• Five scholar-athletes sign with Lyon College

    Four Arkansas high school baseball players and a golfer recently signed letters of intent with Lyon College. The baseball players are Maumelle senior Walker Culp, Little Rock Parkview seniors Evan Johnson and Derrick Flowers and Gravette senior Christopher Wyatt Gibbons. The golfer is Pea Ridge …

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  • Batesville’s Mead signs with WBC

    Madeline Rose Mead, a 4-year starter and 2-time all-conference selection for the Batesville Lady Pioneer soccer team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to attend Williams Baptist College and play the sport for the Lady Eagles. “Maddie has the potential to be a star for …

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  • Weather delays continue for state events

    Two state tournament starting times will remain the same for Guard-circulation area teams, while changes have been made to the others after rain soaked the state Wednesday. The Class 1A and 3A state baseball and softball tournaments in Mountian Home and Harrison, respectively, will start …

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  • ‘British Soccer Camp’ coming to Batesville

    The Batesville Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Challenger Sports to host a week long “British Soccer Camp” June 2-6 at the Batesville Soccer Complex, according to a news release from the department. Each child will be coached by a member of the …

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  • Lyon coach resigns, bound for New Zealand

    After leading the Lyon College softball program to a 6-win improvement and the third-most victories in the 7-year history of the program, Lyon College Coach Travis Owen has announced his resignation to accept a playing/coaching job in New Zealand, according to Lyon Director of Athletics …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Weekly points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes will battle for the checkered flag. The speedway will salute veterans of the United States Armed Services with free admission to anyone who shows a military ID for …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 15 – Friday, May 16, 2014.

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  • Money counts again in Division I APR scores – UA-Pine Bluff, Central Arkansas sports teams face postseason ban

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The money gap at Division I colleges is continuing to show up on the playing fields and in the classrooms. Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released …

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  • Paralyzed ballplayer inspires others

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Cory Hahn was too groggy the first day to have any idea what had happened. His head immobilized, tubes and wires jutting out from his body from all angles, he could only lie in his hospital bed. Over the next few days, …

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  • Allen drops 3-pointer to lift Heat over Nets

    MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night. The Heat won the series 4-1, and will face either Indiana or …

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  • California Chrome picked to win Preakness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years. Trained by …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level. The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve …

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