• Midland fends off Southside in softball

    SOUTHSIDE —  The Midland Lady Mustangs pounded out 11 runs in the first inning and never saw home plate again, but still pulled out a 11-9 win to spoil the Southside Lady Southerners’ opener. Paisley Pratt recorded eight strike outs, allowed nine hits and walked …

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  • Southerners crush Eagles in baseball season opener

    The Southside Southerners crushed the Bradford Eagles 21-1 in their season opener Tuesday at Scots Field on the campus of Lyon College. Myles Hooper stuck out five and walked five as he pitched three hitless innings. Cub Riley closed it out, striking out two, walking …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, March 12 – Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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  • Hogs take ‘forget about it’ approach on ’Bama debacle

    FAYETTEVILLE — To borrow a quote from every actor ever cast as a New York mobster, “forget about it,” was the Arkansas Razorbacks’ Monday motto regarding their Tuscaloosa tumble in last Saturday’s disastrous loss at Alabama. Coach Mike Anderson’s resurgent Razorbacks were on a roll, …

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  • For most, SEC tourney represents chance at big dance

    ATLANTA — For top-ranked Florida, it’s nothing more than a warm-up for bigger games to come. For struggling Kentucky, it’s a chance to, as Coach John Calipari puts it, regain a little “mojo.” For everyone else, the Southeastern Conference tournament looks like the last chance …

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  • Baseball finds another way to fleece fans

    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don’t need to guess. The way …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Martin is returning to familiar territory, months after he accused a teammate of bullying and left the Miami Dolphins. The offensive tackle is headed back to the Bay Area to play for Jim Harbaugh — again. Martin was …

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  • Pirates, T-wolves still in state title hunt

    HARRISON — The Concord Pirates started slow, but finished strong Monday as Jacob Roark led all scorers with 35 points as the Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the 1A State Tournament at North Arkansas College in Harrison. The Concord Pirates defeated the Emerson Pirates …

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  • Lyon completes softball coaching staff

    Lyon College first-year head softball Coach Travis Owens recently completed his coaching staff for the current season. Brad Grinstead joined the team before the start of the season and James Baker comes south from Canada to help round out the staff of the 2014 Scots. …

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  • Pioneers win high-scoring baseball opener

    The numbers were big all around, favored the Batesville Pioneers, but still left their coach with a not-so-good review. The Pioneers defeated the Newport Greyhounds 21-11 in a weather-delayed high school baseball opener at the North Complex on Monday. For the Pioneers, the game was …

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  • Midland Lady Mustangs win softball opener

    GREERS FERRY — The Midland Lady Mustangs softball team hammered the West Side Greers Ferry Lady Eagles 9-1 in their season opener as Paisley Pratt recorded 15 strikeouts in seven innings. Pratt scattered four hits and walked one. Whitney Reeves led the Lady Mustang offense, …

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  • BHS kickers tie, lose

    Batesville High’s soccer teams collected a tie and a loss and learned a lot in their first home soccer matches in Pioneer Stadium. First, the Lady Pioneers battled back from 1-goal deficits twice while posting a 2-2 tie with the Greenbrier Lady Panthers. Non-conference matches …

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