• Lawyers to set up interview with Alex Rodriguez, feds

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers are setting up an interview with federal authorities as part of an investigation into a Canadian doctor who is the focus of a cross-border drug smuggling case involving human growth hormone.
    The Yankee slugger said from the team’s spring training complex this morning that the interview site is under discussion but he would like it to be in Tampa so his training is not disrupted. He expects to soon know the interview date.

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  • UConn may be too successful for good of women’s game

    One name is noticeably absent from the list of teams that UConn’s women have trampled en route to the record and beyond:
    Tennessee.
    That’s not a coincidence. As with just about everything else in women’s hoops, Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt saw this day coming before the rest of us. Since the Huskies and Coach Geno Auriemma won the first of six national titles in 1995, Tennessee and Summitt, with five over that span, have been their only real rivals.
    But all of last season and so far throughout this one, no one has even been close to the Huskies.

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  • Pioneer soccer team keeps shutout streak

    The Batesville Pioneers got off to a good start in 5A-East Conference play with another high school soccer shutout Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium.
    The 3-0 victory over the Paragould Rams brought the Pioneers’ record to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the district. They have not been scored upon in two regular-season games and in three preseason scrimmages. They did lose one of those scrimmage matches in an overtime shootout after a scoreless tie.
    Against Paragould, the Pioneers allowed just five shots. Vivien Ramirez, Batesville’s goalie, turned them away.

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  • Two of four softball dates rescheduled

    Three of four area softball games scheduled for Tuesday were postponed and two have been rescheduled.
    Midland-at-Walnut Ridge, Cotter-at-Cedar Ridge and Greers Ferry Westside-at-Concord were the casualties. The varsity and junior varsity games at Cedar Ridge (Newark) have been rescheduled for March 19 and the single game at Concord has been added to an originally-scheduled meeting on April 8.
    Midland Coach Rick McKinney said the contest at Walnut Ridge will be rescheduled, since it is a 2A-2 District meeting.

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  • Timberwolves, Cavemen fall in run-ruled contests

    WALNUT RIDGE — Curtis Jackson struck out 11 and allowed just four hits and the Walnut Ridge offense took care of the rest as the Bobcats whipped the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 12-1 this Class 2A-2 District contest.
    The run rule was enforced in the fifth inning.
    Andy Crawford, Luke Henderson, Justin Lovell and Cody Weathers were the Cedar Ridge hitters. Crawford scored the lone run.
    Cedar Ridge falls to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the district.

    Heber Springs 11,
    Cave City 1

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  • BHS softball begins with 5-0 win

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers opened the high school softball season Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex with a 5-0 victory over the Valley View Lady Blazers.
    Angela Woods fired a 1-hitter and Kandess Pfitzner and Maggie Beshears provided two hits apiece to highlight the action. Woods struck out seven and walked none in the 5-inning contest. Pfitzner scored two runs. Beshears scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base.
    Rachel Shellenberger also provided a run batted in. Brooke Crowell, who was hit by a pitch, also scored a run.

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  • S-side 7th graders win at track, field

    CLINTON — Southside seventh-graders took home five blue ribbons from a season-opening track and field meet here Monday.
    Sara Morse and Kenzie Batterton were a 2-time winner. Morse won the 800-meter run in a time of three minutes, four seconds and the high jump with a leap of four feet, three inches. Batterton won the 100-meter dash in 13.8 seconds and the long jump at 13-10.
    Jessie VanEmburg rounded out the Southside winners with a 6-foot effort in the pole vault.
    Team scores were not kept. Below are the rest of Southside’s results:

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  • Lyon fraternity schedules 5K walk, run to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

    Lyon College fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is sponsoring the 5K Run/Walk For Reagan on March 27, according to a news release from the school.
    Proceeds from the event go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Many such benefit events bear the name of President Ronald Reagan, who suffered from the disease before his death in 2004. Reagan was a TKE member at Eureka College.
    The race is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start. Anyone interested should contact Andrew Todd at andrew.todd@lyon.edu or at (870) 378-8016.

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  • Retired bowling members invited to anniversary event

    Retired members of the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association are encouraged to attend opening ceremonies Saturday morning for the 50th Batesville City Tournament at Hollywood Bowl, BWBA member Yvonne Satterwhite said.
    “We’re having some special ceremonies since this is the 50th anniversary of the event and we’ve got some little gifts for those retired members,” Satterwhite said.
    Satterwhite said retired members should arrive at 8:30. The first ball will be rolled at 9.

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  • Spring Hill too steep for Lyon to conquer

    MOBILE, Ala. — The Spring Hill Badgers jumped out to an 8-run lead and weathered a comeback charge by the Lyon Scots to earn a 10-6 nonconference baseball victory here Monday evening.
    Lyon has lost two straight and falls to 8-6 while Spring Hill snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 13-8.

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  • Southside Southerners win in England

    ENGLAND — The Southside Southerners improved to 3-1 with a nonconference high school baseball victory over the England Lions here Monday.
    Colby Sutton pitched the win and hit three for four, including a double. Levi Henderson and Keith McPherson each doubled. Blaine French added two singles.
    Chris Vaughn provided three innings of relief.

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  • Bowren pitches, hits Midland to win

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Junior pitcher Kayla Bowren twirled a 1-hitter and drove in six runs to lead the Midland Lady Mustangs by the White County Central Lady Bears 11-5 in a nonconference high school softball opener here Monday.
    Bowren struck out 14, walked six and hit two batters in seven innings. At the plate, she hit three for four, including a 2-run double for a 3-2 Midland lead in the fifth, and a grand slam home run in the sixth inning.

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