• BHS soccer matches postponed

    The Batesville-at-Greene County Tech soccer matches scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to wet conditions in Paragould, Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said.
    The 5A-East District matches will be rescheduled.

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  • Local running club to meet Tuesday

    The White River Roadrunners will review a recent race and make plans for other races at its meeting Tuesday night, according to a news release from the local running club.
    The meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex is scheduled to begin at 7. Members and guests are invited to arrive an hour early for a run.
    Among the races in the planning states are the 1040 Take Run, set for April 17, and the High Rock Hop, a trail run in Sandtown set for March 20.

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  • S-side, Westside split at soccer

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Jonesboro Westside Consolidated split nonconference soccer matches at Stewart Field here Thursday.
    The Southerners won 1-0 on the strength of Marcos Ramirez’s unassisted goal in the second half, and the shutout performance by Southside defenders. Goalie Brandon Ritter turned away 10 shots.
    “Our defense played really well,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “Offensively, it was not a very good game for us. We got a lot of shots but our timing was not good. You could see we were a little rusty.”

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  • Cave City rallies for blowout win

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen overcame an early deficit and run ruled the Viola Longhorns 16-6 in five innings here Thursday.
    Viola jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Cave City answered with a 4-run effort in the bottom half of the inning.
    Garrett McSpadden hit a 2-out grand slam to knot the score. He finished with two hits and five runs batted in. It was the first of four homers for the Cavemen.

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  • Lady Southerners place 5th in track, field opening meet

    CLINTON — The Southside Lady Southerners opened their track and field season with a fifth-place finish in the Clinton Yellowjacket Relays here Thursday night.
    Maddie Hooper collected Southside’s one blue ribbon with a vault of 7 feet, 6 inches.
    Emily Carroll, Melbourne’s only scorer in the meet, won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. Her winning times were 5 minutes, 54 seconds and 12:34.
    The team titles went to Clinton’s boys and Yelville-Summit’s girls.

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  • Bowren pitches sixth no-hitter

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland pitcher Kayla Bowren threw the sixth no-hitter of her career here Thursday as the Lady Mustangs blanked the Greers Ferry West Side Lady Eagles 11-0.
    Bowren walked three and struck out eight in five innings of work.
    “Kayla was dominant in the circle again without the negatives of her first outing,” Midland Coach Rick McKinney said. “She had much better command of her change-up and spotted the heat (fast ball) well.”

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  • Fortson, Powell included in SEC awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky freshman John Wall was named Southeastern Conference player of the year by league coaches.
    His peers chose Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings as coach of the year.
    Freshman of the year honors went to the Wildcats’ DeMarcus Cousins while Florida’s Ray Shipman was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
    Mississippi State’s shotblocking center Jarvis Varnado was voted the top defensive player for the third straight year. Vandy’s John Jenkins was the league’s top sixth man.

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  • Georgia Bulldogs KO Hogs in SEC tourney

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia Coach Mark Fox doesn’t know if he can recreate the magic from the last time the Bulldogs were seeded sixth in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
    He told them to pack for a week anyway.
    Trey Thompkins totaled 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Georgia beat Arkansas 77-64 in the opening round of the SEC tournament on Thursday night.
    “I’m sure they’ll be excited to stay in Nashville a little while longer,” Fox said.

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  • Little Rock McClellan boys win Class 5A title

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Tevin Hammond scored 24 points to lead Little Rock McClellan to a 72-57 victory over Wynne here Thursday night in the boys Class 5A high school basketball championship game.
    It was the first state title for the Crimson Lions (28-3) since 1970.
    Hammond got a lot of help from Djuan Smith, Richard Allen and Michael Bradley as the Crimson Lions took the lead early and never trailed. Smith totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds. Bradley added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Richard Allen scored nine. Hammond also had four assists and two steals.

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  • Correction

    One of the Cave City players listed as being the daughter of a player on Cave City’s 1988 state finals team was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition.
    The three players who have mothers who were on the 1988 team are Cheyenne Childers, Lindsey Wooldridge and Brooklyn Brinkley.

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  • BMS delays season opener

    Batesville Motor Speedway’s season-opening weekend, which was scheduled to begin tonight, has been postponed a week due to weather, BMS co-owner Connie Starr announced.
    The TrackTek Racing Fuel Spring Street Stock Nationals are now set to begin a week from today with a practice session.

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  • BHS track, field team loses many stars, but still targets 6th straight state title

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers are talking about winning a sixth straight state championship in track and field.
    Tuesday, their coach talked about bigger numbers.

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