• Torpedoes sink visitors in swim meet at Lyon

    Led by Peter Weinzierl, Joseph Wells and Kaylee Wilkins, the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes dominated the swim meet at Lyon College on Saturday. Weinzierl and Wells each won five events in the boys’ division. Wilkins was a 4-time winner in girls’ events. The …

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  • Bad Boys basketball team wins another tournament

    SEARCY — The Bad Boys, a 10th-grade traveling basketball team, kept up its winning ways by collecting the Land O’ Frost Tournament championship recently. The Bad Boys defeated Searcy Thunder 55-35 in the title game. They defeated the NEA Wings twice and the Conway Heat …

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  • Southside will try to defend 7-on-7 football title Friday

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside 7-on-7 Football Tournament is set for Friday at Stewart Field, and the field of 12 teams includes the defending champion and runner-up. The Southside Southerners defeated the Melbourne Bearkatz in the title game last June. Southside and Searcy will each field …

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  • BHS Pioneer summer baseball season opener rained out again

    For now, it’s rain 8, Batesville Pioneers 0. Rain shut out the Pioneer summer league team again on Friday and today, washing out two more scheduled doubleheaders. They were to visit the Heber Springs Panthers on Friday and host the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles …

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  • Hog leads Arkansas draft connections

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Razorback Brian Anderson was the first player with Arkansas connections to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft this weekend, going in the third round to the Miami Marlins. Chris Oliver, a current UofA pitcher, and UA pitching …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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  • NBA Finals goes to Miami at 1-all

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James knew he had to do more than just get his body right between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. His mind needed a little work as well. So that’s why, without anyone else with him — no …

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  • Chrome’s owner adds to complaints

    NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot — and no Triple Crown — after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate. Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his …

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  • Trailblazer football contest winners recognized

    Along with top camper and punt-pass-kick champions, other competition winners were presented awards Thursday at the end of the fourth- through sixth-grade session of Batesville High School’s Pioneer Traiblazers Football Camp. Jarett Vickers ran the fastest 40-yard dash, crossing the finish line in 5.76 seconds, …

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  • Softball, academic star signs with Lyon College

    CYPRESS, Texas — The Lyon College softball program has added another player to its 2014-15 squad with the signing of Cypress Woods High School senior Lindsay Truitt. Truitt is a 4-year letter-winner in softball, highlighted by this past season when she hit .387 and earned …

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  • Pioneer baseball rained out again

    The Batesville High summer baseball season was again put on hold Thursday as a doubleheader at Heber Springs against the Panthers was rained out. The season opener against the Mountain Home Yellowjackets was canceled Monday due to rain. The Pioneers will try again today when …

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