• Tech takes two of three at BHS

    The Greene County Tech volleyball teams won two of three 5A-East District matches at Pioneer Gymnasium on Tuesday.
    The Junior Lady Eagles defeated the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 25-18, 18-25, 25-22 and the Lady Eagles took the varsity high school match 23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20, 15-5.
    Batesville’s one victory came in a timed eighth-grade contest, 17-14, 19-13.

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  • Kitsmiller-Trusty win local tourney

    Pam Kitsmiller and Ron Trusty teamed to win the Baker’s Mixed Doubles Tournament championship recently at Hollywood Bowl.
    Kitsmiller and Trusty rolled a 715 series, 11 pins ahead of Yvonne Satterwhite and Tim Johnson.
    Rounding out the top six were: Stephanie Anderson-Keith Anderson, 698; Sheila Strain-Jeff Phillips, 679; Michelle Killian-Phillip Neel, 678; Shera Stephens-Oscar Najarrow, 677.
    Twenty-nine teams competed in the annual event.

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  • Scots win, Pipers tie in openers for TranSouth Conference race

    JACKSON, Tenn. — One Lyon College soccer team collected a 2-1 victory while the other battled to a 1-1 tie in TranSouth Athletic Conference openers here Tuesday night.
    The Scots improved to 6-1 overall and broke a 2-match losing streak to the Union Bulldogs dating back to the 2007 season. Union fell to 1-6 overall.
    All three goals came in the second half and Union’s Paul Turner scored the opener in the 60th minute on a penalty kick.

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  • Street Stock Championship set to close BMS season

    LOCUST GROVE — The 14th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship is set to conclude Batesville Motor Speedway’s 2009 schedule this weekend.
    That is if the weather cooperates. The event was set for last weekend, but got washed out. The forecast is a bit more favorable this week.

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  • Junior Cavewomen break through in Conway

    CONWAY — The Cave City Junior Cavewomen earned their first win of the season here Monday night with a 2-0 decision over Conway Christian.
    Cave City won 25-15, 25-22 as Jennifer Grissom and Nikki Ford collected 11 points apiece. Rachel Woods and Brittany Coleman added eight and six, respectively.
    The Junior Cavewomen are 1-1 in the conference and 1-6 overall.
    Conway Christian won the senior high match 25-21, 16-25, 25-13, 25-18.

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  • Pioneer jayvees rally, win 29-22

    Batesville High’s junior varsity football team improved to 3-0 with a 29-22, come-from-behind victory over the Searcy Lions in Pioneer Stadium Monday night.
    With Searcy leading 22-14 at halftime, quarterback Storm Tipton scored on runs of one and 38 yards in the second half, the defense put together a goal line stand and Frank Ramirez intercepted a pass to turn away another scoring threat.
    In the first half, Tipton passed to Garrett Yeager for 15 yards and a TD and tailback Corbett Courtney ran nine yards for a score.

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  • Pipers win Tennessee tiebreaker

    PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College Pipers won 15-12 in the fifth-game tiebreaker here Monday night to clip the Martin Methodist RedHawks and collect their first TranSouth Athletic Conference victory.
    The match was tied after the home team took the first and third games 25-22 and 25-23. Lyon took the second and fourth games 26-24 and 25-23.

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  • UofA defenders need help from running Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE — From warfare to football it seems results via air ultimately are determined on the ground.
    Last Saturday night some 74,210 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium plus an ESPN audience saw that lesson at Arkansas’ expense.
    Despite a combined 773 passing yards and 10 touchdown passes, school records 408 passing yards and five touchdown passes by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, and a Georgia school record five touchdown passes plus 375 passing yards by quarterback Joe Cox, Georgia’s 52-41 victory hinged on the infantry.

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  • First Chase race provides hope for exciting finale

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race.
    Clearly, there’s no time for the practice of riding around for a few hundred miles in cruise control before turning it up at the end of the race.

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  • Harmon, Lady Cougs keep adding golf titles

    LA CROSSE — Led by medalist Rachel Harmon, the Izard County Lady Cougars followed up their district golf championship with the Class 2A Region 2 crown here Friday at Cooper’s Hawk.
    Harmon shot a 3-over-par 75 to defeat Melbourne’s Maggie Cooper by two strokes. The Lady Bearkatz also finished second in the team standings. They shot a 332, 54 strokes back.
    Greers Ferry West Side shot a 339, followed by Calico Rock (354), Buffalo Island Central (364) and Armorel (392).

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  • Second-half shortfalls, Bombers catch up to Pioneers

    The Batesville Pioneers had heard and seen the truth. Friday night they felt the consequences.
    The Mountain Home Bombers matched the Pioneers in halves and left Pioneer Stadium with a 17-17 tie Friday night. Chris Armistead kicked the tying 33-yard field goal with 6.8 seconds remaining in the game.

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  • Pipers split in Russellville

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Lyon College Pipers split a nonconference tri-match, winning 3-0 against Champion Baptist and losing 3-0 to Arkansas Tech, at Arkansas Tech University Saturday.
    Lyon (5-11) lost to Tech in the first match 25-16, 25-17, 25-20, but bounced back to take the afternoon match against Champion Baptist 25-20, 25-12 and 25-12.
    Senior Katie Beineke notched a team-high seven kills and two blocks for the Pipers in the loss. Meghann LaBorn pitched in six kills and six digs.
    In the win, the Lyon freshmen were trusted with the heavy lifting.

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