• Prepay required for bass tourney

    Participants in Saturday’s Batesville Bassmaster tournament on the White River and Ramsey Slough need to prepay, so they can be on their fishing spots at the 6 a.m. starting time, secretary Colin Patterson said.
    Participants can prepay at Triangle Sports.
    The tournament ends at 4 p.m.
    A tournament that was postponed from earlier in the season has been rescheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 on the same lake, Dardanelle, from State Park Ramp, Patterson said. 

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  • Cave City man races to front on Tennessee, Newport strips

    Don Stitcher sped to a good weekend in drag racing.
    The Cave City man finished first in the Footbrake Division at the Great River Road Raceway in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Saturday and did the same at Speedy’s Newport Dragway on Sunday.
    Gary Spicer (Street Division), Tye Combs (Super Pro) and Dylan Kick (Junior Dragster) were the other winners in Newport. Jarrett Holloway finished second among the juniors.
    In order, here are the second and third-place finishers in the other three classes:
    Street — Henry Sracener, Steve Simpson;

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  • Registration continues for Lyon’s v-ball camp

    Space is still available for the Lyon College Summer Volleyball Camp, according to information provided by the college.
    The camp is scheduled to begin Sunday and run through next Wednesday on the Lyon College campus.
    The camp is open to middle school, junior high and senior high players. Walk-up registration is 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The costs are $245 for residents, $195 for commuters with a meal plan and $145 for commuters without a meal plan. The costs include eight sessions, camp insurance and a camp T-shirt.

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  • Lyon Briefs

    Softball
    Sarah Hart, a catcher/infielder from Bryant, has signed to play softball for the Lyon College Pipers, according to a news release from Lyon.
    Hart was a 4-year starter and a 2-time all-conference player with Bryant High School. She played on Bryant squads that captured back-to-back conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and won again in 2009. Those Lady Hornet teams also finished runner-up at the state championship tournament on two occasions in 2006 and again in 2009.

    Mens soccer

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Mountain Home Brooks Robinson Twin Lakes Classic — Batesville Atlas Asphalt vs. Rogers, Cooper Park, 1:30 p.m.; West Memphis at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5

     

    Thursday 
    American Legion baseball: Mountain Home Brooks Robinson Twin Lakes Classic — Batesville Atlas Asphalt vs, Marshfield, Mo., Twin Lakes Park, 2:30

     

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  • Bankers absorb first league loss in Searcy

    SEARCY — Searcy B&B Oil won 7-5 to hand Batesville Citizens Bank its first loss in American Legion Zone 2 baseball action here Tuesday.
    The Oilers limited the Bankers to two hits, but it was bases on balls that doomed the Bankers, their coach said.
    “Their arms were pretty decent, but what killed us was were walks,” Batesville Coach Robbie Holmes said. “We set the table for them early and late and it beat us.”

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  • New track coach making own mark at UofA

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Occasionally, Chris Bucknam will stop and think a little bit — and wonder what, exactly, he’s gotten himself into.
    That’s when Arkansas’ new track and field coach has to catch himself. The last thing he needs is more pressure.
    “I try not to look behind, and just try to focus in on the job that’s right in front of me,” Bucknam said. “It’s scary when you look behind.”

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  • Hillcrest recognizes athletes

    LYNN — Breanna Doyle and Derek Wooten were mentioned most often here recently at the Hillcrest High School Athletic Banquet.
    Doyle, all-state in basketball and all-conference in softball, collected three awards for basketball. The senior led the team in steals, 3-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. She was also recognized for being named all-conference, regional tournament most valuable player and to the all-state tournament team in basketball and all-conference in softball.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Citizens Bank at Searcy, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

     

    Wednesday
    American Legion baseball: Mountain Home Brooks Robinson Twin Lakes Classic — Batesville Atlas Asphalt vs. Rogers, Cooper Park, 1:30 p.m.; West Memphis at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5

     

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  • BHS announces top campers for football, basketball

    The first session of Batesville High School’s Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp and Stars of Tomorrow Basketball Camp ended last Thursday and the award winners are listed below.
    Trailblazer

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  • Versatile cager signs with Scots

    Lyon College got a versatile basketball player when Zain Hopper recently committed, Scot Coach Kevin Jenkins said.
    Hopper is a 6-foot, 3-inch forward from Couch High School in Myrtle, Mo.
    “Zain is a really, really good athlete, and he’s left-handed,” Jenkins said. “I think he has the ability to defend a bigger person in the post and he can still go out and guard a small forward on perimeter.

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  • Highwaymen break through in Zone 2

    WEST MEMPHIS — Mark one up for the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen.
    That’s one victory in Zone 2 American Legion baseball — their first in three tries — with a 7-2 decision over West Memphis here Monday night.
    The Highwaymen, Batesville’s older 3A Legionnaires, are 1-2 in the zone and 2-5 overall.
    In a telephone interview this morning, Batesville Coach Tony Roepcke sounded tired, but relieved.
    “It’s a long night when you go to West Memphis,” he said. “I’m still kind of groggy.”

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