• Soccer registration set for Saturday

    A registration for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association’s fall soccer leagues is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at First Community Bank, announced Angela Clark.
    The leagues are for children ages 3 to 18. The costs are $50 for one child, $90 for two and $125 for three or more.
    For more information, call (870) 698-1195.

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  • California JV softballer transfers to Lyon College

    Megan Renn, an outfielder-second baseman from Roseville, Calif., has transferred to Lyon College to play softball for the Pipers, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
    Renn was a first-team NFCA Junior College All-American and first-team all-conference performer in her sophomore season at Sierra Community College, batting .416 with 27 stolen bases.
    Renn also earned all-conference honors during her freshman season at Sierra, finishing sixth in her league with a .413 batting average.
    Renn will enter Lyon as a junior this fall.

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  • Stitcher wins in Newport

    NEWPORT — Cave City’s Don Stitcher found his way back to the top of the podium after winning the foot brake division at Speedy’s Newport Dragway on Sunday.
    Stitcher got down the strip quicker than Chris Files. Bill Smith was third.
    In the street division, Gary Spicer took the top spot with Mark Simpson and Marty McBride in tow.
    Additional information from Speedy’s was not available.
    On Saturday, Stitcher finished sixth at Dyersburg, Tenn.

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  • Women bowlers to meet Monday

    The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association will host its fall meeting Monday at Hollywood Bowl, announced Yvonne Satterwhite.
    All members, non-members and anyone interested in bowling and having fun are invited to attend, Satterwhite said. The meeting is to begin at 6 p.m.

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  • Spots still open for basketball camp at Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — Space is still available for anyone in grades kindergarten through seventh wanting to attend a basketball camp here next week, said Melbourne Coach Mike Watson.
    The Bearkatz Basketball: Elementary All-Star Camp is set for Aug. 4-6. Kindergarten through third-grade campers will register beginning at 7:30 on Aug. 4. Fourth- through seventh-graders will register beginning at 9 the same morning.

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  • Results announced for Bolt Memorial Golf tourney

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The team of Junior Byford-Joann Burgess-Josh Everheart-Helen Chaffin shot a 14-under-par 58 to win the Tommy Bolt Memorial Golf Tournament here Saturday at the South Course.
    The teams of Randy Curler-Patricia Kimball-Glen Mitchell-Ed Hardison and Matt Modelevsky-Matt Haustein-Bart Barton-Elbert Frazier tied for second with 61s.
    Listed below are the top three teams in the remaining flights:
    Second flight

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  • Sports Calendar

    Wednesday
    Putt-N-Putt Golf Tournament at Putt-N-Putt, 8 p.m.

     

    Friday
    Cal Ripken baseball: 9- to 10-year-old Southwest Regional Tournament in Abbeville, La. — Batesville vs. South Texas, 5 p.m.

     

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  • Ferguson winning battles with three deadly illnesses

    LITTLE ROCK — Dressed in a collared shirt and shorts, Joe Ferguson walked easily across the room, then treated himself to a bite to eat before a celebrity golf event.
    Forget golf. Right now, the former quarterback looks strong enough to step on the football field and throw a few long passes.
    It’s hard to believe this is the same person who was fighting for his life early last year. After bouts with lymphoma and leukemia, generating support from fans all over the world, Ferguson is feeling good these days and is almost casual when discussing his health.

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  • UAMS, zoo agree on Ray Winder Field proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s only medical school and the city zoo have agreed on a proposal for vacant Ray Winder Field that would allow both of them to expand.
    Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola explained at a news conference Monday that the plan calls for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to receive the city’s half of the 7.2-acre ballpark, while the Little Rock Zoo would receive a parking lot immediately to the east. The school and zoo each had submitted proposals for the land.

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  • Bogalusa 313 ends Russellville’s streak

    Colonel Miller is a familiar name at the National Invitational White River Canoe Race and for good reason.
    The 83-year-old retired Marine has been bringing canoe racers to the national championship race for Boy Scouts since 1977.
    Col. Robert Miller has enjoyed a plethora of success at the annual event and has instilled one motto with his scouts. “Win with humility and lose with dignity.”

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  • Moyer stays smooth in tune-up for Topless 100

    LOCUST GROVE — Batesville’s Billy Moyer added to his win total at the Batesville Motor Speedway with a dominating performance Saturday night in the MSRA vs. MARS Clash.
    Bill Frye of Greenbrier was in control Friday night, collecting a $2,000 check for the 30-lap feature win. He started 14th and finished fourth in Saturday’s $2,500-to-win, 35-lap feature.

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  • Babe Ruth 13s post .500 record in state tourney

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went .500 here over the weekend at the North Arkansas State Tournament in Twin Lakes Park.
    After falling to Bentonville 13-3 on Friday, the local All-Stars battled back, defeating Gravette 10-4 on Saturday and Fort Smith Christian 14-4 on Sunday afternoon before being eliminated by Springdale 10-8 early this morning.

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