• Pioneers blitz Bombers with big plays, defense

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Pioneer offense enjoyed something of a coming out party here Friday night.
    The Pioneers rolled up 545 yards and scored seven touchdowns while burying the Mountain Home Bombers 49-14 in a non-conference high school football finale for both teams.
    With 421 yards and six TDs coming in the first half, pulling shoulder-to-shoulder with a defense that began the season strong and has steadily progressed, the Pioneers led 42-0 at halftime.

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  • High school tennis mixer involving Batesville, Southside, Cave City and Mountain View at Lyon College on Thursday:

    Results from a high school tennis mixer involving Batesville, Southside, Cave City and Mountain View at Lyon College on Thursday:

    Girls
    Singles: Tayler Daniels (B) defeated Alex Prince (MV), 6-1; Allyn Irvin (MV) defeated Rebecca Sturdivant (MV) 6-4; Jasimine Tate (B) defeated Brittany Lampkins (CC) 6-4; Kerry Hendrickson (MV) defeated Leigh Ann Bridgers (CC) 9-7; Emily Pham (B) defeated Michelle Dehart (CC) 6-3; Chelsea Harmon (S) defeated Emily Phillips (MV) 6-4; Alex Prince (MV) defeated Jessica Nicole (S) 6-0  

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  • Wayne Brooks wins Schoenfeld championship

    LOCUST GROVE — Wayne Brooks spoiled Richie Tosh’s bid to claim the street stock triple crown when he won the 15th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
    Tosh won the Spring Street Stock Championship and the Matt Sturch Memorial earlier this year. He finished Saturday night’s 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event with his front bumper on Brooks’ back bumper.

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  • Lady Hornet harriers down Lady Pioneers

    CONWAY — Three Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 10, but the Bryant Lady Hornets topped the top-20 runners and finished 33 points in front of the Lady Pioneers to win the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational at Beaverfork Lake here Saturday.
    Their first- and second-place team scores were 57-90.
    Logan Bishop finished third for the Lady Pioneers, completing the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 42 seconds. Classmate Natalie Meinzer finished seventh in 21:01 and senior Mollie Matthews placed eighth in 21:07.

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  • Last-second touchdown breaks T-wolves’ hearts

    NEWARK — The Marked Tree Indians scored as the final horn sounded, breaking the hearts of the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves, 18-14, in a Class 2A-3 District football game here Friday night.
    “It is definitely a heartbreaker, but we will try to regroup and get back after it,” Cedar Ridge Coach Todd Lovell said.
    Marked Tree quarterback Jagger McCrary spiked the ball with two seconds remaining. On the next and final play, Carlos Matos scored on a 3-yard run.

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  • Lyon splits TranSouth soccer openers

    Lyon Sports Information
    Two early goals sustained the Lyon College Scots in a 2-0 shutout of the Union Bulldogs on Saturday during a women’s TranSouth Conference soccer opener at Huser Field.
    Lyon College forward Anja Klotzle tallied a goal and an assist. The sophomore boomed home her fourth goal of the season in the ninth minute to give the Scots a 1-0 lead and assisted with Koryn Najera on a Creeia Nuckols goal in the 33rd minute.

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  • Scots win, lose v-ball matches

    Lyon Sports Information
    Lyon College split a volleyball tri-match with a 3-0 loss to Southern Arkansas in the opener and a 3-1 victory over Philander Smith on Saturday at Becknell Gym.
    Lyon (7-10) lost 18-25, 8-25 and 16-25 in the SAU match and then bounced back to take the Philander Smith match 25-15, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-17. The Scots have won two of their last three matches.
    Meghann LaBorn led against SAU with seven kills and tied for the team high in digs with eight.

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers rebound for volleyball tourney victory

    VALLEY VIEW — After going 0-2 in pool play, the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers won a consolation bracket event in volleyball here Saturday.
    Valley View and Walnut Ridge defeated Batesville in pool play, dropping Batesville into a bracket tournament for the third- and-fourth place teams. The 16-team event was broken into four equal-sized pools.
    Batesville defeated Harris-burg, Brookland and Hoxie to win the bracket event.
    Batesville Coach Lisa McCord did not have team scores or statistics.

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  • Mallett leads Hogs by pesky ’Dogs

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Mallett would look one way, then — BOOM! — he’d throw it another.
    When he was finished duping Georgia, No. 12 Arkansas had a last-second victory on the road and plenty of momentum heading into a showdown with defending national champion Alabama.
    Mallett threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard scoring pass to Greg Childs with 15 seconds remaining that gave the Razorbacks a 31-24 victory after they blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter Saturday.

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  • Lady Southerners win v-ball crown

    HARRISON — The Southside Lady Southerners brought home the Ozark Slam Fest high school volleyball championship after going 3-0 here Saturday.
    The Lady Southerners pushed their overall record to 8-3, defeating the Marshall Lady Bobcats 2-0 (25-6, 25-6), the Little Rock Hall Lady Warriors 2-0 (25-14, 25-17) and the Alpena Lady Leopards (24-25, 25-22, 15-14).

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  • Junior Pioneers ground Junior Bombers 22-6

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers remained unbeaten with a 22-6 win over the Mountain Home Junior Bombers Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
    Batesville running back Joey Rodriguez opened the scoring with one second remaining in the first quarter on a 52-yard run. That capped a 74-yard, 8-play drive. Rodriguez accounted for all but two of those yards.

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  • Arkansas defense wants to prove itself in Athens

    ATHENS, Ga. — Arkansas knows it can score plenty of points.
    Stopping the other team? That’s been a problem for the Razorbacks.
    It was never more evident than a year ago, when Ryan Mallett set school records by throwing for 408 yards and five touchdowns against Georgia — and still came up short. Journeyman quarterback Joe Cox threw five TD passes of his own, and the Bulldogs piled up 530 yards in a 52-41 victory at Fayetteville.

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