• Cave City coach, players getting set for Classic finale

    FAYETTEVILLE — Cave City Coach Jon Bradley and two Cavemen have been in Fayetteville all week in preparation for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Classic football game on Friday night.
    The two Cavemen are Tyler Engleman and Thamail Morgan. Engleman is still nursing an injury suffered in week seven of the season and has not been medically released to play. He will serve as a manager.

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  • Results announced for golf tournament benefitting White River Health Systems

    Gary McDonald, Matt McDonald, Rodney Griffin and Chip Rayford teamed to win the White River Health System Foundation Golf Classic at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Saturday, according to a new release from White River Medical Center.
    Other results for the 4-person scramble were not provided.

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  • Doctors split doubleheader with Wynne

    WYNNE — The Batesville Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic Doctors split a Junior American Legion baseball doubleheader with Wynne here Wednesday.
    Trailing 5-1, the home team struck for five runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 6-1 win in the opener.
    The Doctors dominated the nightcap, winning 11-5.
    In the opener, Tyler Callahan was the losing pitcher, and Batesville’s Luke Tate doubled and Ryan Coles added two singles.

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  • ‘Carload night’ at BMS to benefit United Way

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway is hosting the United Way Carload Night on Friday.
    For $20, fans can load as many people as possible in their car, truck, van, etc. and receive general admission tickets for everyone in the vehicle. Half of that $20 will be donated to the United Way.
    On the lineup Friday night is points racing in the NeSmith Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, factory stock and front-wheel drive divisions. The street stock division has the night off.

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  • Gamecocks KO No. 1 Sun Devils; Clemson-Oklahoma suspended

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jackie Bradley and Adrian Morales homered during an 8-run second inning that propelled South Carolina to an 11-4 victory over No. 1 national seed Arizona State on Tuesday, knocking the Sun Devils out of the College World Series.
    The Gamecocks (49-16) play either Oklahoma or Clemson on Thursday in another elimination game. Those teams started a winners bracket game Tuesday night but it was suspended after a 32-minute weather delay with Clemson leading 6-1 in the top of the sixth. The game was scheduled to resume at 3:30 today.

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  • Basketball coaches, players like East’s balanced look

    We will see if it tips the scales for two more victories, but a couple of coaches and players say the East All-Star basketball teams are showing good balance as they prepare for games Thursday in Fayetteville.
    “Overall, we’re fairly well balanced,” Coach Chad LaRose said.
    LaRose, a Batesville High graduate, directs the girls basketball team at Bay and is an assistant for the East squad.
    That squad includes Farrah Turner, a 3-time all-state guard for Midland High School and a Lyon College signee.

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  • Concord softball team wins state title

    CABOT — The Concord Pirates 10-and-under softball team won the Arkansas Softball Association’s state championship here Saturday.
    The 2-day tournament began with a victory over the Pine Bluff Prowlers on Friday night. On Saturday, the Pirates defeated the Sheridan Grasshoppers, Fort Smith Crossfires and Mountain View Yellowjackets.
    In the championship game, Concord beat Sheridan again.
    The Pirates were undefeated throughout the tournament. Scores of the contests were not provided.

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  • Local Legionnaires win 3 of 5

    Mountain Home Lockeroom thumped Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen 9-2 in Zone 2 American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at the North Complex.
    Klayton Solderberg pitched a complete game, scattering five hits while striking out two. Ronnie Lethiot and Matt Fracek each provided two hits for the winners. Bo Thomas added a 2-run double. Lethiot also drove in two.
    Talan Roepcke was the losing pitcher. The left-hander gave up six hits and six runs — three earned — while walking four batters, hitting two and striking out three.

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  • Local All-Stars help East break losing skid

    FAYETTEVILLE — The East avoided an 0-for this year.
    After going 0-10 against the West in the 2009 Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star games, the East won three of four games played Tuesday night on the University of Arkansas campus.
    Guard-circulation athletes and one coach were involved in two of the victories. Hillcrest’s Derek Wooten played baseball. Batesville’s Dylan Massey played soccer.

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  • Torpedoes finish 4th in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Independence County Youth Athletic Association swim team  finished fourth out of eight teams at the South Wind Invitational on Saturday.
    The Mountain Home Hurricanes dominated their home meet with 1,195.5 points. Stone County was second with 464. Jonesboro followed with 331, Independence County 252, Greene County 185, Wynne 154.5, Pocahontas 130 and Blytheville 26.

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  • Heber Springs man, local woman win Ms. Wheelchair Arkansas 5K crowns

    Michael Wagner and Natalie Meinzer crossed the finish line Saturday at Riverside Park as the overall champions of the Ms. Wheelchair Arkansas 5K.
    Wagner, a 43-year-old from Heber Springs, completed the 5-kilometer course in a time of 15 minutes, 1.89 seconds. Meinzer, 15 and a junior at Batesville High, ran the route in 20:39.44.
    Rusty Staggs, 21, of Batesville finished second in the overall men’s division with a time of 19:11.52. He was followed by Jacob Praught, 15, of Poughkeepsie (19:37.73).

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  • Visitors sweep Bankers in Zone 2 Legion action

    After rallying for an 11-8 victory, West Memphis ripped Batesville Citizens Bank 18-3 to collect a sweep in a Zone 2 American Legion baseball doubleheader Monday at the North Complex.
    The loss in the opener followed an all-too familiar pattern, Batesville Coach Robbie Holmes said.
    “Raleigh Jeffery started and pitched really well, and we led, basically, the whole game,” the coach said. “And, like before, mistakes on defense bit us on the you know what.”
    The Bankers led 8-6 through six innings.

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