• Well-known, new faces populate all-state basketball roster

    Familiar faces are joined by a host of new ones as 12 players from Guard area high school basketball teams were named to Arkansas Activities Association all-state squads. Returning for their final encores are Concord’s Jacob Roark, Cedar Ridge’s Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree, Melbourne’s …

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  • Lady Pioneers blast Lady Raiders; Pioneers, Raiders split

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers slugged their way to a decisive sweep in a high school softball doubleheader here Tuesday, and the Pioneers hit well enough in the nightcap to salvage a baseball split on a night their defense was not as sharp as …

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  • Lady Timberwolves keep rolling

    JUDSONIA — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves romped to a 15-3, 2A-2 District high school softball victory over the White County Central Lady Bears, improving to 6-0 in the conference and overall. Mia McKinney struck out seven and walked one for the winners. She also …

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  • Cavemen, Warriors split district doubleheader

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen split a doubleheader with the Westside Consolidated Warriors, falling 4-3 in the first game and crushing the Warriors 12-1 in the nightcap of 4A-3 District high school baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. Devin Burns pitched the loss, giving up …

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  • Lyon’s first five batters hit WBC pitchers hard in 11-3 AMC victory

    When the top of the Lyon College lineup heats up, there’s not much that can hold the Scots back. The first five batters posted 11 hits collectively Tuesday afternoon as the Lyon baseball team completed the season sweep of Williams Baptist College, winning 11-3 at …

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  • Bad Boy Bulldawgs go unbeaten while winning tourney in Conway

    The Batesville Bad Boy Bulldawgs 7-and-under baseball team went unbeaten last weekend in Conway while winning the Spring Break Tournament. Using a solid defensive effort, the Bulldawgs defeated the Lamar Diamond Aces 6-1 in their opener on Saturday, then warmed up their bats for a …

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  • S-side soccer ties with Wynne

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerner soccer team picked up four goals in the second half after trailing 2-0 at halftime to finish in a 4-4 tie with the Wynne Yellowjackets in a non-conference game Tuesday at Stewart Field. Greg Smith led the Southerners with two …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins made their biggest move yet of the offseason Tuesday night, adding three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson less than a week days after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson’s publicist tweeted that Jackson …

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  • UConn, Notre Dame women stay on collision course at Final Four

    UConn and Notre Dame have been on a collision course all season for what would be an unprecedented national championship game. Now the two unbeaten teams are each one victory away from a showdown in Music City. Standing in the way of that historic matchup …

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  • Maybe Woods not built for golfing longevity

    Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part. Ever since Tiger Woods’ SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. And all the while, it’s the rest of …

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  • Wisconsin tightens D in NCAA run

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been badgering opponents during its run to the Final Four. The talk at the start of the season was all about the new emphasis on rules to prevent college basketball from turning into virtual hand-to-hand combat. The goals: Limit …

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