• Sports Calendar

    Today
    Babe Ruth baseball: 13-year-old State Tournament in Mountain Home (Twin Lakes Park) — Batesville vs. Bentonville, 1 p.m.
    Auto racing: MSRA vs. MARS Super Late Model Challenge at Batesville Motor Speedway, Locust Grove, gates open at 5:30 p.m., racing at 8

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  • Former Pioneer named to All-Sun Belt team

    Arkansas State University’s Drew Hilton, a 2006 Batesville High graduate, was recently selected to the All-Sun Belt Conference preseason first team for football.
    The 6-foot-3, 302-pound guard is one of three players returning to ASU’s offensive line with starting experience.
    Hilton is one of five Red Wolves selected to the first team and one of only seven underclassmen so honored. ASU’s other first-team selections are seniors. They are defensive end Alex Carrington, quarterback Corey Leonard, running back Reggie Arnold and place kicker Josh Arauco.

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  • Ouachita Baptist calls again on Batesville High families

    Mike McGhee knows the family, and that has something to do with why he’s so happy that Kelsie Wilson signed with the Ouachita Baptist University Lady Tigers Thursday afternoon.
    Actually, he knows the families — Wilsons and Pioneers.
    “One, Batesville High School has a very good cross country program,” OBU’s cross country coach said of the defending 5-time state champions.

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  • ICYAA Torpedoes to swim in league finals Saturday

    Fifteen Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes are scheduled to swim in the Southwinds Conference finals in Mountain Home on Saturday, according to a news release from the team.
    Among those are 17-year-old Garrett Hames and Jake Deskin, 15, who qualified for the Junior Olympics by winning and placing second, respectively, in the 200-meter butterfly at the state meet June 28 in Paragould. Deskin will compete in the Junior Olympics in Iowa in August.

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  • Preparations continuing for water carnival sports

    The first of several sporting events related to the White River Water Carnival began today, but preparations have been going on for some time.
    One of the better examples of that has to be the White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race, which is scheduled for Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m.

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  • Topless tune-up set for this weekend at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The final tune-up for the Topless 100 is scheduled this weekend as the MARS vs. MSRA Challenge takes over the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    The 700-800 horse power engines will roar as the Super Late Models sprint around the track Friday and Saturday with their tops on. In comparison, the NeSmith Late Models which run weekly at BMS produce 400 horse power and the engine costs about $6,000. A super late model engine has a price tag of about $25,000.

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  • Free physicals set for athletes at Cedar Ridge

    NEWARK — Free physicals for all Cedar Ridge junior and senior high athletes will be available July 30, announced Danny Davis, the school’s athletic director.
    Athletes should report to the high school’s main office at 8 a.m.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Canoe racing: Registration and boat inspection for The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals State Park, 2 p.m.
    Thursday
    Canoe racing: The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals to Norfork, 7:45 a.m.

     

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  • Drag results announced

    NEWPORT — Gary Spicer, Joe Williams, John Taylor and Bill Don Kenney were division winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway.
    Spicer won the street division with Steve Simpson and Terry Roberson in tow.
    Williams was quicker than Ron Davis, Dean Bailey and the rest of the foot brake division while Taylor scooted down the line faster than Nacole Sweeney, Tye Combs and others in the super pro division.
    The outlaw street bike was won by Kenney with Jamie McMillian second.

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  • Information for basketball camp at Melbourne High announced

    MELBOURNE — The first Bearkatz Basketball: Elementary All-Star Camp is scheduled for Aug. 4-6, according to a news release from Melbourne High School.
    Coaches Mike Watson and Bruce Adams will direct the camp, which will be broken into two sessions — 8-9:30 a.m. for kindergarten through third-graders, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for fourth- through seventh-graders.
    Fundamental skills — ball handling, triple threat position, post moves, rebounding, passing, proper shooting technique and man-to-man defense — sportsmanship and teamwork will be emphasized.

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  • New teams, familiar favorites competing in 43rd canoe race

    Several new teams are expected to participate in The National Invitational White River Canoe Race and they’re congregating in Bull Shoals this afternoon.
    The 43rd edition of the event began today with registration and boat inspections at the Bull Shoals State Park. Tonight, the racers will get their fill of much-needed carbohydrates with a spaghetti dinner and they’ll begin burning off the extra calories Thursday morning as the first of eight stages begins.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Running: White River Roadrunners run and meeting, Citizens Bank Annex, run begins at 6 p.m., meeting, 7

    Wednesday
    Canoe racing: Registration and boat inspection for The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals State Park, 2 p.m.

    Thursday
    Canoe racing: The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals to Norfork, 7:45 a.m.

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