• Sports Calendar

    Today
    Cal Ripken baseball: 10-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Jonesboro vs. Mountain Home, 3 p.m., Van Buren vs. Washington County, 5, Batesville vs. Paragould, 7; 8-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Pea Ridge — Batesville vs. Bentonville Gold, 4:30, vs. Randolph County, 7:45; 11-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Ozark — Batesville vs. Siloam Springs, 6; 9-year-old State Tournament in Pocahontas — Batesville vs. Pocahontas, 7

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  • Smith on SEC coaches’ 1st team

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Running back Michael Smith is Arkansas’ only representative on the preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team selected by league coaches.
    The league announced the picks Thursday. Smith rushed for 1,072 yards last season.
    Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams is on the second team, along with defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard. Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus is on the third team.
    Petrus was ineligible early last season and ended up redshirting.

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  • Mark Martin’s 2009 season one for the ages

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Martin is proving age is nothing but a number.
    Or in his case a few numbers.
    The 50-year-old Martin has four victories this season, more than any driver in Sprint Cup.
    His win Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway bumped him to 11th in the points standings. Though he still insists he’s driving for fun and for wins, and not points, Martin is a legitimate contender to stay in the top 12 and compete for the Chase for the championship over the season’s final 10 races.
    The number that does not define him is 0.

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  • Carpenter favored in Factory Stock Shoot-Out

    LOCUST GROVE — Andy Carpenter has been able to lay low lately because of the impressive lead he’s built in the factory stock division at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    All that will go out the window Friday night when the Chrome Shop Factory Stock Shoot-Out takes place at the local dirt track. The BMS regulars should be accompanied by some of the best in the area for the first event of its kind.
    You can bet Carpenter won’t go away quietly because the 35-lap main event pays $750, far more than what a weekly show pays out.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Friday
    Cal Ripken baseball: 10-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Jonesboro vs. Mountain Home, 3 p.m., Van Buren vs. Washington County, 5, Batesville vs. Paragould, 7; 8-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Pea Ridge — Batesville vs. Bentonville Gold, 4:30, vs. Randolph County, 7:45; 11-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Ozark — Batesville vs. Siloam Springs, 6; 9-year-old State Tournament in Pocahontas — Batesville vs. Pocahontas, 7

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  • Sara Low Memorial 5K scheduled for Sept. 5

    The Sara Low Memorial 5K is set for Sept. 5 and organizers have started collecting sponsorship donations, announced Ken McSpadden.
    Sponsors’ names are placed on the back of the race T-shirt, McSpadden said.
    The race honors Sara Low, a Batesville High School graduate and former Lady Pioneer track and field and cross country athlete. Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11, the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

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  • Razorbacks’ Mackey Award semifinalist adjusts to Petrino, focuses on blocking

    FAYETTEVILLE ­— Not everyone on everyone’s all-time greatest Arkansas Razorbacks team should be eyed in the rearview mirror.
    For the all-time Razorback tight end you’ve got to consider a 2009 Razorback.
    No other UofA tight end ever was in the Mackey Award voting like D.J. Williams was last year as a semifinalist.

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  • Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron euthanized

    VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Lawyer Ron was among the Kentucky Derby favorites in 2006 and a champion older horse in 2007. When he was retired from racing last year, he had earned nearly $2.8 million.
    The 6-year-old horse was euthanized Friday night because of complications from colic surgery, Stonewall Farm Stallions said on its Web site.
    “Not only was he a superior racehorse horse but his physical presence and contagious personality captivated everyone that saw him,” Stonewall Manager Clark Shepherd said.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.

     

    Wednesday
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

     

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  • Legion games rescheduled

    For now, the Batesville-Searcy 3A American Legion baseball doubleheader called off Monday due to wet fields has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Batesville Coach Tony Roepcke said.
    The first pitch at the Batesville Recreation Complex is set for 5 p.m.
    Roepcke said if the Zone 2 contests are rained out again, they may not be rescheduled since they would not alter the teams’ seedings into the zone tournament, which is scheduled to begin Friday. Paragould is hosting the tourney.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.

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