• Walker, Carroll win Army National Guard 5K

    Matt Walker and Emily Carroll were the overall winners Saturday in the Army National Guard 5K.
    Walker was the beneficiary of misfortune by a couple of runners. Walker, Hugo Puerta and Jesse Littlefield made a wrong turn on the course, but when the error was realized, Walker was closest to the correct course when they turned around to get back on track.

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  • Spots still open for S-side camp

    SOUTHSIDE — Space is still available for the Southside girls basketball camp scheduled to begin Monday, Southside Coach Malcolm Long said this morning.
    The 4-day camp is for girls in grades 4 through 8 and costs $50 per camper. Registration will begin at 8:15 Monday morning at the Southside gymnasium.

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  • UA’s Shean stands 2nd at US Open

    OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Brittany Lang knows what it is like to lead the U.S. Women’s Open after one round. What she is determined to do this time is be in front after the final round, too.
    “It’s out there if you want it,” Lang said after her opening-round 69 made her the sole leader in the women’s national championship.
    The unexpected name atop that leaderboard much of the day was amateur Kelli Shean, a 22-year-old University of Arkansas golfer, Ernie Els enthusiast and a native of South Africa.

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  • Date set for Caveman camp

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Coach Jon Bradley announced the Caveman Football Camp will be July 17 at Caveman Field.
    The non-contact camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is for athletes entering grades 3-8.
    Bradley and his Cave City coaching assistants will be the instructors.
    The cost is $35 per camper and lunch will be provided.
    To register and/or for more information, call Coach Bradley at (870) 283-3313.

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  • UT football freshman arrested

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee incoming freshman receiver Da’Rick Rogers has been charged with misdemeanors and Knoxville police say a half-dozen other people have been detained after an early morning bar fight.
    A statement from police spokesman Darrell DeBusk says it appears several people from the Volunteers football program were involved in the fight at Bar Knoxville, just off campus, at about 1:50 a.m. today.
    DeBusk said 18-year-old freshman receiver Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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  • Dylan Wooten homers, provides Legion split

    SEARCY — Thanks to Dylan Wooten’s 2-run, walk-off home run, the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen avoided getting swept by Searcy Crain Automotive here Thursday night in a Zone 2 American Legion baseball doubleheader.
    Led by the 3-hit pitching of Jon Luthe, the home team took the opener 4-1. Batesville trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning in the nightcap. Because both games counted in the zone, Batesville was the home team in the final game.

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  • Hunters reminded of deer season opening dates

    LITTLE ROCK — Many Arkansas deer hunters like to plan in advance ­— scheduling vacations, making reservations, arranging other details of their favorite outdoor activity.
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has set deer season openings for 2010.
    Archery season will open Oct. 1, muzzleloader season on Oct. 16; and modern gun season on Nov. 13.

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  • Boxley Valley elk herd to be discussed

    JASPER — Elk management in the state is a broad topic that generates a lot of passion — especially to those Arkansans most affected by the animals’ presence in north Arkansas.
    In an effort to deal with elk problems in the Boxley Valley of Newton County, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be holding a series of three meetings. The meetings are a result of feedback from nine public input workshops held in 2009.

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  • National Guard 5K slated for Saturday

    The Army National Guard 5K is set for an 8 a.m. start Saturday in front of Lyon College’s Becknell Gymnasium, according to a news release.
    Registration for the 5-kilometer foot race is to begin at 6:30 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for students (18-and-under).
    The race is being sponsored by Bravo Company, the Family Readiness Group and several area businesses. A pre-race ceremony is set for 7:45 a.m.

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Gary Spicer, Steve Looney, David Odom and Hannah Hodge were winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, according to information provided to the Guard.
    Spicer won the street division with Ed Littlejohn and Steve Simpson rounding out the top three.
    Looney took the footbrake crown with Littlejohn and Ross Williams in tow.
    The super pro division was won by Odom. Joe Cox was second.
    Hodge won the junior dragster division. Additional information was not provided.

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  • Rain threatens racing show at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — After a week off for the Independence Day weekend, the Batesville Motor Speedway is scheduled to buzz again Friday night with points racing action.
    That is, if the weather cooperates. Heavy rain is in the forecast for today and Friday. If the races go as planned, fans will be treated to dirt-slinging action from the IMCA Modifieds, NeSmith Crate Late Models, street stock, factory stock and front-wheel drive classes.

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  • Melton, veteran umpire, inducted into softball hall

    Tommy Melton, a Batesville man who has umpired on softball and baseball diamonds for 39 years, was inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Sherwood last weekend.
    Melton, 74, said he will decide sometime before spring if he will suit up for his 40th season.
    “I’ll evaluate that next year, but if I feel as good as I do now, I’ll probably come back,” he said Wednesday afternoon.

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