• 6 area cagers named to All-Star teams

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball teams were announced Wednesday and it included three athletes from two state championship teams in the Guard-circulation area, along with three other area standouts. Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree of Cedar …

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  • Lyon signs softball, volleyball players

    Lyon College coaches recently announced the signing of three softball players and one volleyball player. The softball signees are Emily Hamilton, a senior at Paragould High School, Kristen Blagg, a senior at Rivercrest High, and Molly Kubesh, a senior at Ralston Valley High in Golden, …

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  • Cedar Ridge hosting benefit 5K for football team

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will host the “Football Frenzy 5K” run/walk Friday, according to a news release from the school. The race is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at the Newark Elementary cafeteria. Entry fees are $10 for students and $15 …

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  • BHS ballgames moved to Searcy

    Due to transportation problems at Searcy, Batesville High School’s home baseball game set for Friday afternoon will now be played in Searcy, Pioneer Coach Mark Rush announced this morning. The non-conference varsity game is to begin at 4. A junior varsity game will follow. Rush …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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  • NY pitcher ejected; BoSox thump Yanks

    BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Wednesday night. The right-hander was …

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  • Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

    MIAMI — Here’s the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s the list of teams that still held that advantage after Wednesday …

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  • Chicago Cubs blow 3-run lead in ninth inning to mar 100th birthday party for Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a 2-run single …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana. He was just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who …

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  • Scots sweep Mississippians for 13th straight win

    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. — On a day when the Lyon College baseball team received more incentive to keep grinding out wins, the Scots cranked out 24 hits and swept a non-conference doubleheader from the Blue Mountain Toppers, 12-3 and 10-2. While the games were going …

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  • Junior ’Katz dominate track meet

    GREEN FOREST — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz won four events and scored 10 or more points in 10 events to dominate the 3A 1-East District Track and Field Meet here Monday. The individual event victories went to Shawn Burgelbaugh (400-meter dash), Kolten Smith (1,600), Blake …

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  • BHS diamond teams lose ground in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Batesville High’s teams lost a little ground here Tuesday in 5A-East District races. In softball, the Batesville Lady Pioneers won the opener 3-2, but fell by the same count in the nightcap with the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles. With that, the Lady …

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