• Fightin’ Phils double drama

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These Fightin’ Phils are quite the comeback kids.
    Jimmy Rollins lined a 2-run double with two outs in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series.

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  • Talk continues about Hogs, refs in Florida

    FAYETTEVILLE — Here’s how well the Razorbacks played and how controversial the officiating was in last Saturday’s Arkansas-Florida game.
    The Monday of Ole Miss week, with the Razorbacks’ battle with the Rebels and Houston Nutt looming Saturday in Oxford, Miss., the majority of the press conference questions centered on last Saturday’s game.

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  • Angels, Yanks provide wildest ride in county

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sorry, Disneyland. The best roller coaster ride in Orange County on Monday was at Angel Stadium.
    Six homers by the Angels and Yankees. A late lead change. Extra innings — again. A winning hit by a backup catcher who batted .211 this season.
    Now that’s a ride — and for Jeff Mathis, the American League championship series was the happiest place on Earth.
    Mathis drove home Howie Kendrick with a 2-out double in the 11th inning, and the Angels survived a second straight thriller, beating New York 5-4 Monday to trim the Yankees’ series lead to 2-1.

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  • Carroll finishes 21st at Chile Pepper

    FAYETTEVILLE — Emily Carroll, a senior at Melbourne High, finished 21st in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival race for senior girls invitational here Saturday.
    Carroll’s time in the 5-kilometer race was 19 minutes, 28.61 seconds. She was 11th among Arkansas runners. The annual event draws teams and individual high school runners from across the country.

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  • Lady T-wolves win v-ball finale

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves closed its regular season with a 3-0 win over Nemo Vista on Thursday.
    The game scores were 25-16, 25-22 and 25-12.
    Christy Lovell, Macie Thomas, Denise Cossey, Shea Carter and TaQuila Hunt drew praise from Coach Paul Lovell.
    Cedar Ridge also won the jayvee match, 25-22.
    Cedar Ridge’s senior team is playing in the 3A-Central District Tournament today in Conway (see “Sports calendar” on this page).

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  • Lyon kickers tie, lose in Tennessee

    McKENZIE, Tenn. — Katy Smith scored the Lyon College Pipers’ only goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie against the Bethel University Wildcats on Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference match.
    Smith’s seventh goal of the season gave the redshirt junior 21 points this season and pushed her into second place on the Pipers’ all-time list with 69 points.

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  • Wynne, scoring woes stop BHS homecoming streak

    They should have left their scoring woes on the road.
    Instead, just like they did while losing 6-0 in Forrest City seven days before, the Batesville Pioneers failed on in-close scoring opportunities and lost their first homecoming game in seven years in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
    The Wynne Yellowjackets, in the midst of another second-half surge, scored with all their red zone chances and won a key 5A-East District high school football game 17-7.
    The details:

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  • Cavemen erase doubt with 19-14 win over Colts

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen remained unbeaten and helped erase doubts here Friday night with a 19-14 high school football win over the Rivercrest Colts.
    Cave City moves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the 3A-3 District while Rivercrest falls to 5-2 and 3-1, respectively.
    Rivercrest was a heavy favorite going into the contest after beating the top ateams in the conference. Going in, Cave City’s unbeaten record was discounted because of the caliber of opponent it had played. However, the Cavemen showed they can hang with the conference front-runners Friday night.

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  • Jr. Pioneers control destiny after victory in Wynne

    WYNNE — The Batesville Junior Pioneers edged the Wynne Junior ’Jackets 22-14 in a clash of conference unbeatens here Thursday night.
    Wynne opened the 5A-East contest with a scoring drive. On fourth down from the Batesville 40-yard line, Franklin Settles broke away from the Junior Pioneer defenders and was eventually hauled down at the 10. Moments later, Settles covered the remaining yardage to put the home team up 6-0. It stayed that way after a failed 2-point try.

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  • Tonya Caldwell dominates no-tap tourney by 54 pins

    Tonya Caldwell won the Ladies No-Tap Tournament hosted by the Batesville USBC Women’s Bowling Association at Hollywood Bowl, according to a news release from the local bowling alley.
    Caldwell rolled a 275-212-263—882 series which was 54 pins better than second-place Beverly Sellers’ 206-221-239—828. Pam Kitsmiller was third with a 231-255-263—815. Karen Hamilton threw a 219-204-263—809.
    The results consisted of the best three scores of a 4-game series plus the bowler’s handicap.

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  • Clinton juniors rally by Southside

    CLINTON — The Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to post a 28-22 victory over the Southside Junior Southerners in 4A-2 District football action here Thursday night.
    Running back Jake Hendricks scored two touchdowns. His 15-yard TD run and 2-point conversion came in the first half. His 5-yard TD run and 2-pointer made it 22-6 early in the third quarter.
    Southside’s other score came on a 30-yard, Jake Henderson-to-Chaber Rone pass play. The pass for two points failed.
    Southside led 14-6 at halftime.

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  • Overall golf event reset for Nov. 4

    Due to wet conditions and the threat of more rain, the Overall Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Nov. 4, according to the Arkansas Activities Association.
    Among the qualifiers for the annual high school golf event are four Guard-circulation area athletes. They are Kiley Mettler and Rachel Harmon of Izard County, and Sam Cooper and Brad Lamb of Melbourne.

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