• Running club members begin plans for race series

    The White River Roadrunners will begin planning for the 2010 White River Roadrunners Series when they meet Tuesday night at the Citizens Bank Annex, according to a news release from the local club.
    They will also review November and December minutes and a financial statement, the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule and races run by club members.
    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7. As always, club members and visitors are invited to arrive an hour early for a run.

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  • Ms. Hollywood Bowl tourney scheduled to roll off on Jan. 23

    The Ms. Hollywood Bowl Tournament is set for Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Batesville USBC Women’s Bowling Association.
    The annual event at the facility of the same name is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $20.
    The bowlers scoring the five highest 3-game series will compete in a stair-step roll off for the title.
    The winner get $200 and a “Ms. Hollywood Bowl” jacket.
    For more information call (870)793-5781.

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  • Eagles stop ’Katz in tourney

    HARRISON — With the help of eight 3-point shots, the second-seeded Huntsville Eagles defeated the third-seeded Melbourne Bearkatz 59-48 in the semifinals of the North Arkansas College Tournament here Wednesday night.
    The Eagles, ranked second in the state among Class 4A teams, improved to 16-2 as Bailey Counts hit for 21 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Huntsville. Skylar Houston added 13 points, Tucker Trumbo chipped in 12 and Joe Burger added 11.
    Spencer Caraway led Melbourne with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Kody Caraway added 11 points.

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  • First 3 inductees selected for CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

    Cave City High School will induct the first members of its Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 5.
    Having a hall of fame was the brainchild of Coach Jamie King and a few of his peers.
    “Coach (Mark) Smith, Mr. (Steven) Green, Mr. (Marc) Walling and I have talked about a hall of fame for several years now,” King said. “Last year to finish my graduate school, I had to do a project which would benefit the school. My project was to start this hall of fame.”
    King coaches basketball and baseball in addition to his role as the high school’s assistant principal.

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  • Nettleton sweeps Batesville juniors

    JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in 5A-East District junior high basketball games here Tuesday.
    The Junior Lady Raiders won 38-26, improving to 5-0 in the district and 16-3 overall. Cleora Rulford scored 11 points for Nettleton.
    Batesville’s Lana Blake scored nine points.
    The Junior Raiders won 28-23 as Eric Smith scored 12 points.
    Wesley Rudd scored nine points for Batesville.
    The score was tied at 11 after one quarter of play. Nettleton led 15-13 and 22-19 at the next two stops.

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  • Pioneers falter again in last minute

    The Pioneers didn’t finish — again — and they lost their 11th in a row.
    One is directly tied to the other, Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow after the Pioneers fell 49-38 to the Paragould Rams in Monday’s nightcap in Pioneer Gym.
    After leading most of the game — as they have in several games — the Pioneers were outscored 12-1 in the last three minutes. The Pioneers led 7-3, 16-14 and 28-27 at the quarter breaks. Their biggest lead was seven points (16-9).

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  • Lady Pioneers hit tell-tale shots early in victory

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers’ first four baskets were good indicators of how and why they were going to have success Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym.
    En route to a 64-49, 5A-East District high school basketball victory over the Paragould Lady Rams:
    •Rachel Shellenberger popped a 3-pointer to begin the scoring;
    •Shelby Winkle rebounded a Shellenberger miss and scored for a 5-2 lead;
    •Alex Davidson penetrated from the left wing and hit a hard-pressed layup for a 7-2 advantage;
    •and Winkle capped the quick start with a fastbreak layup for a 9-2 lead.

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  • Area basketball

    Pocahontas 74,
    Izard County 58

    BROCKWELL — The Redskins led 41-25 at halftime and coasted to this nonconference victory.
    Jacob Callahan led a quartet of double-digit scores for Pocahontas. He earned 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Matt Sullivan added 16 points, Blake Gray 15 and Hesten McFatridge 11.
    The Cougars were led by Trenton Hatman’s 23 points and seven assists. Caleb Cowan threw in 13 points and Ryan Walker and Kyle King added eight apiece.

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  • Cavewomen get physical, win in Valley Springs

    VALLEY SPRINGS — In typical fashion, the No. 4 Cave City Cavewomen and No. 1 Valley Springs Lady Tigers battled in a 3A 1-East District slobber-knocker here Tuesday night.
    After trailing 16-10 at the half and 20-16 after three periods, Cave City rallied to win the key conference meeting 28-22.

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  • BJHS cagers win, lose 5A-East tilts in Wynne

    WYNNE — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track here Monday with a 28-19 basketball victory over the Wynne Lady Bees in 5A-East District action.
    Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said the Junior Lady Pioneers had to fend off a late rally.
    “We had a pretty big early lead and led by something like 15 points at halftime,” he said. “Wynne made a big push in the fourth quarter. I’m just glad we held our composure.”
    McDonald had no statistical information.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 4-1 in the district and 5-7 overall.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Paragould Lady Rams (0-0, 5A-East District; 8-6, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-0, 6-6), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m.

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  • Cedar Ridge juniors win in 3 overtimes

    The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves and Tuckerman Junior Bulldogs played a wild one in the Hillcrest Junior High Tournament quarterfinals here Monday.
    The Junior T-wolves won 68-60 in three overtimes. Blake Fuller led the winners with 20 points. Three other Junior T-wolves scored in double figures. Brett Bell added 17, Spencer Reaves chipped in 15, and Cole Crabtree added 13.
    They offset the scoring of Tuckerman’s Cade Niswonger and Zach McArthur. Niswonger led with 28. McArthur added 20.
    The Junior T-wolves improved to 10-3.

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