• Panthers nip Southerners in golf

    The Heber Springs Panthers edged the Southside Southerners in a dual golf match here Tuesday, winning by five strokes.
    Tanner Rockwell led the Panthers with an 8-over-par 80. Southerners Clayton House and Adam Martin also shot 80s.
    Denton Kilgore added an 86 and Jackson Thomas an 87 to account for Heber Springs’ team score.
    Matt Anderson’s 98 completed Southside’s team scoring. Not counting were Chris Vaughn’s 103.

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  • Topless practice set for Thursday

    LOCUST GROVE — Some of the biggest names in Super Late Model dirt track racing are expected to make their annual stop at the Batesville Motor Speedway this week for the Comp Cams Topless 100.
    The action begins Thursday night with an open practice session. That is set for 7 p.m. and will conclude at 9:30. On Friday, time trials and qualifying races are scheduled while the modifieds run a support show. Saturday, it’s last chance qualifiers and the 100-lap, $40,000-to-win main event. Again, modifieds will also run.

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  • Friends of Pioneers set to meet Aug. 18

    The Batesville High School Friends of the Pioneers will meet for the first time this school year on Aug. 18 at the Batesville High Pioneer Fieldhouse, President Jeff Angel said.
    The meeting was originally scheduled for tonight.

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  • Siloam Springs second baseman signs with Lyon

    Lauren Mills, a second baseman from Gentry, has signed to play softball with Lyon College, according to a news release from Lyon.
    Mills was a 4-year letter winner, a 4-year starter, a 3-time all-conference player and an all-state performer at Siloam Springs High School.
    Mills hit .400 her senior season and recorded a fielding percentage of .982.

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  • Southside girl helps team to world title

    Southside’s Alexus Lawellin helped the Arkansas Heat win its third straight World Series fast-pitch softball championship recently.
    The Paragould-based team recently defeated the Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners 9-1 in the title game of the 11-and-under USSSA World Series in Columbus, Ind. The Arkansas Heat also won the 9-and-under and 10-and-under titles.

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  • Southside sweeps Salem in golf

    Led by Adam Martin and Maggie Carlile, Southside swept Salem in a dual match at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Monday.
    Martin shot a 2-over-par 38 in the 9-hole competition. The Southerners won by 36 strokes (123-159).
    Joining Martin in the team scoring were Clayton House (41) and Matt Anderson (44). Scores that didn’t count were: Dalton Littleton (50), Chris Vaughn (57), Robert Hendricks (57) and Tyler Devers (59).
    Carlile shot a 43 and the Lady Southerners won by 18 strokes (168-186). K-Leigh Richardson (59) and Sydney Bullard (66) rounded out the team total.

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  • Stewart wins Watkins Glen for Cup-record 5th time

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Seneca Lodge sits nestled in the hills overlooking this Finger Lakes village, and it’s sort of a shrine to open-wheel racing. Its walls are covered with photos of all the open-wheel winners in Watkins Glen International’s storied history, from Jim Clark to Graham Hill to Jackie Stewart.
    They might want to make some room for a former open-wheel guy who now races in NASCAR — because Tony Stewart is king of them all.

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  • Derby results announced

    Bailey Spinks, Falena Riley and Matthew Hardin led the way at the White River Kiwanis Fishing Derby at Row Lake Saturday morning.
    Spinks caught the biggest fish among the contestants aged 0 to 4. Riley won the 5-8 age category. Hardin landed the biggest fish in the 9-12 division.
    Rounding out the top three, including ties, in each division were:
    0-4 — Beau Baxter, Daniel Latus; 5-8 — Galen Garth, Allie Riley, Ethan Newcomb, Clint Lawrence; 9-12 — Colton Young and Nathan Hardin.

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  • Local fishermen catch White River crest, fishing title

    Riding rising water, Jeff Moore and Larry Pinkston crested out in the Reekie Gardner White River Bass Classic on Saturday.
    “Our battle plan was to launch out of Guion, motor up to Calico Rock, catch the river on the rise and fish it all the way back to Guion,” Moore said.
    It worked. The veteran White River fishermen — Moore is from Batesville and Pinkston is from Cave City — found most of their fish in the mouth of sloughs and creeks at the river’s edge. The entry to one slough was especially productive.

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  • Southside, Forrest City win team events in golf

    Southside’s girls and Forrest City’s boys won the team titles at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Friday.
    The Lady Southerners shot a 180 and downed the Batesville Lady Pioneers by seven strokes. The Mustangs shot a 348 and dominated their three foes. They finished 60 strokes in front of the Southerners, 62 ahead of the Pioneers and 74 better than the Stuttgart Ricebirds.
    Southside Coach Terry Watson said it was a day when the course won.

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  • Tony Brooks wins Rockhard feature

    LOCUST GROVE — Tony Brooks won the second annual Rockhard Powder Coating 500 at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night.
    Brooks paced a field of nine front-wheel drive cars to the checkered flag and a $500 payday. Skip Lane was second, followed by Russell Pettit, Stan Morrow and last year’s winner, Ronnie Jones.
    Andy Carpenter clinched the factory stock championship with a feature win. He now leads by 172 points with only three points events remaining. A driver can earn a maximum of 50 points a night.

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  • Kahne wary heading to The Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kasey Kahne sits seventh in the Sprint Cup standings and his first road course win is still fresh on his mind.
    That should make Kahne confident as the series shifts this week to the road course at Watkins Glen. But he’s only 79 points inside the top 12 and just 11 points ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya, so Kahne remains wary with five races remaining before the cutoff for the Chase for the championship.

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