• Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay …

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  • Lady Pioneer wins state title; BHS teams place 4th, 9th

    HARRISON — At the end of a long and soggy Thursday at the Class 5A State Track and Field Meet, the Batesville High teams finished about where they expected and left Harrison High School’s Garrison Stadium with reasons to be excited about their prospects. Last …

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  • Hurricane outscore Pioneers in regular-season finale

    The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane outslugged the Batesville Pioneers for a 10-8, regular-season high school baseball finale at the North Complex on Thursday. The lead changed hands three times and was tied once for the Hurricane pulled out the non-conference victory. Raleigh Jeffrey led the Pioneers’ …

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  • Results completed for 3A state meet

    MORRILTON — Three Melbourne Bearkatz and one Lady Bearkat placed in the Class 3A State Track Meet Tuesday at Morrilton High School. Layne Sargeson finished seventh in the girls 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, respectively, and Bearkat Kyle LeBeouf finished fourth in the long jump. The …

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  • Rain cancels races at BMS

    Races scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway have been canceled due to heavy rains that drenched the Guard-circulation area Thursday night. Also, two region tournament softball start times have changed. The Southside vs. Westside Consolidated opening-round 4A East Region Tournament game at Lonoke …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 9 – Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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  • Texans pick Clowney No. 1; Manziel falls to No. 22

    NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans’ man. But …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said, adding an unwanted twist to the NBA’s plan to force new ownership on the …

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  • Lyon’s Haft named to all- league first team

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Lyon College utility player Stephanie Haft led a young Scot softball squad to within one victory of making the 2014 American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament, and the sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of 20 selections to the All-AMC first team, …

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  • Pioneer wins Burlsworth Award

    Jordan Russell was recently presented the Brandon Burlsworth Award for Batesville High School, according to a news release from the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation. The senior played defensive end for the 5A-East District champion and state runner-up Pioneers until he suffered a career-ending knee injury in …

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  • Lyon women finish 6th in AMC golf tourney

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Lyon College women’s golf team improved by 14 strokes on Tuesday to move up one position and finished sixth in the 2014 American Midwest Conference Women’s Golf Championship at the Blytheville Country Club. The Scots shot a 375 in the opening round …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri weekly points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes will battle for the checkered flag. Chandler Petty has a slim lead in the NeSmith Crate Late Model division with 166 points, followed by Roger …

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