• Roadrunners to choose director for White River 4-Mile Classic

    The White River Roadrunners will select a race director for the 2011 White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race when they meet Tuesday night at the Citizens Bank Annex on College Street.
    The meeting is scheduled to being at 7. Members and guest can meet at the annex an hour earlier for a run.
    Along with their regular monthly meeting agenda, they will also discuss the Literacy Council and the 1040 Tax Run and plan for the club’s annual Christmas party.

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  • Valley View sweeps Cave City

    JONESBORO — Valley View swept nine games against Cave City here Thursday night.
    It ended with a 3-0 win in the senior high match. The home team won 25-5, 25-11 25-15.
    Rachel Roebuck (16 points, 12 blocks and 18 digs), Elisha Ramos (26 digs), Laura Basinger (five points and 10 digs) and Katie Freeman (five points and eight blocks) led Cave City’s effort.
    The Cavewomen fell to 11-13 overall and 4-10 in league play. They will play Hoxie Monday night for Senior night.

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  • Lady Pioneers grab share of 5A-Central lead

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers took a big step toward collecting the second of their three high school volleyball goals Thursday night at Pioneer Gym.
    The 3-1 victory over the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors evened Batesville and LR Christian atop the 5A-Central Conference standings. If both teams win their district finale on Tuesday, they will share the conference title. That’s a first for Batesville High’s volleyball program.

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  • Jr. Pioneers cruise toward 5A-East championship

    It’s not supposed to be this easy.
    The Batesville Junior Pioneers plowed through another opponent Thursday night, dominating the Wynne Junior Jackets 30-8 in a key Class 5A-East District football game.
    Then again, Wynne didn’t help itself. The Junior Jackets turned the ball over six times, allowed two long touchdowns on trick plays and were missing a talented running back.

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  • The games: Oct. 14

    Melbourne at Hector

    KICKOFF • TONIGHT 6

    The early start isn’t the only thing different about this junior high meeting. These two met on Sept. 23 in Melbourne and the home team won 33-0. That was the inaugural varsity win for Melbourne’s new sports program. The Junior Wildcats are 3-3, but they didn’t travel very well on Sept. 23, and that’s one of the main concerns for Melbourne’s coaches. If the Junior Bearkatz win, it will be three in a row and get them above .500. Currently, they’re 2-2.

     

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  • BJHS volleyballers finish with win

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneer volleyball team ended the season Wednesday night in Pioneer Gym with a 2-0 victory over the Beebe Junior Lady Badgers.
    Amy Everett provided three aces, two blocks and two kills as Batesville won 25-9, 25-16. Arden Kvern contributed five aces and one kill.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers finished with a record of 12-6.
    “We finished strong,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “We faced some injuries with one starter missing half of the season. I’m proud of them and I have a real positive outlook for next year.”

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  • Lamar football player dies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Lamar High School football player who collapsed after practice in August died Tuesday at a hospital, the school district superintendent said.
    Lamar Superintendent Roy Hester said Warriors lineman Tyler Davenport died at about 2:45 a.m. The 16-year-old junior had been treated at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock since he was stricken with apparent heat-related illness on Aug. 11.
    “It’s a terrible thing. Our heart and prayers go out to the family and the community,” Hester said. “Everyone is sad.”

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  • Benefit scramble golf tourney set for city course on Oct. 23

    A 4-person scramble golf tournament, benefitting Southside’s Drug Free Graduation Party, is set for Oct. 23 at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course, according to a news release.
    The starting time is 9 a.m.. The $140-per-team entry fee also covers a barbecue lunch and a closest-to-the-pin contest. The lunch will be served after the first nine holes.
    Prizes will be awarded according to the number of entries. The first 22 teams to register will be accepted. A sign-up sheet is at the course pro shop.

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  • Southside’s King wins at Bomber Invitational

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside seventh-grader McKenzie King won the junior high girls division of the Bomber Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday.
    King ran the 2.5-kilometer course in 9 minutes 57.42 seconds. That was two seconds faster than Hannah Watkins of West Plains (Mo.) Middle School.
    Mountain Home won the team title with a score of 32. West Plains Middle School was second with 58. Harrison (82), Southside (99), Berryville (103) rounded out the top five.

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  • Lyon sweeps Delta State

    CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Lyon College womens soccer team notched its sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 triumph over Delta State on Wednesday against the NCAA Division II team.
    Lyon (8-3) is on a 3-match winning streak, has won five of its last six and has recorded two straight via shutout. Delta State (3-10-1) has lost two in a row and hasn’t won since Sept. 18th against TranSouth Athletic Conference member Freed-Hardeman.

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  • S-side Homecoming set for Friday

    The Southside Southerners are scheduled to host the Marianna Trojans in a Class 4A-2 District high school football game Friday night at Stewart Field.
    It’s Homecoming for the Southerners and those festivities are set to begin at 6 p.m. The game will follow an hour later.

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  • An old-style Wynne team awaits unbeaten Pioneers

    The Pioneers aren’t taking any comfort in the Wynne Yellowjackets’ 7-0 loss at Beebe last week.
    “They look more like the really good Wynne teams,” Batesville Coach Dave King said. “Their offensive linemen are quick off the line of scrimmage and they block hard, their running backs run hard and their defensive people fly to the football.”
    The Beebe Badgers won because they out-Wynned Wynne — holding the ball for long periods of time with a grind-it-out, Dead T-formation running game.

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