• Ricemen rally by Highwaymen with help of 5 errors

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Ricemen took advantage of some extra opportunities and remained unbeaten in Zone 2 American Legion baseball play with a come-from-behind, 5-4 victory here Thursday over the Batesville Asphalt Highwaymen.
    The most-telling opportunities came in the form of five Highwaymen errors. They helped the Ricemen rally from a 4-run deficit over the last two and two-third innings.
    The Highwaymen led 4-0 after four and two-third innings.

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  • Jeremy Mayfield considers selling race team

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Unable to find funding since his suspension for failing a random drug test, Jeremy Mayfield is considering selling his race team.
    Shana Mayfield said Thursday she and her husband are considering selling their remaining inventory because they don’t have the cash to field a race team. Mayfield transferred ownership of the No. 41 Toyota to his wife following his May 9 suspension.
    “We are looking at all options at this point, since we cannot get sponsorship,” Shana Mayfield said.

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  • UALR team begins defense of national title

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Approximately 138 collegiate anglers from 69 colleges and universities across the country took to the waters today at North Little Rock for the fifth annual Under Armour College Bass National Championship.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be defending its national championship won last year on Lake Maumelle and a private lake near England.
    UALR’s team of Jeremy Reese and Trent Gebhardt last year brought in a five-bass limit that weighed 21.24 pounds to easily outdistance their nearest competitor by almost 4 pounds.

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  • Space available for hoops camp at Lyon College

    Space is still available for Lyon College’s individual basketball camp for junior and senior girls next week, Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange said.
    The camp runs Sunday through Wednesday. Campers can register at Becknell Gymnasium Sunday 4-6 p.m. For further information call Stewart-Lange at (870) 307-7248.

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  • Rachel Harmon finishes fifth in AWGA/ASGA golf tourney

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Women’s Golf Association, in conjunction with the Arkansas State Golf Association, held the AWGA Junior Girls Stroke Play Championship at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Rachel Harmon of Izard County High School finished fifth with a 2-day score of 163. Harmon shot an opening-round 79, good for seventh place after the first day.

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  • Batesville hosting district baseball tourney

    The postseason is about to begin for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball teams, and one of the local teams is hosting a tournament.
    Batesville’s 9-year-old All-Star team will host their counterparts from Mountain Home at Fitzhugh Park. They are scheduled to play a doubleheader beginning at 5:15 p.m. Friday. Should they split, they are slated to play the rubber match at 10:30 Saturday morning.
    Since there are only two in the district, both will go to the state tournament in Pocahontas the next week and their games will only help set the seedings.

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  • Highwaymen continue roll after long layoff

    The Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen picked up where they left off by sweeping Harrison Woods Motors in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Wednesday.
    The 11-7 and 8-1 victories came after a week-long layoff. Before the break, Batesville’s 3A Legion team had won 12 of 16 during the previous three weeks. That included going 5-1 against Zone 2 opponents.
    Tonight, the Highwaymen, 6-4 in the zone and 18-12-1 overall, are scheduled to face the Ricemen in Jonesboro for a single game. It was originally scheduled as a doubleheader.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Atlas Asphalt at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds and points racing for economy modifieds and factory stock at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), gates open at 4 p.m., racing starts at 7:30
    Cal Ripken baseball: 9-year-old district tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Batesville vs. Mountain Home, doubleheader, 5:15 p.m. 

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  • Drag race results announced for Speedy’s 2-Day Blowout

    NEWPORT — The results of the 2-Day Blowout at Speedy’s Newport Dragway have been announced.
    On Saturday, Gary Spicer took the top spot in the street class with Steve Simpson and Steven Simpson in tow.
    Don Stitcher won again in the foot brake class with Ron Davis second. Stitcher settled for fourth Sunday.
    The super pro class was won by Kerry Caples. Tyler Roach and Stephen Wilson were second and third, respectively.

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  • USCS Thunder Tour to rumble in the Grove

    LOCUST GROVE — The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) Mid-South Thunder Tour is set to visit Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night for the second stop of a 3-day weekend.
    The 700-horsepower sprint cars will be joined by the USCS modifieds as well as the BMS regulars in the factory stock and economy modified divisions.
    The USCS is scheduled to run in West Memphis tonight, Batesville Friday, then it’s on to Greenville, Miss. for Saturday night’s show.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Harrison at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    American Legion baseball: Batesville Atlas Asphalt at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds and points racing for economy modifieds and factory stock at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), gates open at 4 p.m., racing starts at 7:30

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  • ‘Celebration of Razorback’ set for July 21

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas is holding a “Celebration of the Razorback” on July 21 at the Walton Arts Center.
    The school’s live mascot, Tusk, will be on hand in downtown Fayetteville along with representatives from Arkansas’ teams and spirit squad members. Bobby Petrino, head football coach, UofA Athletic Director Jeff Long and Frank Broyles, former athletic director, are expected to attend.

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