• Doctors split with Searcy

    SEARCY — The Batesville Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors split an American Legion doubleheader here Thursday night with the home team winning the one that counted.
    Searcy took the opener 9-8 and Batesville responded with an inconsequential 14-2 drumming in the nightcap.
    The Doctors led 6-3 entering the fifth inning, but Searcy rallied to charge ahead 9-6.
    Preston Hooper started on the hill but was relieved by Jason Long in the fifth. Long was charged with the loss. Hooper gave up six hits, walked three and struck out three.

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  • Area all-stars play key roles in basketball sweep

    FAYETTEVILLE – Mid-land’s Farrah Turner and Melbourne’s Spencer Caraway did their part to keep the East headed in the right direction.
    The East girls led from start to finish while defeating the West 82-72 in the first of two Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games in Bud Walton Arena here Thursday night. The East boys rallied in the second half, taking their first lead a minute and 34 seconds out of the halftime break, and then powered away to an 82-69 victory.
    With tonight’s football game all that remains, the East All-Stars lead 7-2.

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  • Galloway, Carlton win event

    CAVE CITY — Travis Galloway and Briggs Carlton teamed to catch five bass totaling 11.25 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, tournament director Ron Watkins said.
    Brandon Duncan and Donald Duncan came in second with four bass totaling 8.15 pounds.
    Brandon Duncan caught the biggest bass of the day. It weighed 3.10 pounds.
    Twenty anglers competed.
    The next tournament is a July 24 night event at Crown Lake out of Box Hound Ramp. Fishing starts at 7 p.m. and weigh-in is at 1 the following morning.

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  • Bass tourney scheduled

    A Batesville Bassmasters tournament will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and continue until 2 a.m. Sunday on Greers Ferry Lake, secretary Colin Patterson said.
    The tournament will be out of Hill Creek Ramp.

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  • Fish may be put on list

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed endangered status for the Cumberland darter, rush darter, yellowcheek darter, chucky madtom and laurel dace.
    The yellowcheek darter lives in Arkansas and the chucky madtom and laurel dace in Tennessee.

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  • 5-kilometer race results corrected

    In Tuesday’s Guard, incorrect results were reported on the Ms. Wheelchair Arkansas 5K.
    Rusty Staggs won the overall male championship with a time of 19 minutes, 11.52 seconds. He was followed by Jacob Praught (19:37:33) and Shannon Box (20:14.97).
    Also, the 30- to 39-year-old male division winner was Brian Yeager (22:42.14).

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  • East All-Stars increase lead

    FAYETTEVILLE — Thanks to softball, the Easterners increased their lead in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games here Wednesday.
    The East softballers swept the West, winning 4-3 and 5-4 at Bogle Park on the University of Arkansas campus.
    Meanwhile, over at Barnhill Arena, the West volleyballers defeated the East 25-13, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 15-9.

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  • Cave City coach, players getting set for Classic finale

    FAYETTEVILLE — Cave City Coach Jon Bradley and two Cavemen have been in Fayetteville all week in preparation for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Classic football game on Friday night.
    The two Cavemen are Tyler Engleman and Thamail Morgan. Engleman is still nursing an injury suffered in week seven of the season and has not been medically released to play. He will serve as a manager.

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  • Results announced for golf tournament benefitting White River Health Systems

    Gary McDonald, Matt McDonald, Rodney Griffin and Chip Rayford teamed to win the White River Health System Foundation Golf Classic at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Saturday, according to a new release from White River Medical Center.
    Other results for the 4-person scramble were not provided.

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  • Doctors split doubleheader with Wynne

    WYNNE — The Batesville Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors split a Junior American Legion baseball doubleheader with Wynne here Wednesday.
    Trailing 5-1, the home team struck for five runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 6-1 win in the opener.
    The Doctors dominated the nightcap, winning 11-5.
    In the opener, Tyler Callahan was the losing pitcher, and Batesville’s Luke Tate doubled and Ryan Coles added two singles.

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  • ‘Carload night’ at BMS to benefit United Way

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway is hosting the United Way Carload Night on Friday.
    For $20, fans can load as many people as possible in their car, truck, van, etc. and receive general admission tickets for everyone in the vehicle. Half of that $20 will be donated to the United Way.
    On the lineup Friday night is points racing in the NeSmith Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, factory stock and front-wheel drive divisions. The street stock division has the night off.

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  • Gamecocks KO No. 1 Sun Devils; Clemson-Oklahoma suspended

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jackie Bradley and Adrian Morales homered during an 8-run second inning that propelled South Carolina to an 11-4 victory over No. 1 national seed Arizona State on Tuesday, knocking the Sun Devils out of the College World Series.
    The Gamecocks (49-16) play either Oklahoma or Clemson on Thursday in another elimination game. Those teams started a winners bracket game Tuesday night but it was suspended after a 32-minute weather delay with Clemson leading 6-1 in the top of the sixth. The game was scheduled to resume at 3:30 today.

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