, the Batesville Lady Pioneers pushed aside the North Pulaski Lady Falcons here Tuesday night, winning 3-1 and setting up a key conference contest in a home finale on Thursday.
    The victory in Pulaski County improved the Lady Pioneers’ overall record to 12-6. More importantly, they moved to 9-1 in the 5A-Central Conference.

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  • Junior Ricebirds flying into Cave City for district contest

    The last time Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds were seen in these parts, they broke a losing streak. They’ll try to do the same Thursday night in Cave City.
    Stuttgart Coach Elgin Perry chuckled and said, “Lose, lose and lose,” when asked what’s been happening with the Junior Ricebirds since they broke through with a 17-0 victory in Southside back on Sept 16.
    That night, they came to Independence County with a 0-2 record. Since then, they’ve lost to Heber Springs by four, to Newport by six and to Clinton by 17.

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