• Cedar Ridge juniors sweep tourney titles

    IMBODEN — Cedar Ridge swept the junior high division titles of the 2A-2 District Tournament here Tuesday night, and they did it in convincing fashion.
    The Junior Lady Timberwolves whipped the Salem Junior Lady Greyhounds 36-22 as Haley Hix scored 13 points, Chelsea Hendrix added 10 and Tasha Lovell chipped in nine.
    The Junior Lady T-wolves finished with a 14-5 record.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    West Helena Cougarettes (4-6, 5A-East District; 8-10, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (6-4, 12-10), Pioneer Gym, 5:30 p.m.

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  • Seniors help Lady Pioneers swat away Lady Yellowjackets

    WYNNE — Led by senior guards Alex Davidson and Rachel Shellenberger, the Batesville Lady Pioneers held off the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets for a 58-45, 5-A East District high school basketball victory here Tuesday night.
    The Lady Pioneers led 17-7, 28-18 and 40-29 at the quarter breaks, but it got interesting late.

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  • Wall leads ’Cats past ’Dogs in always-tough Starkville

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — These kids from Kentucky are growing up fast.
    The second-ranked Wildcats showed they learned their lessons from their only loss of the season and got a preview of the intensity of postseason basketball, beating Mississippi State 81-75 in overtime on Tuesday night in one of college basketball’s most hostile arenas.

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  • S’side seniors win openers; Cedar Ridge juniors reach finals

    STUTTGART — The Southside teams need to add on one more win to extend the school’s basketball season into another week.
    In 4A-2 District first-rounders here Monday night, the Southerners thumped the Clinton Yellowjackets 58-31 and the Lady Southerners rallied by the Marianna Lady Trojans 34-28. A victory tonight for either team will clinch a spot in a region tournament.
    The Yellowjackets had beaten the Southerners twice in the regular season. This time, after a close first half, the Southerners broke away with a 24-5 advantage in the third quarter.

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  • Scot loss string lengthens

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots lost their 10th straight game and their ninth straight TranSouth Athletic Conference decision here Monday night as the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans rolled to a 94-63 win.
    Lyon (5-20, 1-12) has not won a league game since Jan. 16 and is 1-7 in its last eight games against the Trojans. TNU (18-8, 9-4) has won four of its last five contests.

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  • Pipers play upsetting tune in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers used a lock-down defense and got a big performance from K.K. Hodges for a 65-56 upset of the No. 12 Trevecca Nazarene Trojans on Monday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball game in Moore Gym.
    Hodges collected her team-leading 12th double-double of the season with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. The junior forward hit eight of 16 from the field and added four assists. Senior guard Ashley Waller pitched in 11 points and Lauren Ramsey tallied nine.

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  • Bowling tourney set this weekend

    Batesville’s women and men bowling associations and the Hollywood Bowl are hosting the annual Mixed No-Tap Doubles Tournament this weekend, according to a news release from the associations.
    Bowling in the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned tournament is scheduled to begin at 1:30 Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
    The entry fee is $50 per team, which will consist of one man and one woman, who will alternate throwing each frame. Each team will bowl four games, with the low score being thrown out.

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  • 10-week running, walking clinics set to start in Batesville on Feb. 23

    The Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club is hosting running and walking clinics beginning Feb. 23 in Batesville, according to a news release from the club.
    The hour-long clinics will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the pond on the Lyon College campus, and Saturdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Batesville High School’s running track in Pioneer Stadium.  

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  • Grandson of local couple signs grid scholarship with Evangel

    Springdale High School football standout Chris Clinard, the grandson of Jerry and Mary Cooper Miller of Batesville, recently signed a letter of intent with Evangel University.
    Clinard started three years at free safety for the Class 7A team. He led the team in tackles both his senior and junior years. He also recorded three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior campaign.
    Evangel is in Springfield, Mo. The NAIA school competes in the Heart of American Athletic Conference.

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  • Registration days announced for ICYAA baseball, softball

    The first of two registration days for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association baseball, softball and tee-ball programs is set for Saturday at the First Community Bank George Rider Room, according to a news release from the association.
    The registration times are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 28, again at the George Rider Room.
    The registration fees are $65 for one child, $125 for two children from the same household and $170 for three from the same household.

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  • Three Americans provide Olympic comeback stories

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Comebacks make for great Olympics stories, and they come in many forms. Just look at what Seth Wescott, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn pulled off Monday.
    Wescott came to the Winter Olympics as the reigning champion in snowboard cross, yet also as damaged goods. He hurt his leg and pelvis two months ago and it showed in the races since. The American opened Monday’s event by finishing 17th of the 32 riders in qualifying, but found his stride to reach the finals.

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