• JBU breaks through, Lyon falls to 0-3 in national event

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lyon College couldn’t get over the “first round blues” on its third consecutive trip to the NAIA Division I Women’s National Championship. The 17th-ranked and fourth-seeded Scots had a cold shooting touch behind the 3-point arc — hitting just 24 percent — …

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  • Lady Colts aim to warm up, round up third softball title in Batesville on Saturday

    The Rivercrest Lady Colts, like most Arkansas high school softballers, are just trying to warm up their arms and find out about themselves after the cold and icy weather earlier this month. Saturday, they’re scheduled for at least three games in the Farm Bureau of …

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  • Lady Pioneer track, field team wins title

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers brought home the Heber Springs Panther Relays track and field championship trophy Thursday, outdistancing their host by 60 points. Lady Pioneers won three individual titles and two relay events while totaling 151 points. The Lady Panthers finished second …

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  • Mustangs pick up first district win

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs hammered the Bradford Eagles 12-3 Thursday and picked up their first 1A 2-South District game, improving to 1-2 in district and 2-3 overall. Trent Fortson pitched the complete seven-inning game and struck out 12, and allowed four hits, two …

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  • Lady Hornets score four in sixth, drop Lady Pirates

    BEE BRANCH — The Concord Lady Pirates nearly knocked off the 1A 2-South District leader, the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets, but couldn’t contain their bats as the Lady Hornets scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 10-7 …

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  • Taylor wins first feature of Mid-America Modifieds

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor won Thursday’s feature race and $1,500 in the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship at the Batesville Motor Speedway. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader finished second and Spencer Wilson followed in third. The 3-day event will continue today, with the second of …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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  • Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ after hit by pitch

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent a 2½-hour operation Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game. Team …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI of his ailing right calf, which was negative. Ellsbury hasn’t played since March 14. He was scratched from Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of right calf tightness. ——— …

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  • NCAA upsets mark first full day of tournament

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The day started with a bracket-crushing blow. More upsets followed. Four overtime games, a record. A buzzer-beater, a pair of late-night scares. OK, now breathe. This was just one day. There are still 47 games left, 16 of those on Friday. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football COLUMBIA, Mo. — Scouts from every NFL team, fans and media packed Missouri’s training facilities to watch former Tigers defensive end Michael Sam and 14 of his former teammates at the school’s annual pro day. Sam made headlines recently by disclosing he is …

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  • Players lists announced for 2nd North Arkansas All-Star Basketball event

    BROCKWELL — Rosters are set for the second version of the North Arkansas All-Star Basketball Classic games, which are scheduled for Saturday night the Izard County High School Cougar Den, according to a news release from the school. Forty-three seniors from schools in Cleburne, Fulton, …

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