• SPORTS CALENDAR

    Today
    High school baseball: Batesville JV and ninth-graders at Cave City, 3:30 p.m.; Izard County at Hillcrest (Strawberry), 3:30; Pangburn varsity and JV at Southside, 4; Cotter at Cedar Ridge (Charlotte), 4

     

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  • Southerners, Warriors split in soccer

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Westside Consolidated split 4A-3 Conference soccer matches at Stewart Field on Tuesday.
    The Southerners won 2-1 in overtime when Tyler Sarracino scored the winning goal on a long pass from Tyler Strader.
    “The pass got by the goalie and Sarracino just punched it in,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said.
    Sarracino’s goal with about two minutes remaining in regulation was unassisted.
    Thirty-three seconds later, the Warriors tied it.
    “Westside scored on a great play off a corner kick,” Weaver said.

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  • Lady Pioneer kickers win; Pioneers fall

    Three was the winning number as Batesville and Vilonia split nonconference high school soccer matches Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium.
    The Lady Pioneers won 3-1 as Kandess Pfitzner scored twice. Erin Richards added a goal in the second half. Assisting on the scores were Kali Foreman, Krystal Pham and Mildren Garcia.
    The Lady Eagles outshot the Lady Pioneers 11-9. Batesville’s Bertha Reyes was credited with nine saves.

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  • Junior Pioneers win again; junior girls rebound

    NEWPORT — The Batesville Junior Pioneer track and field team made it two in a row here Monday while the Junior Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track.
    After winning at Mountain Home on Friday, the Junior Pioneers took the Junior Greyhound Relays title as Jaron Stigger won the high-point award. Stigger won the 200-meter dash, the 110-meter hurdles and teamed with Sean Mullens, Antwoin Burks and Storm Tipton on the winning 1,600 relay team.
    Batesville totaled 209 points in Newport. Nettleton placed second with 116.

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  • Familiar names, cold mark Pepsi Pioneer Relays

    Add a name or two here, subtract a name or two there, throw in a cold and blustery day and you’ve summarized the Pepsi Pioneer Relays.
    Monday in Pioneer Stadium, the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Vilonia Eagles won the team titles in dominating fashion, just as they did last year.
    Remember, however, that what they won last year was the Sara Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays championship. The Pepsi Pioneer Relays had been rained out about this time last year and its name was added to the Sara Low Relays, Batesville High School’s annual meet for later in April.

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  • Familiar names, cold mark Pepsi Pioneer Relays

    Add a name or two here, subtract a name or two there, throw in a cold and blustery day and you’ve summarized the Pepsi Pioneer Relays.
    Monday in Pioneer Stadium, the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Vilonia Eagles won the team titles in dominating fashion, just as they did last year.
    Remember, however, that what they won last year was the Sara Low-Pepsi Pioneer Relays championship. The Pepsi Pioneer Relays had been rained out about this time last year and its name was added to the Sara Low Relays, Batesville High School’s annual meet for later in April.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    College softball: Lyon at Bethel (McKenzie, Tenn.), doubleheader, 1 p.m.
    College baseball: Southern Arkansas at Lyon, 3 p.m.
    Junior high track and field: Batesville varsity at Beebe, 3:30 p.m.
    College baseball: Southern Arkansas at Lyon, 3 p.m.
    High school softball: Calico Rock at Izard County, 3:30 p.m.; Cedar Ridge at Walnut Ridge, doubleheader, 4; Sloan-Hendrix at Midland (Pleasant Plains), 4; Viola at Hillcrest (Lynn), 4; Batesville at Nettleton (Jonesboro), doubleheader, 4:30; Southside varsity and JV at Heber Springs, 4:30

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  • 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K scheduled for Saturday

    The deadline is fast approaching to pre-register for the 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K, according to a news release from the White River Roadrunners.
    The annual race is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10:40 and begins at Eagle Mountain Magnet School.
    Pre-registration by mail has ended, but racers can pre-register online before Friday. The cost for day of registration is $15. If you meet the pre-registration deadline online, it’s $10.40.

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  • Pioneers collect big soccer win

    The Batesville Pioneers collected a big win and the Lady Pioneers collected a big disappointment Friday at Pioneer Stadium.
    In 5A-East Conference soccer action the Pioneers edged the Paragould Rams and the Lady Rams held off the Lady Pioneers 4-3.

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  • Cougars pounce at right time for 13-11 win

    VIOLA — The Izard County Cougars used some timely hitting and took advantage of an error in the top of the seventh inning to break an 11-11 tie and walk away with a 13-11 nonconference win over the Viola Longhorns here Monday.
    Jake Dockins led off the decisive seventh with a walk and moved to second on a fielder’s choice. He later scored when Preston Harmon ripped a 2-out single to the right side. Ethan Porter followed with an RBI single up the middle to set the final score.

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  • Lady Mustangs keep winning stampede rolling

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs were 3-0 in the Midland Spring Bash over the weekend and then run-ruled conference foe Walnut Ridge 11-1 Monday to improve to 16-7.
    In the Spring Bash, Midland began with a 6-5 win over White County Central, followed with 7-1 and 9-4 decisions over West Side Greers Ferry.
    West Side’s road to the title game included wins over Mount Vernon-Enola (7-1) and WCC (8-3). WCC defeated MV-E 9-4 in the losers bracket final.

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  • Koren Schram selected for second team of Lowe’s All-Americans

    ST. LOUIS — Southside alum and Dartmouth senior guard Koren Schram has been named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-Senior All-America second team as one of 10 finalists for the national award, according to a news release from the Hanover, N.H. college.
    The award, which was presented to Oklahoma senior Courtney Paris and both All-Senior All-America teams were announced this past Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in St. Louis. Schram is one of just two honorees from a non-BCS affiliated school.

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