• Petty, Strain extend leads in points series

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri racing series returned to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five divisions battled to gain ground on the leaders. Mikey Bell won the street stock division as David Davis finished second and A.J. Smith third. Bell won …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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  • Cards tip cap to Kershaw after 6-0 loss to Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ years of modest success against Clayton Kershaw seemed like ancient history while the Dodgers’ left-hander mowed them down on Sunday. And after Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed just four runs in four games against the defending NL …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way one hole early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff over Shawn Stefani. Tied for the lead as he played the 18th hole at Congressional, Rose tried to hit …

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  • Reaves wins Outstanding Player Award as East rolls

    CONWAY — Spencer Reaves appeared in his first All-Star game last season as the manager for an East team that crushed the West 98-50. This time, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolf standout made a far greater contribution and was rewarded for his effort as the East …

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  • Pioneers picked to win district

    The 5A-East District football coaches picked the Batesville Pioneers to win their second straight district title, according to a news released from Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine. The annual publication of Hooten Publishing, Inc. of Benton is now on sale at Hastings, Kroger, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. …

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  • 3 with local ties to be inducted into HoF

    Three adult slow-pitch softball players with local ties will be inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame next week, according to Hayes LeMay. Kandace (Goforth) Hardcastle, former Batesville Lady Pioneer softball player, and her husband, Jeff Hardcastle, and Buddy McBride of Southside will be …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 27 – Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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  • Kansas freshman tops NBA draft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The celebrations stretched from north of the border to South Florida. Andrew Wiggins was the No. 1 pick by Cleveland, the second straight year a Canadian led off the NBA draft. Later Thursday, the Miami Heat acquired the rights to Shabazz …

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  • U.S. loses, but advances into World Cup KO phase

    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called “Group of Death,” it’s time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium Tuesday night Salvador in the round of 16, hoping to show they’re better than …

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  • Dodgers win Beckett-Wainwright duel with Cards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Wainwright allowed one run in a complete game that began with five hitless innings against the Dodgers. That still wasn’t enough to overcome an equally stellar outing by Josh Beckett. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth …

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  • All-Stars lay down shovels for gridiron glory

    Three weeks ago Derrick Presser was working side-by-side with his friend Jacob Lawrence shoveling lime for the Midwest Lime Company, and then he received a call from former Cave City Coach Travis Stuart that changed his summer. “It was totally out of the blue,” Presser …

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