• Batesville Bassmasters to discuss rescheduling

    The Batesville Bassmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank to discuss rescheduling a tournament, secretary Colin Patterson said.
    A tournament originally slated for May 23 was postponed because of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
    “We’ll discuss setting a tournament time, place and date,” Patterson said. “We’ll also discuss the club taking back over the White River Bass Classic.”
    That annual tournament, set for Aug. 8, coincides with the White River Water Carnival.

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  • Local 10-under team places second

    Krush, a local 10-and-under softball team, finished second recently in a tournament in Rector.
    Krush won three games. They finished second to the Knockouts, losing by scores of 10-0 and 11-3.
    The team is made up of players from Batesville, Southside, Cave City and Melbourne. The members are Hannah Baxter, Hayley Brokaw, Kelsie Coles, Kenzi Dunegan, Kendra Kelley, Hannah Qualls, Marian Reynolds, Hailey Stigall, Summer Strecker and Kate Stroud. They are coached by Rodney Stroud, Scott Qualls and Chip Strecker.

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  • Batesville hosting two sessions of softball camp starting June 15

    The first Batesville Orange Crush Softball Camp is scheduled for two sessions at the Batesville Recreation Complex, announced Batesville High softball Coach Sean Coker.
    The first session is for girls entering grades 4 through 6 and is run for three days beginning June 15.
    The second session is for girls entering grades 7 through 9 and the 2-day camp begins June 18.

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  • Pioneers to help break ground in Arkansas televised sports

    LITTLE ROCK — KARK Channel 4 announced in a press conference this morning that the Batesville Pioneers will be part of a ground-breaking happening for Arkansas high school football.
    The Newport-at-Batesville game will be broadcast live on KARK’s sister station, KARZ, Channel MY 42, on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The “Fearless Live” package includes 11 games over 10 weeks. It will begin on Sept. 1, a Tuesday night, with Jacksonville at Cabot. All the rest of the games will be played on Thursday nights starting at 7:30.

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  • Citizens Bankers remain unbeaten in league play

    With their second look at Paragould’s starting pitcher, the Bankers cashed in.
    Batesville Citizens Bank’s top four in the batting order provided consecutive hits in the bottom of the third inning, all four scored to break a tie and spark the 1A American Legion baseball team to a 9-4 victory over Paragould RC Cola at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Tuesday night.

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  • Hall of Honor to induct eight

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Former Arkansas offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is one of eight new entries this year to the Razorbacks’ Hall of Honor.
    Andrews joins football players Richard Bell, Ron Calcagni and Billy Joe Moody, along with track standouts Veronica Campbell-Brown and Alistair Craig, basketball player Jim Counce and tennis Coach Tom Pucci.
    The official induction is Sept. 18 in Springdale.

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  • Former Hog Beverley talks again about suspension

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — Former Arkansas guard Patrick Beverley repeated his earlier claim that somebody wrote a paper for him while he was with the Razorbacks, but he backed off comments he’d made that implicated teammates.
    “I want to clear the line. I took full responsibility. I don’t know what happened with another player,” Beverley told The Associated Press on Tuesday in Minneapolis. “I know that young lady did write my paper, and I was punished for it, and I accept my punishment, and I learn from my mistakes.”

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  • Arkansas to play Florida State in super regional

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — When Arkansas went to the College World Series in 2004, the Razorbacks beat Florida State to get there. Arkansas will have to go through the Seminoles again to reach the tournament this year.
    The Razorbacks got off to a strong start this season, winning eight of their first nine games. They built a 24-6 record and were voted No. 1 by one national poll. Then came the heart of the Southeastern Conference season, in which the Razorbacks were swept by Vanderbilt, Alabama and Ole Miss, and lost series to LSU and Georgia.

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  • Vinsons win Paragould tourney

    PARAGOULD — John and Cecilia Vinson teamed to win the Paragould Country Club Couples Tournament over the weekend, according to information provided to the Guard.
    The Vinsons shot a 63-65—128 to claim the top prize. Six other couples from Batesville participated in the event.
    Ed and Lorie Pinckard were in the championship flight with a 67-70—137. John and Julie Gregg finished third in the first flight with a 69-68—137. Kenny and Edie Allen shot a 70-72—142 in the same flight.

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  • Speedy’s results announced

    NEWPORT — Gary Spicer and Stephen Wilson, both of Newport, were winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, according to information provided to the Guard.
    Spicer won the street division with Chris Files and Steve Simpson in tow.
    Wilson got down the line quickest in the super pro division with John Taylor and Kenneth King second and third, respectively.
    Cave City’s Don Stitcher was runner-up to Ross Williams in the foot brake division while Joseph Crossett edged Thomas Welch and Josh Trimm in the outlaw street bike class.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Paragould at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.
    Golf: The Course at Eagle Mountain Match Play Tournament, schedule to be announced

     

    WEDNESDAY
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.; Batesville Citizens Bank at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5

     

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  • Big Sky product signs with Lyon

    Lynleigh Nichols, a 5-foot-6 corner infielder from Florence, Mont., has transferred to Lyon College to play softball for the Pipers, according to a news release from the college.
    Nichols hit .513 as a sophomore at Dawson Community College and will be a junior during the 2010-11 school year.
    Nichols will be the farthest from home on the Pipers’ roster, far surpassing recent graduate Kim Overby’s jaunt of 1,012 miles from Palm Bay, Fla. Nichols’ hometown of Florence, Mont. is 1,768 miles from Batesville, which is about 30 miles farther than Los Angeles, Calif.

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