• Marshall hat trick paces Piper win

    CLARKSVILLE — Katie Marshall notched her second hat trick and Brittany Steeb earned her first shutout as the Lyon Pipers rolled to a 6-0 nonconference win over the University of the Ozarks Lady Eagles on Tuesday.
    Lyon ran its season-opening unbeaten streak to five games and notched its fourth shutout of the year. UofO falls to 1-5 and has lost four straight since opening the season with a 1-0 win over Central Baptist.

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  • Pioneer JVs rally for win

    The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team outscored their counterparts from Mountain Home 21-0 in the second half while posting a 35-16 victory in Pioneer Stadium Monday night.
    “Mountain Home returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and we fumbled their kickoff. It couldn’t have started any worse,” Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said.
    Batesville’s defense did hold, however, and the Pioneers tied the score at 8 with a 5-yard, Colton Bailey-to-Jake Russell pass late in the first quarter. Bailey passed to Ryan Coles for the tying 2-pointer.

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  • Mixed doubles tourney set for weekend at local lanes

    The Batesville United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women’s Bowling Association is hosting its annual Bakers Mixed Doubles Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, according to a news release.
    The start time each day is 1:30 p.m. and the tournament will be played at Hollywood Bowl in Batesville.
    Each team will consist of a man and a woman who will alternate each frame. Four games will be bowled and the lowest score will be thrown out.
    The entry fee is $40 per couple with 100-percent prize fund.

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  • Batesville High golf, tennis rained out

    The Batesville High golf and tennis matches scheduled for Monday were rained out, as was the BHS tennis match on the road today.
    The Batesville-at-Wynne golf has been rescheduled for Thursday afternoon at 3:30. The dual match between 5A-East District foes will be played at the Wynne Country Club.
    Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow also announced that the district tournament for girls and boys at the Paragould Country Club has been set for Sept. 23 and an 8:30 a.m. start.

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  • Former Batesville equestrian wins 3 world championships

    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Wilsene Moody, riding Moody Star and Foolish Dollar, collected three titles at the World Championship for Walking Horses here recently.
    The former Batesville resident won the Ladies on Stallions Elite and the Elite World Championship titles aboard Moody Star, and the Amateur Mare and Gelding crown aboard Foolish Dollar.
    Moody Star, a black stallion, has won three World Championship titles and one World Grand Championship.
    Moody said Moody Star received a standing ovation each time he was shown.

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  • Walnut Ridge sweeps Cave City in volleyball

    CAVE CITY — Walnut Ridge swept Cave City in nonconference volleyball matches here Monday.
    The Cavewomen forced extra points in each set, but the Lady Bobcats held on and won 26-24, 27-25, 28-26.
    Rachel Roebuck led Cave City (2-4) with 24 points, 15 kills and 17 digs. Katie Freeman added 15 points and eight blocks while Whitney Bell recorded 10 points. Kaitlyn Castor was credited with 30 digs as she replaced an ill Elisha Ramos at the libero position.

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  • 5-set thriller doesn’t go Pipers’ way

    Lyon College middle hitter Katie Beineke knocked down a team-high 17 kills and teammate Meghann LaBorn added 10 more, but the Pipers lost a 5-set thriller to Christian Brothers Monday evening in nonconference play at Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon (4-9) competed in a 5-set match for the first time this year and its first since a 3-2 loss to Trevecca Nazarene on Nov. 11, 2008, in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
    The Pipers lost the first game 25-14, won the middle two games 25-22 and 26-24, dropped the fourth set 25-19 and lost the tiebreaker 15-8.

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  • Future looks bright for Southside cross country program

    Inexperience will be a liability for the Southside cross country teams this year, but Coach Donald Anderson said the future is looking good.
    “I have high expectations out of our junior high. The boys will be really good and the girls will be good as well,” Anderson said. “The senior high groups are both fairly young.”
    Heather Bostock is the pacesetter for the Lady Southerners. She finished the recent Sara Low Memorial 5K race in about 24 minutes.
    “That’s a little slow for her. I expect a lot better time at the Josh Parks Memorial,” Anderson said.

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  • Lyon volleyballers win, lose

    The Lyon College Pipers fell in their TranSouth Athletic Conference volleyball opener Saturday morning in Becknell Gymnasium, but they bounced back to take a nonconference contest in the afternoon.
    The Bethel Lady Wildcats remained unbeaten with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-17 sweep. The visitors from McKenzie, Tenn., are 4-0 in the conference and 7-0 overall.
    A few hours later, the Pipers improved to 4-8 overall with a 3-1 decision (25-5, 11-25, 27-25, 25-16) over the Philander Smith Lady Panthers.

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  • Scots keep sizzling with shutout against Bacone

    The Lyon College Scots notched their third shutout of the season and stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Bacone College on Sunday at Marshall Huser Soccer Field.
    Lyon (5-0) has won five straight to open the season and matched its season-high with three goals.
    Gabriel LeBlanc helped the Scots draw first blood in the 26th minute with a goal past Bacone keeper Jonatas Polesello. Greg Ibach earned his first assist in a Scots’ uniform on the play and LeBlanc’s goal was his first of the season.

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  • Pioneers go to 2-0, despite slow finishes

    Now, for a better second half.
    The Batesville Pioneers improved to 2-0 with a 17-6, nonconference high school football victory over the Searcy Lions in Pioneer Stadium on Friday night.
    Happy as he is with an unbeaten start from a very young football team, Batesville Coach Dave King pointed out that the Pioneers are not finishing as they should.
    “For the second week in a row, we got out to a lead and didn’t put our opponent away,” he said. “We’re not showing good concentration and, therefore, we’re not executing like we should with the lead.”

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  • Mark Martin in No. 1 spot

    Mark Martin is atop the Sprint Cup standings after a top 5 finish at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night. Martin was 10th prior to the race, but moved to the top spot after the top 12 drivers’ points were reset for the 10-race Chase for the Championship.
    “We’ll see how things fare here,” Martin told NASCAR.com. “But anybody in this Chase can win this Chase. Every team that’s in it is capable of putting together a 10-race roll. That’s all it takes is the magic 10 races, and anybody can win it.”

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