• Brown, Diemer win event

    CAVE CITY — Roger Brown and David Diemer won Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake with an 8.5-pound stringer that included the biggest bass of the day, which weighed 3.3 pounds, tournament director Ron Watkins said.
    Mike Simpson and Spencer Simpson placed second with 6.5 pounds.
    Thirteen fishermen participated.
    The next tournament will be from 7 p.m. July 18 until 1 the following day on Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Ramp.

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  • Pioneer recognized as scholar-athlete

    Batesville High graduate Grant McChesney was one of 16 Arkansas high school seniors recognized in Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
    The all-state track and field athlete and football player for the Pioneers is a member of the All-Academic team.
    McChesney posted a 4.42 grade-point average and an ACT score of 33 while earning valedictorian honors. McChesney plans to attend Baylor University and major in premedicine.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Batesville Bassmasters meeting, First Community Bank, George Rider Room, 7 p.m.

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  • Natural arrested on Dickson Street

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Pitcher Dan Cortes of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals has been arrested.
    Police took Cortes to the Washington County Jail early Wednesday morning after he was allegedly caught urinating on a fence near a bar on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. The 22-year-old Cortes is charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He’s free on $655 bond.

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  • United Way benefit golf tourney set for municipal course July 25

    The Batesville Municipal Golf Course will be the location of the United Way “Day of Caring” and “Angel Tree Project” benefit golf tournament, according to a news release.
    The 4-person scramble is set for July 25 and will feature longest drive, closest to the pin, and $10,000 hole-in-one contests.
    The start time is 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $180 per team and carts are available on request.

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  • LR Marathon set for March 7

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The 2010 Little Rock Marathon is set for March 7.
    Organizers say discounted registration is available until Nov. 1.
    Participants can register online or with a mail-in registration form. Registration closes Feb. 26, though late entries will be accepted if there is space.

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  • Free physicals for BHS, BJHS athletes slated for Monday

    Free physicals for Batesville Junior and Senior High School athletes will be available on Monday at the White River Medical Center Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging building, announced trainer Keith Shireman.
    Physicals for the junior high athletes’ will begin at 5:30 p.m. The senior high athletes physicals will begin at 6:45.

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  • Haigwood pitching for Midland tonight vs. Travelers in NLR

    Daniel Haigwood is pitching for Midland again. No, not the high school team in Pleasant Plains.
    Haigwood is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the Midland (Texas) RockHounds tonight when they visit the Arkansas Travelers in North Little Rock’s Dickey-Stephens Park.

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  • Highwaymen rally, add to Zone 2 win streak

    The Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen made it six in a row with a come-from-behind baseball victory over the Blytheville Casons at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Wednesday.
    Trailing 7-3, the Highwaymen ripped off seven runs in the bottom of the third and shut out the Casons the rest of the way while posting a 13-7 decision.
    The Highwaymen improved to 6-4 in the 3A American Legion Zone 2 standings.

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  • Sports Calendar

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

    Thursday
    Batesville Bassmasters meeting, First Community Bank, George Rider Room, 7 p.m.

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  • Bassmasters to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Bassmasters are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank to discuss the upcoming Reekie Gardner White River Bass Classic tournament, secretary Colin Patterson said.
    The tournament, held annually in conjunction with the White River Water Carnival, has a new name this year. Some of the money raised will go to the Special Olympics, Patterson said.
    The group will also discuss its July 11 tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, out of Hill Creek Ramp. The tournament will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 2 the following morning.

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  • Annual scramble golf tournament for Concord athletics slated July 11

    CONCORD — The annual 4-man scramble tournament benefitting Concord Junior and Senior High School athletic programs is scheduled for Tannenbaum Golf Course on July 11, according to a news release from the school.
    The entry fee is $50 per person for the Concord Pirate Athletics 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m..
    Prizes will be awarded per flight and for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive winners.
    To register, call (501) 362-5577 or (501) 250-5257.

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