• Fortson fans 19 in Mustang win over Pirates

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Trent Fortson fanned 19 of 28 batters to lead the Midland Mustangs to an 8-2, high school baseball victory over the Concord Pirates Tuesday in a 1A 2-South District game. Fortson allowed just one hit and walked one while hurling the complete …

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  • Lyon recognizes basketball players for accomplishments in classroom

    Eleven Lyon College basketball players have been recognized for their work in the classroom. To qualify for the honor, the players had to carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have been a member of the sports program for …

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  • Lady Cougs improve to 4-0 in 1A 2-North

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars walloped the Calico Rock Lady Pirates 8-3 and remained undefeated in 1A 2-North District softball. Molly Taylor struck out 10 and gave up just three hits and a walk. Makayla Gross hit four for five, scoring three runs …

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  • Southside kickers win, lose

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside soccer teams split with Brookland Tuesday at Stewart Field in non-conference matches. The Lady Southerners shut out the Lady Bearcats 6-0 after leading 4-0 at halftime. Kristina Kenney and Sharissa Herecamp led with two goals apiece, Jessica Lemley and Sarah Morse …

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  • Area youth baseball team wins, places second in tournaments

    Arkansas Smash, a youth league baseball team with area connections, recently won a tournament and finished second in another. Playing in the 13-year-old, AAA division of United States Specialty Sports Association events, the team won the March Madness NIT in West Memphis and finished second …

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  • 3-on-3 basketball tournament slated for April 26 in Highland

    HIGHLAND — The Cherokee Village Kiwanis 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is set for April 26 at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Gymnasium, according to a news release from the club. The registration deadline is April 23. The entry fee is $60 per team. All participants will receive …

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  • AOA District 2 slates meeting for April 16

    All District 2 sports officials are required to attend the Arkansas Officials Association spring business meeting April 16 in the Batesville High School cafeteria, according to a news release from the Association. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 9 – Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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  • Some say Hank still reigns as home run king

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aaron was honored before the Braves game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night with a ceremony …

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  • UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. None may be sweeter than the record ninth championship the Huskies won Tuesday night in unprecedented fashion. Connecticut reached the …

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  • 5 big heartbreakers remembered at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf. The scars of finishing …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Men’s college basketball RALEIGH, N.C. (ap) — North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is taking his high-scoring game to the NBA. In a statement released by the school, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year said he had “a fun ride” but was ready …

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