• State champ hoop team includes area players

    The Arkansas Lady Tarheels, a youth-league basketball team based out of Searcy, recently won an Arkansas State HoopPlay Tournament championship in Little Rock. Playing in the eighth-grade division, the team includes Southside Junior High players Taylor Hammack and Sydney Sweat, and players from Searcy and …

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  • Lyon cager earns national scholar award

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lyon College senior Alex Davidson is one of 128 NAIA Division I women’s basketball players to be named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 …

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  • Pioneers strike back, win 6-4 in Wynne

    WYNNE — Down 2-0 in the early going, the Batesville Pioneers struck for five goals in the first half and then held on for a 6-4 victory in a 5A-East Conference high school soccer match with the Wynne Yellowjackets on Tuesday. Kylan Robinson started Batesville’s …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 16 – Friday, April 18, 2014.

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  • Federer would skip French Open for fatherhood

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on Dec. 24 they are expecting their third child, …

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  • Selig feels replay start remarkable

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary …

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  • MLB marks anniversary of Robinson debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Boston Marathon Anniversary BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror …

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  • Californian wins bid to coach ASU football

    JONESBORO (AP) — A California man submitted the winning bid of $11,700 in an eBay auction to win the chance to coach one of the teams in Arkansas State’s spring football game. Nick Bhardwaj will give the pregame and halftime talks to his team and …

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  • Cal Ripken World Series coming to Jonesboro in ‘15

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Cal Ripken 10-year-old World Series and Jonesboro city officials have finalized plans for Jonesboro to host the 2015 series. Babe Ruth League Commissioner Robert Faherty Jr. and Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken North Arkansas District Commissioner Gary Hoyt signed a contract Monday to …

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  • Lyon adds another BHS building block to construction of new football program

    A sixth Batesville Pioneer recently committed to signing with Lyon College football, and it’s become something of a block party. “It’s the reunion of the strong side,” Jonathan “Kansas” Hendrix said. Specifically, the 2013 Batesville High School graduate was talking about teaming up again with …

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  • St. Joseph, S-side split soccer matches

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Conway St. Joseph high school soccer teams each broke away in second halves for 4A-3 Conference victories Monday at Stewart Field. The visiting Lady Bulldogs won 3-0 after leading 1-0 at halftime. The Southerners outscored the Bulldogs 4-0 in the second …

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