• Top Roadrunners Series racers to be recognized

    The top finishers in the 15 divisions of the White River Roadrunners Race Series will be recognized Tuesday at the club’s monthly meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex, announced Joe Pool.
    Listed by divisions, those runners are:
    Males
    Overall — Clan Weatherford, Shannon Box, Canisius Mbarushimana; 10-14 — Tristan Driver; 15-19 — Tyler Bishop, Joshua Butler; 20-29 — Rusty Staggs, Dean Rawlings; 30-39 — Brian Yeager, Geary Paul, Jr., B.L. Barber; 40-49 — Brenden Bishop, Robert Barber, Ken Rich; 50-59 — Tim Oster, Sam Cooke, Joe Pool; 60-plus — Rusty Hinges, Danny Dale

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  • Showalter, Thacker provide big hits for Pioneers

    They’re big hits for the Batesville Pioneers, and they’re playing in a stadium near you.
    They are Matthew Showalter and Keaton Thacker, two of the leading men in the Batesville-Vilonia, Class 5A State Playoff high school football game that will be played out at Pioneer Stadium tonight.
    Showalter, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior safety, wide receiver and kicking game specialist, has provided many big plays during the Pioneers’ unbeaten, 5A-East District championship season.

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  • Find acorns, find deer

    LITTLE ROCK — Modern gun deer season opens this weekend, so find a spot with lots of acorns.
    Experienced deer hunters know that when acorns are plentiful, deer likely will be in woods feeding on acorns and not out in the open in soybean fields or hanging around corn feeders.
    Wildlife biologists report that this is a good year for acorns across much of the state.
    Deer prefer acorns for food over just about anything else, including the corn you put out in abundance, rice bran, peanut butter, or young turnip greens.
    But what kind of acorns?

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  • Modern gun deer season starts Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Since all hunters are using the telephone or Internet to check their deer this year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is able to rapidly evaluate this year’s harvest numbers, according to Arkansas Outdoors, the commission’s weekly newsletter.
    And so far, it looks like another good year statewide, the newsletter states.

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  • The Playoffs: Nov. 12

    Vilonia at Batesville

    KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7:30

    It’s a renewal in Pioneer Stadium. Batesville and Vilonia have played each other many times in many high school sports through the years. Football, less so. When they have, though, the games have been fun to watch. Batesville holds a 2-1 lead in the series, which includes a state championship victory. Tonight’s game will end the season for one team. The winner will play the Monticello-Arkadelphia winner next Friday night.

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  • Junior Southerners win FNBC tourney opener

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Southerners capped the first round of the First National Banking Company Tournament here Wednesday night with a 36-19 basketball victory over the Cave City Junior Cavemen.
    Myles Hooper led the winners wih 13 points. McCormick Murphy added 10 points for 2-0 Southside.
    Grant Walling scored 13 points for the Junior Cavemen.

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  • Lyon v-ball eliminated from league tourney

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots gave the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions a run for their money in the first round of the TranSouth Athletic Conference volleyball tournament here Monday.
    In the end, the tournament host won 3-1. FHU, the second seed, had no trouble with Lyon last week when it left Becknell Gymnasium with a lopsided 3-0 sweep. Lyon didn’t buckle this time. The seventh-seeded Scots lost the first game 25-22 and won the second game 25-21. FHU completed the victory with 25-15, 25-18 scores.

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  • 7 years later, Pioneers, Eagles to meet again

    The history of Batesville-Vilonia high school football is short, storied and has little to do with their meeting Friday night in Pioneer Stadium in the first round of the Class 5A State Playoffs, said their coaches.
    First, the history.
    In 2002, Jim Stanley’s first year as head coach of the Vilonia Eagles, Coach Dave King’s seventh in charge of the Batesville Pioneers and the school’s first year together in the 4A-East District, the Eagles and Pioneers met for the first time ever. The Eagles won that district opener in Vilonia, 35-25.

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  • No. 1 Bears await T-wolves

    When Mike Cox took the head coaching job at Bearden High in 2006, he inherited a team that had just posted a 2-7 record.
    Since then, the Bearden Bears have been one of the top teams in Class 2A each year. Cox, a 24-year veteran, is 45-6 at Bearden. His teams have reached at least the state semifinals each year he’s been at the helm, but they haven’t won a championship.
    That quest begins Friday night when the No. 1 Bears (8-1) host the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves (6-4) in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

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  • Hillcrest, Cave City seniors split in Lynn

    LYNN — Cave City’s and Hillcrest’s senior high teams split two close nonconference high school basketball games here Tuesday night.
    The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles capped the night’s action with a 68-66 victory. The home team won when Dylan Wooten hit two free throws with two seconds to play.
    The visitors had tied the game on Lane Gay’s layup with four seconds to play. Wooten was fouled on the inbounds play.
    Wooten, a senior guard, led all scorers with 29 points. Sophomore Zach Doyle added 18 points and senior Trevor Morgan chipped in 13.

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  • Hillcrest, Cave City seniors split in Lynn

    LYNN — Cave City’s and Hillcrest’s senior high teams split two close nonconference high school basketball games here Tuesday night.
    The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles capped the night’s action with a 68-66 victory. The home team won when Dylan Wooten hit two free throws with two seconds to play.
    The visitors had tied the game on Lane Gay’s layup with four seconds to play. Wooten was fouled on the inbounds play.
    Wooten, a senior guard, led all scorers with 29 points. Sophomore Zach Doyle added 18 points and senior Trevor Morgan chipped in 13.

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  • Football playoff tickets available in advance

    Tickets for the Batesville-Vilonia, Class 5A State Playoff high school football game can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School main office, Coach Dave King announced.
    The price of the ticket is $5, which is set by the Arkansas Activities Association.
    The tickets can be purchased until 4 p.m. today, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.

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