• 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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  • Highwaymen win pitchers’ duel, slugfest

    PARAGOULD — The Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen continued their second-half surge with a doubleheader sweep of Paragould 7Up here Tuesday night.
    Both American Legion baseball games counted in the Zone 2 standings, and they provided a little bit of everything for the fans. Batesville left-hander Talan Roepcke won a pitchers’ duel with Paragould righty Josh Everett as the Highwaymen took the opener 3-2.
    In the nightcap, Will Lindsey hit a 2-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Highwaymen out-slugged 7Up for a 12-11 victory.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Mountain Home at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5

    Tuesday
    Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.
    American Legion baseball: Blytheville at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

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  • PJ 5K planned for cancer benefit

    The PJ 5K Cancer run will begin at 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Eagle Mountain Magnet.
    Net proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.
    Minimum donation is $15 and you can donate more. Get entry forms at www.wrroadrunners.org or contact Lisa Cooper at (870) 834-2047.

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  • Palese signs with Kelley, Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles

    Jake Palese recently committed to play baseball for the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles. It’s a commitment with a history.
    The Eagles are coached by Kirk Kelley, who recently left Lyon College after a very successful 16-year stay. Along with building Scot baseball into a solid NAIA program, Kelley worked many summers in Batesville’s youth baseball programs.

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  • Highwaymen break up rocky start, Lockeroom

    Shaking a rocky start, the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen defeated Mountain Home Lockeroom 6-3 in a Zone 2 American Legion baseball game at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Monday.
    The Highwaymen committed two errors and gave up two runs during the visitors’ first at-bat. Thereafter, pitcher Colten McSpadden and his defenders kept the Lockeroom offense in check and the Highwaymen offense delivered some big blows.

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