• Junior Cavewomen break through in Conway

    CONWAY — The Cave City Junior Cavewomen earned their first win of the season here Monday night with a 2-0 decision over Conway Christian.
    Cave City won 25-15, 25-22 as Jennifer Grissom and Nikki Ford collected 11 points apiece. Rachel Woods and Brittany Coleman added eight and six, respectively.
    The Junior Cavewomen are 1-1 in the conference and 1-6 overall.
    Conway Christian won the senior high match 25-21, 16-25, 25-13, 25-18.

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  • Pioneer jayvees rally, win 29-22

    Batesville High’s junior varsity football team improved to 3-0 with a 29-22, come-from-behind victory over the Searcy Lions in Pioneer Stadium Monday night.
    With Searcy leading 22-14 at halftime, quarterback Storm Tipton scored on runs of one and 38 yards in the second half, the defense put together a goal line stand and Frank Ramirez intercepted a pass to turn away another scoring threat.
    In the first half, Tipton passed to Garrett Yeager for 15 yards and a TD and tailback Corbett Courtney ran nine yards for a score.

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  • Pipers win Tennessee tiebreaker

    PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers won 15-12 in the fifth-game tiebreaker here Monday night to clip the Martin Methodist RedHawks and collect their first TranSouth Athletic Conference victory.
    The match was tied after the home team took the first and third games 25-22 and 25-23. Lyon took the second and fourth games 26-24 and 25-23.

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  • UofA defenders need help from running Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE — From warfare to football it seems results via air ultimately are determined on the ground.
    Last Saturday night some 74,210 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium plus an ESPN audience saw that lesson at Arkansas’ expense.
    Despite a combined 773 passing yards and 10 touchdown passes, school records 408 passing yards and five touchdown passes by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, and a Georgia school record five touchdown passes plus 375 passing yards by quarterback Joe Cox, Georgia’s 52-41 victory hinged on the infantry.

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  • First Chase race provides hope for exciting finale

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race.
    Clearly, there’s no time for the practice of riding around for a few hundred miles in cruise control before turning it up at the end of the race.

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  • Harmon, Lady Cougs keep adding golf titles

    LA CROSSE — Led by medalist Rachel Harmon, the Izard County Lady Cougars followed up their district golf championship with the Class 2A Region 2 crown here Friday at Cooper’s Hawk.
    Harmon shot a 3-over-par 75 to defeat Melbourne’s Maggie Cooper by two strokes. The Lady Bearkatz also finished second in the team standings. They shot a 332, 54 strokes back.
    Greers Ferry West Side shot a 339, followed by Calico Rock (354), Buffalo Island Central (364) and Armorel (392).

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  • Second-half shortfalls, Bombers catch up to Pioneers

    The Batesville Pioneers had heard and seen the truth. Friday night they felt the consequences.
    The Mountain Home Bombers matched the Pioneers in halves and left Pioneer Stadium with a 17-17 tie Friday night. Chris Armistead kicked the tying 33-yard field goal with 6.8 seconds remaining in the game.

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  • Pipers split in Russellville

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Lyon College Pipers split a nonconference tri-match, winning 3-0 against Champion Baptist and losing 3-0 to Arkansas Tech, at Arkansas Tech University Saturday.
    Lyon (5-11) lost to Tech in the first match 25-16, 25-17, 25-20, but bounced back to take the afternoon match against Champion Baptist 25-20, 25-12 and 25-12.
    Senior Katie Beineke notched a team-high seven kills and two blocks for the Pipers in the loss. Meghann LaBorn pitched in six kills and six digs.
    In the win, the Lyon freshmen were trusted with the heavy lifting.

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  • Lady Pioneers roll on in cross country meet

    CONWAY — Four Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 15 as the 5-time defending Class 5A state champions won big at the Conway Wampus Cat Invitational here Saturday.
    Sophomore Natalie Meinzer finished second, completing the 5-kilometer course at Lake Beaverfork Park in 18 minutes, 21 seconds. She finished 59 seconds behind the winner, Erika Setzler, a senior from Conway.
    Melbourne’s Emily Carroll, the only other Guard-circulation area runner to compete, finished third in a time of 18:46.

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  • No losers as Panthers return to gridiron in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The scoreboard showed 34-18 in favor of the Cave City Cavemen, but there were no losers here Friday night.
    The Yellville-Summit Panthers returned to a small piece of normalcy after the tragic loss of a teammate. For a few hours, the squad was able to focus on football. They had practiced just two hours all week, and it was non-contact.

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  • Martin slows to beat Montoya, improves lead in Chase

    LOUDON, N.H. — Through three years in NASCAR, Juan Pablo Montoya had exactly zero experience lining up for a double-file restart with a win on the line.
    Given his chance Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Montoya got beat by the man some would call the best in the business.
    Mark Martin beat Montoya on a 3-lap sprint to the finish Sunday to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener and spoil what could have been a blockbuster 34th birthday for Montoya.

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  • Junior Pioneers run away from Junior Bombers

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Junior Pioneers returned to form here Thursday night with a 23-6 win over the Mountain Home Junior Bombers in a final tune-up before the conference football season begins.
    Mountain Home’s lone touchdown came on its first possession when Devin Jefferson capped an 80-yard drive with a 33-yard run.
    Daron Stigger returned the ensuing kickoff 27 yards to the Batesville 42-yard line. Six plays later, Jaron Stigger outran the defense and scored on a 19-yard, end around play.

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