• Cedar Ridge to host first elementary hoops camp

    The first White River Elementary Basketball Camp is scheduled for July 11-14 at Cedar Ridge High School in Newark, camp officials announced.
    The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 4-6 and will run from 8:30-noon each day. The cost is $50 and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on July 11.
    The campers will be instructed on the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense. Competitions, including free throws, layups, hot shot and obstacle course, will be held each day.

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  • Locals help softball teams win USSSA tournaments

    Southside’s Alexus Lawellin is a member of the 14-and-under Arkansas Heat softball team which recently won the USSSA Pitch for the Cure Tournament, held in northwest Arkansas, according to information provided to the Guard.
    Lawellin helped the Heat, a Paragould-based team, as they defeated Missouri Smash 14-1, Missouri Dirt Dogs 9-2, Oklahoma Boomer Sooners 5-2, St. Louis Cardinal Crush 1-0, AVB Misfits 15-1 and St. Louis Chaos 3-2.
    The Heat suffered a 5-4 loss to St. Louis Espirit, but won the championship with a 13-2 victory in the rematch.

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  • Oaklawn’s Wallace retiring before Jan.

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A veteran Oaklawn Park race-caller says he’s leaving the announcer booth.
    Terry Wallace announced Thursday that he will retire before the next live-racing season at Oaklawn begins in January. He will continue working in other roles at the Hot Springs track.
    The 67-year-old Wallace has called races at Oaklawn for 37 years.
    Both Wallace’s voice and face have become familiar to horse-racing fans, as he has been Oaklawn’s main spokesman for several years.

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  • BHS announces top campers

    Organized by divisions, here is the list of top award and contest winners from this week’s Stars of Tomorrow basketball camp at Batesville High School:
    Kindergarten-2nd grade
    Makenna Taylor, Dillon Driver, Beau Baxter, Pioneer Award winners
    Kindergarten
    Kade Barber, hot shot; Caden Griffin, Barber and Maddie Fleetwood, obstacle course
    First grade
    Boston Hall, hustle; Eli Matthews, hot shot; Abby Hurley, obstacle course
    Second grade
    Kate Provence, hustle; Josh Walmsley, hot shot; Matthew McClure, obstacle course
    Girls, 3rd-4th graders

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  • Jonesboro Ricemen break away in Batesville with 6-run seventh

    The Jonesboro Ricemen broke open a close game with a 6-run seventh inning here Thursday at the North Complex, and the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen are still needing an American Legion Zone 2 baseball victory.
    The 9-3 loss in the opening game and a 4-1 win in the nightcap, which does not count in the zone, made the Highwaymen 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the zone.
    The Ricemen, the zone’s defending champions, improved to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in the zone.

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  • NRS Street Stock Race set for weekend at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway is scheduled to host an open practice session tonight in preparation for the National Recovery Specialists Street Stock Race, which is set for Friday and Saturday.
    Grandstand admission is free for tonight’s practice, which is open to all classes of cars.
    This weekend’s race was formerly known as the Matt Sturch Memorial. National Recovery Specialists picked up the sponsorship this year. NRS is an asset recovery and repossession service company based out of Fort Smith.

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  • Information corrected for Lyon recruit

    Incorrect information was provided to the Guard on the recent signing of a Lyon College softball recruit, which ran in Tuesday’s edition.
    Claire Schuschke of Handford, Calif., signed with the Scots. She was a catcher and third baseman for San Joaquin Memorial High School.

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  • Lady Pioneer added to v-ball All-Star roster

    Batesville High School graduate Hannah Huff was recently added to the East volleyball squad for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games.
    The East-West All-Star volleyball contest is set for Tuesday night at 7 in Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. It is the sixth seniors-only, All-Star contest of the week.
    On Monday night, All-Star baseball and softball games will be played. The baseball doubleheader is played at Baum Stadium and begins at 5 p.m. The softball doubleheader starts at the same time at Bogle Park.

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  • Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

    You’re sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a plastic foam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?
    It might be the sitting, especially if you do that a lot.
    Despite all the recent news about possible cancer risks from cellphones, coffee, styrene, and formaldehyde in building materials, most of us probably face little if any danger from these things with ordinary use, health experts say. Inactivity and obesity may pose a greater cancer risk than chemicals for some people.

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  • Legion Bankers win, lose close ones in Wynne

    WYNNE — Batesville Citizens Bank and Wynne Post 66 split two 1-run Junior American Legion baseball games here Tuesday night, and the home team got the one that counted most.
    Post 66 led 7-2 after four innings and held off the Bankers for a 10-9 decision in the opener. That’s the one that counted in the Zone 2 standings.
    The Bankers did the holding on in the nightcap. The final score was 8-7.
    The opener ended on a controversial play at the plate, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said.

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  • Camp of Champs scheduled for July 6-8

    Batesville High School’s Camp of Champs baseball camp is set for July 6-8 at the North Complex, BHS Coach Mark Rush announced.
    The morning camp (8:30-noon) is for 6- to 16-year-olds and includes instruction in the fundamentals of hitting, field, pitching, base running and much more, according to the camp brochure. It includes individual position work, timings in the 60-yard dash and skills contests.

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  • Californian signs with LC softball

    Lyon College Coach Jason Miner has added another California standout to the softball roster with the recent signing of Claire Schuschke-Hanford, according to a news release from Lyon.
    A native of San Joaquin, Calif., Hanford saw time at both third base and behind the plate for Memorial High School. She batted .348 her senior season, recording seven extra base hits, driving in 14 runs and crossing the plate 15 times.

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