• BHS soccer teams sweep Nettleton

    Batesville High School soccer teams enjoyed their “Senior Day” with a pair of 5A-East Conference victories over Nettleton in Pioneer Stadium on Thursday.
    The Pioneers defeated the Raiders 3-1. Dustin Strecker, J.D. Sonnier and Robert Thorne, again, all seniors, scored the goals. All were unassisted. Sonnier’s came on a penalty kick was a career first.
    The Raiders’ goal came on a deflection off a Pioneer, which was also kicked by a Pioneer defender.
    The Pioneers outshot the Raiders 23-12. Pioneer goalie Vivien Ramirez notched 12 saves.

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  • Three area athletes named to All-Star basketball rosters

    Rosters for the 55th Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games have been announced and three Guard-circulation area cagers are on the lists.
    Melbourne’s Spencer Caraway and Midland’s Farrah Turner will play for the East squads, and Cave City’s Cheyenne Childers will play for the West in the games at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on June 24. The East-West girls game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. The boys contest will follow.

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  • Registration for American Legion baseball players set for April 25

    Registration for the Batesville American Legion baseball teams is set for April 25, 1-4 p.m., in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, announced Elbert Lindsey.
    The fee is $125 per player. Players may not play for any other baseball team while participating in Legion baseball.

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  • Mustangs win 2A-2 doubleheader

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs picked up two victories in 2A-2 District high school baseball action here Thursday.
    Led by Jon Farrar’s two home runs, the Mustangs defeated the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 9-3 in the opener. In the nightcap, Skyler Litaker pitched a 3-hitter in the 11-1 decision.
    Farrar hit a 2-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the fourth. Drew Fortson, Nathan Rickett and Kyle Martin each added two hits.

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  • Southerner scores in 3 track events

    POCAHONTAS — Southside’s Brandon Ritter scored in three events at the high school track and field meet here Thursday.
    Ritter scored in the triple jump, pole vault and 110-meter hurdles.
    Listed below are all of Southside’s results (team totals were not available):
    Triple jump — Brandon Ritter, fourth; high jump — Donnie Norman, sixth; pole vault — Ritter, fifth; 300 hurdles — Christian Manna, fourth; 110 hurdles — Ritter, fifth

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  • Lady Timberwolves get rolling in Pleasant Plains

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves pounded out a 15-2,  run-ruled victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in 2A-2 District high school softball action here Thursday.
    Haley Hoffman led the Lady T-wolves’ surging offense with three hits and three runs batted in. Chelsea Hendrix chipped in three hits and two RBI. Tia Moore hit two for two with a triple and two RBI, and Millicent Talley and Jordan Shelton provieded two hits apiece. Shelton tripled, scored four runs and drove in two. Talley doubled.

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  • BHS-Newport varsity game dropped

    The Newport-at-Batesville high school baseball games today at the North Complex have been changed, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said this morning.
    Varsity and junior varsity games were originally scheduled. Now the nonconference meeting will consist of two JV contests.
    “Newport’s coach called and they had to reschedule some games for this week and I think one of them was for a district game on Friday, so he asked for the change,” Rush said.

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  • Isle of Capri Series ready to try again

    LOCUST GROVE — The first round of the Isle of Capri Late Model Series is scheduled for this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    The series was set to begin two weeks ago, but was rained out.
    Friday night, the IMCA Modifieds and street stocks will join the late models on the racing card. On Saturday, the factory stock and front-wheel drive classes will run a support show.
    The Isle of Capri Series is scheduled for five rounds throughout the season. All will be raced at Batesville’s 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval.

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  • Runners, archers to share time, space at Eagle Mtn. school

    Runners and archers will share the space around Eagle Mountain Elementary School, so Joe Poole reminded participants to get there early Saturday morning.
    Registration for the 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk 5K will begin at 9. An archery tournament for students and adults is scheduled at the school for Friday and Saturday.
    The 1040 races will begin with a free 25-yard toddler trot for children ages 0 to 3 at 10:15. The featured race will start at 10:40. The free Kids Tax Deduction Run for children ages 4 to 10 is set to begin at 11:30.
    The entry fee for the main race is $15.

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  • Local runners take different routes to Boston Marathon

    They live on the same street, work at the same place and the Boston Marathon is penciled in on their calendars.
    Jon Healey and Jennifer Liles-Dorris have taken very different routes, however, and they will arrive at the legendary race on different days.
    Jon Healey, 57, has run competitively in four decades, and he’ll be one of the 25,000 to break from the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday morning for the 26-mile, 385-yard race to the finish line in front of the Boston Public Library.

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  • Junior Pioneers win meet in Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS — The Batesville Junior Pioneers experienced a nice warmup for the 5A-East District meet with a victory here Monday.
    Using just their ninth-graders, the Junior Pioneers won 10 of 15 events en route to scoring 169 points and finishing 108 points in front of the second-place Newport Greypups.
    Batesville’s Jaron Stigger won the high-point award. He collected individual blue ribbons in the long jump and 300-meter intermediate hurdles, and teamed with Phillip Archuleta, Drew Moore and Robert Smith to win the 1,600-meter relay.

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  • Cavemen clinch 3A 1-East title

    VALLEY SPRINGS — The Cave City Cavemen clinched the 3A 1-East District championship here Wednesday night with a doubleheader sweep of the Valley Springs Tigers.
    Cave City improved to 8-0 in the district with a 7-4 decision in the opener and an 11-2 dismantling in the nightcap.
    Valley Springs is now tied with Flippin, each with four losses in the district. Cave City (15-6 overall) has four conference games remaining and holds the tie-breaker against Valley Springs and Flippin. Cellar-dweller Marshall and Yellville-Summit await doubleheaders against Cave City.

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