• Lady Pioneers rally after opening loss, win tourney

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers took the long route to a tournament championship Saturday. After falling 6-5 to the Watson Chapel Lady Wildcat in an extra-inning opener Saturday morning, the Lady Pioneers reeled off six straight victories, including two over Watson Chapel, to …

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  • Scots sweep Trojans, move up

    The Lyon College baseball team moved up from fifth into a tie for third after sweeping Hannibal-LaGrange in an American Midwest Conference series this weekend at Scot Field. The Scots improved to 12-6 in the AMC and 22-16 overall after pounding out four doubles and …

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  • Lady Pioneers edge hosts for track crown in Vilonia

    VILONIA — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their second track and field meet in as many outings by edging their hosts at the Vilonia Senior Eagle Relays on Thursday. The Lady Pioneers won just three events but scored in 16 of 17 events while ringing …

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  • Scots softballers win 1 in 4

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — After coming from behind to take a hard-fought win over Benedictine-Springfield on Friday, the Lyon College softball team produced only 10 hits in two games as Hannibal-LaGrange took a 5-3 and 7-0 American Midwest Conference sweep of Lyon. The two losses dropped …

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  • Reaves, Roark recognized by state paper

    Cedar Ridge’s Spencer Reaves and Concord’s Jacob Roark were included in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas Preps basketball teams, which were featured in the state newspaper’s Sunday edition. Both seniors were selected to the All-Arkansas third team. The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won their second straight Class …

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  • Maumelle nips soccer host

    SOUTHSIDE — The Maumelle Hornets defeated the host Southside Southerners 1-0 Saturday night in the finals of the First Community Bank Shootout at Southside’s Stewart Field. The goal was scored with two and a half minutes left in the game and was the only goal …

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  • Drivers chase checkered flag in BMS points series opener

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri weekly points series began its season Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as five different classes battled their way around the three-eighth mile oval. Winners of the five feature races were Richie Tosh (IMCA modifieds), Chandler Petty (NeSmith …

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  • Mettler wins college golf award

    Izard County graduate Kiley Mettler recently won the Peach Belt Conference’s women’s Golfer of the Week, according to a news release from league officials. Mettler shot a 5-over-par 149 for the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates to claim medalist honors at the Armstrong Pirate Invitational …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, April 7 – Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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  • Batesville juniors win Bomber titles

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Batesville Junior High track and field teams, defending 5A-East District champions, opened their season in a big way Tuesday with a sweep of the Mountain Home Junior Bomber Relay titles. Led by Kylan Robinson’s four victories, the Junior Pioneers rolled up …

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  • Local 8-year-old baseball team wins tourney title in Conway

    The Citizens Bank Bad Boys 8-year-old baseball team won a Central Arkansas Sports Management Spring Break Classic championship last weekend in Conway. The Bad Boys defeated the Heber Springs Cardinals 16-6, lost 10-3 to the Fieldhouse Demarini, defeated the Conway Cats 15-5  and then defeated …

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  • Lyon golfers finish 11th

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Lyon College women’s golf team improved its score by five strokes Tuesday and finished 11th, but the Lyon men saw their score dip by 11 strokes and also finished 11th at the Natural State Golf Classic at the Red Apple Inn …

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