• Batesville hosting district baseball tourney

    The postseason is about to begin for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball teams, and one of the local teams is hosting a tournament.
    Batesville’s 9-year-old All-Star team will host their counterparts from Mountain Home at Fitzhugh Park. They are scheduled to play a doubleheader beginning at 5:15 p.m. Friday. Should they split, they are slated to play the rubber match at 10:30 Saturday morning.
    Since there are only two in the district, both will go to the state tournament in Pocahontas the next week and their games will only help set the seedings.

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  • Highwaymen continue roll after long layoff

    The Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen picked up where they left off by sweeping Harrison Woods Motors in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Wednesday.
    The 11-7 and 8-1 victories came after a week-long layoff. Before the break, Batesville’s 3A Legion team had won 12 of 16 during the previous three weeks. That included going 5-1 against Zone 2 opponents.
    Tonight, the Highwaymen, 6-4 in the zone and 18-12-1 overall, are scheduled to face the Ricemen in Jonesboro for a single game. It was originally scheduled as a doubleheader.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Atlas Asphalt at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds and points racing for economy modifieds and factory stock at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), gates open at 4 p.m., racing starts at 7:30
    Cal Ripken baseball: 9-year-old district tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Batesville vs. Mountain Home, doubleheader, 5:15 p.m. 

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  • Drag race results announced for Speedy’s 2-Day Blowout

    NEWPORT — The results of the 2-Day Blowout at Speedy’s Newport Dragway have been announced.
    On Saturday, Gary Spicer took the top spot in the street class with Steve Simpson and Steven Simpson in tow.
    Don Stitcher won again in the foot brake class with Ron Davis second. Stitcher settled for fourth Sunday.
    The super pro class was won by Kerry Caples. Tyler Roach and Stephen Wilson were second and third, respectively.

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  • USCS Thunder Tour to rumble in the Grove

    LOCUST GROVE — The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) Mid-South Thunder Tour is set to visit Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night for the second stop of a 3-day weekend.
    The 700-horsepower sprint cars will be joined by the USCS modifieds as well as the BMS regulars in the factory stock and economy modified divisions.
    The USCS is scheduled to run in West Memphis tonight, Batesville Friday, then it’s on to Greenville, Miss. for Saturday night’s show.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Harrison at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Atlas Asphalt at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds and points racing for economy modifieds and factory stock at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), gates open at 4 p.m., racing starts at 7:30

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  • ‘Celebration of Razorback’ set for July 21

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas is holding a “Celebration of the Razorback” on July 21 at the Walton Arts Center.
    The school’s live mascot, Tusk, will be on hand in downtown Fayetteville along with representatives from Arkansas’ teams and spirit squad members. Bobby Petrino, head football coach, UofA Athletic Director Jeff Long and Frank Broyles, former athletic director, are expected to attend.

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  • Benefit golf tourney for Bryant Express scheduled at Cypress Creek on Monday

    CABOT — A 4-man scramble golf tournament benefitting Bryant Express is set for Monday at Cypress Creek Golf Course, according to a news release from Jeff Hardcastle.
    Three former high school athletes from Guard-circulation area high schools — Batesville’s Kandace (Goforth) Hardcastle, Southside’s Angie Tackett and Sulphur Rock’s Gayla (Gillmore) Mealer — play for the nationally-known women’s slow-pitch softball team.
    The Bryant Express Golf Tournament is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The entry fees are $65 per player or $260 per team.

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  • BHS graduate wins world taekwondo title

    Matthew Davis, a 2007 Batesville High graduate, recently won and placed second in the Songahm Taekwondo World Championship — Top Ten Competitions in Little Rock.
    Competing in the Men’s Special Abilities Black Belt, 17- to 29-year-old Division, Davis won the creative weapons championship, placed second in two different traditional forms competitions, and finished third in two different traditional weapons events.
    Davis, 20, is a first degree black belt and lives in Cabot.

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  • Senator sics Justice on Bowl Championship Series

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate college football’s Bowl Championship Series for what he views as violations of antitrust laws.
    Hatch made the comment after conducting a standing-room-only hearing in the Senate subcommittee with antitrust oversight, where he serves as the top Republican.

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  • Fixing BCS may take act of Congress

    There’s only so much our nation’s politicians can do in their limited time in Washington, D.C., and only so many issues they can tackle.
    A national health care plan promises to be a big topic this summer, and there will likely be a vote on a new Supreme Court nominee. There are two wars to monitor, and bills to be passed to keep the economy afloat.
    And, of course, there’s the Bowl Championship Series to fix.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Wednesday
    American Legion baseball: Harrison at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Atlas Asphalt at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), gates open at 5:30 p.m., racing starts at 8

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