• Pioneers face lookalike in Class 5A playoff semifinal

    Put the Batesville Pioneers in green and gold uniforms, a spread offense that emphasizes a power-oriented running game and an attacking 4-3 defense, and you’ve got their next high school football playoff opponent. “If we were to run a lot of the spread formations, Alma …

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  • Refreshments, time together await Pioneer fans at another Thanksgiving Day morning practice

    For the third season in a row, Pioneer football fans are extra thankful. Just like the two before, they will share another Thanksgiving morning with the Pioneer football team as it prepares for a Class 5A State Playoffs semifinal game. With time set aside for …

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  • Hogs will try to end skid at LSU

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bret Bielema has done his best to stay positive throughout a difficult first season at Arkansas. The Razorbacks’ coach continued that approach after a school-record eighth-straight loss. Standing in front of a team burdened by two seasons of ill fortune since the …

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  • Arkansas cuts back on Little Rock games

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas said Tuesday it would pay War Memorial Stadium $400,000 in each of the next three years so its football team won’t have to make multiple trips to Little Rock each season. The school and stadium commissioners announced …

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  • Scots get Victory in Tennessee

    MEMPHIS — Three Lyon College players came off the bench to hit eight of nine from behind the 3-point arc, each scoring in double figures, as the Scot men earned a 70-67 victory Tuesday night over the previously unbeaten Victory Eagles in the Streets Ministries …

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  • Henderson spoils Lyon home opener

    With a head fake, a driving layup, a foul and a made free throw, Aungelique Sledge gave the Henderson State Lady Reddies the lead for good six minutes into the Lyon College Scots’ home-opening basketball game Tuesday night in Becknell Gym. The junior from West …

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  • Cougars snap Eagles’ 10-game win streak

    LYNN — The Izard Cougars knocked off the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles 62-54 Tuesday in a 1A 2-North District high school basketball battle as Andrew Walker scored 21 points and grabbed four rebounds. Stefan Kordic added 16 points and nine rebounds, Clay Mosley chipped in 10 …

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  • Redskins sweep Pioneers

    POCAHONTAS — Once again, the Batesville Lady Pioneers came up short. Adrian Rutter hit a short jump shot as time expired here Tuesday night to give the Pocahontas Lady Redskins a 23-21 victory in a non-conference high school basketball game. Rutter’s winner was her only …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 29 – Saturday, November 30, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing his practice shorts and a sweatshirt, Kobe Bryant looked as if he was ready to return to action. After the Los Angeles Lakers signed the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history to a 2-year contract extension, Bryant said he can’t …

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  • Cave City teams sweep Southside

    CAVE CITY — Cave City swept Southside in Class 4A non-district basketball games on Monday. The Cavewomen crushed the Lady Southerners 47-30 as Jamie Holley led with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Shyanne Price chipped in eight points, nine rebounds and three steals. Morgan Case …

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  • Six Torpedoes qualify for Junior Olympics

    HEBER SPRINGS — Six Independence County Youth Athletic Association swimmers qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics with their performances in the Winter All-Star Meet here recently. Joseph Wells, competing in the 13- to 14-year-old division, and Trey Moody (9-10) led the way with …

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