• Chicago Cubs blow 3-run lead in ninth inning to mar 100th birthday party for Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a 2-run single …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana. He was just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who …

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  • Scots sweep Mississippians for 13th straight win

    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. — On a day when the Lyon College baseball team received more incentive to keep grinding out wins, the Scots cranked out 24 hits and swept a non-conference doubleheader from the Blue Mountain Toppers, 12-3 and 10-2. While the games were going …

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  • Junior ’Katz dominate track meet

    GREEN FOREST — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz won four events and scored 10 or more points in 10 events to dominate the 3A 1-East District Track and Field Meet here Monday. The individual event victories went to Shawn Burgelbaugh (400-meter dash), Kolten Smith (1,600), Blake …

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  • BHS diamond teams lose ground in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Batesville High’s teams lost a little ground here Tuesday in 5A-East District races. In softball, the Batesville Lady Pioneers won the opener 3-2, but fell by the same count in the nightcap with the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles. With that, the Lady …

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  • Lady Southerners wallop Lady Bearkatz

    MELBOURNE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz 12-1 in a run-ruled, 5-inning non-district high school softball game Tuesday. Sydney Fuller pitched a complete game for the win. She struck gave up just three hits, struck out one and walked one for …

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  • Sside begins to peak, defeats Heber Springs

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners defeated the Heber Springs Panthers 5-2 Tuesday in a 4A-2 District game as Trey Payne pitched the win. Payne struck out six and allowed four hits and three walks as the Southerners improved to 2-3 in the district and 6-7 …

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  • Riverview soccer teams sweep Southside in 4A-3

    SEARCY — The Riverview soccer teams swept Southside Tuesday in 4A-3 Conference play as the Raiders won 2-1 and the Lady Raiders were shut out 1-0. The Raiders lead 2-0 at halftime. Kamil Kypoto scored the Southerners only goal on a penalty kick in the …

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  • Lady Pioneers take league lead

    Batesville High swept Greene County Tech in 5A-East Conference soccer action Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium, and one of the wins was good for the conference lead. The Lady Pioneers got one goal from Summer Strecker in the first half and it held up. The Lady …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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  • Pujols connects twice, reaches 500

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. …

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  • Wrigley Field Memories on 100th anniversary

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first game today with an afternoon matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has been the scene of some of …

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