• Lions down Pioneers by 10

    The Searcy Lions defeated the Batesville Pioneers by 10 strokes in a golf match at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday.
    Batesville’s Shayne VanBenschoten and Searcy’s Jordan Hopper and Trace Neaville shared medalist honors with 1-over-par 37s for nine holes.
    James Fiscuss shot a 38 and Conner Murphy added a 39 to complete Searcy’s 151 team total.
    Completing Batesville’s team total, Thomas Walton shot a 39, Garth Branstetter scored a 41 and Hayden Cockrill chipped in a 44. Not counting were Hunter Freiert’s and Brentley Gipson’s 50 and Spencer Barnes’ 52.

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  • Westside, Brookland, Piggott sweep circulation area teams in volleyball

    CAVE CITY — Westside Consolidated swept Cave City here Tuesday.
    Cave City battled to a 25-23 loss in the first game of the senior high match then fell 25-15 and 25-9.
    “We were right with them in the second game, but they scored seven in a row,” Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley said. “We still played well and had good rallies, but when you’re playing someone like Westside that is used to having to play through rallies, it’s tough. The 25-23 game was intense and everyone was almost worn out after that game.”

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  • Lady Pioneers stay unbeaten in conference

    SHERWOOD — Batesville rallied from a 1-game deficit here Tuesday night and kept the beat going in 5A-Central Conference volleyball with a 3-1 victory over the Sylvan Hills Lady Bears.
    The game scores were 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15.
    “We started out very sluggish,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “Kassie (Foreman) had trouble getting in rhythm with her hitting, but we moved her to the right side and kind of got her going in the last game. Hannah (Huff) and Kandess (Pfitzner) played really well.”

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  • Southside-Stuttgart to square off in 4A-2 District first

    The Southside Junior Southerners are scheduled to play their home and district football opener Thursday night, and it’s a big one.
    Visiting will be the 4A-2 District’s defending champion, the Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds.
    It’s also a first.
    Previously, the district has divided it’s junior high teams into divisions and the northern teams didn’t face the southern teams until the end of the season when they met in single games, division champion versus division champion and so on down through the fourth-place teams.

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  • BHS JV gridders win in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville High thrashed Mountain Home 42-0 in a junior varsity football game here Monday.
    A Jacob Hardin-to-Jared May pass play worked for 19 yards and a touchdown to begin the scoring. Mario Garcia followed with the first of his six successful point-after kicks.
    The other TDs in the first half came on Hardin-to-Justin Mohlke 27-yard pass and a 11-yard run by Jordan Childress.
    The second half TDs came on a 6-yard run by Daron Stigger, a 45-yard run by Childress and a 5-yard run by Phillip Archuleta.

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  • Hogs’ Johnson injured, out of SEC opener in Georgia

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas will be without kickoff returner/running back Dennis Johnson when it plays at Georgia on Saturday.
    Coach Bobby Petrino said Monday that Johnson suffered a “bowel injury” during the 12th-ranked Razorbacks 31-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. Petrino said there is no timetable for his return.
    Johnson underwent surgery in Little Rock, according to a report in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In the same article, Petrino was quoted as saying he had spoken to Johnson by telephone.

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  • Cedar Ridge falls while S-side wins on road

    JONESBORO — The Ridgefield Christian Lady Warriors edged the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves 3-2 in a 3A-Northeast Conference volleyball match here Monday.
    The scores were 25-19, 25-22, 14-25, 23-25, 15-13.
    “My seniors definitely played like a team tonight,” Cedar Ridge Coach Raydean Wheeler Jr. said. “We were much better at passing and setting up our hits. Unfortunately, a couple of bad breaks cost us in the end.”

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  • Scots win, lose at Tech

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Lyon College Scots swept Champion Baptist and were swept by Arkansas Tech on Monday in nonconference volleyball matches in Tucker Coliseum.
    Lyon (5-9) won the first match 25-11, 25-11 and 25-13 against Champion Baptist out of Hot Springs. Tech won 25-13, 25-10, 25-10.
    “Against Champion Baptist we played almost flawlessly,” Lyon Coach Ray Green said. “Our attacking was fantastic.

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  • Batesville junior v-ball team stretches win string to five

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Harding Academy Junior Lady Wildcats in Pioneer Gym Monday night, notching their fifth victory in a row.
    Sammie Fulbright served up six aces and Elley Lindsey and Abby Edwards chipped in five aces apiece as the Batesville juniors won 25-6, 25-6.
    The 5-1 Junior Lady Pioneers have not lost since dropping their season opener to Valley View. They are scheduled play Annie Camp in Jonesboro on Thursday.
    The Junior Lady Pioneer eighth-grade squad won 25-5, 25-5.

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  • Pioneers dominate with ‘D’, improve to 2-0

    The Batesville Pioneer defense certainly didn’t look worried, and the Searcy Lion offense probably left Batesville with lots of worries.
    The Pioneers struck first, hardest and most often, leading to a 25-6, nonconference high school football victory in Pioneer Stadium.
    The week before, the Lions opened their season with a 56-0 shellacking of the North Pulaski Falcons.
    Batesville Coach Dave King said it simply: “I thought we outhit them. We always tell the kids that 75 percent of the time, the team that does the most hitting wins.”

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  • Record number, Thorvilson highlight Low Memorial 5K

    Despite the rain, a record number of participants showed up for the Sara Low Memorial 5K Saturday morning.
    And, despite a hamstring injury, Leah Thorvilson became the first repeat winner in the Arkansas Grand Prix event.
    The annual race, held in memory of the Batesville High graduate who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York City, drew 252 runners. The previous high was 180 in 2008, the second event.
    That’s the year Thorvilson won with a time of 17 minutes, 38 seconds, still the course record.

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  • Billy Moyer wins World

    ROSSBURG, Ohio — Billy Moyer is on top of the World again.
    Moyer won the World 100 Saturday night at Eldora Speedway for a record-breaking sixth time.
    The Batesville man qualified 48th of 134 cars Friday night and finished fourth in his heat. He made the feature by placing second in a last-chance qualifier and started the $43,000-to-win main event in 23rd position.

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