• Batesville blanks Forrest City

    Batesville swept Forrest City in 5A-East District volleyball matches in Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Pioneers took a 3-0 victory, winning 25-12, 25-14, 25-6.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers also served up a shutout. The scores were 25-12, 25-11.
    The Lady Pioneers improved to 10-5-1 overall and 5-6 in the district. The Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 7-5 and 7-4.
    “Right now we’re still fighting sickness and injuries,” Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Lisa McCord said. “We’re focusing on getting well and our efforts on getting ready for Blytheville this Thursday.”

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  • Cave City volleyball team wins in 3

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen swept the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers in a conference match here Tuesday night.
    Cave City moved to 9-2 in the conference standings with one match left. Game scores were 25-8, 25-12, 25-18.
    Rachel Roebuck paced the winners with 20 points, 10 aces and 15 digs. Elisha Ramos collected 35 digs while Kendra Demster added 20 digs and 15 assists. Blair Weaver served 13 straight points in the first set and finished with 14 aces on the night. Katie Freeman completed the list of statistical leaders with 10 points.

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  • Junior Bulldogs to visit unbeaten Junior Southerners

    The Bald Knob Junior Bulldogs and Southside Junior Southerners will play a football game that counts in the 4A-2 District when they meet Thursday night at Stewart Field.
    Southside, Bald Knob, Clinton and Heber Springs are members of the district’s North Division. Stuttgart, Lonoke, DeWitt and Marianna are South Division members. Based on their records against division members, the first- through fourth-place teams will meet each other for single playoff games on Oct. 29.

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  • Arkansas Homecoming tickets being raffled to benefit Cossey

    A drawing for four tickets to the Arkansas vs. Eastern Michigan Homecoming game in Fayetteville on Oct. 31 will be held Oct. 23, Cave City Coach Jamie King announced.
    Each $10 donation will receive a chance in the drawing. The funds raised will help offset medical costs for Cave City golfer Alex Cossey, who remains hospitalized after an automobile accident last month.
    King said Cossey is making progress but still has a long road to recovery.

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  • Pioneer jayvee gridders roll to 5-0

    NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 42-12 victory over the Newport Greyhounds here Monday night.
    Storm Tipton scored twice for the 5-0 Pioneers, once on a 21-yard pass from Colton Bailey and a 1-yard run. Tipton also passed for two scores, connecting with Hayden Cockrill from 15 yards out and with Frank Ramirez on a 10-yarder.
    Bailey also threw a second TD pass, hooking up with Ryan Coles from 27 yards.

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  • Cavewomen keep pace

    CENTER RIDGE — The Cave City Cavewomen kept pace in the district volleyball standings with a sweep of the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks here Monday.
    The game scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21.
    Libero Elisha Ramos collected 30 digs and nine points for the Cavewomen. Rachel Roebuck added 25 points, 26 digs and eight aces while Katie Freeman chipped in 15 points and seven aces. Kendra Demster also inked the stat sheet with 14 assists and 25 digs.

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  • Hogs enjoy quick turn in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Three drives into a game that was supposed to say a lot about Arkansas’ chances this season, the Razorbacks were probably wondering what they’d gotten themselves into.
    Ryan Mallett had dropped back to pass five times and had three incompletions and two sacks. The defense had given up 10 points and plenty of yards to the nation’s leading offense.

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  • Pioneers survive craziness, Rams for 58-29 win

    A young Batesville Pioneer high school football team can now add “one of those crazy games” to their list of experiences.
    The Pioneers ended the first half of the regular season with a 58-29, 5A-East District victory over the Paragould Rams, and a game that had everybody looking up for a full moon.
    “I know I looked over at Stu (Coach Stuart Smith) at one point and said, “This is bizarre,’” Batesville Coach Dave King said.
    He wasn’t laughing at the memory, and most of it wasn’t fun or funny for the Pioneers.

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  • Pipers earn two TSAC v-ball wins

    The Lyon College Pipers won their second straight match and earned a 3-1 victory over the Cumberland Lady Bulldogs Sunday afternoon in TranSouth Athletic Conference action at Becknell Gymnasium.
    The Pipers lost the first game 21-25, but rallied to sweep the three remaining games 25-23, 25-20 and 25-20.

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  • Stewart wins Kansas; Martin remains No. 1

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The record books show that Tony Stewart had two substandard races to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
    His team, though, insisted on finding a positive spin.
    Finding that silver lining may ultimately be what saved Stewart’s title chances.

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  • Scots win key, record-setting league match

    Goalkeeper Matt Callaway notched eight saves and Stephen Dallas scored two goals as the Lyon College Scots stunned the defending national champions and current No. 24 Martin Methodist RedHawks in a 2-0, TranSouth Athletic Conference soccer match Saturday at Huser Field.
    Lyon’s victory was its first in school history over the team from Pulaski, Tenn., and snapped a 7-game winless streak to Martin Methodist, dating back to 2002. The Scots tied the RedHawks on Oct. 22, 2005.

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  • Timberwolves earn first conference victory

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves collected their first-ever district victory with a 34-13 decision over the Rector Cougars here Friday night.
    It was just the second win in the program’s short history. The first was this year’s season opener against Palestine-Wheatley. With Friday’s win, the Timberwolves improved to 2-3 overall and 1-4 in the 2A-3 District. It also helped erase the memory of a 43-8 hammering from Salem the week before.

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