• Sports Briefs

    Golf PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the …

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  • Batesville hosting three Cal Ripken baseball tourneys

    Cal Ripken District 3 Tournaments get started this weekend and Batesville will host three divisions beginning Saturday. All the games will be played at the North Complex. The Cal Ripken 6-year-old Tee-ball Tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with the Batesville All-Stars taking …

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  • Hendrix wins big in Few feature

    LOCUST GROVE — The long-awaited conclusion of the John Few Street Stock Challenge happened Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as David Hendrix took the checkered flag and the $3,000-to-win purse in his first victory at BMS. Jonesboro’s Jeremy Russell finished second and Quitman’s Aaron …

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  • Riverside Rebels, Pioneers take turns hitting

    The Riverside Rebels and Batesville Pioneers took turns hitting the baseball more often and farther Thursday while splitting a high school summer league doubleheader at the North Complex. In the opener, Israel Garcia tripled and doubled while hitting three for five and the Rebs cranked …

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  • Torpedoes swim to top

    PARAGOULD — Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes Trey Moody and Joseph Wells took high-point honors at a swim meet recently. Swimming in the 9- to 10-year-old division, Moody won the 50-yard backstroke in 42.77 seconds, the 50 butterfly in 43.07, the 100 freestyle (1 …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass tournament

    Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed up to catch 8.5 pounds of bass and win the Cave City Bass Club Tournament Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake. The team of Fred Mullens-Steve Moody finished second with 7.5 pounds. Moody caught the big bass, which weighed 4.3. …

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  • Local teams win titles in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Batesville’s 6-year-old and 8-year-old All-Star baseball teams won Cal Ripken Invitational Tournament titles last weekend. The Citizens Bank Bad Boys, the 8-year-old squad, went unbeaten, defeating the Missouri Dirt Devils 4-3 and Blytheville 11-3 in pool-play games. In bracket play, they downed Jonesboro …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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  • Lewis shoots 67 to lead US Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The tougher the course, the more Stacy Lewis enjoys it. She’s having a blast on Pinehurst No. 2 so far. The top-ranked Lewis took an encouraging first step toward her third major title Thursday, shooting a bogey-free, three-under 67 to take …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College baseball OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate. Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter on Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three …

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  • BHS Pioneers record sweep

    The Batesville Pioneers registered their first doubleheader sweep Wednesday at the North Complex, sweeping the Clinton Yellowjackets 3-1 and 5-1 in high school summer league action. With the victories leveled the Pioneers record at 4-4. In the opener, Taylor Moser picked up the pitching victory …

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  • Contest winners also recognized

    Along with top award winners, contest winners were recognized Wednesday on the final day of the Camp of Champs, Batesville High School’s baseball camp. Listed in order of age groups 6, 7-9 and 10 and older, the winners are: Base running Home-to-first — Daniel Patterson, …

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